IN PERSON- The Discovery of Magic

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This program will be delivered via Zoom and will be streamed to our Kingsley Room. If you want to watch the program from home, register here

Join us as William Pack cracks open his magic history scrapbooks to reveal a secret world of colorful characters, amusing adventures, arcane knowledge and how he became a magician. Meet astonishing magicians who made the impossible possible. Explore incredible behind-the-scenes stories that most never hear, and your audiences will never forget. Wonder at recreations of the baffling magic tricks behind the stories.

Born on the Southwest side of Chicago, William Pack got his first job in a magic shop at the age of 11 and has been performing since. He is an award-winning magician and storyteller. He has led many lives as a Victorian séance reenactor, former card cheat, ex-casino surveillance, occasional author, and world-renowned magic historian. In 2001, he taught actor Will Smith sleight of hand for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the film, Ali.  

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund.  For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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