LEWISTON — The Great Falls Forum lecture series will present EepyBird, the Buckfield-based entertainment duo of Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, at noon Thursday at the Lewiston Public Library.

They will speak on “Creativity and Obsession: Innovation Through Art & Science.”

EepyBird has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, won four Webby Awards, and their viral videos have been seen over 150 million times. Voted “Game Changer of the Decade” on GoViral.com, they explore how everyday objects can do extraordinary things, from Coke & Mentos becoming 25-foot-tall geysers to 250,000 sticky notes transforming into waterfalls of color. This has led to TV appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Today Show,” “Ellen,” “Mythbusters,” and numerous other television programs.

“By using a clear, step-by-step approach to creativity,” Voltz said, “we take away the pressure to be a ‘genius’ and allow you to find true creativity in unexpected places.”

EepyBird’s creative process is rooted in their experience in the circus: Grobe has won five gold medals at the International Jugglers Championships. “We’ve found our process works for people in all sorts of businesses: in the circus, in making videos, in sales and marketing — any area where you want to develop something unforgettable,” Grobe said.  “If you want new ways to generate creative and innovative ideas, this process will help.”

Admission is free to all forum events and no reservations are required. The presentation will take place in Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St.

Attendees are invited to bring brown-bag lunches, or to take advantage of the Forum’s partnership with Guthries cafe and request one of the eatery’s custom-made, gourmet sandwiches or salads to be delivered to the library in advance of the talk. Orders may be placed by calling Guthries at 376-3344. The menu is available at www.guthriesplace.com. Bottled water will be available on site at the library.

The Great Falls Forum is jointly sponsored by Bates College, Lewiston Public Library and the Sun Journal. More information on Thursday’s lecture or other upcoming events in the Great Falls Forum series is available by contacting the Lewiston Public Library at 513-3135 or www.LPLonline.org.


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