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History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Madden Hills
Community Room
Angie Hoschouer of Woodland Cemetery shares tales of Dayton’s own bank robbers, counterfeiters, and murderers that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Please note that this program contains actual accounts of murders that took place in Dayton. Details may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this chilling presentation.
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New Genealogy Databases

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Dayton Metro Library has three new online databases to help you in your genealogy research. In addition to Ancestry Library Edition, you now have access to Fold 3, African American Heritage, and Heritage Quest. Learn more about each database, along with how to best use each in your research. 
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Miami Valley Haunts

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Nancy Horlacher, Local History Librarian, invites you to take a look at some of the sites where hauntings are said to have happened right here in the Miami Valley.
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Flyers in the Finals: Dayton in the 1967 NCAA Tournament

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
All American Don May leads the Cinderella Flyers to four heart-pounding victories, including upsets of three top 10 teams, to reach the NCAA finals. There Dayton encounters Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins, a team at the dawn of one of the most amazing dynasties in sports history.  Join historian Mike Williams to relive the Dayton Flyer’s greatest run in the Big Dance.
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Miami Valley Haunts

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Electra C Doren
Community Room
Nancy Horlacher, Local History Librarian, invites you to take a look at some of the sites where hauntings are said to have happened right here in the Miami Valley.
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History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Angie Hoschouer of Woodland Cemetery shares tales of Dayton’s own bank robbers, counterfeiters, and murderers that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Please note that this program contains actual accounts of murders that took place in Dayton. Details may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this chilling presentation.
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Cemetery Symbols & Representation

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Belmont
Community Room
Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the designs carved on old gravestones? Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating attitudes towards death and the hereafter, membership in fraternal or social organizations, or an individual's trade, occupation or ethnic identity. Angie Hoschouer of Woodland Cemetery talks about the many possible meanings and interpretations.
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Archaeology of Ohio

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
How about a trip back in time? WAY back! Andy Sawyer, Site Anthropologist at SunWatch, takes us back approximately 12,000 years to the Late Prehistoric period that ends with the arrival of the first European explorers and settlers in Ohio in the late 1600s.
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History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Angie Hoschouer of Woodland Cemetery shares tales of Dayton’s own bank robbers, counterfeiters, and murderers that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Please note that this program contains actual accounts of murders that took place in Dayton. Details may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this chilling presentation.
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Teen: History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Angie Hoschouer of Woodland Cemetery shares tales of Dayton’s own bank robbers, counterfeiters, and murderers that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Please note that this program contains actual accounts of murders that took place in Dayton. Details may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

 Who confessed on their deathbed of murdering pretty 18 year old Christine Kett? Did Rose Shafor really dress up as a man to help her lover commit a crime? Who killed Julius Kruse? And was the “Cincinnati Ripper” living in Dayton? These stories and more are told in this chilling presentation.
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Mound Builders and Village Dwellers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Over the last 2,000 years, southern Ohio’s prehistoric occupants left their mark on the landscape, ranging from large earthen constructions to villages that housed hundreds of people.  Andy Sawyer from SunWatch talks about the mound building efforts of the people we call the Hopewell, and SunWatch Indian Village which provides evidence of the first intensive farmers of the middle Ohio River valley region.
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Electra Collins Doren: A Dayton Woman of Vision

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Electra C Doren
Community Room

Discover a true pioneer and Library hero – Dayton’s own Electra C. Doren. Local History Librarian Nancy Horlacher introduces you to Miss Doren, who trained in librarianship under Melvil Dewey, and whose forward thinking brought about many innovations such as the card catalogue and one of the first bookmobile services in Ohio – to say nothing of her heroics after the 1913 flood.


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Archaeology of Ohio

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
How about a trip back in time? WAY back! Andy Sawyer, Site Anthropologist at SunWatch, takes us back approximately 12,000 years to the Late Prehistoric period that ends with the arrival of the first European explorers and settlers in Ohio in the late 1600s.
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Dayton, Ohio: The Quintessential Home Front

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Dr. David Alan Schmidt’s program marks the centennial of World War I. Learn how Dayton, with its aviation base and strong industrial and innovation heritage, was ideally suited to contribute to our nation’s war efforts. Dayton citizens mobilized to help produce the soldiers, weapons, supplies, and money necessary to win the war.
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Mound Builders and Village Dwellers

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Over the last 2,000 years, southern Ohio’s prehistoric occupants left their mark on the landscape, ranging from large earthen constructions to villages that housed hundreds of people.  Andy Sawyer from SunWatch talks about the mound building efforts of the people we call the Hopewell, and SunWatch Indian Village which provides evidence of the first intensive farmers of the middle Ohio River valley region.
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Mound Builders and Village Dwellers

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Over the last 2,000 years, southern Ohio’s prehistoric occupants left their mark on the landscape, ranging from large earthen constructions to villages that housed hundreds of people.  Andy Sawyer from SunWatch talks about the mound building efforts of the people we call the Hopewell, and SunWatch Indian Village which provides evidence of the first intensive farmers of the middle Ohio River valley region.
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Mound Builders and Village Dwellers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Madden Hills
Community Room
Over the last 2,000 years, southern Ohio’s prehistoric occupants left their mark on the landscape, ranging from large earthen constructions to villages that housed hundreds of people.  Andy Sawyer from SunWatch talks about the mound building efforts of the people we call the Hopewell, and SunWatch Indian Village which provides evidence of the first intensive farmers of the middle Ohio River valley region.
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Mound Builders and Village Dwellers

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Over the last 2,000 years, southern Ohio’s prehistoric occupants left their mark on the landscape, ranging from large earthen constructions to villages that housed hundreds of people.  Andy Sawyer from SunWatch talks about the mound building efforts of the people we call the Hopewell, and SunWatch Indian Village which provides evidence of the first intensive farmers of the middle Ohio River valley region.
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The Rise and Fall of George Remus

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Belmont
Community Room
America’s first millionaire bootlegger was George Remus, a Chicago lawyer who moved to Cincinnati to set up his operation. He became fabulously wealthy, protecting his business with a network of bribes that reached into the office of the U. S. Attorney General.  Taken down by a handful of officials who refused to be bought, Remus returned from serving three years in prison in 1927 and gunned down his turncoat wife in broad daylight. Teacher and historian Mike Williams invites you to meet the man who some believe served as one of the models for the Great Gatsby. 
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Street Names of Dayton

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
If you’ve ever driven through Woodland Cemetery, you may have noticed that many of the monuments share the names of streets in Dayton. In this program, Angie Hoschouer will introduce you to the men and women whose streets bear their names and tell you how they contributed to the history of Dayton.
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Beginning Genealogy

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Get started right or review the basics of gathering information, citing sources, and compiling data into a usable end product.  
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Celtic Genealogy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Church, census, and civil records can help find your British Isles roots.
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