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Railway Transportation & The Rise of the South Dayton Suburbs

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
The earliest suburban plats to the south of Dayton developed under the influence of steam and electric-powered railways. Dr. David Alan Schmidt explains how these railways were important connections between Dayton and outlying communities, especially from the late 1890s through the World War I years.

  

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Miami Valley Haunts

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Madden Hills
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

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Electra C Doren
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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History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Huber Heights
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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Genealogy Consultations One-on-One

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Genealogy Consultations One-on-One

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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Genealogy Consultations One-on-One

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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Genealogy Consultations One-on-One

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Genealogy Consultations One-on-One

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

About the Book with David Greer

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Local author and trial lawyer, David Greer will visit the library to talk about his latest book, God is Merciful: The Colorful Career of John E. Egan. Greer will discuss the amazing career of Jack Egan, a notorious criminal defense lawyer who practiced in Dayton from 1900 until his death in 1936.  Egan represented impressive variety of well-known outlaws including John Dillinger and Alvin Karpis.  

Greer will have his book available for purchase and autographing after the program.

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Cemetery Symbols & Representations

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
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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Registration begins 9/17/2018 at 8:00 AM

Ancestry Library Edition

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
This class will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition. Included in the lecture will be tips on using federal census records, user-submitted family trees , the Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, the Social Security Death Index, and many more. 
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Tween: Potato Chip Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Come learn about the history of one of America’s favorite snack foods, and see how they are manufactured.  Then sample a wide variety of chips and dips in a blind taste test, and vote for your faves!  May the best chip win!

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Miami Valley Haunts

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
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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Teen: Potato Chip Palooza

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Come learn about the history of one of America’s favorite snack foods, and see how they are manufactured.  Then sample a wide variety of chips and dips in a blind taste test, and vote for your faves!  May the best chip win!

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Steaming Ahead: Honoring the Powerful Pullman Porters

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Join presenter, Karen D. Brame, M.A., in examining the history & legacy of The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters & A. Philip Randolph!
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Cemetery Symbols & Representations

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
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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History, Mystery, Mayhem & Murder

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brookville
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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Miami Valley Haunts

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Trotwood
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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Honoring the Powerful Pullman Porters

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Join presenter, Karen D. Brame, M.A., in examining the history & legacy of The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters & A. Philip Randolph!
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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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