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Dr. Dio Lewis and the Women's Temperance Crusade

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room

A 19th Century feminist doctor, educator and itinerant lecturer named Diocletian Lewis spoke in Hillsboro, Ohio in December 1873 and sparked what became the largest mass protests by women that America had ever seen. The cause: get saloonkeepers to voluntarily cease selling liquor, the means: moral suasion and social pressure administered by roving bands of women who prayed, sang hymns, and used their presence to make both bar owners and customers uncomfortable. Join historian Mike Williams as he describes the movement that closed hundreds of saloons and the man who was its catalyst.

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Amache Archaeology Project Speaker

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
"Can Culture and Humanity Prevail Over Prejudice and Injustice?" a presentation by Dr. Bonnie Clark, Associate Professor, University of Denver Anthropology Department.  Dr. Clark discusses her recent archaeological findings from the Amache incarceration facility in Colorado where 10,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were held during WWII.  She provides insight into their struggles to build community and reclaim humanity.  Sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League, Dayton Chapter.
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About the Book with Renate Frydman

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Council Chambers
Ms. Frydman discusses her book, Anschel's Story, a detailed account of her late husband’s experiences as a Jewish teenager in Europe during the Holocaust. Anschel Frydman was 11 when the Nazis invaded Poland. His mother had to make a quick decision that no parent would ever want to make: which of her children had the best chance to survive? Anschel’s Story is a heart-stopping journey told in first person based on Renate Frydman’s transcription of tapes her husband recorded during their 51 years of marriage. The true story of a young teenager who lost everyone and everything during the Holocaust is a story of courage and uncanny luck. 

Author, Renate Frydman, Ph.D., has been involved with Holocaust education and remembrance since the 1960’s. Anschel’s Story is a tribute to her beloved late husband.
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Registration begins 3/25/2019 at 8:00 AM

Let Women Vote: The Long Quest for Suffrage

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
2020 will mark the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the Unites States. Ohio was the sixth state to ratify the amendment on June 16, 1919. Join the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area to look back at this landmark legislation, how it began, who was involved on federal, state, and local levels, and what it has come to mean over the last 100 years.
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About the Book with Renate Frydman

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Ms. Frydman discusses her book, Anschel's Story, a detailed account of her late husband’s experiences as a Jewish teenager in Europe during the Holocaust. Anschel Frydman was 11 when the Nazis invaded Poland. His mother had to make a quick decision that no parent would ever want to make: which of her children had the best chance to survive? Anschel’s Story is a heart-stopping journey told in first person based on Renate Frydman’s transcription of tapes her husband recorded during their 51 years of marriage. The true story of a young teenager who lost everyone and everything during the Holocaust is a story of courage and uncanny luck. 

Author, Renate Frydman, Ph.D., has been involved with Holocaust education and remembrance since the 1960’s. Anschel’s Story is a tribute to her beloved late husband.
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Using FamilySearch.org for Genealogy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
FamilySearch presents the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world with a collection that started in 1894.  Search records, host your family tree, and volunteer to help other genealogists by transcribing records. Advance registration required,
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Lost Dayton, OH

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Local writer and academic librarian Andrew Walsh talks about his book Lost Dayton, OH.  Walsh shares stories and photos of sites that helped make Dayton a center of innovation, now lost to history. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.  
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Let Ohio Women Vote!

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Dayton women have arduously worked towards gaining the right to vote, since the year 1869. Over 50 years of activism was finally successful when Ohio voted in favor of the 19th Amendment in 1919. One woman in particular, Electra Collins Doren, the Librarian, saved the important records of Dayton’s Woman’s Suffrage Association for the future. They are housed in the Main Library. Come hear the story.
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The Black Mariah Story

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
The Black Mariah, named for its unusual flat black color, was one of six CH-3E helicopters used for CIA operations during the Vietnam War.  The 20th Helicopter Squadron provided support for these top-secret operations in Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam.  Jack Mecham solely planned and issued frag orders for the 20th missions, many of them in the Black Mariah.  Join Jack as he shares the Black Mariah Story.  
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Street Names of Dayton

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Belmont
Community Room

If you’ve ever driven through Woodland Cemetery you may have noticed that many of the monuments have the names of many of the streets in Dayton. In this program, we’ll introduce you to the men and women whose streets bear their name and how they contributed to the history of Dayton.


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Let Ohio Women Vote!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Since 1869, Dayton women arduously worked towards gaining the right to vote. Over 50 years of activism was finally successful when Ohio voted in favor of the 19th Amendment in 1919. One woman in particular, Librarian Electra Collins Doren, saved many important records which are now part of DML’s extensive local history collection. Local History Librarian Nancy Horlacher tells the compelling story of Ohio Women’s Suffrage.
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Wonders of Woodland

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Electra C Doren
Community Room

This Wonders of Woodland program is a visual guide to the Wonders of Woodland Guide to Interesting Trees and Monuments brochure available at Woodland Cemetery. The guide points you to 50 monuments and landmarks of interest and 35 trees within the cemetery. Included in the program are: Nicholas Aull, John F. Bollmeyer, John Frye, Marjorie Jones, John N. Martin, Charles Soule, Gustav Wiedeke and landmarks such as Lookout Point, Goose Island Pond, Waldo Street Gate House and many more.


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Registration begins 4/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

Genealogy Open Lab

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Explore your heritage at your own pace using DML's online genealogy resources, including Ancestry and Fold3. A library staff member will be available to answer questions and guide research when needed. 

Due to a limited number of computers available, registration is required. Attendees bringing their own laptop do not need to register. 
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Wonders of Woodland

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
East
Community Room

This Wonders of Woodland program is a visual guide to the Wonders of Woodland Guide to Interesting Trees and Monuments brochure available at Woodland Cemetery. The guide points you to 50 monuments and landmarks of interest and 35 trees within the cemetery. Included in the program are: Nicholas Aull, John F. Bollmeyer, John Frye, Marjorie Jones, John N. Martin, Charles Soule, Gustav Wiedeke and landmarks such as Lookout Point, Goose Island Pond, Waldo Street Gate House and many more.


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Rock and Roll: The First 25 Influences

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room

Come learn about the influences of early rock and roll icons on later artists: Buddy Holly's influences on The Beatles; Woody Guthrie on Bob Dylan; Ricky Nelson on the teen idols of the 50's and 60's. Hear the great sounds of Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Bill Italey, B.B. King, and many more and how they influenced the second tier of artists from the Stones to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

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Registration begins 5/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

Who Am I? Explore Library Genealogy Databases

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Miamisburg
Conference Room
Do you ever wonder what your grandparents were like? Did your family immigrate from another country and you would like to follow your roots? Do you have family that served in the military? Would you like to follow your African American heritage? The library now has 3 new databases where you can explore all these avenues of genealogy research. Join us for this class on using the databases, and learn how to explore your past.
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Rock and Roll: The First 25 Influences

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room

Come learn about the influences of early rock and roll icons on later artists: Buddy Holly's influences on The Beatles; Woody Guthrie on Bob Dylan; Ricky Nelson on the teen idols of the 50's and 60's. Hear the great sounds of Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Bill Italey, B.B. King, and many more and how they influenced the second tier of artists from the Stones to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

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Rock and Roll: The First 25 Influences

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A

Come learn about the influences of early rock and roll icons on later artists: Buddy Holly's influences on The Beatles; Woody Guthrie on Bob Dylan; Ricky Nelson on the teen idols of the 50's and 60's. Hear the great sounds of Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Bill Italey, B.B. King, and many more and how they influenced the second tier of artists from the Stones to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

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Rock and Roll: The First 25 Influences

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Come learn about the influences of early rock and roll icons and later artists: Buddy Holly's influences on The Beatles; Woody Guthrie on Bob Dylan; and Ricky Nelson on the teen idols of the 50's and 60's. Hear the great sounds of Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Bill Italey, B.B. King, and many more and how they influenced the second tier of artists from The Stones to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.  
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Project Blue Book: The Air Force and UFOs

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
With the dawn of the atomic age, America turned its anxious eyes to the sky. Reports of unidentified aircraft and unexplained aerial phenomena captured the public’s imagination. The United States Air Force was tasked to study these mysterious sightings and determine what threat they posed to national security. Brett Stolle, curator and project manager at the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, will summarize the history of the US Air Force’s investigation of unidentified flying objects from 1947 to 1969—highlighting key sightings, their scientific conclusions, and the subsequent impact on pop culture.  
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Rock and Roll: The First 25 Influences

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Come learn about the influences of early rock and roll icons on later artists: Buddy Holly's influences on The Beatles; Woody Guthrie on Bob Dylan; Ricky Nelson on the teen idols of the 50's and 60's. Hear the great sounds of Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Bill Italey, B.B. King, and many more and how they influenced the second tier of artists from the Stones to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

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