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Hiding in Plain Sight: Two U.S. Citizens that Spied for the Nazis

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Among the 68 American citizens who spied for Nazi Germany was an unusual father-foster daughter team operating in New York City.  Simon Emil Koedel was a naturalized citizen and U.S. Army veteran who worked as a movie projectionist.  His foster daughter, Marie Koedel, was an attractive brunette adept at extracting information from defense workers, merchant mariners, and officers in the armed forces.  The elder Koedel’s exploits included being given a guided tour of the Army’s Edgewood Arsenal and securing the help of a sitting U.S. Senator.  Join historian Mike Williams as he traces the careers of these bold spies and the bizarre string of events that led to their eventual prosecution.
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Free Genealogy Websites

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Are you tired of surfing the net only to keep ending up at subscription genealogy databases?  I'll show you what you can get for FREE, with an emphasis on Ohio research. 
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History of Religions

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us for a fast paced, 10 hour journey through time with our forefathers and their relationship with God.  This fact-based educational opportunity will explore the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the beliefs and traditions we take for granted, wondered about or argue over.
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Meet Me at the Soldiers' Home

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Stroll the grounds in the late 1800s and take in the beauty of the gardens, lakes and grotto.  Stop at the alligator pond and visit the deer park on the way to a picnic and band concert at the gazebo—all in pictures, of course! Nancy Horlacher, Local History Librarian, will escort us on our tour of the beautiful grounds of our National Military Home with many historic images.


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Boulders, Bedrock and Brewing Water

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room

The presentation addresses the bedrock geology of this area and its use in Oakwood, local quarrying history and its link to the DL&C Railroad, Rubicon Creek, the 1913 Flood, the glacial geology of this area, the significance of local ground and surface water, and how these geologic topics relate to some of the people, places, and things that are part of Oakwood's history.                                                                 


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History of Religions

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us for a fast paced, 10 hour journey through time with our forefathers and their relationship with God.  This fact-based educational opportunity will explore the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the beliefs and traditions we take for granted, wondered about or argue over.
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Miami Valley on the Move

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Madden Hills
Community Room

Ever since this territory was first settled along the Ohio River, Dayton has been on the move with its transportation and progress. We will share with you vintage photos of over 200 years of transportation in the Miami Valley.


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Miamisburg!! Our Story Bicentennial Book Club & Lecture Series

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
The city of Miamisburg celebrates its bicentennial in 2018! Prepare for the festivities by reading books about historical events in the city and in America since 1818 and attending this lecture series.

January: Miami Township and Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town

February: Miami Township, Miamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Impact of the Great 1913 Flood on Miamisburg, Ohio, German Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

March:  Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our TownMiamisburg in World War IIGerman Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio: Early Pioneer Life in Dayton, Miamisburg, Germantown

April: Miami TownshipMiamisburg, Ohio, the Story of Our Town, Buckeye Women: the History of Ohio's Daughters, Our Lady of Good Hope, Miamisburg, Ohio Sesquicentennial History, 1852-2002, Four Churches into One

May: title(s) to be determined
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History of Religions

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us for a fast paced, 10 hour journey through time with our forefathers and their relationship with God.  This fact-based educational opportunity will explore the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the beliefs and traditions we take for granted, wondered about or argue over.
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Ancestry.com

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition . Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
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About the Book with Dennis Turner

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Dennis Turner, local author of "What Did You Do in the War, Sister: How Catholic Nuns in Belgium Defied and Deceived the Nazis in World War II" will visit the Library to discuss his book and his writing process. Turner will have his book available for purchase and autographing about the program.  
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History of Religions

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us for a fast paced, 10 hour journey through time with our forefathers and their relationship with God.  This fact-based educational opportunity will explore the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the beliefs and traditions we take for granted, wondered about or argue over.
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Masterpiece Makers: The Barney & Smith Car Works

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

This nationally-known maker of some of the world’s most exquisitely beautiful railroad cars has a unique story that begins and ends right here in Dayton, Ohio. The story begins in 1849, two years before a railway line even came through Dayton.We will share vintage images highlighting the rail car manufacturer.


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History of Religions

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us for a fast paced, 10 hour journey through time with our forefathers and their relationship with God.  This fact-based educational opportunity will explore the origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the beliefs and traditions we take for granted, wondered about or argue over.
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Registration begins 5/5/2018 at 8:00 AM

Genealogy Consultation

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Northmont
Community Room

Dig into your family's history with the help of a professional. Genealogy Librarian Shawna Woodard of the Dayton Metro Library is offering free one-on-one consultations to help family researchers get started or dig deeper. Each appointment is 45 minutes long.

Free appointments are available on Monday June 4th, at the Northmont Branch LIbrary, 333 W National Rd, Englewood Ohio. 

"Participants can bring a spouse or other research partner who will work with them on the same family line if they like," said Woodard. "I'll help them formulate research strategies and learn how to use free online resources and the Library Edition of Ancestry.com."

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Registration begins 5/5/2018 at 8:00 AM

Genealogy Consultation

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Dig into your family's history with the help of a professional. Genealogy Librarian Shawna Woodard of the Dayton Metro Library is offering free one-on-one consultations to help family researchers get started or dig deeper. Each appointment is 45 minutes long.

Free appointments are available on Monday June 4th, at the Northmont Branch LIbrary, 333 W National Rd, Englewood Ohio. 

"Participants can bring a spouse or other research partner who will work with them on the same family line if they like," said Woodard. "I'll help them formulate research strategies and learn how to use free online resources and the Library Edition of Ancestry.com."

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Registration begins 5/5/2018 at 8:00 AM

Genealogy Consultation

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Dig into your family's history with the help of a professional. Genealogy Librarian Shawna Woodard of the Dayton Metro Library is offering free one-on-one consultations to help family researchers get started or dig deeper. Each appointment is 45 minutes long.

Free appointments are available on Monday June 4th, at the Northmont Branch LIbrary, 333 W National Rd, Englewood Ohio. 

"Participants can bring a spouse or other research partner who will work with them on the same family line if they like," said Woodard. "I'll help them formulate research strategies and learn how to use free online resources and the Library Edition of Ancestry.com."

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Registration begins 5/5/2018 at 8:00 AM

Genealogy Consultation

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Dig into your family's history with the help of a professional. Genealogy Librarian Shawna Woodard of the Dayton Metro Library is offering free one-on-one consultations to help family researchers get started or dig deeper. Each appointment is 45 minutes long.

Free appointments are available on Monday June 4th, at the Northmont Branch LIbrary, 333 W National Rd, Englewood Ohio. 

"Participants can bring a spouse or other research partner who will work with them on the same family line if they like," said Woodard. "I'll help them formulate research strategies and learn how to use free online resources and the Library Edition of Ancestry.com."

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Registration begins 5/5/2018 at 8:00 AM

Genealogy Consultation

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Dig into your family's history with the help of a professional. Genealogy Librarian Shawna Woodard of the Dayton Metro Library is offering free one-on-one consultations to help family researchers get started or dig deeper. Each appointment is 45 minutes long.

Free appointments are available on Monday June 4th, at the Northmont Branch LIbrary, 333 W National Rd, Englewood Ohio. 

"Participants can bring a spouse or other research partner who will work with them on the same family line if they like," said Woodard. "I'll help them formulate research strategies and learn how to use free online resources and the Library Edition of Ancestry.com."

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Boulders, Bedrock and Brewing Water

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

The presentation addresses the bedrock geology of this area and its use in Oakwood, local quarrying history and its link to the DL&C Railroad, Rubicon Creek, the 1913 Flood, the glacial geology of this area, the significance of local ground and surface water, and how these geologic topics relate to some of the people, places, and things that are part of Oakwood's history.                                                                  


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Masterpiece Makers: The Barney & Smith Car Works

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
This nationally-known maker of some of the world’s most exquisitely beautiful railroad cars has a unique story that begins and ends right here in Dayton, Ohio. The story begins in 1849, two years before a railway line even came through Dayton.We will share vintage images highlighting the rail car manufacturer.
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Registration begins 5/28/2018 at 8:00 AM

Genealogy 101

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Researching your family tree can be daunting but the Dayton Metro Library is here to help. A staff member from DML's Special Collections department will be on hand to get you started. You'll learn about using family group sheets and pedigree charts as well as the importance of setting goals, gathering information, and citing sources. 
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Miami Valley on the Move:Transportation and History

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room


Ever since this territory was first settled along the Ohio River, Dayton has been on the move with its transportation and progress. We will share vintage photos of over 200 years of transportation in the Miami Valley from the library’s historic photo collections.

 


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Concert: Rock the Renaissance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join your teen librarian and her friends in the Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble for a program of the ultimate golden oldies!  These are the lively dance tunes and popular songs Shakespeare may have hummed as he penned Romeo and Juliet.
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Lost Dayton, OH: About the Book with Andrew Walsh

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Local writer and academic librarian Andrew Walsh visits the Library to talk about his new book Lost Dayton, OH. Walsh will share stories and photos of a few of the sites mentioned in the book. Walsh will have his book available for purchase and autographing after the program.
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