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Lost Dayton, OH

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
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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Flyers in the Finals: Dayton in the 1967 NCAA Tournament

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Belmont
Community Room
Piloting a young basketball team that had graduated its all-time top scorer, third year coach Don Donoher lands a bid for his unranked Flyers in the NCAA championship.  All American Don May leads the Cinderella Flyers to four heart-pounding victories, including upsets of three top 10 teams, to reach the national 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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Black History Movie Week

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Teen Edge Area
Watch a movie that made black history and/or is about black history. Black Panther to Hidden Figures, come learn and hang out. Popcorn will be provided. 
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Lost Dayton, OH

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northmont
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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Black History Movie Week

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Teen Edge Area
Watch a movie that made black history and/or is about black history. Black Panther to Hidden Figures, come learn and hang out. Popcorn will be provided. 
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African American History Trivia

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Celebrate African-American History Month! Team up in pairs and go head to head with African American History facts.
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Black History Movie Week

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Teen Edge Area
Watch a movie that made black history and/or is about black history. Black Panther to Hidden Figures, come learn and hang out. Popcorn will be provided. 
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Black History Movie Week

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Teen Edge Area
Watch a movie that made black history and/or is about black history. Black Panther to Hidden Figures, come learn and hang out. Popcorn will be provided. 
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Black History Movie Week

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Teen Edge Area
Watch a movie that made black history and/or is about black history. Black Panther to Hidden Figures, come learn and hang out. Popcorn will be provided. 
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Lost Dayton, OH

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Electra C Doren
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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Flyers in the Finals: Dayton in the 1967 NCAA Tournament

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Piloting a young basketball team that had graduated its all-time top scorer, third year coach Don Donoher lands a bid for his unranked Flyers in the NCAA championship.  All American Don May leads the Cinderella Flyers to four heart-pounding victories, including upsets of three top 10 teams, to reach the national 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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Beginning Genealogy

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd 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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Lost Dayton, OH

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Miamisburg
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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Lost Dayton, OH

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Huber Heights
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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Lost Dayton, OH

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Belmont
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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Flyers in the Finals: Dayton in the 1967 NCAA Tournament

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Huber Heights
Community Room
Piloting a young basketball team that had graduated its all-time top scorer, third year coach Don Donoher lands a bid for his unranked Flyers in the NCAA championship.  All American Don May leads the Cinderella Flyers to four heart-pounding victories, including upsets of three top 10 teams, to reach the national 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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Let Ohio Women Vote!

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
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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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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Registration begins 3/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

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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Registration begins 3/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

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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Registration begins 2/16/2019 at 8:00 AM

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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