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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 January 2015

2017 Book Discussions + Programs

The Wright Brothers in Dayton with Book Discussion to follow
Learn about the Wright Brothers from early childhood to their success at Kitty Hawk and Huffman Prairie. All ages.

at New Lebanon Branch Library
Monday, March 6 at 7:00pm
937.463.2665
Will and Orv's Workshop
The entire family is invited to join us for an evening of Wright Brothers inspired fun!

at MidPointe Library West Chester
Monday, March 13 at 7:00pm
513.777.3131
Book Discussion
at Franklin-Springboro Public Library (Springboro Building)
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00pm
937.746.2665
Book Discussion
at Centerville Library
Thursday, March 16 at 7:00pm
937.610.4429
Book Discussion
at Burkhardt Branch Library
Thursday, March 16 at 3:00pm
937.463.2665
Book Discussion with Alex Heckman of Dayton History
Join Alex Heckman, Director of Education and Museum Operations at Dayton History, for an overview the Wright Brothers in Dayton and an open discussion about their life and work. Heckman was a consultant for David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers the book - check out the Acknowledgements! Bring your questions! This free event is open to all.

at Wright Memorial Public Library
Sunday March 19 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
937.294.7171
Book Discussion
at Woodbourne @ Cross Pointe
(101 E Alex. Bell Rd., Suite 118)
937.610.4429
Wright Bros., Presented by the National Park Services
Join us as the National Park service presents an overview of the Wright brothers lives. This program will explore various incidents which highlight the brothers inventiveness, as well as some of the challenges they had to overcome in their quest for powered flight.

at Yellow Springs Community Library
Saturday, March 25 at 1:00pm
937.365.4003
Gliding the "Wright" Way
Join us for a talk on the 1899-1902 experiments conducted by Orville and Wilbur Wright that led to the invention of the first practical airplane.

at West Carrollton Branch Library
Saturday, March 25 at 1:00pm
937.463.2665
March Online Book Discussion
Greene County Public Library Online Book Club
March’s Online Book Club Selection
937.365.4003
Book Discussion
held at the Miami Township Branch Library
This is a join discussion with the Miamisburg Branch Library Monday March 27 at 6:30pm
937.463.2665
The Wright Brothers in Dayton
Learn about the Wright Brothers from early childhood to their success at Kitty Hawk and Huffman Prairie. All ages.
at Northmont Branch Library
Monday, March 27 at 6:30pm
937.463.2665
Book Discussion
at Tipp City Public Library
Monday, March 27 at 7:00pm
937.667.3826 x216
Book Discussion
at Trotwood Branch Library
Monday, March 27 at 7:00pm
937.463.2665
Book Discussion
at Troy-Miami County Public Library
Monday, March 27 at 6:30pm
937.339.0502
Book Discussion
at Cedarville Community Library
Monday, March 27 at 6:30pm
937.352.4006
Book Discussion
at University of Dayton, University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, Albert Emanuel Hall room 211
Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00pm
937.229.4256
Book Discussion
at West Carrollton Branch Library
Thursday, March 30 at 7:00pm
937.463.2665
Harry Haskell Author Visit
Join Maiden Flight author Harry Haskell, the grandson and namesake of the Kansas City newspaperman Harry J. Haskell, who was a friend and late-life husband of Katharine Wright. Based on letters between Harry and Katharine, Maiden Flight tells the real-life story of Wilbur and Orville's devoted sister who played an integral role in the Wright Brothers success. Book Sale and signing to follow.

at Wright Memorial Public Library
Thursday, March 30 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
937.294.7171
Maiden Flight Book Discussion
Supplement your reading of this year’s Big Read with a story that focuses on Wilbur and Orville’s sister Katharine. Based on letters between Katharine Wright and her friend and future husband, Harry Haskell, Maiden Flight is the true-life story of the Wright Sister who played an instrumental role in her brothers’ achievements. Maiden Flight is written by Haskell’s grandson and namesake, Harry J. Haskell, who will be visiting Wright Library on Thursday March 30th at 7pm

at Wright Memorial Public Library
Saturday, March 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
937.294.7171
The Brains Behind the Wings
Examine the qualities that contributed to the Wright Brothers’ success, then learn to apply these common “brain matters” principles for your own personal well-being, interpersonal effectiveness and professional success. Presented by Paul Hershberger, Ph.D., Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

at Kettering-Moraine Branch Library
Thursday, March 30 at 6:30pm
937.463.2665
Book Discussion
at Huber Heights Branch Library
Monday, April 3 at 7:00pm
937.463.2665
Book Discussion
at Wilmington Stroop Branch Library
Monday, April 3 at 6:30pm
937.463.2665
Beyond the Page: Betty Darst Provides an In-Depth Look at David McCullough’s Book
Dayton historian Betty Darst shows pictures, letters, and diaries gained through personal interviews with Wright descendants, and expands our knowledge of the historical significance of the Wrights' achievements.

at Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
Monday, April 3 at 6:30pm
937.352.4044
Pub-Lit Book Discussion
Pub-Lit Book Discussion Group hosted by the Temporary Main Dayton Metro Library
at Brixx Ice Company, Dayton (500 E. 1st Street)
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00pm
937.463.2665
Booked for Lunch Book Discussion: Maiden Flight by Harry Haskell
Join us to discuss Maiden Flight by Harry Haskell, the step-grandson of Katharine Wright.

at Smith House (Bill Yeck Park), 2230 E. Centerville Station Road, Centerville
Wednesday, April 5 at 11:30am

Please call 937.433.0123 to pre-register.
Book Discussion
Discuss The Wright Brothers with Dawne Dewey, Head of Special Collections and Archives at Wright State University, and Tim Gaffney, aviation writer and author of The Dayton Flight Factory | Sharon Kelly-Roth

at Books & Co., The Greene
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00pm
937.429.6302
Innovation Station "Hands-On" MakerSpace: Create Your Own Wright Brothers Airplane
Teens and Young Adults will be given various materials to create their own Wright Brothers' airplane.  These individual creations will then be displayed as the "Wright Brother's Plane Creation" till the end of April!

at Bradford Public Library
April 3 to 7 during Open Hours
937.448.2612
Book Discussion
at Vandalia Branch Library
Thursday, April 6 at 1:30pm
937.463.2665
Paper Airplane Contest
A family program with paper airplane challenges and special prizes!
at Tipp City Public Library
Saturday, April 8 at 1:00pm
937.667.3826
Book Discussion
at Northmont Branch Library
Thursday, April 13 at 2:00pm
937.463.2665
Book Discussion
at Bradford Public Library
signups held March 1 - 17, discussion date tbd
An Evening with Orville Wright
Orville Wright, in full period costume, will discuss and interact with the audience about the time, challenges, achievements and more regarding his life and brother Wilbur. Registration required

at Beavercreek Community Library
Monday, April 10 at 6:00pm
937.352.4001
Book Discussion
at Beavercreek Community Library
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
937.352.4001
Book Discussion
at Electra C. Doren Branch Library
Monday, April 10 at 6:30pm
937.463.2665
The Other Wright Brothers
Come learn about Lorin, Reuchlin, and Otis (the “other” Wright brothers) and the other men in the Wright family -- family members that give us an inside glimpse into the Wright family ancestry.

at Brookville Branch Library
Monday, April 10 at 7:00pm
937.463.26665
Book Discussion
at Brookville Branch Library
(joint discussion with Brown Memorial Public Library)
Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30pm
DML: 937.463.2665
Brown: 937.962.2377
Talk with Orville and Wilbur Wright
Meet Wilbur and Orville Wright (as portrayed by Ross Gaby and Tommy Collins) and enjoy their talk about the history of flight.

at Kettering-Moraine Branch Library
Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30pm
937.463.2665
Book Discussion
We’ll be discussing the Big Read title at our monthly book club. Everyone welcome!

at Wright Memorial Public Library
Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
937.294.7171
Road Trip to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Adults are invited to join us on a road trip to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park on Wednesday, April 12. Participants will meet at the library and caravan down to Dayton. The cost for admissions and lunch is $25.00 and must be paid in advance by March 31st.

at Bradford Public Library
Wednesday, April 12 (Time TBA)
937.448.2612
Book Discussion
at Penny Lane Art Gallery & Cafe, 109 S. Main St., New Carlisle
Host Library New Carlisle Library
Saturday, April 15 at 1:00pm 937.845.3601 x207
Big Read Book Discussion and Tour at Mount Enon Missionary Baptist Church
Discuss David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers, at this historic church that started its life as the Euclid Avenue United Brethren Church which included members Orville and Katharine Wright! Bishop Milton Wright was present at the laying of the original cornerstone on May 28, 1911.

A 50 minute book discussion will be followed by a tour of the church, which is a City of Dayton Historic Landmark and has been designated with an Ohio Historical Marker. Mt Enon Missionary Baptist Church, an African American church founded in 1925, purchased the United Brethren Church building in 1953 and remains a vibrant presence today. Their facilities are available for event rental.

Come early to explore the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood, where the Wright Brothers designed the airplane and where Paul Laurence Dunbar began his writing career. Mount Enon Missionary Baptist church is within walking distance of the Paul Laurence Dunbar House (Free admission, Open Saturday 10am-4pm with the last tour at 3:30pm) and the National Aviation Trail’s Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center (Free admission and maps, Open Saturdays 9am-5pm)

at Mount Enon Missionary Baptist Church,
1501 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Dayton, Ohio, 45402
Saturday, April 1, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:00p.m. Book Discussion, 3:00p.m. Tour.
Park in the Euclid Ave lot and meet inside the Church’s Euclid Ave entrance.
Dr. Herbert Martin performs the Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, poet and Professor Emeritus at University of Dayton, performs the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar (1872-1906) was a friend of the Wright Brothers and the first African American Poet to be nationally recognized for his literary work, which included short stories, novels and poems. He was the son of former slaves, and his famous line, “I know why the caged bird sings”, was later used as the title of Maya Angelou’s first autobiography. Come experience the power of poetry and celebrate Paul Laurence Dunbar’s amazing legacy.

Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin is a poet and scholar who has delighted many with his performances of Paul Laurence Dunbar. His most recent book of poetry, On the Flyleaf, was published in 2013 by Bottom Dog Press.

at Wright Memorial Public Library
Sunday, April 2, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
937.294.7171
Wright Brothers Collection Special Showing
This year's Big Read book is David McCullough's The Wright Brothers. If you've read the book or are planning to, don't miss this exciting opportunity to see the largest collection of Wright Brothers material in the world at its home in Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries. You are invited to a special showing of the collection on Sunday, March 26, from 1 - 5PM. This unique opportunity will allow you to see original Wright family photographs, documents, letters, diaries, report cards, films, home movies, albums, contracts, and much more. Also enjoy exhibits and have your photo taken with Wilbur, Orville and Katharine.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available near the library (No Parking Pass required on Sundays). Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 PM.

Special Collections and Archives is located on the 4th floor of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library on the Wright State University campus, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45435-0001. Call 937-775-2092 for additional information.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 1 - 5 PM
Special Collections and Archives
Wright State University Libraries