The winner of the voting for the Big Read selection for 2017 is THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough. The book will be the subject of book discussions and programs taking place at many area libraries, schools, and books&co during the Big Read community reading project March 12-April 16, 2017. The ending coincides with the 150th anniversary of Wilbur Wright's birth. We have a display of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS in our main aisle on the first floor.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS tells the dramatic story of the Dayton duo of Wilbur and Orville Wright who changed the course of history with powered flight. Author David McCullough, known as America's historian, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
We will have a discussion of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS here at books&co on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm. We are pleased that aviation writer TIM GAFFNEY and Wright State University Wright Brothers Collection Archivist DAWNE DEWEY will contribute to the discussion. Now all we need is YOUR participation in the discussion on April 5!
Try a cup of luscious Hot Chocolate that is now being served in our Yogurt Mountain cafe. We think you'll love it!
Also, may we suggest you have your child's birthday party at our Yogurt Mountain. It will be a yummy time!
We hope you can come meet these visiting authors.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22; 7 PM at Centerville High School Performing Arts Center.
MICHELE BORBA, ED.D. will discuss the subject of her book, UNSELFIE: WHY EMPATHETIC KIDS SUCCEED IN OUR ALL-ABOUT-ME WORLD. The event is free; doors open at 6:30 pm. Books&Co. will have her book for sale at the event.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28; 7 PM - MARSHA THERESE DANZIG will debut her memoir, FROM THE ROOTS.
MONDAY, APRIL 3; 7 PM - JOHN SCALZI will introduce THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE, Book 1 in his exciting new series. (Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co. receipt for the new book to get a line number.)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4; 6;30 PM - CAMMIE MCGOVERN will introduce her children's book, CHESTER AND GUS, which is about an autistic boy and his service dog.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12; 7 PM - GREG ILES will introduce Book 3 in his Natchez Trilogy, MISSISSIPPI BLOOD. (Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for the new book to get a line number.)
TUESDAY, APRIL 25; 7:30 PM - DAVID SEDARIS will present An Evening with David Sedaris at The Victoria Theatre, 138 North Main Street in downtown Dayton, Oh 45402. Tickets are available at TicketCenterStage.com. Call 937-228-3630 for further information. Books & Co will have David's books for sale in The Victoria lobby before and after the program.
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Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations