JULY 2018 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Wednesday Aug 1
ANDREW WALSH DEBUTS LOST DAYTON, OHIO

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1; 7 PM

ANDREW WALSH will discuss his new book, Lost Dayton, Ohio. Filled with an abundance of photographs, this book will take you down memory lane as you see many of the places that helped make Dayton a center of innovations but were lost to history. Others, however, survived and adapted, representing the city’s spirit of revitalization that continues today. Some of the city’s distinctive and significant structures, such as Steele High School and the Callahan Building, were demolished, while others, including the Arcade and Centre City Building, saw hard times but now await redevelopment.

From the Wright Brothers Factory to the park that hosted the first NFL game, the book explores (in photos and in text) the diverse selection of retail, industrial, entertainment and residential sites from Dayton’s disappearing legacy.

Entire neighborhoods, such as the Haymarket and the commercial districts, such as West Fifth Street, vanished and show no traces of their past. Others, including the popular Oregon District, narrowly escaped the wrecking ball, but thrive today. ARCADIA PUBLISHING and THE HISTORY PRESS

Andrew J. Walsh is a writer and a research librarian at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

Sunday Aug 12
AUTHOR DISCUSSES OHIO DAY TRIPS

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 12; 2 PM

CATHY HESTER SECKMAN will discuss her book, Ohio Day Trips by Theme. With it in hand, you can take a simple day trip, or string together a longer vacation of activities that catch your interest. Destinations in the book are organized by theme, such as lighthouses, orchards and vineyards, festivals, and outdoor adventures, so you can decide what to do and figure out where to do it. She will inspire you to "get on the road." PUBLICATIONS ADVENTURE

Cathy Hester Seckman is a lifelong resident of East Liverpool, Ohio, She has been writing travel articles for newspapers and magazines since 1985.

Friday Aug 17
AUTHOR DRAWS ATTENTION TO "FLY GIRLS"

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17; 7 PM

KEITH O’BRIEN will discuss his book, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History. It is the true story of women willing to risk everything, even their lives, to do the thing they loved. It’s the hidden history of women striving to change the world, despite defeat after defeat. These female fliers – sometimes called “fly girls” - shattered the original glass ceiling and battled injustices (which feels all too timely today), fought the men trying to stop them, and ultimately prevailed.

KEITH O’BRIEN is a former reporter for The Boston Globe and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Politico, and Slate.