DAYTON — Delve into a good book this spring and participate with your friends and neighbors in the Big Read. The Dayton Metro Library is hosting book discussions and other events focusing on David McCullough’s acclaimed nonfiction book, The Wright Brothers, which was chosen by popular vote to be the Miami Valley’s Big Read selection.
A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Wright Brothers tells the dramatic story of the Dayton duo who changed the course of history with powered flight. Known as America’s historian, author David McCullough is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Libraries, schools and other venues across the Miami Valley are hosting discussions and other programs through April 16, which is the 150th anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s death.
DAYTON — The Dayton Metro Library’s discussions are scheduled at the following locations. Participants are invited to talk about book, the author, his research and Dayton’s role in the Wright Brothers’ success. These gatherings are free and open to the public:
THUR, 3/16 | 3-4 PM | BURKHARDT BRANCH, Dayton
MON, 3/27 | 6:30-8 PM | MIAMI TOWNSHIP BRANCH
MON, 3/27 | 7-8 PM | TROTWOOD BRANCH
THUR, 3/30 | 7-8:15 PM | WEST CARROLLTON BRANCH
MON, 4/3 | 6:30-8 PM | WILMINGTON-STROOP BRANCH, Kettering
MON, 4/3 | 7-8 PM | HUBER HEIGHTS BRANCH
TUE, 4/4 | 7-8:30 PM | BRIXX ICE COMPANY, 500 E. First St., Dayton
THUR, 4/6 | 1:30-2:30 PM | VANDALIA BRANCH
MON, 4/10 | 6:30-7:30 PM | ELECTRA C DOREN BRANCH, Dayton
TUE, 4/11 | 6:30-8 PM | BROOKVILLE BRANCH
THUR, 4/13 | 2-3 PM | NORTHMONT BRANCH, Englewood
“The Big Read is a wonderful opportunity to get people across the Miami Valley reading and talking about the same great book,” said Ben Murphy, Materials Selection Specialist at the Dayton Metro Library and co-chair of the Big Read.
The schedule of events, author and book information and a complete list of sponsoring and participating organizations can be found at BigRead.org. For more information on these or other programs, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (397) 463-BOOK.