February is a busy month for the Dayton Metro Libraries this year. First, in honor of Black History Month, the library will be holding two major events in the Main Library Auditorium. On Saturday February 16 at 2:00 PM, there will be a showing of the documentary American Experience: Freedom Riders. The documentary features archival footage and interviews of civil rights activists who protested by riding buses in the deep south.
On February 23, a presentation will be given by speaker Thomas Armstrong about his book Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights. He will discuss his experience in the protests and his involvement in the Civil Rights movement. The presentation will last from 2-4 PM as well.
In honor of Black History Month there is also a display in the Main Library Auditorium by Dayton Regional STEM School called “The Struggle for Equality”. The 9th grade students created posters about important moments in African-American history. The exhibit is open to the public, but it is suggested that visitors call ahead to make sure the room is not engaged at the time they wish to visit (496-8901).
Business owners and writers will want to check on these upcoming events as well. At the Kettering-Moraine branch on February 19, there will be a presentation called “Want to Increase Sales, Revenue and Profit? Next Generation Sales Orientation for Small Business”. It is a free event and will start at 6:00 and end at 8:00 PM.
This Saturday (Feb 16th) the Wilmington-Stoop Library will be holding an event called “Romance and Chocolate” for romance authors and readers of the genre. A panel of local authors will share there expiences, and there will be chocolate refreshements provided to help get you in the mood! The panelists will include: Kristin Bailey, Lorie Langdon, Melissa Landers, Stacey McKitrick, and Jennette Marie Powell. It is free to the public but people may want to call ahead to make sure there is room. The event starts at 10:00 AM and people can call 496-8966 if they have any questions.