At the height of the race to build an atomic bomb, an indoor tennis court in Oakwood became a secret Manhattan Project laboratory. Polonium in the Playhouse: The Manhattan Project's Secret Chemistry Work in Dayton, Ohio by Linda Carrick Thomas presents the intriguing story of how this most unlikely site in Dayton, Ohio, became one of the most classified portions of the Manhattan Project. Book sale and signing to follow.
In place of our regular writing group meeting, Wright Library Poets will meet in the upstairs room at Flyboys Deli for an Open Mic. Want to share a favorite poem or something you’ve written yourself? Stop by! Bring family and friends. Everyone is welcome to help us celebrate National Poetry Month.
Also for National Poetry Month:
Poetry in the Stacks—Poetry throughout the Library
Poems from the Far Hills—Free poetry book!
Poem in Your pocket Day—April 27. Select a poem, put it in your pocket and share it all day
Wright Library's Book Club is reading the Miami Valley's BIG READ, The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Everyone welcome. This event is part of the Miami Valley's BIG READ celebration. Free and open to the public.
Wright Library welcomes Herbert Martin as he performs the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar.