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The Far Hills Speaker Series: Beyond the Flyer III - Dayton's Aviation Heritage

The Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Memorial Public Library present The Far Hills Speaker Series: Beyond the Flyer III – Dayton’s Aviation Heritage. This program encompasses the rich history and impact Dayton had on aviation throughout the years, and into the future. The speaker will be Janet Bednarek, an aviation historian, professor and former chair of the Department of History at the University of Dayton.  The program is free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm



Device Users' Group
Tablets and other mobile devices are popular gifts, but they don't come with instruction manuals.  Wright Library will hold a special session of the Device Users' Group on Thursday, December 26th to help new owners set up and begin using their mobile devices.

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm



Wright  Library, with support from the Oakwood Sister City Association, is fortunate again this year to receive several crèches for display during the month of December.  The crèches are on loan from the University of Dayton's Marian Library - International Marian Research Institute, whose collection includes thousands of nativities reflecting a variety of customs and traditions.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:00am - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 9:00pm


Holiday Mail for Heroes

Join Mrs. Mills and the American Red Cross in thanking our military for their service! 

Using supplies in the Children's Room, Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1, you can write a card or draw a picture to military personnel, their families, and veterans.  Place your completed card or picture in the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" basket by December 1, and Mrs. Mills will ensure delivery before Christmas.

Friday, November 29, 2013 (All day) - Sunday, December 1, 2013 (All day)


Digital Downloads - Holiday Edition

With the holidays are over you may find yourself with a new tablet (or other mobile device) that you want to make use of.

Have a new tablet?

Begin Here!

Wright Library offers several digital content services that provide free content for your mobile device.  Join us Saturday, January 4th, at 1:30 p.m. for a demonstration of the various services. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Ed Davis Author Visit

Ed Davis will read from his new book of poems Time of the Light (Main Street Rag, 2013).  Davis says the book “represents what I feel is my best effort to follow my muse down many meandering country roads and forest paths, from West Virginia coalfields to Ohio cornfields.  Birds, boots, blues and banjoes—there’s even healing dirt, plus many of the kindred spirits, living and dead, who’ve made my journey always interesting and often luminous.”  Books will be for sale with author signing following the reading.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Suzanne Kelly Reading & Book Signing

Wright Library will welcome local author Suzanne Kelly on Sunday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.  Ms. Kelly will read from her new book Stolen Child, answer questions and be available for a signing afterwards.

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Device Users' Group

Device Users' GroupThe Wright Library Device Users' Group will meet each month on the 2nd and 4th  Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and 2nd and 4th Thursdays  at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.  Users of any electronic media device are welcome, whether you have a tablet (e.g. iPad, Nexus), an ereader (e.g. Kindle, Nook), mp3 player (e.g.

Repeats every month on the second Monday and on the fourth Monday until Mon Oct 27 2014 except Mon Dec 23 2013, Mon May 26 2014, Mon Oct 13 2014.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Cast Your Vote for the Next Big Read!

The Big Read is a community reading project that brings neighbors, friends, family and students in the Miami Valley together to read and discuss the same book.  After taking a year off, the Big Read is back, and you can help choose the book your community reads! 
The first step is choosing the Big Read book.  A selection committee has narrowed the options to three finalists, and now the community is invited to vote October 1-31.  The finalists are The Round House by Louise Erdrich, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 (All day) - Thursday, October 31, 2013 (All day)


Wright Library at the Oakwood Farmers' Market

Wright Library will be at the Oakwood Farmers’ Market on Saturday, September 21st from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm