Presentation about The Great Easter Flood of 1913
Tuesday, June 4
Main Library in Warren
A free illustrated presentation about the Great Easter Flood of 1913 will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at the Main Library in Warren.
Guest speaker Trudy E. Bell, M.A., has been researching the Great Easter 1913 storm system, devastation, and legacies since 2003. According to Bell, the Great Easter Flood of March-April 1913 was the most widespread natural disaster suffered by the United States. It claimed more than 1,000 lives in parts of 15 states – including Ohio - wreaking devastation to the heart of the industrial north, including railroads, bridges, dams, telephone and telegraph communications, steel mills, water treatment plants, and city centers.
Bell is the author of the picture book The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 (Arcadia, 2008), articles (at http://trudyebell.com/1913flood.php), and research blog "Our National Calamity': The Great Easter 1913 Flood" (at http://nationalcalamityeaster1913flood.blogspot.com/).
The program at the library is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Program about America's Parks
Thursday, June 13
Cortland Branch Library
Learn about significant features America's park systems preserve from the past at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Cortland Branch Library.
Jeffrey Eling, the Howland Library Branch Manager, will present an illustrated program about state and national parks through stunning visual examples of geological history, natural history, and human history.
Eling edited and compiled many early narratives of exploration of Yellowstone and other western regions in the book First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration.
The library program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.
Civil War Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group
at the Howland Branch Library
In commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial, we're reading and discussing novels that are set during the Civil War.
The next book to be discussed is:
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
More books related to Civil War historical fiction will be read and discussed at future meetings. The group is free and open to the public; read the book, then join in the discussion!
Contact Jeffrey Eling, Howland Branch manager, at (330) 856-2011 to register and for more information about the book.
Sci-Fi Book Group Meets at the Main Library
A Science Fiction and Fantasy book discussion group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Main Library in Warren.
Science Fiction and Fantasy fans (ages 16 and up) are invited to participate in the group dedicated to these popular genres. It's a wide-ranging, free-form discussion looking at new and not-so-new topics and titles!
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: June 20
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: July 18
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: August 15
Contact the Reference Department at the Main Library for a list of suggested titles for each month's theme.
Book Discussion Group
Join our librarians for lively discussions about popular and thought-provoking books! Meets in the Board Room, 2nd Floor, at the Main Library.
Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m.: Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m.: The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
Thursday, August 8 at 2 p.m.: City of Thieves by David Benioff