The Events

Last Updated: Monday, 24 February 2014

Big Read Kickoff Event: A Hike on the “Wild” Side

Sunday, March 9, 2:00 p.m.
Dayton Metro Library Auditorium
215 E. Third Street, Dayton

Local hikers Brent and Amy Anslinger took a walk together on their honeymoon - a very long walk! The Anslingers spent five months hiking from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, the same trail Cheryl Strayed hikes in this year’s Big Read book, Wild. At the Big Read Kickoff, the Anslingers will share their first-hand account of what it’s like to travel by foot 2,650 miles through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, from the arid desert of Southern California to the high mountain passes of the Sierra and into the breathtaking Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington.

If you enjoy a stroll in nature, a rugged hike in the mountains, or just hearing about them from the comfort of a chair, let the Anslingers spark your imagination and then read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

This program will also be presented on Monday, March 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Cox Arboretum MetroPark.

A Walk from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail

Monday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark
6733 N Springboro Pike, Dayton

A Walk from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail

Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.
Miami Township Branch Library
2718 Lyons Rd, Miamisburg

Hiking the Tri-State: Hidden Gems and Everyday Treasures (featuring author Tamara York)

Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Preble County Library, Eaton Branch
301 N Barron St, Eaton

Big Read Hits the Trail

Saturday, April 12, 11am - 2pm
Hills & Dales MetroPark - Paw Paw Shelter
100 Deep Hollow Road, Kettering


The Big Read Discussion Locations and Dates

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Where from Dayton?

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MAR 11 2014

Cox Arboretum MetroPark

7:00 pm, P:277.4374
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MAR 18 2014

Boston Stoker in Centerville

10:00 am, P:439.2400
At 6071 Far Hills Ave. & hosted by WCPL, Caitlin Wissler

MAR 18 2014

Winters-Bellbrook Community Library

7:00 pm, P:352.4004
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MAR 19 2014

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

7:00 pm, P:229.4270
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MAR 20 2014

University of Dayton

12:00 pm, P:277.4374
Held at the Outdoor Engagement Center, located at 437 Stonemill Road. - About

MAR 20 2014

Xenia Community Library

6:30 pm, P:352.4000
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MAR 22 2014

Yellow Springs Community Library

3:00 pm, P:352.4003
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MAR 24 2014

Beavercreek Community Library

6:30 pm, P:352.4001
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MAR 24 2014

Cedarville Community Library

6:00 pm, P:352-4006
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MAR 24 2014

Dayton View Branch Library

7:00 pm, P:496.8926
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MAR 24 2014

Miamisburg Branch Library

6:30 pm, P:496-8946
Joint book discussion between Miamisburg and Miami Township Branch Libraries.

MAR 25 2014

Tipp City Public Library

7:00 pm, P:667-3826
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MAR 26 2014

Books & Co. at The Greene

7:00 pm, P:429.2169
At 4453 Walnut St., Dayton. - About

MAR 27 2014

2nd Street Market, Dayton

12:00 pm, P:277.4374
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MAR 27 2014

Franklin Public Library

6:30 pm, P:746.2665
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APR 1 2014

Brookville Branch Library

6:30 pm, P:496.8922
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APR 1 2014

Brixx Ice Co. - Dayton

7:00 pm, P:463.2665
At 500 E. 1st St., Pub-Lit Book Discussion Group hosted by DML librarian, Kristen Allen-Vogel

APR 3 2014

Belmont Branch Library

7:00 pm, P:496.8920
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APR 3 2014

Huber Heights Branch Library

7:00 pm, P:496.8934
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APR 3 2014

Vandalia Branch Library

1:30 pm, P:496.8960
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APR 7 2014

New Lebanon Branch Library

7:00 pm, P:496.8948
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APR 7 2014

Rumbleseat Wine, Dayton

7:00 pm, P:435.3700
At 5853 Far Hills Ave., Uncorked Book Discussion Group hosted by WCPL, Caitlin Wissler

APR 8 2014

Books & Co. - The Greene

7:00 pm, P:429.2169
At 4453 Walnut St., Dayton - About

APR 8 2014

Starbucks, Oakwood

7:00 pm, P:429.2169
At 2424 Far Hills Ave., hosted by Wright Memorial Library

APR 10 2014

Sinclair Community College Library (Room 7L21)

2:00 pm, P:512.3006
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APR 10 2014

Northmont Branch Library

2:00 pm, P:496.8950
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APR 10 2014

Preble County District Library, Eaton Branch

6:30 pm, P:456.4331
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APR 10 2014

Trotwood Branch Library

6:30 pm, P:496.8958
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APR 11 2014

Sinclair Community College Library (Room 7L21)

1:00 pm, P:512.3006
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A Field Guide to Wild: Exploring the Intersection of Grief, Nature, & Ecology.

APR 12 2014

Fairborn Community Library

2:00 pm, P:352.4002
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APR 15 2014

Woodbourne Library

1:00 pm, P:435.3700
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APR 17 2014

Centerville Library

7:00 pm, P:433.8091
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