Adults

FSPL Adult Reading Group

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The Wright Brothers

by David McCullough

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers - bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio - changed history.  But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.  

Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity.  When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable.  Wilbur was unquestionably a genius.  Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen.  That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air.  Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.

Books are available at both library branches.

Adults ages 18 and up.

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All Things Disney

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World or considering a Disney cruise, wondering what runDisney is all about, heard of Adventures by Disney but don't know what that is?

Do you know the difference between Fastpasses, Magical Express, and Magic Bands?

When can you make Advance Dining Reservations?

While working as a cast member for the Walt Disney World Travel Company, Travel Professional Judy Taylor learned the most important thing about being a good travel agent - one size does not fit all.  She currently works for The Vacation Van and has vacationed at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, the Disney Cruise, and Adventures by Disney.

 

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A Healing Hike on the Buckeye Trail

After CW Spencer lost his kid brother Dave to suicide - the second suicide of a close family member within five years - he began his 1,444-mile hike on Ohio's Buckeye Trail.  He followed that with his book, Hiking Without Dave.  Join CW as he walks that journey again, this time with words and photos.  Share laughter and maybe a tear or two as you come along on his journey of hope and healing.

CW resides in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, with his wife Bonnie.  As much as he enjoyed the outdoor nature walks with his middle school science students before he retired from teaching, it is no surprise that he now loves to hike the scenic paths and back roads of the Buckeye Trail.  Sometimes he even talks Bonnie into joining him.

Books available for purchase.  Open Seating.

 

 

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Selling Your Home

Do you have plans for selling your home in the new year?  

Need ideas for staging that sets your house apart from the crowd?  

Join Matt Watercutter, Regional Vice President for HER Realtors, as he offers suggestions to help you navigate through the selling of your home.  

Open seating for adults ages 16 and up.

 

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9,000 Miles On a 2,200 Mile Trail

Since 1989 Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp has hiked 9,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail (AT), a continuous footpath that runs through 14 states from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine.  He has been awarded four “2,000 miler” certificates by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and is a Life Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

He is one of a dozen people worldwide who has reported completing the entire AT four or more times.  He first became interested in backpacking in the Boy Scouts, took his first solo hike on the AT in 1989 and has section hiked the AT end-to-end over four times.  He finds each hike gets easier and more enjoyable.  During this presentation you will take a photo journey from Georgia to Maine on the AT and Andy will give advice about mail drops, shuttles, hitchhiking and hiker hostels. 

Program is free and open to all ages.  No registration is required. 

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