Don Ross - Author Reading and Book Signing

Springboro Celebrating 200 Years!

Bicentennial 1815 - 2015

Author Don Ross is a retired Springboro High School English teacher and coach.  He has written in a variety of venues for over 50 years, as a sports editor, columnist, and feature writer for newspapers and magazines in southern and central Ohio.

All ages welcome.  Seating on a first come basis.

Trails depicts the turbulent decades from 1830-1870, a period of painful growth on the American Frontier, rife with tragedy and desperation, yet tantalizing in promise and new beginnings.  Incidents of hope and courage mingle with dynamics so daunting that many strong men are reduced to pawns of fate and circumstance.  The characters struggle through the impacts of historical events, leading to a bloody denouncement on the streets of Abilene, Kansas.  America's first "cow town."

Dream Inspire Design: Building a Custom Home

Are you considering building your own custom home?

Architect Sheri Scott will guide you through the process to "Dream Inspire Design: What a Residential Architect Wants to Tell You About the Custom Home Process."

It's essential that certain aspects are considered before you start, and Sheri hopes to help readers learn what to expect from a Residential Architect.  Knowing how to start strong and keep control of the project in order to finish strong will result in the perfect house for you.  Before you even begin your once-in-a-lifetime project, you'll be heading into it with understanding and clarity.  With the right guidance building your custom home can be an exciting and fulfilling experience.

Springboro Library Branch

Author lecture.

Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Free to adults ages 16 and up.

Sheri Scott, R.A., NCARB, is a residential architect with 20 years of experience.  Her passion for serving and guiding her clients from the first sketch to the house warming party has resulted in many successful custom home projects ranging from $200,000 to $5 million.


Family Movie - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Join us as we show Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Franklin Library.

Enjoy a visit with friends and family, watch a movie, and eat a snack. All ages are welcome. This movie will more than likely appeal to young children and the elementary school age.

Registration is required for the number of snacks and drinks provided. You can sign up at either branch.


African American Life in Franklin, Ohio

Author lecture and booksigning.

All ages are invited to share in the memories of shopping at Thirkield's Store, taffy pulling, church, school and more with Franklin resident Eva Louise (Weesie) Polley.

Seating on a first come basis.

 The book chronicles African American life in Franklin, Ohio through the eyes and ears of long-time resident Weesie Polley.

"Franklin is home, life is worth living and I am content because I am in agreement with Robert Browning who wrote in Pippa Passes, "God's in His Heaven; All's right with the World."       ~Eva Louise Polley


The Rise of ISIS

Author lecture and booksigning.

Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at The Ohio State University and a military analyst for CNN.  He assumed his academic position after a 26 year career in the U.S. Army that culminated in his service as the executive officer to General David Petraeus. He commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division from 2003-2005, was the founding director of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center, and served on the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff "Council of Colonels" that reexamined the strategy for the Iraq War.  A 1982 distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Col. Mansoor served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

The seizure of much of northern and western Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, in the first six months of 2014 shocked the world.  The group, headed by the Iraqi terrorist leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, seemed to spring out of nowhere.  But, ISIS is, in fact, the reincarnation of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that had been largely defeated by the Sunni tribal Awakening and the U.S. surge in Iraq in 2007 and 2008.  Driven across the border into Syria, the group metastasized, using the chaos created by the civil war to carve out a new sanctuary in that country.  ISIS leaders then sealed an alliance with Sunni Ba-athist from Saddam Hussein's defeated army, turning a deadly terrorist  group into one of the most capable hybrid military forces in the region.

Seating on a first come basis.  Ages 16 & up.

Dr. Mansoor will be selling and signing his book Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War for $17.