Thru Hiking The Buckeye Trail - A 1,400 Mile Journey Around Ohio

Follow The Blue Blazes!

In March of 2011, Andy "Captain Blue" Niekamp set out on a hiking journey from Dayton on Ohio's Buckeye Trail.  Over 1,400 miles and 88 days later he returned to Dayton.  His presentation will take you on a foot journey on the longest circular trail in the nation.

Andy is the organizer of which is Dayton's largest and most active hiking group.  He has also hiked 7,500 miles on the Appalachian Trail and been awarded three "2,000 miler" by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Everyone is invited to an evening with Andy as he shares his photographs and experiences on the Buckeye Trail.

No reservations are required.  Seating is on a first come basis.


FSPL Reading Group

Join others in your community as we discuss:

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard


In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. Along the way he acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Alan Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, powerful elements of organized crime have begun to talk about targeting the president and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody.

The events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century are almost as shocking as the assassination itself. Killing Kennedy chronicles both the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing history to life in ways that will profoundly move the reader. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.

Springboro Public Library

Books and reading guides are available at both Franklin and Springboro library branches.  No registration is required.

The FSPL offers a nonjudgmental, uncritical discussion where everyone who wishes to contribute has the opportunity to do so.