Food for Fines

Wright Library is offering a Food for Fines campaign beginning Sunday, April 13th through Saturday, April 19th. Up to $1.00 in fines will be waived for every 1 non-perishable food item donated.  All food items collected will be donated to The Foodbank, serving Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties.
All non-perishable foods accepted. 
The Foodbank is most in need of
           Hearty soups
           Peanut butter and jelly
           Macaroni and cheese
           Canned meats
           Rice and beans
           Evaporated and powdered milk
           Puddings and custards
           Canned fruits, vegetables and juices
           Pastas and sauces
           Hot and cold cereals
For a complete list visit www.thefoodbankdayton.org
Please no glass containers, unlabeled, perishable, or expired/damaged items.  Fees for lost, damaged, billed items or collection agency fees are not eligible for the Food for Fines campaign. The maximum fines waived is $20.

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Tom Batiuk - Book Signing

Nationally syndicated cartoonist Tom Batiuk, creator of the popular "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft" comic strips, will sign copies of his books from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 13th, at Wright Library. His newest books include The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 3 and the upcoming Strike Four! The Crankshaft Baseball Book.
Batiuk, part of the faculty at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, employs a gentle humor to sensitively explore such social issues as alcoholism, cancer, teen-dating abuse, teen suicide, guns in the school and teen pregnancy. His compelling breast cancer storyline, "Lisa’s Story," was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2008 and collected into an award-winning book by Kent State University Press. "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft," created with Chuck Ayers, are carried in more than 600 newspapers worldwide and have an audience of more than 60 million readers. 

The signing is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

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Far Hills Speaker Series - "Oakwood: Our Home on the Hill"

The Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Library will be showing "Oakwood: Our Home on the Hill”.  This charming documentary and history of Oakwood was created in Oakwood's centennial year, 2008.  The video includes a pictorial history of the 1925 construction of Schantz Avenue, the 1923 Smith School Circus, the 1944 Harman School Maypole and much, much more.  It also features the unique architecture of Oakwood with pictures of Oakwood homes - then and now.  If you enjoy living in Oakwood, you won't want to miss this presentation. 

Note: DVDs of the video will be available for purchase. 

Come enjoy FREE popcorn from What's Poppin'!

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