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Photo of Israel from cover of Taking Israel

History buffs, join us for these opportunities to revisit the past at the library. We’ll meet Paul Revere, explore the Titanic, and revisit Israel of the 1990s with Wilberforce University students.

Explore the Titanic

Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. • Kids & Teens • Xenia

How cold was the water the night the Titanic sank? Why did the ship split in two? We’ll have answers to these questions and more Titanic facts, along with crafts and activities! For ages 7 and up.

Taking Israel Movie Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. • Adults • Xenia

Dr. Eric Winston, who served as Vice President for Development at Wilberforce University from 1979–2002 and served on the Xenia City Council from 1991–2005, will be presenting a screening and discussion of the documentary Taking Israel. In the summers from 1988–2002, approximately 150 Wilberforce University students traveled to Israel to experience the social, political, economic, and cultural conditions. In Taking Israel, some of these students return to Israel and recount their experiences of living on Kibbutz Ramat Menashe in northern Israel, teaching English at the Lazarus Community Center in Holon, studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and working alongside Israeli Arabs at the Givat Haviva Center for Arabic Studies in Givat Haviva, Israel.

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. • Adults • Beavercreek

Paul Revere, in full period costume, visits Beavercreek Library. Learn about the start of the American Revolution in 1775. Hear the thrilling tale of Revere’s early years, the Boston Tea Party and the famous “Midnight Ride” poem by Longfellow.
Registration required.

Social Science Thursdays

Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. • Kids • Beavercreek

Join Miss Julie for a homeschool class with exercises in cooperative learning. There will be a different (fun) social science lesson each month. Leave with something perfect for your portfolio! For ages 8–12.
Registration required.

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