XENIA — The City of Xenia, in partnership with the volunteer group Xenia Carnegie Library Friends, will host the final two library planning events Wednesday, Aug. 9.
The first event, Carnegie Library Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series, will be 1-2 p.m. at the Greene County Historical Society, 74 W. Church St.
It will feature Dr. Ryan Ireland, communications coordinator for the Greene County Public Library, who is also a novelist and TEDx Dayton presenter.
Ireland will present a short and intriguing glimpse into the Xenia Carnegie Library — both its form and function — and industrialist’s Andrew Carnegie’s effect on libraries and culture. The lunch and learn event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.
The second event will be 2:30 p.m. in the Henry Hudson Room of the Greene County Public Library, 76 East Market St., and will be the last of the formal meetings to discuss revitalization efforts for the Carnegie Library. The meeting will include a follow-up to meetings held April and June and to further discuss continuing efforts to adaptively reuse the building.
Residents interested in becoming involved can visit the Xenia Carnegie Library Facebook page or www.explorexenia.com and search “Carnegie Library.” To give input, visit explorexenia.com and search “Carnegie Wish Campaign” to make suggestions.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.