Spy Pilot

The Spy Pilot:

Francis Gary Powers and the U-2 Incident

Thursday, June 20 at 6 p.m.

In the Library Community Room

 

When his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Soviet Russia in 1960, Francis Gary Powers was captured and put on trial on Soviet television and became one of the most controversial figures of the Cold War.

 

He was released in a prisoner exchange almost two years later - brought to life in the 2015 Tom Hanks film Bridge of Spies - and fully exonerated by the US government. Despite this, he suffered a damage reputation for the rest of his life.

 

His son will join us to share the definitive account of Powers’ experience, in the air, behind enemy lines, and back on the home front, during the long Cold War.

 

 


Read, Renew, Repeat: Summer Reading 2024

 

Summer Reading 2024 kicks off Saturday, June 15 at Block Party!

 

Visit our booth in front of the library to register for our summer reading program!

Open to ages 0-18.

 

After Block Party weekend, you can register any time in the children's room. 

 

 

 

 


Bike-Packing for Anyone

 

 

 

Bike-Packing for Anyone

with Dianne Fallon

Wednesday, June 26 at 6 p.m.

 

 

Are you interested in travelling longer distances by bicycle, but not sure if it's for you? Join presenter Dianne Fallon to learn more about what bike-packing entails, planning resources, and why anyone with a bike and an adventurous spirit can travel long distances by bicycle. Dianne, author of the book Pioneer on a Mountain Bike: Eight Days Through Early American History, will include some photos and stories from a different and much longer trip, Seattle to Kittery, that she completed with her husband.