Archive for October, 2012

Program at Lorain Public Library

October 24, 2012

Mary Ann chats with people who attended the Lorain library program after the talk.

I did a talk at the Lorain Public Library on Oct. 20, 2012, on Ohio’s Titanic connections, along with a book signing. About 15 people came out on a dreary, chilly day.  A range of folks attended, including some young people — it’s always good to see kids and teenagers still interested in Titanic’s fascinating story. And there is a lot of Ohio history connected to the story, which I hope they discovered from the program. Thanks to Scott Machol at the library for inviting me.

— Mary Ann

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East Side to West Side: Talks in University Heights and Amherst, Ohio

October 10, 2012

On Sept. 27, I did a program on Ohio’s Titanic connections for the senior citizens group at the University Heights library. Since I live in University Heights myself, it was interesting to do a program right in my own backyard and tell the group about some of the very local connections, such as survivor Caroline Bonnell, who later lived in the adjoining suburb of Shaker Heights.

I also spoke to a group in Amherst, Ohio, at the historic Nordson Depot, on Oct. 3. The program was arranged by the Friends of the Amherst Public Library. The building is a historic brick railroad depot that has been remodeled into a community meeting room. A very nice facility in which  to hold a history-oriented talk.  The Friends of the Library brought cookies and cider as a fall treat on a pleasant autumn night. There was quite a good crowd, maybe 20 or 30 people and everyone seemed quite interested in Ohio’s links to the famous ship, and they asked quite a few questions afterwards.

Here are a few photos from that evening.  — Mary Ann

The historic Nordson Depot in Amherst

An Amherst station sign is now inside the Nordson Depot.

Mary Ann (right) with one of the people who attended the talk and purchased a copy of Ohio Tales of the Titanic