Gardner-Harvey Library offers a diverse virtual line-up of events

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Miami Regionals' Gardner-Harvey Library on the Middletown campus will host several free virtual events beginning in February that are open to the public.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have rescheduled our National Parks talk from February 16 to February 23 from 4:45-6:16 p.m. The popular National Park Talk Series features Dr. Tammie L. Gerke, associate teaching professor in geology at Miami University. She will share the geology and other interesting information about Death Valley. 

Later this spring, Gerke will spotlight Isle Royale on March 16 and the Great Smoky Mountains on April 13, with both scheduled from 4:45-6:15 p.m. 

On February 23 there will be a virtual book discussion on Mary Doria Russell's “Dreamers of the Day,” at noon. This book follows a school teacher from Ohio who is still reeling from the tragedies of World War I and the influenza epidemic as she comes into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip to Egypt and the Holy Land.

Online book discussions are also planned for the last Tuesday in March, April and May; details are forthcoming.

Finally, The Human Library will be held on March 10, from Noon - 1 p.m. During this event, an array of books, DVDs and articles will be available for "readers" to borrow and use to help create new dialogues. The goal of The Human Library project is to showcase how we can work through conversation against bias, prejudices and stereotypes to enhance common understanding. The Human Library represents different groups, occupations or identities in our society. 

Registration is not required. The Zoom link to access these events will be posted to the Gardner-Harvey Library calendar prior to each event at

For more information on programs and services offered by the library, call (513)727-3222. The Gardner-Harvey Library is located on Miami Regionals’ Middletown campus at 4200 N. University Blvd.