Area briefs

Library events planned

BRADFORD — Friends and volunteers of Bradford Public Library will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. If you are interested in becoming a friend of the library or perhaps you just retired and you are looking for a little something to do, please come to the meeting. There will be a presentation on the Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!”

Also, there will be an award presentation for current Friends and Volunteers at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Everyone is welcome. There will be delicious food prepared especially for you by members of the Bradford Staff Librarians!

For more information, contact Cherie at (937) 448-2612.

WOE deadline near

PIQUA — The deadline for nominations for the 20th annual YWCA Women of Excellence and Young Woman of Tomorrow Awards is Monday, May 16, at 5 p.m. or postmarked on May 16.

The awards, established by the YWCA in 1997, have been given annually to recognize women in Miami County who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in civic and community activities. The honorees must reside, be employed, or be active in Miami County. An individual, a group, or an organization may submit nominations.

The Young Woman of Tomorrow honoree must be between 16-22 years of age as of May 16, 2016.

This year’s honorees will be selected by a committee of impartial judges composed of men and women from throughout Miami County. Awards will be presented at a gala luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Nomination forms are available at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St., by phone at (937) 773-6626, or by e-mailing Leesa Baker

Walking tour offered

PIQUA — The Piqua Tourism Council, in cooperation with the Local History department of the Piqua Public Library and Mainstreet Piqua, will offer a History of Transportation in Piqua tour at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Lock 9 Park.

Led by Piqua historian Jim Oda, a guided tour along the former path of the canal will show how the canal era buildings faced toward the canal and away from Main Street. The rear entrances of solid brick stores show evidence of how goods were lifted off the canal books and swung into second floor storage areas. Also learn about the growth of the street network in Piqua and impact of interstate 75 on the community.

Tickets for the tour are $5 each, available at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St. Call Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355 for additional information.