Tickets are still available for the first program in the Friends of the Piqua Public Library ‘s Library Lounge Series “Presidents at the Plaza,” set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the lobby of the library.
The evening will begin with the director of the Piqua Public Library, Jim Oda, portraying a broadcaster for station WPPL-radio reporting the international, national, and local news for Friday, Feb. 22, 1918. Larry Marple of Springfield, a noted portrayer of Theodore Roosevelt, will appear as the president, who made a campaign stop at the Fort Piqua Hotel in 1912.
Marple and his wife, Julia, who will appear as Mrs. Edith Roosevelt, will regale the audience with stories about his remarkable life, and life in America during his administration from 1901-1909.
Rounding out the evening will be music from the period by Jason Townsend, worship pastor and director of the praise team at St. Paul’s Church. He delighted the audience at the Friends’ 2017 Holiday Cabaret with his singing and piano playing. Refreshments will be served.
“Presidents at the Plaza” is free and open to the public, but admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available at the front desk of the library. Seating is limited.