PIQUA — Remember when a mouse was a rodent, a web was spun by a spider, and a laptop was where you balanced your TV dinner? Learn more about how technology changed all that at the Friends of the Piqua Public Library’s final event of the 2018 Library Lounge Series, “Wired!” The program will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the lobby of the library at 116. W. High St.
This year’s Library Lounge Series theme is “Twentieth Century Countdown.” Each program has represented a different time period in that century, with October’s event focusing on 1990 to the present. During those decades, technology began to change every aspect of our lives. Everyone from millennials to the Greatest Generation will be entertained and informed by this evening of travel though the world of technology, past, present and the tsunami of technological advancements yet to come.
The program will begin with Jim Oda, director of the Piqua Public Library, portraying a broadcaster for WPTW reporting the international, national, and local news from the era. Bill Hayes will reveal the scientific advancements that impact our daily lives and offer a glimpse into the future of technology. Hayes, a retired research engineer who worked in Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing, is currently a STEM instructor at Piqua Catholic School.
“Wired!” is free and open to the public, but admission is by ticket only. Tickets will be available to the public beginning Thursday, Oct. 10, at the front desk of the library. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.
The Friends of the Piqua Public Library also will be hosting the Fort Piqua Plaza Gala on Friday, Nov. 16, featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert will be in place of the December Holiday Cabaret.