Area briefs

Library offers adult, teen programs

TROY — The 2016 adult and teen winter reading program at Troy-Miami County Public Library begins, at three library locations, on Monday, Jan. 11, and ends Friday, March 18, .

The program’s theme is “Chill Out With A Good Book.”

Participants will receive a reading log when they register at the Troy or Pleasant Hill libraries or on the Bookmobile. After they have read or listened to four books of their choice, the completed reading log can be turned in for the prize drawing. There will be one winner in each age group for all three locations.

For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

Speakers set at veterans museum

TROY — The Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 107 W. Main St., second floor, Troy, will hold its monthly coffee at 9 a.m. Jan. 6. All area veterans are invited to attend, and an elevator is available to transport veterans to the second floor. Tours of the museum with its hundreds of artifacts dating back to the War of 1812 will be available. Artifacts include a sculpture dedicated to those who lost their lives on 9/11. Veterans are invited to bring their military photographs and scrapbooks for sharing.

Vietnam combat veteran and Edison State Community College faculty member, Carl DeSantis, will present a brief overview of services to veterans at the local college and will introduce guest speaker, Edison student Stephen Hayes. Hayes, who will speak on the subject of today’s military, has served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in Haiti and New Orleans following the natural disasters there.

Hayes is a relative of Ira Hayes, one of the soldiers featured in the famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising.