Tippecanoe High School student, Kyle Cloud shows the only safe way to stick one’s head between the uppers and lowers of a shark mouth. The shark teeth were part of an exhibit provided by the Newport Aquarium for the opening day of Tipp City Library’s Summer Reading Club.
(Julie Smith photo)

Find great programs for every age group this summer at Tipp City Public Library


Donald Sullenger will speak about “Koval: Dayton’s Russian Spy” at the upcoming brown bag lunch program set for noon on Tuesday, June 22. Mr. Sullenger is a past-president of the Mound Museum Association in Miamisburg, and a student of Koval’s life as a spy.

Researchers credit Koval with providing the Russians the information they needed to become serious contenders in the nuclear arms race, years before their entry was anticipated. As a U. S. Army Engineer, Koval was assigned to work within various aspects of the Manhattan Project. Six months of that time was served in Dayton in 1945. Koval relocated to Russia after the war where he remained until his death in 2006.

Koval’s story is as intriguing as any spy novel, yet it’s true. Join your friends and neighbors at this extremely interesting program. Bring your lunch and the library will provide refreshments.


The library will open one hour earlier on Saturdays, while the Tipp City Farmers’ Market is in session. From June 12 through September 18, the library will open at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.  FAMILY EVENT

Just for the fun of it, bring the whole family to the library’s third annual Worm Races. The event is set for Tuesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Each entrant must be registered prior to the race. Registration forms are available at the library’s front desk. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest racer, and the team showing the most spirit.


What youngster doesn’t enjoy watching a skilled pro manipulate balloons into sculptures of dogs, giraffes, and other animals? Students in grades three through five are invited to learn some of the techniques for balloon sculpting from James “Wally” Walendzak at his workshop set for Thursday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Registration is required, and attendance will be limited.


Teens are invited to a relaxing yoga program at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. Parents and siblings are also welcome. Each participant should bring a mat or blanket for floor stretches.


People with a passion for Pinochle can find players with the same interest at the library. The next game is set for Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Get a quick how-to and a refresher on the rules of the game if needed at 6:30 p.m.


The Library Trustees Technology Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 21. The Board of Trustees next regular meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 24.