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Posted on: October 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Explore @ Your Library

The York County Public Library introduces the Explore @ Your Library series in 2018. Explore @ Your Library features monthly sessions exploring a variety of interests, hobbies, skills, and more.

November is National Novel Writing Month!

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month at the Tabb Library during November. Find inspiration in our writing zone in the Quiet Study Room. Challenge yourself with writing prompts, and add to our crowdsourced story. For more details, call 757-890-5120.

Explore the Airship Roma Disaster

In 1921, the then-United States Army Air Service embarked on a grand experiment to add airships to the fleet. When the experiment failed in a fiery disaster that claimed the lives of 34 servicemen, the event was soon forgotten. Join author & historian Nancy E. Sheppard on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Yorktown Library to rediscover this lost local tragedy. Books will be available for sale after the program. 

Nancy E. Sheppard is a local author and historian. She has written two books: The Airship ROMA Disaster in Hampton Roads (2016) and Hampton Roads Murder & Mayhem (2018). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from American Military University and is the local history staff writer for the Yorktown Crier-Poquoson Post newspaper. Aside from researching and writing history, Ms. Sheppard enjoys lecturing about history, photography, a historical preservation advocate, and a lighter-than-air & early aviation enthusiast. She also advocates for military families with special needs and the awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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