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Dayton Metro Library Screens "Tales of the City" Author Documentary

Armistead Maupin Autobiography Discussion in June

Dayton Metro Library hosts a free screening of the PBS Independent Lens documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, on Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street. The award-winning documentary examines the life and work of the creator of the popular “Tales of the City” books and mini-series, and features interviews with Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan.

“This is a funny and poignant look at the beloved author and his life at the edge of American culture, from the Vietnam War to San Francisco in the 1970s and beyond,” said Librarian Sarah Whalen. “Dayton Metro Library is pleased to host this kickoff to Dayton’s Pride Weekend along with ThinkTV.”

Ms. Whalen leads the Library’s LGBTQIA+ Book Club, which moves to its new home at the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, 24 N. Jefferson Street, on Monday, May 14, with a discussion of The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara.

“We hope that all the Armistead Maupin fans who enjoy the documentary on the 31st will join us for our discussion about his wonderful autobiography, Logical Family, on June 11,” said Whalen.

On July 9, the group is scheduled to talk about Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala, and on August 13 the book is Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady. All discussions begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Dayton LGBT Center, and are open to the adult public.

“Meeting at the LGBT Center allows our book discussion to be at the epicenter of Dayton’s LGBTQIA+ community,” said Whalen. “We hope this move will help grow the book club even more, and allow us to be of greater service to our fellow readers.”

For more information about the Maupin documentary or the LGBTQIA+ Book Club, visit or call 937.463.2556.

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