Local libraries welcome author Keith O’Brien on Oct. 28

 Photo Courtesy of Rainy Day Books (www.rainydaybooks.com)

Best-selling author Keith O’Brien, writer of “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History,” will visit the Fargo Air Museum next Monday at 7 p.m. for a presentation as part of the 2019 One Book, One Community reading project.

O’Brien’s visit is sponsored in partnership by the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo public libraries, Concordia College’s Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Livingston Lord Library, North Dakota State University Libraries and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

This event is free and open to the public. All seats are general admission, so seating is first come, first serve. A book signing is also planned and books will be available for purchase from Zandbroz Variety.

"Fly Girls” is the previously untold story of five remarkable female aviators, including Florence Klingensmith, a native of Oakport Township in Clay County, MN, who competed against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s.

This is the eighth year of the One Book, One Community reading project, which centers on the community-wide reading of a single book and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation along with a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages. For more information about the One Book, One Community reading project, visit www.1book1community.org or call the Main Fargo Public Library’s Information Desk at 701.241.1492.

This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library (major sponsor), the Fargo Air Museum, Concordia Cultural Events, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library and Moorhead Community Education.