Inspired by the Jules Verne novel of adventure and discovery, we invite you to an entertaining, enlightening, and free event at your local Library branch.
Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to 1 pm
Featuring author Marty Ohlhaut with Grace Ly
“Tent for Seven: A Camping Adventure Gone South Out West”
Marty Ohlhaut in collaboration with his daughter Grace Ly shares the story of an ill-fated vacation he and his family took thirty years ago in the Canadian Rockies. Through candor and wit reminiscent of Bill Bryson, Tent for Seven captures both the grandeur and the dangers of the wilderness as Marty learned just how much his wife and children meant to him—and how fragile life could be.
Featuring storyteller Elisha “Mother” Minter
Traditional African Storytelling and Drumming
Grab a free Library “passport” and register it for Lowe’s and other gift card drawings, enjoy a fun scavenger hunt created by Library staff, purchase a custom screenprinted tote or tee from Empire Printiong, and experience the new Main Library with an exclusive virtual reality tour — PLUS meet Library CEO Marcellus Turner a.k.a. MT!
STAY TUNED for news on other fun activities!
This event is generously sponsored by Lowe’s
…and be entered to win a Lowe’s gift card! Winners are announced during the event.
TENT FOR SEVEN:
A Camping Adventure Gone South Out West
About the Authors
Marty Ohlhaut worked for thirty-two years as a risk management partner with IBM and then spent the next twelve years teaching strategic execution courses around the world. He has traveled to forty-four countries as well as all fifty states, making him an encyclopedia of amazing stories and anecdotes. His many adventures include criss-crossing Asia, touring capital cities throughout Central and South America, roaming across sixteen European countries, and living on a boat in Alaska’s inside passage, fishing for weeks at a time. Marty and his wife, Joeline, have been married for over forty years and have five grown children and two grandchildren. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, they now live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Grace Ly (Marty’s daughter) worked for the American Red Cross and was stationed on military bases around the world. While living abroad in South Korea, Iraq and Germany, she traveled the world extensively, visiting more than thirty countries. She returned to the States and accepted an appointment at the White House to promote and foster a culture of service and volunteerism. She continued her own service to her country as an undercover officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. Returning to her passion, she rolled back her cover and became a feature story writer in the Office of Public Affairs at the CIA. Grace has written numerous articles and feature stories for the US military, the American Red Cross, the White House, and the CIA. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her British husband, young son, and Friesian horse.