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News - January 2, 2013

Talk on 'Dawn of Aviation'

Bay Area author Craig S. Harwood will discuss his new best-selling biography, "Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West," at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Menlo Park council chambers, 501 Laurel St. in Menlo Park.

The biography reveals the accomplishments of John J. Montgomery, who piloted the glider he designed in 1883, 20 years before the Wright brothers powered flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903. It also sheds new light on the reasons California was at the center of the American aviation industry from the beginning.

Mr. Harwood will sign copies of the book, co-authored with Gary B. Fogel, which will be for sale following his talk.

The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Van service is available for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 for van reservations.