Connections Author Chats are your chance to meet and talk to real authors who have written books about air and space!

These are not "book club" do not need to read the book in order to attend!

Chats are 1hr long and held via Zoom
Pre-registration required
FREE, donations accepted and appreciated!

Wednesday, May 19 | 4:00PM

Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien | Recommended ages: 9+

In 1928, less than a dozen American women had a government-issued pilot's license, making the few women who flew planes true radicals. Fly Girls tells that story, their story—the story of women fighting for the right to fly airplanes, winning the right to race them, and then beating the men in one of the most dangerous air races of them all. It was, for the female pilots, a stunning upset and one that proved what the women had known all along: They were just as good as the male pilots, maybe better. They belonged.

Join us for this chat with Keith O'Brien where he'll share more about the story of these amazing women and YOU, the participants, can follow along with a game of Author Chat Bingo!

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*Registration works best on a computer, not a mobile device

Want to buy a copy of Fly's available in our Museum Store!

Thursday, May 27 | 6:00PM

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck | Recommended ages: 14+

The Women with Silver Wings takes us alongside the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) from the Golden Age of Aviation in the 1930s, through the war years, and into their lives after the war. We get to know the women as they fly the fastest military planes of the war and cheer for them as they spend the 1970s fighting to not be forgotten. Their story inspires readers to learn more about these women and to follow their own dreams.

Join us for this chat with Katherine Sharp Landdeck, globally recognized expert on the WASP, where she'll share more about her experience researching and writing about the WASP.

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*Registration works best on a computer, not a mobile device

Want to buy a copy of The Women with Silver's available in our Museum Store!

Sunday, June 6 | 11:00AM

Ben Thompson, author of the Guts and Glory series | Recommended ages: 10+

Author Ben Thompson brings history to life for kids in his Guts and Glory collection with books that are packed with trivia, epic battles, and amazing illustrations. While there is no Guts and Glory: WWI book yet, Ben will be joining us with his historian hat on to share some of the classic highlights of WWI but also some of the lesser-known American WWI flying heroes.

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*Registration works best on a computer, not a mobile device

Want to check out another book Ben has written, Guts and Glory: World War's available in our Museum Store!

These events are for Connections members only. You will need your child's 7 digit Connections member number, which appears on their Boarding Pass, to register for this event. If you do not know their member number email us at or give us a call at 206-764-0278.