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Author Event: "Miracles of Miracles: A Dayton, Ohio Man's Story of Holocaust Survival"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Survival itself was truly a miracle for young Samuel Heider who is now 95 and a Miami Valley resident. Forced to leave the idyllic fruit farm owned by his Jewish family in Poland during WWII, he was sent along with other family members to the Bialobrzegi ghetto. That confinement was just the beginning of a string of near-death experiences which he will recount for the public.

Join us to hear this remarkable man recount his life. This program is based on Heider's memoir of the same name written with local author Stevie Ann Kremer. The program is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating.

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Teen Make It: Harry Potter Potion Making

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Creativity Space
Recreate some of your favorite Harry Potter potions! You can make anything from Felix Felicis, Wolfsbane, and Skele-grow! Open to grades 6-12
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Jane Austen: Working Woman

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Jane Austen
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

"I must keep to my own style and go on in my own way."

The public is invited to meet Liz Philosophos Cooper, Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) President, as she presents Jane Austen: Working Woman. Miss Austen was a working woman and a dedicated professional writer. Cooper's illustrated talk will explore Austen's involvement in the business side of publishing her novels during a time of rampant financial instability. The Austen family were active participants in both war and finance and these two sectors intertwined in the story of her writing and publishing.

A cream tea will be served (compliments of the Dayton Chapter and the Library) and Jane Austen Books will be on hand to present exciting plans for the 2020 Annual General Meeting in Cleveland.

Attendees are encouraged to dress as Miss Austen would (in period costume) and registration is required to ensure sufficient refreshments (and seating). The event is open to all interested in the works of Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma.

Liz Philosophos Cooper became a second-generation JASNA member in 1992 and has actively devoted many years of service to the organization, most recently as Vice-President for regions. She is a contributing writer to Jane Austen's Regency World and co-edits the Wisconsin Region's A Year With Jane Austen calendar.

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Heartfulness Meditation Drop In

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Healthy Living
Woodbourne Library
Community Room - West Side only
Drop in to Woodbourne Library (either the Community Room or the Creativity Space) every Monday night until October 28th for a half-hour meditation session to help you de-stress, unwind, and rejuvenate. These sessions are a refresher of the Heartfulness Meditation classes. A new session of the five-week instruction class will begin in February 2020. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing, but no mats are needed. No registration is necessary.
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Teen Fright Night

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us after-hours for a spooky night of fun, including a library scavenger hunt in the dark, a costume contest, deliciously creepy food, and a frightening good time!  Costumes are highly encouraged!  Open to grades 6 - 12. 
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Heartfulness Meditation Drop In

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Healthy Living
Woodbourne Library
Community Room - West Side only
Drop in to Woodbourne Library (either the Community Room or the Creativity Space) every Monday night until October 28th for a half-hour meditation session to help you de-stress, unwind, and rejuvenate. These sessions are a refresher of the Heartfulness Meditation classes. A new session of the five-week instruction class will begin in February 2020. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing, but no mats are needed. No registration is necessary.
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NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party!

5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
NaNoWriMo
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Find out if you have what it takes to write a 50,000-word novel during November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Attend the Kick-Off Party, meet other writers, have refreshments, get inspired and win prizes! Bring your laptop!
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Bookmarked: A Book Club for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bookmarked
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Join other teens and discuss the book The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart while you enjoy Bill's Donuts! Copies of the book are available at the Children’s Desk; no library card required. Open to grades 6 - 12.
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Culture and Race: What Divides and Unites Us?

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion about culture and race in today's society. Based on the Tim Wise documentary "White Like Me", the Library is teaming up with the Weavers, a regional social action group, to host a three-part series on this topic in early 2020. This event will give a 'sneak peak' overview of that series with time for both presenters and audience members to share personal experiences of prejudice and/or historical perspectives. The program is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating and small group accessibility.
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Makeblock Robotics Boot Camp

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Attend this multi-day robotics workshop to learn about mechanical design and programming. This two part class includes one day of robot building and one day to program your robot. We will be meeting November 13th and 14th from 6-8 PM at the Centerville library. Participants will work in groups.  Open to participants 13+. Registration required. 
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Teen Make It: Zines

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Creativity Space
Create your very own zine! Work as a team to create your own story using magazine cutouts, web images, and other supplies, and display them at Woodbourne Library! The team with the best zine will win a prize!
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Disney Family Trivia Night

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Enjoy a family-friendly Disney-themed trivia night at the library! There will be six rounds with ten questions each. See if your family can be the top family! This program is for children in grades 3 - 12 and their families. Younger siblings are welcome. To register and to find out more information, please visit either Children's Desk or call (937) 433-8091 opt. 3.
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Totally Teen Tuesday: Board Games

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Eat snacks, win prizes, and have fun with your friends while you play new board games as well as some old school favorites!  Open to grades 6 - 12.
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Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Celebration Evening

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the winners and Honorable Mentions of the 14th Annual Dottie Yeck Good Life Award writing contest! Listen to nationally known speaker, author, consultant, and local resident Fran Kick as he puts his unique spin on life's perspectives and invites you to Kick It In! and Take the Lead. The top four writers will read their essays and refreshments will be served.

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Author Event: Marty Wingate with "The Bodies in the Library"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
The Library is thrilled to extend this special invitation to meet USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate as she launches her new cozy mystery series, The First Edition Library Mysteries. In The Bodies in the Library, the first book in this charming new series, Hayley Burke's fresh start as the curator of the First Edition Society's library in Bath, England, takes a rotten turn when a member of Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is found dead in the stacks. This event is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating. Perfect for holiday gift-giving, the author will be available to sign and sell copies of her book. 


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Bookmarked: A Book Club for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bookmarked
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Join other teens and discuss the book The Lost by Natasha Preston while you enjoy Bill's Donuts! Copies of the book are available at the Children’s Desk; no library card required. Open to grades 6 - 12.
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Writers Workshop: Revising and Editing with Martha Moody

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
USA Today Bestselling (and local) author Martha Moody (Best Friends, The Office of Desire, and Sharp and Dangerous Virtues) will conduct a workshop for writers on how to revise and edit their work. Coming on the heels of NaNoWriMo, this workshop is a MUST for any aspiring or established writer. The workshop is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating.
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Young Adult Recess

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Have fun and reconnect with friends while playing video games, eating snacks, and competing in some of your favorite throwback activities!  For ages 15-20.
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