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Page Turners

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Interpreter of Maladies
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

Join us for a discussion of Interpreter of Maladies : stories (1999-Fiction) by Jhumpa Lahiri. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (2000), this stunning debut collection unerringly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations in stories that travel from India to America and back again. Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.

198 pages, 4.14/5 stars (out of 145,383 ratings on Goodreads). Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees at the August discussion, and limited copies will be available at the Woodbourne Front Desk after the discussion. Those needing special accommodations should contact the Library in advance at 435-3700.

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Another Round

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Relax with a coffee or a delicious pastry and an exciting book discussion. Join us as we discuss A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge!

When Neverfell, who has no memory, arrives in Caverna, her facial expressions make her very dangerous to the people who live with blank faces or pay dearly to learn to simulate emotions.

 Visit the Reference Desk at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library to snag a copy.
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Book Ends

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Interpreter of Maladies
Centerville Library
Conference Room

Join us for a discussion of Interpreter of Maladies : stories (1999-Fiction) by Jhumpa Lahiri. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (2000), this stunning debut collection unerringly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations in stories that travel from India to America and back again. Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.

198 pages, 4.14/5 stars (out of 145,383 ratings on Goodreads). Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees at the August discussion, and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Reference Desk after the discussion. Those needing special accommodations should contact the Library in advance at 435-3700.

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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age. For parents and children to enjoy together. For this month's meeting, please read your choice from the Who Would Win series by Jerry Pallotta. Pick up a copy of the book, while supplies last, at either Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information.


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Heads in Books

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

Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman. Pick up a copy of the book, while supplies last, at either Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information. For Grades 3 - 5.

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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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Booked for Lunch - 1

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Widows
Off-site
Smith House - Bill Yeck Park - 2230 E. Centerville Station Road

In partnership with the Centerville-Washington Park District and Centerville-Washington History, the Library co-hosts a lunchtime book discussion on historical topics. Some attendees choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert is provided. Please register for this program on the Park District's website at https://www.cwpd.org/programs-events/ or phone them at 937-433-5155. There is a second session at 1:30 PM at the Woodbourne Library (no registration necessary), if the 11:30 AM session is full.

Join us for a The Widows (2019-Historical Fiction) by Jess Montgomery. Inspired by the true story of Maude Collins, Ohio's first female sheriff, and prominent labor and community organizer Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones, Montgomery's debut novel features two tough-as-nails, strong-willed women whose empathy leaves a lasting impression. A simultaneous examination of women's rights, coal mining, prohibition, and Appalachian life, make this a fantastic choice for historical fiction fans." -- Library Journal (Starred Review). The author will facilitate the discussion.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the September session and limited copies will be available at the Woodbourne Library Front Desk after that discussion. This program is held at the historic Smith House (Bill Yeck Park) located at 2230 E. Centerville Station Road.


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Booked for Lunch - 2

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Widows
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

A second session has been added to this program. In partnership with the Centerville-Washington Park District and Centerville-Washington History, the Library co-hosts a book discussion on historical topics. Some attendees choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert is provided. No registration is required.

Join us for a The Widows (2019-Historical Fiction) by Jess Montgomery. Inspired by the true story of Maude Collins, Ohio's first female sheriff, and prominent labor and community organizer Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones, Montgomery's debut novel features two tough-as-nails, strong-willed women whose empathy leaves a lasting impression. A simultaneous examination of women's rights, coal mining, prohibition, and Appalachian life, make this a fantastic choice for historical fiction fans." -- Library Journal (Starred Review).

Copies of the book will be distributed at the September session and limited copies will be available at the Woodbourne Library Front Desk after that discussion. 


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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 Internment by Samira Ahmed 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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Uncorked

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Off-site
Rumbleseat Wine, 5853 Far Hills Ave.
Unwind with a glass of wine and a lively book discussion. Join us as we discuss We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin.

In a near-future South where an increasing number of people with dark skin endure cosmetic procedures to pass as white, a father embarks on an obsessive quest to protect his son, who bears a dark, spreading birthmark.

Visit the Reference Desk at the Centerville Library to inquire about obtaining a copy.
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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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Page Turners

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

Join us for a discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017-Fiction) by Lisa See. A powerful story about a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Lisa See paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region in China and, as with all of her novels (ex.: Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), delivers intricate relationships between women, with a special focus on the mother-daughter relationship.

384 pages, 4.24/5 stars (out of 51,693 ratings on Goodreads). Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees at the September discussion, and limited copies will be available at the Woodbourne Front Desk after the discussion. Those needing special accommodations should contact the Library in advance at 435-3700.

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Another Round

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Creativity Space
Relax with a coffee or a delicious pastry and an exciting book discussion. Join us as we discuss Dread Nation by Justina Ireland!

When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

 Visit the Reference Desk at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library to snag a copy.
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Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age. For parents and children to enjoy together. For this month's meeting, please read your choice from the The School Is Alive! by Jack Chabert. Pick up a copy of the book, while supplies last, at either Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information.


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Book Ends

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird lane
Centerville Library
Conference Room

Join us for a discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017-Fiction) by Lisa See. A powerful story about a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Lisa See paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region in China and, as with all of her novels (ex.: Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), delivers intricate relationships between women, with a special focus on the mother-daughter relationship.

384 pages, 4.24/5 stars (out of 51,693 ratings on Goodreads). Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees at the September discussion, and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Library Reference Desk after the discussion. Those needing special accommodations should contact the Library in advance at 433-8091.

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Heads in Books

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

Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry. Pick up a copy of the book, while supplies last, at either Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information. For Grades 3 - 5.

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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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Uncorked

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Off-site
Rumbleseat Wine, 5853 Far Hills Ave.
Unwind with a glass of wine and a lively book discussion. Join us as we discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. 

Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

Visit the Reference Desk at the Centerville Library to inquire about obtaining a copy.
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Booked for Lunch - Session 1

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Killers of the Flower Moon
Off-site
Smith House - Bill Yeck Park - 2230 E. Centerville Station Road

In partnership with the Centerville-Washington Park District and Centerville-Washington History, the Library co-hosts a lunchtime book discussion on historical topics. Some attendees choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert is provided. Please register for this program on the Park District's website at https://www.cwpd.org/programs-events/ or phone them at 937-433-5155. There is a second session at 1:30 PM at the Woodbourne Library (no registration necessary), if the 11:30 AM session is full. 

Join us for a discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (nonfiction-2017) by David Grann. Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 352 pages, Average rating 4.2/5 on Goodreads.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the October session and limited copies will be available at the Woodbourne Library Front Desk after that discussion. This program is held at the historic Smith House (Bill Yeck Park) located at 2230 E. Centerville Station Road.


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Booked for Lunch - Session 2

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Killers of the Flower Moon
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

A second session has been added to this program. In partnership with the Centerville-Washington Park District and Centerville-Washington History, the Library co-hosts a book discussion on historical topics. Some attendees choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert is provided. No registration is required.

Join us for a discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (nonfiction-2017) by David Grann. Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 352 pages, Average rating 4.2/5 on Goodreads.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the October session and limited copies will be available at the Woodbourne Library Front Desk after that discussion. 


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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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