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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Facebook
Join us Monday nights at 7pm 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 - Bewilderment

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bewilderment
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of Bewilderment (2021-Science Fiction) by Richard Powers. (3.97/5 of 3,398 ratings on Goodreads) 278 pp. 

After the death of his wife, astrobiologist Theo Byrne struggles to raise seesawing nine-year-old son Robin, who thoughtfully paints picture of endangered species but recently clobbered a friend in the face and may be expelled from school. Theo wants to avoid putting Robin on psychoactive drugs, instead pursuing an experimental neurofeedback treatment involving use of the recorded patterns of his mother's brain. Pulitzer Prize winner Powers again considers our place in this imperiled world, addressing how we help our children.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the July meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in regular print, large print, eBook, and eAudiobook. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

Per CDC guidelines, masks are now optional for in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled. 
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Book Ends - Bewilderment

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bewilderment
Centerville Library
Conference Room
Join us for a discussion of Bewilderment (2021-Science Fiction) by Richard Powers. (3.97/5 of 3,398 ratings on Goodreads) 278 pp. 

After the death of his wife, astrobiologist Theo Byrne struggles to raise seesawing nine-year-old son Robin, who thoughtfully paints picture of endangered species but recently clobbered a friend in the face and may be expelled from school. Theo wants to avoid putting Robin on psychoactive drugs, instead pursuing an experimental neurofeedback treatment involving use of the recorded patterns of his mother's brain. Pulitzer Prize winner Powers again considers our place in this imperiled world, addressing how we help our children.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the July meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in regular print, large print, eBook, and eAudiobook. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

Per CDC guidelines, masks are now optional for in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled. 
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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Facebook
Join us Monday nights at 7pm 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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From Page to Screen - "A Time to Kill"

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
A Time to Kill
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

In collaboration with the Joyce Young Enrichment Center at Washington Township's RecPlex, the Library invites you to read the book, join us for the movie (and snacks), and then we'll discuss both! 

Read: A Time to Kill (1989-Legal Thriller/Fiction) by John Grisham. 672 pp (4.09/5).  Before "The Firm" and "The Pelican Brief" made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice. Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as the young defense attorney struggles to save his client's life, and then his own.

Film: A Time to Kill (1996) with a running time of 2 hours/29 minutes. MPAA rated R for racial violence (including a cross burning) and the use of guns/weapons; characters are killed, and the rape scene is very upsetting. Characters swear ("s--t" and more) and use racially charged slurs (the "N" word); they also drink and smoke. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Copies of this book will be distributed at the previous month's film showing. Books will also be available for pick up at Woodbourne Library. For pick up at Centerville, please contact Debe at 937-610-4429 or ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. Registration is not required and the program is free. 

Per CDC guidelines, masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled. 

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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Facebook
Join us Monday nights at 7pm 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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Bookmarked: Teen Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Join in the discussion and celebrate Banned Books Week with Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places while snacking on Bill's Donuts. Copies of the book are available for pickup at the Children's Desk at Centerville or Woodbourne Library. For Grades 6 - 12. Registration required.

Following CDC guidelines, masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled.
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Jane Austen Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Whether reading her for the first time or revisiting her work, join this book club to discuss all six of Jane Austen’s novels as well as her short and incomplete works.

Join us for the fourth meeting as we discuss Emma. “Depicts the rich and beautiful Emma Woodhouse whose matchmaking schemes cause many complications.”

Visit the front desk at either library to inquire about obtaining a book, or borrow an ebook copy through our eCollection (https://clc.overdrive.com/search?query=emma+jane+austen)

Masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled.
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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us to discuss Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica with the discussion led by the author, Rebecca E. F. Barone.  Copies of Race to the Bottom of the Earth will be available at the August meeting and at both libraries prior to the September meeting.

“In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, another intrepid explorer, Roald Amundsen, set his sights on the same goal. Suddenly two teams were vying to be the first to make history—what was to be an expedition had become a perilous race.
"In 2018, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first unaided, unsupported solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. But little did he know that athlete Colin O’Brady was training for the same trek—and he was determined to beat Louis to the finish line." – Goodreads

Masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled.
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RecPlex Book Club

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Off-site
Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
September book: Woolly by Ben Merich

RecPlex members enjoy a book discussion led by a librarian and co-sponsored with Washington Township. Membership to RecPlex is required to attend this club. Check the Washington Township website for details about membership. 
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Registration is open

Literary Shorts (Virtual) - Two Shorts by Jamie Lyn Smith

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Township by Jamie Lyn Smith
Online
A short story is a piece of fiction designed to be read in one sitting. It is perfect for people who love to read but do not have a lot of time -- simply satisfying and, typically, between 5K and 10K words.

Literary Shorts will discuss "A Line of Four Silver Maples" and "Gimme Shelter" from Jamie Lyn Smith's debut short story collection Township. Set in Appalachian Ohio, Smith's collection explores a region and the rotating cast of characters who call it home. With honesty and empathy, Smith closely examines the strains that intimate family ties put on lives worn raw by collective history. Ultimately, the nine stories in Township interrogate the notion of reconciliation, examining whether people can truly change and if forgiveness is possible. 

The author will visit the Woodbourne Library Tuesday, October 4, 7-8 p.m., in conversation with Claire Myree. To register for that program, visit the event page Register

Jamie Lyn Smith is a writer, editor, and teacher. She earned her BA in English and Theatre from Kenyon College, her Masters in Education from Fordham University, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Ohio State. Jamie Lyn is the Fiction Editor and Chief Operations Officer at BreakBread Magazine and a Consulting Editor for the Kenyon Review. Her work has appeared in The PinchThe Mississippi Review, The Kenyon Review, American Literary Review, Yemassee, Bayou, and other fine literary magazines. Her short story collection, Township, debuted from Cornerstone Press in January 2022. She is currently writing "Hometown," a novel about millennial crises and the rise of white nationalism in the rural Midwest, for which she received a 2020 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.

Please register for a Zoom invitation link and text file of the story or contact Debe Dockins - ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us.  
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Uncorked

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Off-site
Rumbleseat Wine, 101 E. Alex Bell Rd #118
Unwind with a glass of wine and a lively book discussion. Join us as we discuss What The Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris.
We will be meeting at Rumbleseat Wine, 101 E. Alex Bell Rd., #118, Centerville.

“A coming-of-age novel told from the perspective of an eleven-year-old over the course of a single summer, as she tries to make sense of her new life with her estranged grandfather and sister after the death of her father and disappearance of her mother.”

Visit the front desk at either library to inquire about obtaining a book.
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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Facebook
Join us Monday nights at 7pm 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 - "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek"

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (2019-Historical Fiction) by Kim Michele Richardson. (4.23/5 of 152,839 ratings on Goodreads) 309 pp. 

Cussy Mary Carter knows no one will want to marry her with her blue skin, a rare hereditary condition sometimes found in the mountains of Kentucky. She prefers it that way, since a married woman cannot work for the WPA, and being a Pack Horse librarian is the one light in her lonely, hardscrabble life. But her coal-miner father wants Cussy to be taken care of, which leads to a disastrous, mercifully brief marriage. Now the Widow Frazier—though she prefers what her young patrons call her, the Book Woman—is free to deliver scant reading materials to the most remote hollows of Troublesome Creek. 

Though Richardson's latest (after The Sisters of Glass Ferry, 2017) is essentially about the power of reading and libraries, it also explores the extreme rural poverty of 1930s Appalachia and labor unrest among coal miners. Readers will respond to quiet Cussy's steel spine as she undergoes cruel medical tests to cure her blueness, and book groups who like to explore lesser-known aspects of American history will be fascinated.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the August meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in regular print, large print, eBook, and eAudiobook. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

Per CDC guidelines, masks are now optional for in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled. 
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Book Ends - "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek"

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Centerville Library
Conference Room
Join us for a discussion of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (2019-Historical Fiction) by Kim Michele Richardson. (4.23/5 of 152,839 ratings on Goodreads) 309 pp. 

Cussy Mary Carter knows no one will want to marry her with her blue skin, a rare hereditary condition sometimes found in the mountains of Kentucky. She prefers it that way, since a married woman cannot work for the WPA, and being a Pack Horse librarian is the one light in her lonely, hardscrabble life. But her coal-miner father wants Cussy to be taken care of, which leads to a disastrous, mercifully brief marriage. Now the Widow Frazier—though she prefers what her young patrons call her, the Book Woman—is free to deliver scant reading materials to the most remote hollows of Troublesome Creek. 

Though Richardson's latest (after The Sisters of Glass Ferry, 2017) is essentially about the power of reading and libraries, it also explores the extreme rural poverty of 1930s Appalachia and labor unrest among coal miners. Readers will respond to quiet Cussy's steel spine as she undergoes cruel medical tests to cure her blueness, and book groups who like to explore lesser-known aspects of American history will be fascinated.

Copies of the book will be distributed at the August meeting and, afterward, are available by visiting the front desk at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library. The title is available in regular print, large print, eBook, and eAudiobook. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

Per CDC guidelines, masks are now optional for in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled. 
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From Page to Screen - "Little Women"

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Little Women
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

In collaboration with the Joyce Young Enrichment Center at Washington Township's RecPlex, the Library invites you to read the book, join us for the movie (and snacks), and then we'll discuss both! 

Read: Little Women #1 (1862-Fiction) by Louisa Mae Alcott. 449 pp (4.12/5 of 1,965,682 ratings).  Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

Film: Little Women (2019) with a running time of 2 hours/25 minutes. Rated PG for thematic elements and brief smoking.  Directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, and Laura Dern.

Copies of this book will be distributed at the previous month's film showing. Books will also be available for pick up at Woodbourne Library. For pick up at Centerville, please contact Debe at 937-610-4429 or ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. Registration is not required and the program is free. 

Per CDC guidelines, masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled. 

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Registration begins 8/27/2022 at 8:00 AM

Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! In this book club for children and their grown-up(s), you will enjoy a fun discussion, games, and a craft. For this month's meeting, please read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Children's Desk at Centerville or Woodbourne Library starting August 29. Registration required.

Following CDC guidelines, masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled.
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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Facebook
Join us Monday nights at 7pm 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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Registration begins 8/30/2022 at 8:00 AM

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 Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Children's Desk at Centerville or Woodbourne Library starting August 30. For Grades 3 - 5. Registration required. 

Following CDC guidelines, masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled. 


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Uncorked

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Off-site
Rumbleseat Wine, 101 E. Alex Bell Rd #118
Unwind with a glass of wine and a lively book discussion. Join us as we discuss Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. We will be meeting at Rumbleseat Wine, 101 E. Alex Bell Rd, #118, Centerville. 

“Two estranged siblings try to reclaim the closeness they once shared while trying to piece together their late mother’s story and fulfill her last request of sharing a traditional Caribbean black cake ‘when the time is right.’” 

Visit the front desk at either library to inquire about obtaining a book.
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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us as we discuss The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russel. Copies of The Ship of Dreams will be available at the September meeting and at both libraries prior to the October Meeting.

“In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to experience the height of luxury – first class passage on “the ship of dreams,” the RMS Titanic: Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; son of the British Empire, Tommy Andrews; American captain of industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish-American immigrant Ida Straus; and American model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Within a week of setting sail, they were all caught up in the horrifying disaster of the Titanic’s sinking, one of the biggest news stories of the century. Today, we can see their stories and the Titanic’s voyage as the beginning of the end of the established hierarchy of the Edwardian era.” – Goodreads

Masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled.
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RecPlex Book Club

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Off-site
Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
October Book: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

RecPlex members enjoy a book discussion led by a librarian and co-sponsored with Washington Township. Membership to RecPlex is required to attend this club. Check the Washington Township website for details about membership.
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Registration begins 9/1/2022 at 8:00 AM

Bookmarked: Teen Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Join the Bookmarked book club for Bill's Donuts and discussion on Neal Shusterman's Game Changer. Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Children's Desk at Centerville or Woodbourne Library starting September 1. For Grades 6 - 12. Registration required.

Following CDC guidelines, masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled.
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Jane Austen Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Whether reading her for the first time or revisiting her work, join this book club to discuss all six of Jane Austen’s novels as well as her short and incomplete works.

Join us for the fifth meeting as we discuss Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon. “Three short works experimenting with a variety of different literary styles and exploring a range of social classes and settings.”

Visit the front desk at either library to inquire about obtaining a book.

Masks are now optional at in-person library programs held indoors. Please do not participate if you feel ill or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If conditions warrant, programs may be offered virtually or cancelled.
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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online
Facebook
Join us Monday Nights at 7pm 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!

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