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Page Turners - Nine Perfect Strangers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nine Perfect Strangers
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of Nine Perfect Strangers (2018-Fiction) by Liane Moriarty. Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made Liane Moriarty's writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

Copies of the book are available in mid-September by visiting the front desk at Woodbourne Library. If wishing to pick up at Centerville, please contact ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. Those attending the program will receive the next month's book. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

NOTE: This program is being offered in person at the Woodbourne Library. Effective September 1, masks are required 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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Book Ends - Nine Perfect Strangers

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Nine Perfect Strangers
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
PROGRAM AT WOODBOURNE FOR OCTOBER ONLY. Join us for a discussion of Nine Perfect Strangers (2018-Fiction) by Liane Moriarty. Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made Liane Moriarty's writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

Copies of the book are available in mid-September by visiting the front desk at Woodbourne Library. If wishing to pick up at Centerville, please contact ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. Those attending the program will receive the next month's book. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

NOTE: Masks are required 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 - 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! 

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Next Chapter Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
A community-based literacy program for those with developmental disabilities, the club promotes literacy, social connections, and inclusion for teens and adults. Guided by librarians and adult volunteers, participants read a book together and discuss it as a group over a period of weeks. 

This session of Next Chapter Book Club will be hosted virtually! Registration is required. Contact Jenny Catri at jcatri@wcpl.lib.oh.us for more information or questions. 
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Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! Join our book club for some reading with other kids your age. For parents and children to enjoy together. For this month's meeting, please read Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini. Once registered, please visit Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk starting September 29 to pick up your book and craft kit. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Zoom. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Zoom invite through email. 
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From Page to Screen - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
From Page to Screen
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

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

Read: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011-Fiction) by Ransom Riggs. 352pp. (3.91/5 average of 1,067,286 ratings on Goodreads). A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Film: Same title. (2016 with a running time of 2 hours/12 min.) Rated PG-13 for Rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, and Rupert Everett. 

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. 

Effective September 1, masks are required 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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Heads in Books

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Online
Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe. Copies of the book will be available starting September 30 at either Children's Desk at Woodbourne or Centerville Library. For grades 3 - 5. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Zoom. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Zoom invite through email. 


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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 Comes After by Joanne Tompkins. We will be meeting at Rumbleseat, 101 E. Alex Bell Rd, #118, Centerville.

“The grieving single parents of two recently deceased teenage boys forge an unexpected bond over the appearance of a mysterious pregnant girl who offers insight into the tragedy.”

Visit the Front Desk at the Woodbourne Library to inquire about obtaining a copy.

Effective September 1, masks are required 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 as we discuss the book Grant by Ron Chernow.  We will begin discussing the book at the October meeting and continue the discussion at the November meeting.  Copies of Grant will be available at the Woodbourne Library in early September.

"Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency." - Penguin-Random House's Website

Effective September 1, masks are required 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 Discussion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Off-site
Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
November Book: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano 

RecPlex members enjoy a book discussion lead 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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Next Chapter Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
A community-based literacy program for those with developmental disabilities, the club promotes literacy, social connections, and inclusion for teens and adults. Guided by librarians and adult volunteers, participants read a book together and discuss it as a group over a period of weeks. 

This session of Next Chapter Book Club will be hosted virtually! Registration is required. Contact Jenny Catri at jcatri@wcpl.lib.oh.us for more information or questions. 
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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 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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Registration is open

Next Chapter Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
A community-based literacy program for those with developmental disabilities, the club promotes literacy, social connections, and inclusion for teens and adults. Guided by librarians and adult volunteers, participants read a book together and discuss it as a group over a period of weeks. 

This session of Next Chapter Book Club will be hosted virtually! Registration is required. Contact Jenny Catri at jcatri@wcpl.lib.oh.us for more information or questions. 
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Registration is open

Literary Shorts (Virtual) - Two short stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Literary Shorts
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.

Join us for a discussion of two short stories from Lucy Maud (L.M.) Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The first story is "Aunt Susanna's Thanksgiving Dinner" and the second, "The Gossip of Valley View."

Please register for a Zoom invitation link and text/audio file of the story.  
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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 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 - The Four Winds

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Four Winds
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a discussion of The Four Winds (2021-Historical Fiction) by Kristin Hannah. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.

In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. 464 pp. (4.33 out of 5.0 with 262,734 ratings on Goodreads).

Copies of the book are available in mid-October by visiting the front desk at Woodbourne Library. If wishing to pick up at Centerville, please contact ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. Those attending the program will receive the next month's book. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

NOTE: This program is being offered in person at the Woodbourne Library. Masks are required 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 is open

Next Chapter Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
A community-based literacy program for those with developmental disabilities, the club promotes literacy, social connections, and inclusion for teens and adults. Guided by librarians and adult volunteers, participants read a book together and discuss it as a group over a period of weeks. 

This session of Next Chapter Book Club will be hosted virtually! Registration is required. Contact Jenny Catri at jcatri@wcpl.lib.oh.us for more information or questions. 
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Registration is open

Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! In this book club for children and parents to enjoy together, expect fun discussion, games, and a craft. For this month's meeting, please read Aven Green: Sleuthing Machine by Dusti Bowling. Once registered, please visit Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk starting October 28 to pick up your book and craft kit. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Zoom. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Zoom invite through email. 
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Book Ends - The Four Winds

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Four Winds
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Join us for a discussion of The Four Winds (2021-Historical Fiction) by Kristin Hannah. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.

In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. 464 pp. (4.33 out of 5.0 with 262,734 ratings on Goodreads).

Copies of the book are available in mid-October by visiting the front desk at Woodbourne Library. If wishing to pick up at Centerville, please contact ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. Those attending the program will receive the next month's book. No registration is necessary, but participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending the discussion. 

NOTE: This program is being offered in person at the Centerville Library. Masks are required 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 is open

Heads in Books

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Online
Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day. Copies of the book will be available starting October 29 at either Children's Desk at Woodbourne or Centerville Library. For grades 3 - 5. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Zoom. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Zoom invite through email. 


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Afterwords

7:00 PM - 9:00 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 - 9:00 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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us for a recap of the books we read this year and to celebrate the holidays.  Copies of January's title will be available at the Woodbourne Library following the December meeting.

Effective September 1, masks are required 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 Discussion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Off-site
Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
December Book: Seven Days of Us by Fransesca Hornak

RecPlex members enjoy a book discussion lead 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

Next Chapter Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online
A community-based literacy program for those with developmental disabilities, the club promotes literacy, social connections, and inclusion for teens and adults. Guided by librarians and adult volunteers, participants read a book together and discuss it as a group over a period of weeks. 

This session of Next Chapter Book Club will be hosted virtually! Registration is required. Contact Jenny Catri at jcatri@wcpl.lib.oh.us for more information or questions. 
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