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Bookmarked: A Book Club for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bookmarked
Online
Join other teens and discuss the book The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae. Copies can be picked up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk, or via curbside hold pickup. Open to grades 6 - 12. No library card required.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. Instructions and a link to join the program via Webex will be sent to your email prior to the program.
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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 the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. 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! 

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Author Event - "The Stills" by Jess Montgomery

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Stills
Online
With compassion and insight, Jess Montgomery weaves a gripping mystery and portrait of community in The Stills, the powerful third novel in the Kinship series.

Ohio, 1927: Moonshining is a way of life in rural Bronwyn County, and even the otherwise upstanding Sheriff Lily Ross has been known to turn a blind eye when it comes to stills in the area. But when thirteen-year-old Jebediah Ranklin almost dies after drinking tainted moonshine, Lily knows that someone has gone too far, and―with the help of organizer and moonshiner Marvena Whitcomb―is determined to find out who.

But then, Lily’s nemesis, the businessman George Vogel, reappears in town with his new wife, Fiona. Along with them is also her former brother-in-law Luther Ross, now an agent for the newly formed Bureau of Prohibition. To Lily, it seems too much of a coincidence that they should arrive now.

As fall turns to winter, a blizzard closes in. Lily starts to peel back the layers of deception shrouding the town of Kinship, but soon she discovers that many around her seem to be betraying those they hold dear―and that Fiona too may have an agenda of her own.

Jess Montgomery is the author of the Kinship Historical Mysteries. Under her given name, she is a newspaper columnist, focusing on the literary life, authors and events of her native Dayton, Ohio for the Dayton Daily News.

Website, enewsletter subscription, blog, get books, Facebook, Bookbub, etc: 

Books:
THE STILLS (coming in hardcover, ebook, audio March 9, 2021)
THE HOLLOWS (available now in all formats)
THE WIDOWS (available now in all formats)

The event is free but registration is required to receive a Webex invitation. Please contact Debe Dockins (937-610-4429) or ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us with any questions. A link to purchase the book is in the registration confirmation. 



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Literary Shorts - The Eyes Have It

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 The Eyes Have It (1953) by Philip K. Dick. A little whimsy, now and then, makes for good balance. Theoretically, you could find this type of humor anywhere. But only a topflight science-fictionist, we thought, could have written this story, in just this way … Nobody blends satire and science fiction like renowned luminary of the genre Philip K. Dick. This short but utterly memorable tale tells the story of a man who is utterly convinced that the world is being overrun by aliens. Is he correct, or wildly off-base?

Please email or phone Debe Dockins (ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us or 937-610-4429) for a Webex invitation and text to the story.  
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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 the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. 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! 

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Page Turners/Book Ends - Virtual Book Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hidden Valley Road
Online
Join us for an online discussion of Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family (2020-Nonfiction/Biography) by Robert Kolker. (400 pages) Average rating 4.1/5 (41,143 ratings) on Goodreads. 

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Copies of the book are available in mid-February by visiting the front desk or via Curbside Hold Pickup at either Library. If wishing to pick up at Centerville, please contact ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. 
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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 the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. 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! 

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Author Event: Chuck Gabringer: Hockey in Dayton

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Event
Online
Join us for a virtual presentation of Hockey in Dayton: Images in Sports with author Chuck Gabringer. 

In the 1950s, crowds that equaled half the city of Troy's population filled the newly constructed 3,900-seat Hobart Arena to watch the area's first hockey team, the Troy Bruins, take the ice. In the 1960s and 1970s, fans packed one of hockey's great "barns," Hara Arena, to watch the Dayton Gems become one of the more well-known and successful franchises in all of professional hockey. In the 1990s and 2000s, it was the Dayton Bombers that reignited the area's love for hockey. Hockey in Dayton tells the story of the teams, players, people, and events that have permanently frozen hockey's place in the history of Dayton area sports.

Chuck Gabringer is a Dayton hockey historian and lifelong resident of the city. His family's ties to hockey date back to the beginning of the Dayton Gems in 1964. He was a member of the Dayton Hockey Hall of Fame election committee and one of the organizers of the Lefty McFadden College Hockey Invitational, which took place at the Ervin J. Nutter Center from 2002 to 2007.

This virtual program is free but requires a Webex invitation. Please register and you will be sent one. If you have any questions, please contact Debe at 937-610-4429. 
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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 Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day by Betty G. Birney. Once registered, please visit Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk starting February 25 to pick up your book and craft kit. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Cisco Webex. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Webex invite through email. 
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From Page to Screen - The Light Between Oceans

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
From Page to Screen
Online

In collaboration with the Enrichment Center at Washington Township's RecPlex, the Library hosts From Page to Screen. Each month we will read the book, watch the movie, and discuss! This program is currently being held virtually via Webex conference. Please email Debe Dockins at ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us for a Webex invitation. 

Read: The Light Between Oceans (Historical Fiction-2012) by M.L. Stedman. Moving his young bride to an isolated lighthouse home on Australia's Janus Rock where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore, a decision with devastating consequences.

Film: The Light Between Oceans (2016) - Running time: 2 hours, 22 minutes. Drama/Romance. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, and Jack Thompson. 

Copies of the book and film may be picked up as sets and will be available for pick-up in early March at the Woodbourne Library front desk (or Curbside Pickup). Copies may be sent to Centerville for pickup (either in person or Curbside Pickup) by calling Debe at 937-610-4429 or via email at ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us. Attendees should watch the film prior to the discussion.  


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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 Holes by Louis Sachar. We will also watch the movie Holes (Rated PG) virtually on Saturday, March 27 at 6:30PM. Copies of the book, movie, and treat bag will be available starting February 25 at either Children's Desk or for Curbside Hold Pickup at Woodbourne or Centerville Library. For grades 3 - 5. Registration is required. 

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


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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 the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. 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! 

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Bookmarked: A Book Club for Teens

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bookmarked
Online
Join other teens and discuss the book In the Red by Christopher Swiedler. Copies can be picked up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk, or via curbside hold pickup. Open to grades 6 - 12. No library card required.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. Instructions and a link to join the program via Webex will be sent to your email prior to the program.
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My Favorite Poem Project

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write!
Online
April is National Poetry Month. What better way to become acquainted with this genre than with a virtual poetry program with pre-invited readers including published poets, community leaders, students, and educators? Readers and poets include Kathy B. Austin, Steve Broidy, Grace Curtis, Barbara Dennison, David Lee Garrison, Betsy Hughes, Hania Itawi, Herbert Woodward Martin, Mark Metzger, Erica Manto Paulson, and Tiffany Shaw-Diaz.  Humorous, sad, whimsical, short, or long, we will have them. There will be an opportunity to purchase poets' collections, if you wish. Prepare to be inspired!

Please email or phone Debe Dockins (ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us or 937-610-4429) for a Webex invitation.
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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 the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. 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! 

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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Online

Join us via web conference to discuss Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip by Matthew Algeo.  Copies of the book are available at the Woodbourne Library.  Contact Gregg McCullough to receive the web conference information.

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Registration begins 3/11/2021 at 8:00 AM

Literary Shorts - Eve's Diary

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 "Eve's Diary" (1906) by Mark Twain. It is one of Twain's best stories, in which he addresses gender equity issues, using his iconic wit and satire. It is written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman in the Judeao-Christian creation myth, Eve, and is claimed to be "translated from the original." 

Please email or phone Debe Dockins (ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us or 937-610-4429) for a Webex invitation and text to the story.  
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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 the course of six weeks. 

These Next Chapter Book Club sessions will be hosted virtually through Webex. 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! 

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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! 

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