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RESCHEDULED - Wright-Patt, Roswell & UFOs

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hangar 18
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
NOTE: Rescheduled for Saturday, November 4, from 1:30-3:30. We apologize for any inconvenience.
In July 1947, people believed they saw an unidentified flying object crash near Roswell, New Mexico. Within days, all items from that incident were confiscated by the U.S. military and are believed to be in permanent storage in Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Learn more about Wright-Patt's involvement from retired WPAFB engineer, Ray Szymanski.

Copies of Ray's book will also be available to purchase: Fifty Shades of Greys: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base & Beyond.
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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lincoln's Bodyguard
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://apm.activecommunities.com/cwpd/Activity_Search. You can also phone Centerville-Washington History at 937-433-0123 to register.

Join us for a discussion of Lincoln's Bodyguard (2015-Fiction) by TJ Turner. In Lincoln's Bodyguard, an alternate version of American history, President Lincoln is saved from assassination. Ultimately about forgiveness, the story culminates with an answer to the intriguing question from our nation's history. What would post-Civil War America look like if Lincoln had survived? Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees of the October discussion and limited copies available at the Centerville Reference Desk after the discussion. Those needing special accommodations should contact the Library in advance at 433-8091.

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NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party!

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
NaNoWriMo
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck 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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Registration is open

Book Fest: An Interview with Author Jill Santopolo

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Jill Santopolo is the author of the nationally and internationally bestselling novel The Light We Lost (Penguin Random House, May 2017), an extraordinary love story which has been translated into more than 30 languages. Santopolo will be interviewed by library staff about her writing process and more, followed by audience Q&A. Book sales immediately after in the library lobby. 

Offered in partnership by the Library and the Friends of WCPL, partners in support of this year's 2017 Jewish Cultural Arts & Book Festival. Free and open to the public but advance reservations are appreciated; coffee and donuts will be served.

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Wright-Patt, Roswell & UFOs

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hangar 18
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
In July 1947, people believed they saw an unidentified flying object crash near Roswell, New Mexico. Within days, all items from that incident were confiscated by the U.S. military and are believed to be in permanent storage in Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Learn more about Wright-Patt's involvement from retired WPAFB engineer, Ray Szymanski.

Copies of Ray's book will also be available to purchase: Fifty Shades of Greys: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base & Beyond.
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Come Write In! Sessions

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Come Write In!
Centerville Library
Conference Room
Find out if you have what it takes to write a 50,000-word novel during November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Each Monday during the month of November, adults are invited to visit the Centerville Conference Room and Come Write In! to write your novel. Refreshments are permitted in the room. WiFi and plenty of outlets. Seats 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 The Lucky Ones by Julianne Pachico.

Taking place in Colombia and New York City, The Lucky Ones is a prismatic tale of a group of characters whose 
lives intersect in often unexpected ways and whose stories, taken together, provide a lens on the intensity of 
life in Colombia during the violent years of guerrilla insurgencies and corruption. 

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

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Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary

All Day
Centerville Library
The Vietnam War is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series written by Geoffrey Ward and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The first episode premiered on PBS in September, 2017. The film tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. The Library will show all 10 segments in the program room which will simultaneously display our annual exhibit honoring our military veterans. Refreshments will be available. For School Children to Adults.

Episodes, Show Times, and Descriptions:

Thursday, November 9
1.  1:30-3 pm, Déjà Vu (1858-1961)/Ho Chi Minh, colonial occupation, the Cold War;
2.  3-4:30 pm, Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)/President Kennedy, growing Communist insurgency;
3.  4:30-6:30 pm, The River Styx (Jan. 1964-Dec. 1965)/South Vietnam chaos, US ground troops are deployed; 
4.  6:30-8:30 pm, Resolve (Jan. 1966-June 1967)/Not your father’s war; US antiwar movement.

Friday, November 10
5.  11:30 am-1 pm, This Is What We Do (July 1967-Dec. 1967)/Casualties grow, Hanoi plans attack;
6.  1-2:30 pm, Things Fall Apart (Jan. 1968-July 1968)/Tet offensive, Johnson presidency;
7.  2:30-4:30 pm, The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)/US demonstrations, Nixon’s war strategy;
8.  4:30-6:30 pm, The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)/US morale plummets, troop withdrawals;
9.  6:30-8:30 pm, A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)/POWs return to a divided country.

Sunday, November 12
10.  2-4 pm, The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)/Watergate, Nixon resigns and Saigon falls.
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Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary

All Day
Centerville Library
The Vietnam War is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series written by Geoffrey Ward and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The first episode premiered on PBS in September, 2017. The film tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. The Library will show all 10 segments in the program room which will simultaneously display our annual exhibit honoring our military veterans. Refreshments will be available. For School Children to Adults.

Episodes, Show Times, and Descriptions:

Thursday, November 9
1.  1:30-3 pm, Déjà Vu (1858-1961)/Ho Chi Minh, colonial occupation, the Cold War;
2.  3-4:30 pm, Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)/President Kennedy, growing Communist insurgency;
3.  4:30-6:30 pm, The River Styx (Jan. 1964-Dec. 1965)/South Vietnam chaos, US ground troops are deployed; 
4.  6:30-8:30 pm, Resolve (Jan. 1966-June 1967)/Not your father’s war; US antiwar movement.

Friday, November 10
5.  11:30 am-1 pm, This Is What We Do (July 1967-Dec. 1967)/Casualties grow, Hanoi plans attack;
6.  1-2:30 pm, Things Fall Apart (Jan. 1968-July 1968)/Tet offensive, Johnson presidency;
7.  2:30-4:30 pm, The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)/US demonstrations, Nixon’s war strategy;
8.  4:30-6:30 pm, The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)/US morale plummets, troop withdrawals;
9.  6:30-8:30 pm, A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)/POWs return to a divided country.

Sunday, November 12
10.  2-4 pm, The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)/Watergate, Nixon resigns and Saigon falls.
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Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Centerville Library
The Vietnam War is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series written by Geoffrey Ward and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The first episode premiered on PBS in September, 2017. The film tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. The Library will show all 10 segments in the program room which will simultaneously display our annual exhibit honoring our military veterans. Refreshments will be available. For School Children to Adults.

Episodes, Show Times, and Descriptions:

Thursday, November 9
1.  1:30-3 pm, Déjà Vu (1858-1961)/Ho Chi Minh, colonial occupation, the Cold War;
2.  3-4:30 pm, Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)/President Kennedy, growing Communist insurgency;
3.  4:30-6:30 pm, The River Styx (Jan. 1964-Dec. 1965)/South Vietnam chaos, US ground troops are deployed; 
4.  6:30-8:30 pm, Resolve (Jan. 1966-June 1967)/Not your father’s war; US antiwar movement.

Friday, November 10
5.  11:30 am-1 pm, This Is What We Do (July 1967-Dec. 1967)/Casualties grow, Hanoi plans attack;
6.  1-2:30 pm, Things Fall Apart (Jan. 1968-July 1968)/Tet offensive, Johnson presidency;
7.  2:30-4:30 pm, The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)/US demonstrations, Nixon’s war strategy;
8.  4:30-6:30 pm, The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)/US morale plummets, troop withdrawals;
9.  6:30-8:30 pm, A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)/POWs return to a divided country.

Sunday, November 12
10.  2-4 pm, The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)/Watergate, Nixon resigns and Saigon falls.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Monday Authors
Centerville Library
Library Lobby
Stop by on the 2nd Monday of each month and meet local authors in the Centerville Library lobby! Books will be available to purchase.

Appearing on November 13 from 1-3 p.m.:
  • Kristen Otte from Montgomery County. Her featured book will be Alien Kid, c2017, a new series for middle school readers; and
  • Katie Haines, also from Montgomery County, who writes for children ages 2-9. Her featured book will be Caution: I Bite!, c2016.
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Come Write In! Sessions

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Come Write In!
Centerville Library
Conference Room
Find out if you have what it takes to write a 50,000-word novel during November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Each Monday during the month of November, adults are invited to visit the Centerville Conference Room and Come Write In! to write your novel. Refreshments are permitted in the room. WiFi and plenty of outlets. Seats 12.
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Come Write In! Sessions

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Come Write In!
Centerville Library
Conference Room
Find out if you have what it takes to write a 50,000-word novel during November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Each Monday during the month of November, adults are invited to visit the Centerville Conference Room and Come Write In! to write your novel. Refreshments are permitted in the room. WiFi and plenty of outlets. Seats 12.
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No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Listen to first-hand stories from debut author Gunnery Sgt. L. Christian Bussler, (Ret.) who served in our military as a Mortuary Affairs Marine in the first three years of the Iraq War. His unique experiences put him and his fellow teammates directly into the path of war. You’ll hear stories that are never spoken, by a Marine who was there, to return the fallen home with honor. Copies of the author’s book, No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor, c2017, will be available to purchase.
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Come Write In! Sessions

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Come Write In!
Centerville Library
Conference Room
Find out if you have what it takes to write a 50,000-word novel during November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Each Monday during the month of November, adults are invited to visit the Centerville Conference Room and Come Write In! to write your novel. Refreshments are permitted in the room. WiFi and plenty of outlets. Seats 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 Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz
 
This debut novel takes place at the elite Seoul National University in 1970s South Korea during the final years of a repressive regime. The novel follows the fates of two women--Jisun, the daughter of a powerful tycoon, who eschews her privilege to become an underground labor activist in Seoul; and Namin, her best friend from childhood, a brilliant, tireless girl who has grown up with nothing, and whose singular goal is to launch herself and her family out of poverty.

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

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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2016 Year in Review
Off-site

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://apm.activecommunities.com/cwpd/Activity_Search. You can also phone Centerville-Washington History at 937-433-0123 to register.

December's discussion will be an overview of the selections for 201. Copies of January's title will be available at the Centerville Library Reference Desk after the December discussion. The programs are held at the historic Smith House (Bill Yeck Park) located at 2230 E. Centerville Station Road.


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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Monday Authors
Centerville Library
Library Lobby
Stop by on the 2nd Monday of each month and meet local authors in the Centerville Library lobby! Books will be available to purchase.

Appearing on December 11 from 1-3 p.m. are two authors with Christmas books just in time for the holidays:
  • Bob Welbaum, from Montgomery County. His featured book is The Cactus Who Wanted to Be a Christmas Tree, c2014; and
  • V.L. Marsell, also from Montgomery County. Her featured book is A Christmas Star Wish, c2016.
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