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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fanny Seward: A Life
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 Fanny Seward: A Life (2015-Biography) by Trudy Krisher. The author will lead the discussion. Drawing on her diaries from 1858 to 1866, Krisher presents a biography of Fanny Seward (1844-1866), the daughter of Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of State William Seward, who survived an assassination attempt by John Wilkes Booth's conspirator Lewis Powell on the night of Lincoln's assassination. There are limited copies of this title available. If obtainable via SearchOhio, copies 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
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.

This month's featured authors:
  • Sazro Mahambrey, a professional photographer from Montgomery County. His featured book will be Bill's Donut Shop, c2017; and
  • John Lemmon from Preble County, who is a beer brewer, hop grower, and former bartender. His featured book will be Beer Makes Everything Better, c2016.
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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 Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar.

Raised by his grandparents on the Czech countryside and rising to the country's first astronaut, 
Jakub abandons his wife to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer by accepting a dangerous 
solo mission to Venus and encounters fantastical, philosophical elements before clashing with Russian rivals.

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

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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 Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis

The Barrowfields is a richly textured coming of age story about a boy who loses the larger-than-life lawyer/writer
 father that he grew up idolizing, subsequently leaves home in the NC mountains and spends years contending with 
forgiveness, falls in love, and finally returns.

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
River of Doubt
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 River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (2005-Nonfiction) by Candice Millard. In Millard's debut, she creates a stirring narrative of a real-life adventure that chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the little-known region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the dangerous conditions they faced -- white-water rapids, starvation, illness, jungle menaces, and Indian attacks -- to accomplish their goal. Copies of the book will be distributed at the January discussion and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Library Reference Desk after the that 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
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 this month will be:
  • Shelley Shepard Gray from Clermont County, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Her featured book is The Gift, c2017; and
  • Tanela Hicks from Montgomery County, who has loved books all her life and believes in their power to encourage, inspire, and transform. Her featured book is Dreams of the Heart, c2017.
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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
West with the Night
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 West with the Night (1942-Memoir) by Beryl Markham.  Markham describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlanta, east and west. Copies of the book will be distributed at the February discussion and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Library Reference Desk after the that 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
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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2nd Monday Authors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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.
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