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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mobsters, Madams & Murder in Steubenville, OH
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 Mobsters, Madams & Murder in Steubenville, OH: The Story of "Little Chicago" (2014-Nonfiction) by Susan M. Guy. Gambling, prostitution, and bootlegging have been going on in Steubenville for well over one hundred years. Its Water Street red-light district drew men from hundreds of miles away, as well as underage runaways. The white slave trade was rampant, and along with all the vice crimes, murders became a weekly occurrence. Law enforcement seemed to turn a blind eye, and cries of political corruption were heard in the state capital. Newspapers nationwide would come to nickname this mecca of murder "Little Chicago."  Copies of the book will be distributed at the September discussion and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Library Reference Desk after 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.

A special nation-wide Indie Author Day event! Five indie authors will visit on October 8th from 1-3 PM in the Library lobby.
  • David Nolin from Montgomery County. His featured book will be Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie, c2018;
  • John F. Jung from Miami County. His featured book will be Joseph Shepherd, c2016;
  • Mary Lynn Mogan from Montgomery County. Her featured book will be My Dog Willie: Saying Goodbye, c2016;
  • Hyacinth Paul from Montgomery County. Her featured book will be Billy Jean The Cloud and Bill the Hawksbill Turtle, c2018; and
  • Jeff Ingalls from Warren County. His featured book will be Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Handbook, c2016. 
Learn more about Indie Author Day at indieauthorday.com.
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Growing Up Modern

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Hear a presentation by Elizabeth Garber, author of Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect's Daughter. Garber is the daughter of innovation modern architect and designer of the Woodbourne Library, Woodie Garber. Hear what it was like growing up Modern in the 1960s in Glendale. Book sales and signing following the presentation.
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Our Library's Great American Read Closing Event

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Join us at our closing event of the Great American Read! We'll compare our own votes to the winner chosen nationwide and talk about the whole process.  Refreshments will be served.
Note: At this time, PBS is scheduled to announce America's choice on nationwide TV on Tuesday, October 23. Our closing night might change if PBS revises its schedule. We'll keep our website updated if there are any changes. #GreatReadPBS.
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NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party!

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
NaNoWriMo
Woodbourne Library
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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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Dayton Flight Factory
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 The Dayton Flight Factory: The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation (2014-Nonfiction) by local author Timothy R. Gaffney (author scheduled to lead discussion). The Wright brothers are known around the world as the inventors of the airplane. But few people (except in Dayton) know the brothers invented it in Dayton, not in North Carolina. Efforts to preserve historic places in the Dayton region where the brothers lives and worked are paying off. In this book, the author uses historical research and today's aviation heritage sites to retell the story of the Wright brothers from a hometown perspective. Copies of the book will be distributed at the October discussion and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Library Reference Desk after 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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Creative Writing Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NaNoWriMo
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Revising and editing your own writing can be tough (attention: NaNoWriMo writers!). Dr. Meredith Doench, Lecturer of Composition, Literature and Creative Writing in the Department of English at the University of Dayton (and a published author) will help guide writers through this process. Bring your work and prepare to take notes.
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Booked for Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2016 Year in Review
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.

December's discussion will be a carry-in luncheon and review of the books the group read in 2018. 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
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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