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BANNED BOOKS WEEK: OUR RIGHT TO READ

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Madden Hills
Banned books week is an annual event celebrating your freedom to read.  Books titles will be displayed that have been Banned or Challenged by various groups through the years.
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Burkhardt Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Looking to diversify your reading interests? Join our book club! Enjoy a lively discussion with a community of readers about titles you might not have picked for yourself. We will select, read, and discuss a different book every month. 
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R.E.A.D. Book Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Read, Eat, And Discuss a great book with the book discussion group shared by the Miami Township and Miamisburg Branch Libraries. This month's title is Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.  
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Registration is open

Book Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Northmont
Bring your lunch, listen to stories, and participate in a mystery activity. Dessert will be provided. For Ages 6-10. Registration is required.
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Mysteries under discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion! The leader will talk about the background of the author of each month's title, bring up questions to be discussed and have information about similar authors or titles that might be of interest. Refreshments suitable to the atmosphere of the book being discussed will be served.  Each month's title to be discussed will be available at the Brookville Library a month before the discussion. 
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Pub-Lit at Brixx

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Company American Grill. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month and have a drink or dinner while discussing an offbeat book.

August's book will be The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. 1st St., Dayton OH 45402, a few blocks from the Main Library.
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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks, and fun as we discuss the engaging book A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery.  We will be talking with the author via Skype! Books will be available a month prior to the scheduled discussion. New adult members welcome!
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Pizza, Pop & Plots

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Read the Book of the Month!  It's selected by other voracious Teen readers like you!  Then come eat pizza!  It's paid for by the Teen Librarian!  Meets for an hour--which means there's enough time for some book discussion and some kinda game or activity and a few leftover minutes to choose the book for next month!
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Book Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Come for books, snacks, and conversation.
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Books You Should've Read in High School

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Give a second chance to those books your high school English teacher forced you to read--no homework or quizzes this time!  Snacks on the book's theme will be provided. You can pick-up copies of the books at Burkhardt's Circulation Desk.
June: Emma by Jane Austen
July: My Brother Sam is Dead by James Collier
August: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
September: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
October: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
November: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
December: Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 
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New Lebanon Branch Library Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lebanon
Group Study A
Join us the first Monday of every month for lively book discussions that will include a variety of Fiction and Non-Fiction titles.  
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Teen Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Northwest
Conference Room
Read a book and come talk about it with some delicious pizza.
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Anything Goes Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Discuss what you've been reading this week at Anything Goes! Snacks provided. 
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Adult Book Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Meeting Room
We read a new book every month and get together to discuss it.  Come join the fun of reading books you may never have picked up unless you have someone to discuss it with.
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Adult Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Join in the conversation on this month's book.

May 11       Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
June 8        Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
July 13        Darktown by Thomas Mullen
August 10   Enchanted August by Brenda Bowen

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Sweet Reads

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Miamisburg
Sweet Reads is a book club for adults hosted by Dayton Metro Library at Bear Creek Donuts.  Each month we'll select a light, yet satisfying, read to discuss and pair it with a customized creation from Bear Creek Donuts.  Bear Creek Donuts is located at 80 S Main Street in Miamisburg. 
May - Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
June - All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O'Neal
July - Since You've Been Gone by Anouska Knight
August - The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinac
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3/4 Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Miamisburg
Star Theater

A book club for kids in 3rd and 4th grades. Join us for book discussion, snacks, games, crafts, and science activities. 

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LGBTQIA+ Book Club at Wheat Penny

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main
A book club for adults hosted by Dayton Metro Library at Wheat Penny Oven & Bar. Open to all who are interested in reading and discussing a diverse range of fiction and nonfiction books featuring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual characters and/or themes. Join us for our discussion with dinner or a drink on the second Monday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm. Wheat Penny is located at 515 Wayne Ave, Dayton, 45410.

Fall 2017 Titles


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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advance at the library.

May, 2017           The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

June, 2017           The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood

July, 2017             Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk  by Kathleen Rooney

August, 2017      Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard

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Tea & Mystery Book Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
A monthly book discussion featuring mystery novels with tea and light snacks served during each meeting.  Participants take turns facilitating the discussions and bringing treats. The title for August:  Darktown by Thomas Mullen.  Copies are reserved for participants at Huber Heights Branch Checkout Desk.
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Burkhardt Book Club

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Looking to diversify your reading interests? Join our book club! Enjoy a lively discussion with a community of readers about titles you might not have picked for yourself. We will select, read, and discuss a different book every month. 
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You Choose Book Club

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a different game, craft, or activity each month. For ages 10-14.  

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Mysteries under discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion! The leader will talk about the background of the author of each month's title, bring up questions to be discussed and have information about similar authors or titles that might be of interest. Refreshments suitable to the atmosphere of the book being discussed will be served.  Each month's title to be discussed will be available at the Brookville Library a month before the discussion. 
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Community Conversations: Books of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor, Rm 103
Awad Halabi, PH.D. Associate Professor and Coordinator of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Wright State University, leads the discussion about Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune, the 2014 Nonfiction Winner.

This fall, join area scholars and community readers at the Dayton Metro Library for wide ranging conversations about books written by authors honored by the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Engaging teachers from area universities will be joined by eminent Daytonians to talk about these works’ impact and artistry, essential themes, and connections to the authors’ other work, and the power of the written word to promote peace. If you’ve already read these authors, or are just thinking about doing so, these conversations will enrich your appreciation and understanding of these authors and their works.
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Proud Reads Book Club and Panel Event

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
A YA book club hosted by the West Carrollton library that is open to anyone in grades 9-12 wishing to read and discuss LGBTQ books. 

In addition to Proud Reads, we will be having an LGBTQ+ guest Panel. Panel participants will be there to answer questions about LGBTQ+ topics.

May: The Great American Whatever
by Tim Federle 

June: Cut Both Ways
by Carrie Mesrobian
 
 
JULY : Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
by Jaye Robin Brown 
 

AUGUST: When The Moon Was Ours
by Jenny Downham
 
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