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Myths and Truths about Coyotes

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Coyotes are everywhere today—including every town, city, and county in Ohio. People have a lot of questions about this new, large, somewhat scary animal now living in their midst, and this presentation will give a clear and accurate answer to every one of those questions. It will also give a closeup picture of the life and habits of a very unusual and extraordinary animal.
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Socrates Cafe

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Socrates Cafe  is an opportunity for ordinary people from different backgrounds to come together to wrestle with the Big Questions, such as "What is Truth? What gives life meaning? Who are we?" in a facilitated discussion led by library staff or a guest speaker. Topics will emerge from the interests of the participants. For more information, read the book Socrates Cafe: a Fresh Taste of Philosophy, by Christopher Phillips or go to the Society for Philosophical Inquiry @philosopher.org.  
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Creative Writing: Write Your Passion

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Assistant Professor Ken Hayes will lead you through an exploration of writing genres in order to help find your creative voice through writing. A perfect fall project to carry you through the winter months! Please register in advance.
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Uplifting Lit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Need some inspiration? Join us for "Uplifting Lit" - our book club that focuses on books in the Dayton Metro Library’s Inspirational Fiction collection. This collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as Amish fiction, Historical Christian fiction, Contemporary Christian fiction, Romance Christian fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy, and Mysteries. 

We meet the first Monday of every month. On November 4 we are talking about "The Medallion" by Cathy Gohlke. 

"An illuminating tale of courage, sacrifice, and survival, about two couples whose lives are ravaged by Hitler's mad war yet eventually redeemed through the fate of one little girl. 

Discover a type of fiction you may not have read before, but which is sure to lift your spirits! Feel free to bring books you would like to trade with other meeting members.

Copies of each month’s title will be available at the Northmont Branch a month in advance.  Subsequent titles will be available for check out at the end of each meeting. 

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Adult Book Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
In November we read about the real world of author Ann Patchett from her book, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. 
From her website:
Patchett's nonfiction essays, which started off as a means of keeping her fiction writing afloat, evolved over time into their own art–the art of telling the truth as opposed to the art of making things up. Bringing her narrative gifts to bear on her own life, Patchett uses insight and compassion to turn very personal experiences into essays that twine to create both a portrait of life and a philosophy of life. An examination of the things she is fully committed to, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir, a unique examination of the heart, mind, and soul of one of our most revered and gifted writers.
 
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Read Between the Wines at Ray's Wine Spirits Grill

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont

A multiple Young Adult award winner from 2018, Courtney Summers's novel Sadie tells the story of a teenage girl trying to bring her sister's killer to justice with the help of a radio personality who starts a true-crime podcast chronicling Sadie's investigative journey.  This book has been called electrifying, haunting, gripping, and dazzling!


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Socrates Cafe

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Socrates Cafe  is an opportunity for ordinary people from different backgrounds to come together to wrestle with the Big Questions, such as "What is Truth? What gives life meaning? Who are we?" in a facilitated discussion led by library staff or a guest speaker. Topics will emerge from the interests of the participants. For more information, read the book Socrates Cafe: a Fresh Taste of Philosophy, by Christopher Phillips or go to the Society for Philosophical Inquiry @philosopher.org.  
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Stirring Up Food and Memories

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Northmont
Community Room
A cookbook can contain more than recipes, it can be a historical document for your family. One that contains the stories behind the food. Preparing food and family dinners can evoke memories and emotions; as you eat, you may think of family, friends, and events related to those foods. Learn how to create and organize your own family cookbook to save not just recipes, but the memories of those important to you.
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Uplifting Lit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Need some inspiration? Join us for "Uplifting Lit" - our book club that focuses on books in the Dayton Metro Library’s Inspirational Fiction collection. This collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as Amish fiction, Historical Christian fiction, Contemporary Christian fiction, Romance Christian fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy, and Mysteries. 

We meet the first Monday of every month. On December 2 we are talking about "The Christmas Box" by Richard Paul Evans. 

An inspirational Christmas tale of a dying woman who convinces a busy shopkeeper in Utah to devote more time to his family because their love is God's greatest gift. 

Discover a type of fiction you may not have read before, but which is sure to lift your spirits! Feel free to bring books you would like to trade with other meeting members.

Copies of each month’s title will be available at the Northmont Branch a month in advance.  Subsequent titles will be available for check out at the end of each meeting. 

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Adult Book Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
We will read, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World.
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Read Between the Wines at Ray's Wine Spirits Grill

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont

Sarah Blake's new novel The Guest Book is a powerful, sweeping saga of three generations, from the 1930s to the present.  The story centers on Crockett Island, off the coast of Maine, and follows the Milton family as they confront issues and make choices, mirroring the historical changes and political dilemmas faced in America over decades.


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