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Create a Recycled Collage for Earth Day!

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room

Participants will create and paint a collage using recycled materials.


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Uplifting Lit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Basement

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 May 6 we’re talking about various books (your choice!) by Cathy Gohlke.  
Choose from:

Saving Amelie, The Secrets She Kept,  Promise Me This, Band of Sisters, or Until We Find Home.

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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Read Between the Wines at Ray's Wine Spirits Grill

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Bestselling author Fiona Barton's third novel, The Suspect, tells the story of two 18-year-old girls who go missing while backpacking in Thailand. Journalist Kate Waters jumps at the chance to cover the disappearance, in part because she hasn't heard from her own son since he went to Thailand two years ago. Are these two situations connected somehow?
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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 Socrates Cafe, or got to the Society for Philosophical Inquiry. 


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Uplifting Lit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Basement

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 June 3 we’re talking about "The Saturday Night Supper Club" by Carla Laureano:

Denver chef Rachel Bishop has accomplished everything she’s dreamed and some things she never dared hope, like winning a James Beard Award and heading up her own fine-dining restaurant. But when a targeted smear campaign causes her to be pushed out of the business by her partners, she vows to do whatever it takes to get her life back . . . even if that means joining forces with the man who inadvertently set the disaster in motion.

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
Angela Flournoy's debut novel, The Turner House was a National Book Award Finalist. From Amazon: "The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone-and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts-and shapes-their family's future."



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The World of Native Plants and Birds

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Council Chambers

Birds use native plants for food resources, nesting materials, nest placement, year-round habitats to live in and much, much more.  In turn, birds provide plants with a means to spread their seeds, protection from hungry caterpillars and insects, and other factors of ecological importance. The many interesting connections between plants and birds are strong and well developed.  Tom Hissong, Education Coordinator at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, will present a colorful PowerPoint program on the fascinating relationships between native plants and birds and how often times one group could not exist without the other.  A special discussion will focus on the use of native plants to enhance our home landscapes for birds.  

Tom Hissong has been an Interpretive Naturalist/Environmental Educator in Dayton area for nearly 41 years.  He retired from his position as Education Manager at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in 2017.  Previously he worked with Five Rivers MetroParks and the Dayton Museum of Natural History.  Tom graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in Environmental Education/Field Biology in 1976.  He is well known throughout the Dayton area for his expertise in ornithology and bird watching, and for his enthusiasm in teaching classes on natural history topics to all ages.  


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Read Between the Wines at Ray's Wine Spirits Grill

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Set in 1888 in San Francisco, Greer Macallister's Woman 99 is the tale of Charlotte, a young lady of privilege who gets herself committed to Goldengrove Asylum on purpose, in order to rescue her beloved sister, Phoebe, placed there by their parents. Charlotte discovers that many of the patients aren't insane but merely inconvenient. Will she expose the truth?
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