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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 bringing treats.  Our title for February is The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth.  
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R.E.A.D. Book Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Read, Eat, And Discuss a great book with the book discussion group. This month's title is  Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. 
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Northwest Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room A
February: Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at a local restaurant each month.  February's title is Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow, the 2019 Non-Fiction Winner. Discussion will take place at Lily's Bistro.   Lily's Bistro is located at 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402, a few blocks from the Main Library.  

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Please join our discussion of the winners and runner-up titles from 2019: 

January  21 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Lifetime Achievement Award N. Scott Momaday - House Made of Dawn at Wheat Penny
February 25 Non- Fiction Winner: Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow at Lily’s Bistro
March 24   Fiction Winner:  What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde at Wheat Penny
April 28  Non-Fiction Runner-up: Tigerland by Wil Haygood  at Carillon Tavern
May 26 Fiction Runner-Up: The Overstory by Richard S. Powers at Wheat Penny

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Mysteries Under Discussion

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!  Each month's title to be discussed will be available at the Brookville Library a month before the discussion and most are available for download as an ebook or eaudiobook from the library's website. 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. We close with recommendations from the group about what else they have been reading.  Refreshments suitable to the atmosphere of the book being discussed will be served. 
The mystery for February is The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
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Wilmington-Stroop Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Join us for snacks and book discussion.  Ask us for title.
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Registration is open

Inspiring Reads

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Council Chambers

Need some inspiration? Join us for “Inspiring Reads” – our book club that focuses on inspiring stories, both fiction and nonfiction in the Dayton Metro Library’s collection.

We meet the first Monday of every month. On March 2nd we will be reading Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke who will be joining us via Skype to discuss the book. 

From goodreads.com: All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte’s death, Hannah unlocks secrets of her mother’s mysterious past, including the discovery of a grandfather living in Germany. Copies of each month’s title will be available at the Northmont Branch a month in advance. Subsequent titles will be available for checkout at the end of each meeting.

Join us for next month’s book The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.


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New Lebanon Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us the first Tuesday of every month for lively book discussions that will include a variety of Fiction and Non-Fiction titles.  We will be reading the following books:  January - Tender at the Bone:  Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl, February - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson, March - A Fire Story by Brian Fies, and April - The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell.
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Pub-Lit at Brixx

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
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.

March's book will be Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

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

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
This book club meets once a month for lively discussion, snacks and fun as we discuss books of special interest to the group. Adult Book Discussion books will be announced and available one month prior to the scheduled discussion. New adult members welcome!
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Let's Talk: Book Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Westwood
Adult Area
All are welcome to our lively book discussion over the selected book of the month
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Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion on a great work of fiction (and sometimes a non-fiction title)!
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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
A book discussion group open to adults who are interested in reading and discussing a diverse range of fiction and nonfiction books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and/or themes. Join us for our discussion on the second Monday of each month, 7:00-8:30 pm at the Main Library in the Bassani Theater on the Third Floor.

Mar 9th - Jonny Appleseed
Apr 13th - 57 Bus
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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
West Carrollton
Conference Room
Come for books, snacks, friendly conversation and fun!
Copies of the next book will be provided to group members at the branch, at the book club meetings, or contact Karen at KFindlay@DaytonMetroLibrary.org to arrange to get a copy.
January title:  The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
February title:  The Huntress by Kate Quinn
March title:  Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
April title:  Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow

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Adult Book Discussion

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
We will read The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah.

Author Summary: "Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier."

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
We will read The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel

Author Summary: "Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for twenty-seven years, making this dream a reality — not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own."

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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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 bringing treats.  Our title for March is The Chain by Adrian McKinty.   
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R.E.A.D. Book Discussion

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Read, Eat, And Discuss a great book with the book discussion group. This month's title is  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. 
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Northwest Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room A
March: The life we bury by Allen Eskens
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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at a local restaurant each month.  March's title is What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde, 2019 Fiction Winner. Discussion will take place at Wheat Penny restaurant. Wheat Penny is located at 515 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH 45410, a few blocks from the Main Library.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Please join our discussion of the winners and runner-up titles from 2019: 

January  21 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Lifetime Achievement Award N. Scott Momaday - House Made of Dawn at Wheat Penny
February 25 Non- Fiction Winner: Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow at Lily’s Bistro
March 24   Fiction Winner:  What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde at Wheat Penny
April 28  Non-Fiction Runner-up: Tigerland by Wil Haygood  at Carillon Tavern
May 26 Fiction Runner-Up: The Overstory by Richard S. Powers at Wheat Penny

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Mysteries Under Discussion

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!  Each month's title to be discussed will be available at the Brookville Library a month before the discussion and most are available for download as an ebook or eaudiobook from the library's website. 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. We close with recommendations from the group about what else they have been reading.  Refreshments suitable to the atmosphere of the book being discussed will be served. 
The mystery for March is Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
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Test Event - Peace

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration begins 2/29/2020 at 8:00 AM

Taste Buds

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room

A book club meant for foodies! Join other adults at the Trotwood Branch to create, share, and sample recipes from the library's cookbook collection. After sampling dishes, participants will have the opportunity to critique the cookbook and share cooking wisdom with the group. We will decide which cookbook authors are worth their salt through our culinary journey. New members are always welcome.

If you missed the previous meeting or are new to the group, please contact the Trotwood Branch to obtain a recipe for the next meeting. Advance registration is required. 

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Books and Brew

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Looking for a good book? Dayton Metro librarian Kristen Allen-Vogel has suggestions. She was the 2018-2019 chair of the American Library Association’s Notable Books Council, which picks the best literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for adults of each year. Join her at The Barrel House at 417 E. 3rd St, enjoy a drink, hear about some great books of 2019 and bring a recommendation of your own to share.
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Vandalia Adult Book Discussion

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
This book club meets once a month for lively discussion, snacks and fun as we discuss books of special interest to the group. Adult Book Discussion books will be announced and available one month prior to the scheduled discussion. New adult members welcome!
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