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Read Around the World Challenge for Adults

Monday, August 15, 2022
Vandalia
How to play:
*Stop by the Vandalia branch to pick up your free READ AROUND THE WORLD booklet to log your destinations. 
*Read 5 books set in 5 different countries.
*Complete the challenge and be entered into a prize drawing. Each boarding pass counts as an entry, so you can earn up to 5 chances!
*Any format may be used.
*Books can be adult fiction or non-fiction (no travel guides).
*The United States cannot be used as a destination. The majority of the story must take place internationally.
*After reading each book, turn in your boarding pass to the Vandalia Ask Me Desk. Staff will mark destinations on a map throughout the challenge. 

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Star City Book Chat

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Join us and chat about our current great book with the Miamisburg book discussion group. This month's title is, Nickel Boys by Colin Whitehead. Pick up a book or audiobook at the Miamisburg Library. This title is also available on OverDrive.
  • August 15 - Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead
  • September 19 - The Wife Upstairs, by Rachel Hawkins
  • October 17 - Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
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History Buff Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Join us every other month to read and discuss historical fiction and nonfiction. For August, we’ll be reading Dead Wake by Erik Larson. For a physical copy of the book, click here. For a digital copy of the book, click here. 
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Tea & Mystery

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 August is Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby.
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Taste Buds

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Trotwood
Conference Room

Join us for the inaugural meeting of Taste Buds, a cookbook book club. Make friends, be a cookbook critic, and create, share, and sample new foods. The first meeting will feature some light snacks, discussion of how the book club will work, and distribution of recipes for the next meeting. Advanced registration is required.

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What's New Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Get together to look at, read, and review some of the best new books for children being published this year.  At the first meeting you will get the chance to look over a selection of books and choose a few to check out and take home.  Then each participant will make their own sock puppet to be used for future video book reviews that will be posted to the library's social media pages.  This is your chance to let other library users, authors, and publishers know which books kids really love.  Appropriate for children ages 8-14. 
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Kettering Moraine Monthly Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

The Kettering-Moraine branch is hosting a book club on the last Thursday of each month. Join us as we get to know one another while discussing the chosen book. In honor of our new group, we’ll be reading books by debut authors.  Come help us decide whether to add this new author to our favorite lists or be one and done!

August--A Clue-like locked-room mystery. The Maid, by Nita Prose (Overdrive).

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Doughnuts and Discussion: A Book Club

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Do you like books? Do you like Doughnuts?  If you answered "yes," then you will love our book discussion group!  Join us at 10:00 AM. Doughnuts will be provided, along with coffee and tea!

On August 27th, we'll be discussing Fuzz by Mary Roach (also on Libby/Overdrive).
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Intrigued: A Book Club at Northwest

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Join us Saturday, August 27th at 11:00 A.M. for a lively discussion on the book "All Her Little Secrets" by Wanda Morris. If you need a copy of the book or need help downloading the book to a device, please contact Northwest Library at 937-463-2665.
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New Lebanon Book Club

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us the last Tuesday of every month for lively book discussions that will include a variety of Fiction and Non-Fiction titles. We will be reading in August - Darling by K. Ancrum and Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, in September - The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, and in October - Let There Be Light:  the Real Story of Her Creation by Liana Finck.
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Pulp Romance Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Virtual Program
Do you love romance? Janet Louise Roberts was a prolific writer of pulp romance and a librarian right here at Dayton Metro Library. Special Collections librarians are hosting a very special book club where we review a book from the Janet Louise Roberts pulp romance collection followed by discussion of a new romance title from the same sub-genre or tropes. In August we will be discussing Romantic Suspense. We will be reviewing Janet Louise Roberts’ The Dornstein Icon and our book for group discussion will be Verity by Colleen Hoover. The Janet Louise Roberts title will be available to read in the Dayton Room at Main for anyone who would like to look at it.   
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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us at the Vandalia Branch for The Afternoon Book Club where we'll be reading something old, something new and maybe something a little true! 




August 4- Bewilderment by Richard Powers
September 1-The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
October 6-French Braid by Anne Tyler
November 3- The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
December 1- The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
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Burkhardt Book Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Burkhardt
Conference Room
Meet at the Burkhardt library for an in person book club discussion!  Social distancing and other applicable safety protocols will be followed.  Copies of the books and audiobook will be available at the branch.  All ages welcome but books will be adult reading level and content. 


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Proud Reads

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Read the rainbow in this book/discussion group for those with a desire to read/discuss young adult stories of discovery and acceptance.  Proud Reads is a different kind of book club; rather than select one title for the entire group to read, each member is empowered to select what they wish to read that month from a list of diverse titles (list available in the teen area).  Proud Reads means reading/discussing what you enjoy while still experiencing our colorful community through a shared love of books.    

This program provides a safe space for teens who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or an ally to meet and discuss LGBTQIA+ topics
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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.

September's book will be House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday.

Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. 1st St., Dayton OH 45402, a few blocks from the Main Library.
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Social Justice Speaker Series: Leah Thomas

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Join us for an afternoon speaker series in the Library with Leah Thomas. She is a celebrated environmentalist based in Santa Barbara, CA. Coining the term ‘eco-communicator’ to describe her style of environmental activism, Leah uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism. With this intersection in mind, Leah founded and launched Intersectional Environmentalist in 2020, a resource hub and platform that aims to advocate for environmental justice, provide educational resources surrounding intersectional environmentalism, and promote inclusivity and accessibility within environmental education and movements.

 

Leah, who is also the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah, uses her multiple years of eco-focused educational and work experience to inform her ever-expanding list of projects, as well as her audience of more than 350k followers. A graduate of Chapman University with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy and a cluster in Comparative World Religions, Leah has interned twice with the National Park Service and has worked at leading green companies, including eco-friendly soap company Ecos and most recently, Patagonia. A fundamental optimist and opportunity-maker, Leah used her time after being furloughed during the pandemic to create Intersectional Environmentalist.

 

Leah’s book The Intersectional Environmentalist published March 8, 2022. Her writing has also appeared in a variety of publications, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Highsnobiety, and she has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Domino, GOOP, and numerous podcasts.

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Social Justice Speaker Series: Leah Thomas

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Join us for an evening speaker keynote with Leah Thomas. She is a celebrated environmentalist based in Santa Barbara, CA. Coining the term ‘eco-communicator’ to describe her style of environmental activism, Leah uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism. With this intersection in mind, Leah founded and launched Intersectional Environmentalist in 2020, a resource hub and platform that aims to advocate for environmental justice, provide educational resources surrounding intersectional environmentalism, and promote inclusivity and accessibility within environmental education and movements.

 

Leah, who is also the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah, uses her multiple years of eco-focused educational and work experience to inform her ever-expanding list of projects, as well as her audience of more than 350k followers. A graduate of Chapman University with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy and a cluster in Comparative World Religions, Leah has interned twice with the National Park Service and has worked at leading green companies, including eco-friendly soap company Ecos and most recently, Patagonia. A fundamental optimist and opportunity-maker, Leah used her time after being furloughed during the pandemic to create Intersectional Environmentalist.

 

Leah’s book The Intersectional Environmentalist published March 8, 2022. Her writing has also appeared in a variety of publications, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Highsnobiety, and she has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Domino, GOOP, and numerous podcasts.

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Wilmington-Stroop Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
Gather with fellow readers to share, laugh and discuss the book of the month.  Copies of the book are available at the Wilmington-Stroop Library for checkout. 

This month's book is "West with Giraffes" by Lynda Rutledge. 
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Let's Talk Books

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
West
Conference Room B
Each month let's get together and discuss a great read and how it relates to us.
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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor

Our September book is: "The Stars and the Blackness Between Them" by Junauda Petrus.


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 at the Main Library for our discussion on the second Monday of each month, 7 - 8:30 pm.
  

Reading the September book:
Dayton Metro Library Books (6 copies): 
https://bit.ly/37sDqga
On Overdrive in ebook format:
https://bit.ly/3Pl3WJN

On Overdrive in eaudio format: https://bit.ly/3ynKyp8


Want to keep in touch with the latest announcements and stay in touch between meetings? Join the Facebook group here: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DaytonMetroLibraryLGBTQIA

Upcoming Books:

October 17: Tell Me How to Be by Neel Patel

November 14: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

December 12: The Romantic Agenda [JG1] by Claire Kann

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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.

September title:  Deacon King Kong by James McBride
October title:  Murder & Mayhem in Dayton and the Miami Valley by Sara Kaushal  * Ms. Kaushal will join our discussion!
November title:  True Biz  by Sara Novic


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Adult Book Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room
Join in the discussion! Come in for books and friendly conversation as we discuss a different book each month. Books will be available a month prior to the next discussion. New members always welcome.

September 13th: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
October 11th: There There: A novel by Tommy Orange
November 8th: From Scratch : A memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home by Tembi Locke
December 13: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 




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Tea & Mystery

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 September is Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-Day.
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Star City Book Chat

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Join us and chat about our current great book with the Miamisburg book discussion group. This month's title is, The Wife Upstairs, by Rachel Hawkins. Pick up a book or audiobook at the Miamisburg Library. This title is also available on OverDrive.
  • August 15 - Nickel Boys, by Colin Whitehead
  • September 19 - The Wife Upstairs, by Rachel Hawkins
  • October 17 - Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
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Social Justice Speaker Series: Hanif Abdurraqib

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Join us for an afternoon keynote with Hanif Abdurraqib, and award-winning poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. 

His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry. It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 (you cannot get it anymore and he is very sorry.)

 

His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. He released Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest with University of Texas press in February 2019. The book became a New York Times Bestseller, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. His second collection of poems, A Fortune For Your Disaster, was released in 2019 by Tin House, and won the 2020 Lenore Marshall Prize. In 2021, he will release the book A Little Devil In America with Random House. He is a graduate of Beechcroft High School.

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