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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.

July's book will be The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin.

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: Local Children’s Author’s Book Read & Conversation

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Please join us for this Summer Challenge program that will feature Kiara Berry, Henry Benton, and Kwaunisha Moore. These three local first-time authors seek to inspire children and youth from diverse backgrounds. Each author will read their books aloud to the audience followed by a moderated author panel and Q&A session led by Te’Jal “TJ” Cartwright.

 

Kiara Berry is a first-time children's book author and a first grade teacher in Hamilton, Ohio. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Kiara has always had a passion for social emotional learning which is one reason she became a teacher. She knew she wanted to be able to inspire more kids than just the children in her classroom which inspired her to write Which Cape Will I Wear Today? and help teach children how to use positive self-talk to help them build their self-esteem.

Henry (Hank) L. Benton III was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Henry received his BA in Psychology from Ashland University, where he attended on a football scholarship and received his MS in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University. He is currently a Counseling Psychology PhD candidate at Tennessee State University. Henry the author of two children’s picture books titled “Yes Dad” and “H is for HBCU’s”. Henry’s career goals include working as a sports psychologist for college athletes, having his own private practice and writing multiple children’s books that promote positive African American representation.

 

Kwaunisha Moore Kwaunisha Moore is a Springfield, Ohio native. She is passionate about pursuing her life’s purpose of encouraging and inspiring others. She wrote Baby Girl, Encourage Yourself to help her niece and other young girls to build their confidence through positive words of affirmation. Kwaunisha is the owner of Blessed Beauty KLM.

 

This event is in conjunction with Summer Challenge programming.

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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

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

Our July book is: "Fishwives" by Sally Bellerose.


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 July book:
Dayton Metro Library Books (4 copies):
https://bit.ly/3HCpNYB
On Hoopla in ebook format:
https://bit.ly/34I1NF8


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:

August 8: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

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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.

August's book will be Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark.

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

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

Our August book is: "Light from Uncommon Stars" by Ryka Aoki.


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 August book:
Dayton Metro Library Books (7 copies):
https://bit.ly/3Lht6Xv
On Overdrive in ebook format:
https://bit.ly/3HP0mmE

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


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

 

 

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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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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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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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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.

October's book will be The Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead.

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