The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Beavercreek Community Library meeting room.

The discussion is informal and any adult is welcome to join us. For additional information, contact (937) 352-4001.

Upcoming Discussions


June 13, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

By Dorothy Gilman

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroiled in quite a hot Cold War—and her country’s enemies find themselves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady.

Registration required.


July 11, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

By Daniel Brown

Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.

Registration required.


August 08, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

By Gabrielle Zevin

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

Registration required.


September 12, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

By Emma Hooper

Embarking on a walking journey from rural Canada to the East coast so that she can see the ocean for the first time in her life, an octogenarian woman has experiences that blur her perspectives between illusion, memory, and reality.

Registration required.


October 10, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Whiskey & Charlie

Whiskey & Charlie

By Annabel Smith

Twin brothers and polar opposites, Whiskey and Charlie, realize the importance of their failing relationship after a freak accident puts one brother in a coma and the other contemplates life without the other.

Registration required.


November 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

By Martin Pistorius

Describes the author’s ten year ordeal of how, after suffering a bout of meningitis, he was thought to be in a vegetative state, and eventually, through the help of his family, regains his powers of communication and becomes independent.

Registration required.


December 12, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

By Mitch Albom

Sent to America at age nine with nothing but an old guitar, Frankie Presto achieves success on the mid-twentieth-century music scene before becoming overburdened by his ability to affect people’s futures through his music.

Registration required.