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.
February 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
By Carol Wall
Describes how a period of transition in the journalist author’s life marked by her empty nest, a recent illness and her aging parents led her to forge a deep friendship with a gifted Kenyan gardener with whom she transformed her yard and shared long-buried secrets.
March 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
April 11, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
May 09, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
By Dr. Jessica Vogelsang
In a moving memoir, a veterinarian, mother, and big-time dog person, shares how she, with the help of three dogs, makes it through adolescence, veterinary school and the early years of motherhood, learning valuable lessons in empathy and understanding along the way.
June 13, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
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.
July 11, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
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.
August 08, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
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.
September 12, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
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.