THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Tuesday May 1 BIG READ FINALE TUESDAY, MAY 1; 5:30 pm @ The Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College; Building 12 (free parking in the basement) This year’s BIG READ selection has been Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Discussions of the book have been held over the...
  2. Sunday May 6 OPERA OVERTURE SUNDAY, MAY 6; 5 PM @ The Greene DR. SAM DORF of the University of Dayton will present an OPERA OVERTURE for The Tragedy of Carmen. This opera by Georges Bizet has been adapted by Peter Brook, Marius Constant, and...
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HOT BOOKS


  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

    The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the highly anticipated blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams, featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie. Set years after Return of the Jedi, "this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and Cathy Hirano

    This #1"New York Times" best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
  • See Me by Nicholas Sparks

    See Me is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation, reminding us that destiny often rests in our own hands-even in matters of the heart. Colin is giving his second chance his best shot. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she's ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy.

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

    A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader--"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."
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BIG READ FINALE

TUESDAY, MAY 1; 5:30 pm @ The Ponitz Center
at Sinclair Community College;
Building 12 (free parking in the basement)

This year’s BIG READ selection has been Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Discussions of the book have been held over the last 6 weeks.

The Finale of the program will begin with refreshments and a display of photos from Dayton’s historic 1913 flood.

At 6 pm, the Big Read Humanitarian Awards will be presented, and at 7 pm, there will be a Skype broadcast with Dave Eggers who will be speaking to us from his home in California.

The Big Read is sponsored by the Dayton Daily News, Dayton Metro Libraries, Friends of the Library and Books & Co.