THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Saturday Mar 28 CHRIS GRABENSTEIN INTRODUCES NEW KIDS NOVEL SATURDAY, MARCH 28; 1 PM CHRIS GRABENSTEIN, author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library will introduce his new book for young readers, The Island of Dr. Libris. Twelve-year-old Billy Gillfoyle is stuck spending the entire summer in an old lakeside...
  2. Saturday Mar 28 ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP PREVIEW SUNDAY, MARCH 28; 2-3:30 PM ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP INFORMATION SESSION. This year marks the 30th annual Summer Program presented by the Antioch Writers Workshop in Yellow Spring, Ohio. It promises a stellar faculty, inspiring programming, and exciting opportunities. Learn more...
  3. Tuesday Mar 31 HAL MCCOY INTRODUCES HIS MEMOIR TUESDAY, MARCH 31; 7 PM (Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your receipt for The Real McCoy to get a line number.) Dayton’s own legendary sportswriter HAL MCCOY will discuss his memoir The Real McCoy, My Half-Century with...
  4. Thursday Apr 2 BIG READ DISCUSSION THURSDAY, APRIL 2; 7 PM BIG READ DISCUSSION! Come share your thoughts with others as we discuss this year’s Big Read title, The Rosie Project. There is much to discuss in this book and we’d love to have your input....
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HOT BOOKS


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    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.
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    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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CHRIS GRABENSTEIN INTRODUCES NEW KIDS NOVEL

SATURDAY, MARCH 28; 1 PM
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN
, author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library will introduce his new book for young readers, The Island of Dr. Libris. Twelve-year-old Billy Gillfoyle is stuck spending the entire summer in an old lakeside cabin owned by the enigmatic Dr. Libris. There’s something odd about this place, maybe even a little spooky. Strangest of all is Dr. Libris’s dusty study, full of the wildest stories Billy’s ever read. And whenever Billy opens the books in the study, he’s sure he can hear strange sounds coming from the mysterious island in the middle of the lake. Are the characters in the stories calling him? Are they coming to life? RANDOM HOUSE

Chris Grabenstein is co-author with James Patterson of the #1 best-selling series Funny and Treasure Hunters. He’s a playwright, screen writer and improvisational comedian and he has also written for Jim Henson’s Muppets.