THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Friday Apr 11 ANN B. ROSS FRIDAY, APRIL 11; 7 PM ANN B. ROSS will introduce her new novel, Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover, the latest installment in her New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series. It seems that Miss Julia has been looking forward to a...
  2. Saturday Apr 12 BIG READ WRAP-UP EVENT SATURDAY, APRIL 12; 11 AM - 2 PM at Paw-Paw Shelter The BIG READ WRAP-UP EVENT takes place at the Paw Paw Shelter in Hills & Dales MetroPark in Kettering. It will feature outdoor hiking instructions, giveaways and more. Walk...
  3. Sunday Apr 13 FREE WRITERS’ MINI-WORKSHOP! SUNDAY, APRIL 13; 2-3:30 PM FREE WRITERS’ MINI-WORKSHOP! Representatives from the Antioch Writers Workshop will conduct a poetry workshop with the theme: Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poem in Your Pocket. Come with an idea for a poem...or no...
  4. Monday Apr 14 ANN WEISGARBER MONDAY, APRIL 14; 7 PM ANN WEISGARBER, author of the critically acclaimed The Personal History of Rachel DuPree will introduce THE PROMISE, a riveting story set primarily on Galveston Island, Texas in 1900. Dayton, Ohio, however, figures prominently in the...
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ANN B. ROSS

FRIDAY, APRIL 11; 7 PM

ANN B. ROSS will introduce her new novel, Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover, the latest installment in her New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series. It seems that Miss Julia has been looking forward to a relaxing summer, sipping iced tea on her porch and helping Sam with his campaign for state senate. However, when she gets a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie saying that she is sending her ill-mannered granddaughter, Trixie, on a bus to Abbotsville to learn how to become a lady, that puts a real crimp in Miss Julia’s summer. Now, besides helping Sam with his campaign, she is going to be running a one-woman charm school for Trixie.

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