THIS WEEK IN NOVEMBER

  1. Sunday Feb 12 OPERA OVERTURE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12; 5 PM @ The Greene An OPERA OVERTURE of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet will be presented by Dr. Sam Dorf. Dayton Opera will perform the opera at The Schuster Center on February 24 and 26. For more...
  2. Sunday Feb 12 SECOND SUNDAY FREE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12; 2 PM @ The Greene SECOND SUNDAY FREE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Some of the staff and AWW faculty/trustees of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop will give a review of their Spring One-Day Workshop and their Summer Full-Week Workshop. They...
  3. Wednesday Feb 15 ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSION WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15; 6 -7 PM @ The Greene ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSION. People wanting to learn more about Antioch University are invited to this information session. Please call Oscar Robinson at 937-769-1823 to let him know you’ll be coming....
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HOT BOOKS

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    Nonfiction Winner of the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Bennoune recounts the legions of Muslims around the world whose struggles against fundamentalist violence are almost never reported in the media. She tells of thousands of Muslims who have been imprisoned or killed trying to stem the tide of fundamentalism in their own countries.
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    Parents are letting us know how much their kids are enjoying this American History series. This one tells the story of how the first American patriots wanted to break away from Great Britain’s rule and how they went about it. The main character is a substitute history teacher named Rush Revere, who, along with his talking horse, can travel back in time to actually be with the patriots in that turbulent time. Readers will meet Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams as they learn about this dangerous and exciting time in our history. Book One in the series is Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. These books for young readers (and adults) make history interesting and accessible in an entertaining and engaging manner.
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    You have probably heard about this book, but we want to add our excitement for it. If you like to be thoroughly absorbed in a story, this book is for you. It’s hefty, 771 pages, and that’s an asset, because when you love a book, you want to “live with it” for awhile. The story begins in present-day America when you become acquainted with thirteen-year-old Theo Decker. His mother has died in an accident and his father is out of the picture. He goes to live with a wealthy friend in New York, and there begins an odyssey into the world of art collecting that ultimately introduces him to the criminal underworld. The painting of a goldfinch is paramount to the story.
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    For those kids who have loved the Kingdom Keepers series, be sure to let them know that Book VII in the series is out. It brings to conclusion the exciting tale of the conflict between those who would do The Magic Kingdom harm and those who are trying to save it. The author solicited input from his fans on how to bring the series to an end, and they replied with enormous support. Over 50,000 fans contacted his website with suggestions on how to end the series. The winning suggestions were incorporated into the story and the names of these Insiders are noted in the book. As Ridley says, “Together, we crowd-sourced the writing of a novel.”
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OPERA OVERTURE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12; 5 PM @ The Greene

An OPERA OVERTURE of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet will be presented by Dr. Sam Dorf.

Dayton Opera will perform the opera at The Schuster Center on February 24 and 26. For more information, please call 937-228-3630.