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Dayton Metro Library’s Book Discussions Go Online

And Other Virtual Programming

Two popular book discussion groups hosted by Dayton Metro Library are taking their conversations online. Pub-Lit and theLGBTQIA+ Book Club will meet monthly at their usual day and time, via Webex, starting in August. Registered participants will need a stable internet connection, a microphone enabled device or headset and, if desired, a webcam. Those without internet access can participate by phone.

“Until we can gather in person again, we’re getting together virtually to talk about books,” said Librarian Kristen Allen-Vogel, leader of Pub-Lit, which used to meet over food and drinks at Brixx Ice House. “Now,” Allen-Vogel jokes, “it’s BYOB.”

The LGBTQIA+ Book Club also moves online to talk about fiction and nonfiction books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters or themes.

Both new and returning members are welcome to join the free discussions. Upcoming titles are:

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First Tuesday each month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Register here.

  • August, 4 - The Merry Spinster by Daniel Mallory Ortberg (also writing as Daniel M. Lavery)
  • September, 1 - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • October, 6 - City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
  • November, 3 - The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher
  • December, 1 - Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

LGBTQIA+ Book Club @Home

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Second Monday each month, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Register here.

  • August, 10 - Exquisite Mariposa by Fiona Alison
  • September, 14 - A People's History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian
  • October, 12 - Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo
  • November, 9 - Sugar Run by Mesha Maren
  • December, 14 - This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples


African Drumming
Monday, August 10, 10:00 am on DML’s FB page (viewable for 2 months)
Drummer and performer Sogbety Diomande shares the joy of West African drumming. His performance features dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms, and songs for audiences of all ages.

Dementia Conversations
Thursday, August 13, 1:00 - 2:00 pm via Zoom - Register online here or Register by calling 800.272.3900.
Conversations about dementia and changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable, but when someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This live, virtual workshop will offer tips for having honest, caring conversations with family members about:

  • going to the doctor
  • when to stop driving
  • legal and financial plans, and more
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