Please come celebrate with us from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 24, during our open house for Miami County's Imagination Library. We will have several special guests, including Sen. Bill Beagle and Pam Hunsaker, regional director for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Guest readers include Mayor Beamish, Melissa Kleptz from The Troy Foundation, and Sean Ford from the Piqua Area United Way. We are encouraging families who receive books from Imagination Library to attend the celebration and to bring their favorite book. Children will receive a special surprise while supplies last.
The Troy-Miami County Public Library is pleased to invite the public to view the 4th Annual Homeschool Art Exhibition at the library, now through April 26 during normal library hours; all seventy-five items in this unique exhibit were created by forty local homeschool students.
This creative exhibit includes photography, chalk drawings, chihuly sculptures, finger paintings, magazine art collages, plaster paintings, crayon drawings, ceramic masks, watercolor paintings, polymer clay creations, 3D art, stall board collages, pencil sketches, LEGO creations, and more.
Looking to join a book club? Come to the library’s adult book discussion group.
We will be reading and discussing Shanghai Girls by Lisa See for the month of April.
In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, full of great wealth and glamour, home to millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister May are having the time of their lives, thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business. Both are beautiful, modern, and living the carefree life ... until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides.
Challenge your friends or learn a new skill at the Checkmate Chess Club at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the library; you'll be amazed at how your game will improve. The chess club is open to everyone with an interest in the game, even if you've never played before, and it is a great activity for the whole family. For more information, call 937-339-0502.
The Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library will sponsor its spring book sale Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 North County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio. Sale times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Please note change of dates.
A members-only preview night will be held 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, during which time NEW memberships may be purchased.