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Tell Us How We’re Doing
Take our brief customer service survey and get entered to win a $50 Visa gift card. Thanks in advance for helping us continue to improve the Library experience for our patrons! Have a few more moments? Tell us more about what the Library means to you by Sharing Your Story!
Live the Good Life
Calling all teens in grades 7-10 (10th graders accepted for this year only) who live or attend school in Montgomery County! Enter your essay describing your strategies for leading a good life through your teen years, predicting roadblocks along the way. The contest opens for online entries September 15. Enter by October 13 and you could win $3,000 in the Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Contest. This contest is funded by the Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Endowment.
Shop the Book Sale
Get great deals on hundreds of books, movies, music and more priced $1-$5 at the Friends of WCPL Fall Book Sale on October 16-18. Thursday's Members Only Preview Night enables Friend members to shop from 5-9 PM. Memberships can be purchased at the door to gain entry. Sale open to the general public: Friday, from 10 AM-6 PM and Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM. Fill a bag with books on Saturday for just $5!
Eat BBQ & Support a Cause
The Friends of WCPL are taking over City BBQ at 5 East Franklin Street in Centerville! Dine in or carry out on Monday, October 20 and 25% of all sales will be donated to Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library! Coupon required for sale to be donated. Coupons available at Centerville Library and Woodbourne Library or online.
Meet the Candidates
Meet the candidates running for state and county office, on October 22nd at 6:30 PM, before you cast your vote! Each candidate will have three minutes on microphone and are encouraged to meet with voters afterwards. Refreshments will be served. Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area.
Race to the Library
Register now for the Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library Race to the Library 5K Run/Walk and Fitness Walk slated for November 2 at 2 PM at Centerville Library. Early bird registration pricing ends October 15! Proceeds benefit Friends of WCPL.
Cast Your Vote for the Next Big Read!
The Big Read invites you to vote between September 22 and October 16 for the book that the whole Miami Valley will read and have opportunities to discuss in Spring 2015. This initiative, which began in 2005, is a collaborative effort between libraries, universities, bookstores and other reading groups around the area.
Photo Contest Winners Honored
See the winning Beyond Point and Shoot Digital Photography Contest entries online and at a public exhibition on October 26 at 2:30 PM at the Centerville Police Department Gallery. Winning photos will remain on display at the gallery through December.
Prize Winning Reads
Looking for your next good read? Why not check out one of the books selected for this year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize. First place prize for fiction goes to The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis and nonfiction to Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism by Karima Bennoune. Louise Erdrich was selected to receive this years Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.