The ‘Around Town’ Book Club will be hold their annual December meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. We will meet at the Deercreek Lodge in front of the fireplace. The book of the month is A cherry Cola Christmas, by Ashton Lee. Copies can be picked up at the library now. Everyone is asked to bring a wrapped favorite, pre-read book for the book exchange. This is a fun part of the night we added last year. Refreshments will be served, and if the restaurant or bar are open members may opt to purchase from there also. This is a co-ed book club open from older teens and up. If you have never attended a meeting, please join us.  This is a fun group of people with a love of reading and socializing. There are never any fees, and you do not have to come every single month. Come out and make new friends.

Some of the places we have met “around town” also include the Mad Hatter, Colburn Wealth Management, Two Hands Coffee, Dairy Freeze, Thirsty Goat, Ben & Joy’s, Larry’s Pizza, Mt. Sterling Community Museum, Mt. Sterling Public Library, Mt. Sterling Community Center, The United Church, Sweet Bessie’s, Pleasant Township Hall, Brickhouse Cafe, Der Dutchman in Plain City, the home of Grif & Peggy Vincent, and the historical home of Steve Chambers (Museum director) and Angela McFarland.  We have also traveled to the AMC Movie Theater in Grove City together on our book club night. We hope to meet at Deb’s Country Diner in 2019. If you would like to host a

The “Around Town” Book Club has been meeting for over seven years now, on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. With the exception of combining our November and December meetings held on the first Thursday in December, every meeting is the LAST Thursday of each month.  Our club meets at a different location each month “around town”, hence the name.  We are a diverse group of varying ages and backgrounds, though we have several educators in our group. We are a non-genre specific and co-ed group of adult readers, yet we tend to have mostly women in attendance, and generally read more adult fiction than any other genre.  We would love to have more men and women, even teens, join us. Meetings that are held at restaurants allow members to order from the menus on their own.  Meetings held at non-food locations will have a variety of refreshments served.  Every month a prize is won, usually from a “reading related challenge” of sorts, or by a type of name or number drawing.  There are no membership dues or fees.  Readers are encouraged to volunteer to host, or contribute their own reviews of different books if they so desire.  We encourage our members to read “outside the box” and explore other styles of reading and authors than they may otherwise on their own, but it is never a requirement.  Our group enjoys fun times with laughter sprinkled throughout the book discussions.  We have played many reading games, and even taken literature related quizzes for fun.  Prizes are won from these challenges every month. We encourage you to join us!