The next meeting for the ‘Around Town’ Book Club will be Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m., at the Colburn Wealth Management building, which is located at 27 N. London St., Mt. Sterling, OH.  If you have never attended a meeting, please join us.  This is a fun group of people with a love of reading and socializing.  Come out and make new friends.

Our first special outing in several years outside of our fun trips to meet at Deer Creek Lodge at Christmas time, and the Deer Creek campground for our Halloween meeting every year. Some of the places we have met “around town” also include The 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, and Der Dutchman in Plain City.  We have also traveled to the AMC Movie Theater in Grove City together on our book club night.

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 combined and 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!