Book Club Christmas Party Was Merry & Bright

The Around Town Book Club met on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Deercreek State Park Lodge, Mount Sterling, OH 43143. We had 11 members present for lots of great book discussion, laughter, and festive foods. 

This book club is for men and women, both serious and casual readers. 

Participants brought a gently read book in giftwrap for a White Elephant style game. Several other games were played in friendly and competitive style as two teams against each other. Every game earned each winner a prize.  Special thanks to everyone who brought platters of fruit and desserts. The library provided a meant, cheese, and cracker tray with grapes. Guests contributed a lavish fruit platter, and fancy cookies and desserts. The hostess provided bottled water and sparkling cider. The group played several Christmas themed games and had a prize winner for each one. Congratulations to Chrissy Tinapple, Lindsey Doerfler, Karly Mullin, Melissa Louria, and Sue Hallam for winning the game prizes. 

Suggestions were taken for future book titles. The next meeting will be Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Abbott home located near the library at 76 W. Main St. The book of the month is The House We Grew Up In, by Lisa Jewell. 

Limited copies will be available every month at the library for checkout to book club attendees ONLY. If you would like to follow along and read what the book club is reading but are not attending meetings, please ask a staff member for help ordering a copy for you. New members are always welcome to join us by attending any meeting. No RSVP required.

RESERVED COPIES ARE FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE MEETING. If you would like to read along with what the book club is reading but do not plan to attend the meetings, please ask a library staff member to order you a copy or reserve a copy for yourself through our website on your account at and click on “My Account” in the header on the homepage.