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Warm up to reading at the library

In “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” J.D. Vance shares the story of his family history. His grandparents were “dirt poor and in love” and made the move from Kentucky to Ohio to try to better themselves and escape the poverty around them.

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Orrville Public Library has numerous activities planned with many geared toward reading.
 
Orrville Public Library’s Book Club will start off 2018 by reading “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” J.D. Vance shares the story of his family history.
 
His grandparents were “dirt poor and in love” and made the move from Kentucky to Ohio to try to better themselves and escape the poverty around them. They were able to raise a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild, the author, would graduate from Yale Law School. But they were never able to completely escape the chaotic legacy of the Appalachian region.
 
Read the book, now available at the library's circulation desk, and come to the Jan. 16 meeting at 6:30 p.m. to share your thoughts.
 
Orrville Public Library will offer a Winter Reading Challenge for patrons of all ages. It has a checklist of fun ways for adults to read. For example, read while under a blanket, in bed or before breakfast. Read for just 15 minutes a day, for a total of three hours, record your books and you have a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The adult challenge began Tuesday, Jan. 2 and will continue through Feb. 28.
 
Young adults can choose to read any six books that have been turned into movies. Return your completed entry card to Mrs. Wright for a chance to win Redbox movie codes or a Cinemark gift card. The program began Monday, Dec. 18 and will run through Feb. 17.
 
The children’s challenge also runs through Feb. 17. Kids in kindergarten through grade 6 can play the Readopology game. Use the game board to read through the alphabet and fill out all 26 squares. Complete and return the card to receive an “I Read” T-shirt.
 
Check out a copy of the cookbook from the library and then prepare a recipe and bring it to share with others at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 for Cookbook Club.
 
Kids age 8-12 are invited to come to Orrville Public Library’s Brick Builder Club. The first three-session cluster for 2018 will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 23 and 30. Register for this free program by calling the children’s department at 330-683-1065. Space is limited.
 

Published: January 12, 2018
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