Library holds Downtown Xenia Now book discussions

February 15, 2014

XENIA — The Greene County/Xenia Community Library continues to host the Downtown Xenia Now (DXN) book club 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the 2nd floor meeting room.

This month’s selection, Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism by Richard C. Longworth, will be led by Pete Williams of the Greene County Development Department.

The Feb. 18 group is a follow-up to the November selection of The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti. Williams and the Moretti selection so enthralled readers in November that the group asked him to lead a follow-up discussion.

Caught in the Middle’s author Longworth interviews development leaders from the City of Dayton as well as others across America’s “heartland” in this newer publication. Don’t miss another riveting and thought-provoking discussion with this book a copy of which is available at Greene-Xenia Library’s DXN Downtown Book Corner now.

The March 18 DXN Book Club will feature Carole Braun of the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce who will lead the book titled of Why the Garden Club Couldn’t Save Youngstown by Sean Safford.

A complete list of the books read thus far, suggested titles for the future, and a list of the upcoming selections may be found at www.xenianow.org/index.php/xenianews/dxn-book-group.

The reading list, which reflects some of the best literature available regarding urban planning and downtowns, is available as circulating materials available to any patron interested in downtown revitalization. Visit the library and locate the Grants section of the reference collection, or ask a librarian to direct you to the DXN Display. Check on the availability of the book for check-out call 937-352-4000 or visit the Xenia Library online at www.greenelibrary.info.

To take part of this discussion or to suggest other books and are interested in leading a future book club contact Paul Gregor at 937-352-4000 or Mary Crockett at mcrockett@xenia.now.org.