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The cooler weather has us thinking of fall and thinking of fall makes us think of spooky books. Here are a few that we recommend for the cool evenings ahead. Stop in store to see our display of fall themed books for all ages.
Our Homemaking from Scratchclass starting on September 11 will be a 6-week event inspired by the book "Little House Living" and will include projects from the book for healthy and inexpensive home products. In 6 weeks we will test out many of the starter projects and recipes for many products that can be made safely and inexpensively for the home such as lip gloss, shampoo, carpet cleaner, laundry detergent, baking mixes, chai tea mix, and many more. Registration for the 6-week event is required. You can register here or by calling the store at (567)336-6188 or by emailing Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited.
Be on the lookout for our Nationwide Wishing Daycelebration. The celebration will occur on Thursday, September 28. To kickoff the event, we will be hosting a Book Release Party for Katherine Applegate's latest book, "Wishtree" on its release date, Tuesday, September 26. The Release Party is for middle grade readers and will include dinner, dessert, activities related to "Wishtree" and a hardcover copy of the book on its release date!
The Nationwide Wishing Day celebration on September 28 will be a community event celebrating the power of wishes and hope, our community, and the importance of helping others. We will be hosting a competition among children and teens. Each competitor will submit an entry that they made into one of 4 categories (Beverages, Appetizers, Desserts, and Snacks). Guests will be able to pay $5 to taste and judge one category of their choosing or $15 to juge all four categories. Each Category Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Gathering Volumes and all participants will receive a Thank You package. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Promise House Project. The Promise House Projects works to promote and advance the dignity and safety of all housing insecure and homeless youth through barrier free direct service, advocacy, service infrastructure, and housing support. Since 2014, they have led efforts to raise awareness about Youth Homelessness in Northwest Ohio.
We organize and host 6 Book Clubs and are happy to host outside Book Clubs as well! All Book Clubs are free.
We are introducing a new Book Club in September. Join us for the new Introverts Book Club on Saturday, September 9 at 2 pm. This is a group for anyone that enjoys reading, wants to find more time to read, and/or wants to read with others. This group will spend time reading together, but not analyzing a book.
Signed copies of our book of the month, "The Wood" by Chelsea Bobulski (a Perrysburg resident), are available in store! Bobulski's beautiful and eerie young adult debut is a haunting tale of friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not. Ms. Bobulski is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in history. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, with a possibly magical wood behind her house, and now lives in Perrysburg with her husband, daughter, and dog.