Download a copy of the One Book, Many Communities brochure here.

The region-wide One Book, Many Communities program kicks-off on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. at Urbana University (Sara Landess Room of the Student Center) with Women in Law: A Panel Discussion.

Women account for a small, but growing percentage of law enforcement professionals. Lori Hall, lead faculty of the Urbana University Criminal Justice Department will moderate a panel discussion with local women who will speak about what drew them to their chosen profession, the challenges they face, and the rewards of being leaders in our communities. Panelists will include: Margaret B. Hayes, Darke County Ohio Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Angie Hart, Correctional Officer, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and Melany Ward, Deputy, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office & Special Deputy, Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST).

Refreshments will be provided. This, like all OBMC activities, is FREE and open to all.

Be sure to pick up a One Book, Many Communities program booklet at any participating library and bring it with you to the opening event as a start on The Widows Library Trail. The Friends of the St. Paris Public Library would like to invite you to go on an adventure by visiting the OBMC programs inspired by The Widows. Once you have your booklet, participate in at least five programs and ask a library employee at the program to sign and date next to the program in your booklet. Once you’ve done this visit the St. Paris Public library to turn in your booklet and receive your gift. It’s that easy!

Complete information about all of the One Book, Many Communities programs can be found in the OBMC booklet, available at all participating libraries, or on their websites.

Participating libraries include: Arcanum Public Library, Bradford Public Library, Brown Memorial Public Library, Cardington-Lincoln Public Library, Champaign County Library, Clark County Public Library, J. R. Clark Public Library, Edison State Community College, Greenville Public Library, Marvin Memorial Library, Milton-Union Public Library, New Carlisle Public Library, New Madison Public Library, Piqua Public Library, Selover Public Library, St. Paris Public Library, Tipp City Public Library, Tri-County North School District, Troy-Miami County Public Library, Urbana University, Worch Memorial Public Library and Wornstaff Memorial Public Library.