Category: Community

New Book Club for 2019-20

Bring a friend and join us for our 2019-20 Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, WSU Alumni Association, and the WSU Retirees Association.

When and Where:
Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the WSU Paul L. Dunbar Library, Room 441. Snacks provided, bring your own drink (Starbucks in the library will be open).

Salt Houses book cover

What We’re Reading:

September 24th, 2019 – Title: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, a debut novel
November 19th, 2019 – Title: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan, winner of the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction
January 28th, 2020 – Title: What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde, a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize
March 31st, 2020 – Title: The Widows by local author, Jess Montgomery*

*The author will attend our book discussion

Books –titles will be available from the WSU University Libraries collection so check our catalog for copies. Don’t have a WSU library card? Join our Friends of the Libraries for borrowing privileges or borrow the titles from your local library.

Parking – Visitor parking available in Lot 11, stop at the Visitor Parking Booth in Lot 2 (in front of the Student Union) for a pass.

More Information – call the Wright State University Libraries at 937-775-2380.

Available at Your Public Library

At the University Libraries, we occasionally get requests for resources such as and Ancestry. Because these resources are available to all Ohio taxpayers through public libraries, the University Libraries does not also subscribe to them. gives you access to self-directed online learning in technology, business, and creative skills.

Ancestry, which can be used on-site at public libraries, helps you trace your genealogy through historical records.

These resources are freely available to public library cardholders in Ohio. To sign up for an account at the Dayton Metro Library you can register online. The Greene County Public Library also offers an online registration form. Thanks to our public libraries for all you do!

Ask them about Hoopla, Overdrive, & Kanopy, too!

Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon

The Friends of the Wright State University Libraries proudly present:
Author & Wright State University Alumna
Ann Weisgarber
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wright State Nutter Center
Berry Room

You’re invited to the annual Friends of the Libraries luncheon, where we will be joined by author & Wright State Alumna Ann Weisgarber. Ms. Weisgarber is the author of three historical novels: The Personal History of Rachel DupreeThe Promise, and The Glovemaker. Join us as she shares how libraries, archives, and the research process impacts her work as an author. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

A lunch buffet will be provided, which includes Caesar salad, Italian chicken, vegetarian eggplant tower, wild rice pilaf, glazed baby carrots, cherry cobbler, assorted cheesecake, assorted breads, and iced tea, regular & decaf coffee.

Location: Wright State University Nutter Center, Berry Room
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019; 11:00am – 1:00pm

Registration is required for this event and must be completed by April 10th. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries.


The Glovemaker – Book Discussion at Winan’s, April 9th

Join your University colleagues, the University Libraries, and the Friends of the Libraries at our upcoming book discussion.

WSU Alumnus, Ann Weisgarber, has released her newest novel, The Glovemaker.  Join us to discuss this fascinating work of historical fiction, set in the Utah Territory during the winter of 1888 – Tuesday, April 9th from 5 – 6 p.m. at Winan’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees.  (food and drink for purchase).

Weisgarber is the author of three historical fiction novels. She will be the keynote speaker at the Wright State University Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

The Glovemaker is available at the Wright State University Libraries and the Dayton Metro Library.

We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 9th from 5 – 6 p.m. at:
Winan’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees
3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431

Book Discussion will be led by Wright State University Professor, Sarah Twill and Professor Emeritus, Donna Miles Curry.