Down to Earth Book Club in 4th season


DARKE COUNTY — The Darke County Park District announces the Down to Earth Book Club’s autumn selection. Each quarter the program will feature a different book, some by well-known nature writers, some about outdoor adventure, and even some about pioneers settling Ohio.

Everyone is invited to read the book and join them at the Nature Center to discuss the work, enjoy some yummy treats, and suggest future books.

In its fourth season, the Down to Earth Book Club will read My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir. First published in 1911, it is based on the diary Muir kept during a four month stay with sheep herders in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1869. It tells of the magnificent vistas, diverse wildlife, and wild country that would one day become Yosemite National Park.

This season’s book club will meet on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center.

“Call ahead to let them know you plan on participating in the book club discussion in November,” said organizers. “The Darke County Parks Nature Center can be reached at (937) 548-0165.”

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