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Community-Wide Reading Program Begins

The Pickaway County District Public Library, Berger Health Foundation and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging invite you to take part in a community-wide reading program called One Book, One Community. The goal is to bring people together through reading and discussion of a common book.

The book selected is “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande, MD, which discusses end-of-life issues and palliative care. Copies of the book are available for checkout through the Pickaway County Library system, including the Younkin Branch in Ashville and the Bookmobile. If you would like a large-print or audio version, please place a request through our online catalog or with our staff as these formats are in high demand.

Programs will be held at the Pickaway County Library, 1160 N. Court Street, Circleville, unless otherwise noted.

Additional programs include a three-week series by COAAA on the topic of healthcare for the aging. Dates and topics include:

Wed, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., Getting Started – tools for independent living and caregiver education

Wed, March 2 at 2 p.m., Navigating The Healthcare Maze

Wed, March 9 at 2 p.m., Preventing Caregiver Burnout


Community book discussions will be open to the public on:

Sat, March 5 at 10 a.m.

Mon, March 14 at 2 p.m.

Wed, March 30 at 7 p.m.

A moderator will lead attendees through a list of discussion questions to share information and perspective on the book.


Community-wide programs continue in April with the public invited to Personal Perspectives, a panel discussion by local community members who have first-hand experience with palliative care. This inspirational program will be Wed, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickaway County Library.


The final program on Thursday, April 21, at 1 p.m. will be at the Pickaway Senior Center, 2105 Chickasaw Drive. This program is entitled Five Wishes and is about advanced care planning, presented by COAAA.


BHF is working to secure Dr. Gawande as a capstone speaker in the spring.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Thank you for your interest in the library,

Jim Guenther, library director

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Pickaway County District Public Library