DOVER, Ohio - The Chautauqua Book Club at the Dover Public Library is announcing its schedule of upcoming discussion titles and dates. 

The group will meet next on Thursday, January 31st, at noon in the boardroom of the Dover Public Library, located at 525 N. Walnut Street. The title to be discussed will be "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover.  Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Founded in 1878 at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle is one of the oldest continuous book discussion groups in the U.S.  The group meets monthly at the Dover Public Library to discuss a selected title, and new members are always welcome. 

Upcoming discussion titles and dates are as follows:

  • January 31:  "Educated" by Tara Westover
  • February 28:  "The Ensemble" by Aja Gabel
  • March 28:  "There Will Be No Miracles Here" by Casey Gerald
  • April 25:  "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben
  • May 30:  "Salt Houses" by Hala Alvan

For more information or to reserve a copy of the book, contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 or email Jim Gill at


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