Park establishes book club

Staff report

GREENVILLE — Darke County Park District has announced a new program, the Down to Earth Book Club, which will meet quarterly at the district’s nature center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville.

Each quarter, the program will feature a different book, some by well-known nature writers, some about outdoor adventure, and some about pioneers settling Ohio.

For the inaugural quarter, the Down to Earth Book Club will read “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, nonfiction narrative of a year in Virginia’s Roanoke Valley. On foot, the writer explores meadows, ponds, and fields; peers into the lives of monarchs, snakes, and even a coot; reflects on their intricacies and interconnectedness; and marvels at the meaning of it all.

The club will meet Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this book and enjoy refreshments. A limited number of books is available for sale in the park gift shop. Call 937-548-0165 to find out if copies are still available and for information about the club.

Staff report