April 30, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is excited to announce The Paris Daughter by Kristin Harmel as the 2024 Christopher D. English Community Read title. Each year the Community Read encourages people in Seneca County to read the selected title and come together for special events and discussions.

As the featured event in the Community Read, Kristin Harmel, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak to the community on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chandelier Community Event Center. The author event is completely free and open to the community and will be followed by a book signing. Copies of The Paris Daughter will be available for purchase thanks to the Pan Yan Bookstore.

The Paris Daughter is a gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation. It is a sweeping celebration of resilience, motherhood, and love. Copies of the book can be checked out at the Library, and the eBook and audiobook can be found on the Ohio Digital Library and the Libby app.

Additional events accompanying the author visit, including an adult craft night, book discussion, and plant swap, will be released in greater detail at a later date.

The Christopher D. English Community Read was recently named in memory of former library trustee Christopher D. English and encourages Seneca County residents to read, think about, and discuss one outstanding title each spring, culminating in the author giving a public presentation in Tiffin. Past speakers have included New York Times best-selling authors Sarah Penner and Michael Hingson, Pulitzer Prize finalist and LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, and international best-selling author Janet Beard. The series is made possible through generous funding by the Tiffin-Seneca Library Foundation and the many donors who have contributed to the Foundation over the years. For more information call 419-447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org/community-read.