Sunday, April 25, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (April 26-May 2)

Book ends features activities and events in the area related to libraries, books and authors. Send your events to, and check back to The Book Club every week for upcoming events and activities at your local library.

The program "Birds of Prey" will be presented at 7 p.m. April 27 at Chardon Library on Chardon Square.
Presented by Lake Metroparks Wildlife Center, the program will feature live birds of prey including falcons, hawks and vultures.
For details, call the library at 440-285-7601.

An opening reception for the traveling exhibition of "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine" will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. April 27 at Chardon Library on Chardon Square.
The exhibit was obtained through a grant presented by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association.
For details, call the library at 440-285-7601.

A Hospice of the Western Reserve volunteer appreciation dinner and Katie Dolesh lecture event will take place April 28 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights
The guest speaker is Dr. Robert Martensen, author "A Life Worth Living: A Doctor's Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era."
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a book signing. The dinner and program will be at 5:45 p.m.
The event is open to the community. Cost of a ticket is $24.
For more information or to register, call 216-383-3731 or 216-383-3742.

The American Association of University Women Heights-Hillcrest-Lyndhurst Branch will meet at 6:45 p.m. April 28 at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library, Meeting Room A, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood.
The program topic will be Advocacy and Human Rights with Sr. Diane Theresa Pinchot from Ursuline College will speak about "Acting on Conscience: Why I Went to Prison," describing her 2009 imprisonment for civil disobedience and her thoughts about ways in which peace and civil disobedience can coexist.
The event is free and open to the public. For details call 216-556-4968 or e-mail

The Open Book Family Learning Center of Morley Library will host a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at 6 p.m. April 30 at the Lake Metroparks Dance Hall, 1025 Hardy Road, Painesville. Random Acts will perform Law and Murder!
Proceeds will benefit the Open Book Family Learning Center, which assists parents and their children in achieving academic success.
Tickets are $35 per person or $250 per table of 8. For ticket information call 440-352-3383, ext. 402. Tickets can be purchased at Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville.

Perry Public Library hopes to be able to show parents and caregivers what resources are available to them, at both the library and in the community, to help their children be better prepared for starting school, and to be more successful once they begin school.
There will be an Early Learning Open House from 12:30 to 2 p.m. May 1.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet representatives from local preschools and childcare centers and get a sneak preview of the library’s new "Little Readers" summer rewards program.
There is no registration for this event.
Also May 1, the library will be having a Ready to Read class for parents and caregivers of 2- to 4-year-olds. The class will be from 1 to 2 p.m.
Attendees will learn how to play early reading games with their children at home.
Register by phone at 440-259-3300 or online at
This program is for adults only.

Exploring Family History -- an Introductory Workshop will take place from noon to 3 p.m. May 1 at the Western Reserve Historical Society Library/Archives and Genealogy Center, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland.
The workshop is for people new to tracing their roots. Time will be available for directed research. Admission is $15. For reservations call the WRHS Library Reference Desk at 216-721-5722 or send an e-mail to

-- Cheryl Sadler

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