Sunday, May 23, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (May 24-May 30)

Odds and 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 Geauga County National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group will take place at 7 p.m. May 25 at Middlefield Public Library.
The intent of the meeting is to provide information, understanding and support for those whose lives have been touched by mental illness.
Individuals who have a family member, loved one or child diagnosed with a mental illness, or have a mental illness, are invited to attend.
Registration is not necessary and the program is free.
For details, call the Mental Health Association at 440-285-3945.

Dr. Philip Skerry, author of the book, "Psycho in the Shower," will discuss the infamous shower scene in the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, "Psycho," at 6 p.m. May 26 at Willoughby Hills Public Library.
Skerry has examined the debate that has swirled around the scene for 50 years, and where it fit in the social and cultural landscape of the time.
Books will be available for sale. The library is at 35400 Chardon Road.
For information or reservations, call 440-942-3362.

A violin performance by Justin Curry will be at 3 p.m. May 27 at Madison Public Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, Madison.
Justin, 17, is raising funds for his 10-month study abroad in Japan with Flags International exchange program.
For details call 440-428-2189.

Geauga 9-12 Patriots will host an evening with Constitution Party candidate for state attorney general, Robert Owens, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. May 27 at Burton Library, 14588 W. Park St.
Owens will discuss the topic "Why the values of the Ohio Constitution have been forgotten, and how to restore them."
For details, call Jean Coe at 440-313-8864.

--Cheryl Sadler

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