Sunday, July 25, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (July 26-Aug. 1)

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.

A National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. July 27 at Middlefield Public Library, 16167 East High St., Middlefield. The group provides support for persons diagnosed with serious mental illness and their families. Registration is not necessary and the program is free. For details, call Geauga MHA at 440-285-3945.

The Friends of the Bainbridge Library will host a Books & More Sale Galore event July 28-31. Books, puzzles, games, flashcard sets, summer workbooks and more will be available. All items are new and marked down at least 50 percent off original retail prices. The Bainbridge Library is at 17222 Snyder Road in Bainbridge Township. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For details, call 440-543-8221.

The Geauga County Library Foundation is seeking nominations for the annual Chapman Award, which is given to the person who best exemplifies the mission of supporting the Geauga County Public Library and promoting reading through financial support, expanding the visibility of the library and providing needed human and other resources to improve library services.
Nominations forms can be found at any Geauga County Public Library or send an e-mail to to request a copy. The recipient is honored at an annual event in October and is presented with an original work of art in glass by noted local artist Mary Kay Simoni. Deadline for nominations is July 30.

“A Century of Dolls” lunchtime program at Burton Public Library will be at noon July 31. Burton resident Pat Dutchman -- avid doll collector, doll historian and president of the Cleveland Doll Club -- will present the program. She will show dolls from each decade the Burton Public Library has been in existence (1910-2010) and explain the history behind changes in dolls over the past century.
Bring a bag lunch, and the library will provide the beverage. Call the library at 440-834-4466 to register for this program.

--Cheryl Sadler

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