Sunday, July 4, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (July 5-11)

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.

At the regular meeting of the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Gladys Haddad, professor of American studies at Case Western Reserve University and author of several books, will present a program on “Samuel and Flora Stone Mather: Partners in Philanthropy." Her book on the subject won the 2008 OGS William H. and Benjamin Harrison Award for an Ohio-related family history. There will also be a potluck dinner, and attendees are asked to bring a side dish or desert to share.
The event will be at 7 p.m. July 5 at the Ross C. DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights, which is handicap accessible. The usual guest fee is waived for this meeting. For more information, contact Stacie at 216-851-7768 or Mac at

The Euclid Landmark Commission and its consultants will present a summary of the Ohio Historic Inventory and Euclid Project during a public meeting at 7 p.m. July 8 at the Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St.
The program will include some of the selected sites and their importance to Euclid’s history. The presentation will answer the questions "What is a reconnaissance survey?"; "Why a historic inventory?"; "What will it mean to Euclid?"; and "How can we use the inventory?"
This will be another chance to learn about some of the historic properties in Euclid and their effect on our city’s development.
Early Euclid founders and settlers originally owned some of these properties.
A question-and-answer session with the consultants and members of the commission is expected after the presentation.

Morley Library in Painesville will have a used book sale from 5 to 8 p.m. July 8 (Friends Preview Night) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9 and 10.
The sale will take place in the lower level of the library at the corner of Phelps and State streets.

Bill Wynne, author of “Yorkie Doodle Dandy,” will autograph his book at 2 p.m. July 10 at Woodland Dog Park on Lake Shore Boulevard just east of Route 91 in Eastlake. The park is home to the War Dog Memorial, honoring “Smoky,” the war dog and the subject of Wynne’s book. For details, call Jim Strand at 440-946-3567.

And if you didn't see today's News-Herald, check out this article by Jason Lea and Cassandra Shofar about local libraries using technology. Accompanying the article are four videos.

--Cheryl Sadler

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