Sunday, August 1, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (Aug. 2-8)

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

Twilight Trivia Night for ages 12 through 18 will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Mentor Public Library. Test your "Twilight" knowledge against other fans. Sign up as a team or play on your own. Winners will receive "Twilight" prizes. Refreshments will be served. Registration begins Aug. 2. For details, call 440-255-8811, ext. 220, or visit

Children and their families are invited to attend an exciting, high-energy musical performance by Chip Richter at the Beachwood Public Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood at 3 p.m. Aug. 6. Register by phone at 216-831-6868 or online at

The Chardon Public Library is accepting gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs and puzzles for the Friends of the Library book sale taking place Aug. 7 and 8. A members-only preview will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and individuals may join the Friends or renew memberships at the door. General book sale hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Cost of most hardbacks is 50 cents each; paperbacks, 25 cents. For more information, call the library at 440-285-7601.

The Friends of Perry Library will be holding the annual Book and Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Perry Library. Many baked goods and quality used items for all ages will be available to purchase. All proceeds benefit Perry Library.
The Friends are also looking for new members. Annual membership fees are $2 per individual, $3 per couple, $5 per family and $10 per organization. Lifetime membership is $50. Friends receive admittance to book sale pre-sales and new Friendly Cash. Residency in Perry is not required to become a Friend. For more information about the sale, Friends or to learn how to apply please call 259-3300 or visit the library.

The Friends of the Kirtland Public Library is sponsoring a Community Yard and Bake Sale. The Yard Sale will be Aug. 7 on the front lawn of the Kirtland Public Library.
A 12-by-12-foot space is available for $20, and a corner space is $25. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with set-up at 7 a.m. Provide your own table and chairs. Reserve your space by calling the Kirtland Public Library at 440-256-READ (7323) or by signing up at the library, at 9267 Chillicothe Road (state Route 306), Kirtland.

The Mayfield Drive-In Theater and the Geauga County Public Library will host their annual "Library Night at the Drive-In” on Aug. 8. The featured movies will be "Cats and Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore," rated PG, beginning at 9 p.m. and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," rated PG, beginning at 10:30 p.m.
Cost is $10 per carload plus an additional fee of $5 for those who choose to bring their own food and beverage.
Located at 12091 Mayfield Road (Route 322) in Munson Township, the theater will open the box office at 7 p.m.
The Library’s Bookmobile will be on site and available for check-outs. The Geauga County Sheriff’s K-9 unit will visit along with the Munson Fire Department and University Hospital’s MedEvac Helicopter.
Sound will be transmitted on a 101.5 FM signal and attendees need to have an FM radio in their vehicle or bring a portable radio. The theater has a full concession stand for refreshments.
For more information, call one of the following Geauga County libraries: Bainbridge Library, 440-543-5611; Chardon Library, 440-285-7601, Geauga West Library, 440-729-4250; Middlefield Library and the Bookmobile, 440-632-1961, Newbury Station, 440-564-7552; or Thompson Station, 440-298-3831.

Artists in the Northeast Ohio are invited to submit entries to the fifth annual juried art show sponsored by the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture. Entry forms are available at libraries in Geauga County. They can also be downloaded from the Council’s website at Submissions in oil and acrylic, watercolor, photography and other media will be considered. Cash awards will be given for first and second place in each class as well as a Best of Show. Entries should be brought to the Geauga West Public Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, between noon and 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Each artist may submit up to three items.
The exhibit will run Aug. 11 through 20 and will be open during regular library hours. A reception will take place for the public to meet the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 when the awards will be presented. Also on view will be the winning entries from the Virtual Geauga video contest and those winners will be introduced. Each year the Council purchases one item from the show to donate to an area organization. This year the recipient will be the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children.

The Friends of Morley Library is in need of books for upcoming sales. VHS tapes, DVDs, music cassettes, CDs, and framed and unframed prints also are welcome. Donations may be dropped off at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., in Painesville, during library hours.

The Book Club for Men will meet at the Mentor Public Library at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 to discuss "The Bureau: The secret history of the FBI" by Ronald Kessler. Stop by the library to get a copy of the book, or call Steve Haas at 440-255-8811. Details:

--Cheryl Sadler

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