Odds and Book Ends (Sept. 20-26)
Digital photography classes, taught by Ron Surmick, will be Sept. 20 with the topic “Top Ten Travel Photo Techniques” and Sept. 27 with the topic “Digital Photography 101.” Classes start at 6:30 p.m. at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St. in Painesville, and take place in the library meeting rooms. Those interested can learn everything from composition and equipment to camera operation and image processing, or come for the award-winning photography. For more information, visit www.morleylibrary.org/programming.htm.
A program titled “There’s A Rabbit On The Couch: Hallucinations And Delusions In The Alzheimer’s World” has been scheduled at Mentor Public Library. Those interested can join Linda Bliss of Kemper House as she returns to Mentor Public Library to discuss the hallucinations and delusions that can be experienced by Alzheimer’s patients. Attendees will learn about strategies that can help them cope more effectively when a loved one experiences hallucinations or delusions. This event is free and open to the public and will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the library’s main branch, 8215 Mentor Ave. It will be in the lower level Garfield Room. Call 440-255-8811 to register, or contact Grace Sims for more details at email@example.com.
Cub Scouts can earn requirements for their Good Manners pins or belt loops 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Children’s Theater at the Mentor Public Library, Main Library. Catherine Holloway of Etiquette Consulting Service will provide a presentation regarding first impressions, positive image, telephone manners, thank-you notes, etc. Come and learn lessons of courtesy, consideration of others and gain self-confidence. Call 440-255-8811, ext. 220, to register.
Madison Public Library will off a free program to help prepare the students for the SAT/ACT tests. The program will be presented by Huntington Learning Center for students and parents at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. To sign up, visit www.madison-library.info or call 440-428-2189.
The program, “Off to Never Never Land with Mary Martin,” will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St. From Weatherford, Texas, to Never Land, by way of Broadway, this show takes a musical tour with stops for "Sound of Music," "South Pacific" and "Peter Pan," all shows in which Martin starred in the original production. Martin (portrayed by Damaris Peters Pike) will appear in costume and answer questions. The program is possible through sponsorship by the East Geauga Friends of the Library. To register, call the library at 440-632-1961.
Gayle Deadwyler of AARP will explain the “New Health Care Law for Seniors” at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road, on the corner of Snyder and East Washington. The new health care law brings a number of benefits to people age 50 and older. Some of these changes will happen this year. Others phase in over the next several years. The Friends of the Bainbridge Library will present the program, which is free and open to the public. To register, call the library at 440-543-5611
Madison Public Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, Madison, will host SOS & BYOB, "saving our seeds" and "blooming your own bulbs," Sept. 25. Learn how to select and store seed for future gardens and some easy steps to have beautiful blooms all winter long. For details call 440-428-2189.
Madison Public Library will host “The Fair Tax” with speaker Nancy Mills at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 as part of the library’s Public Issues Forum. The library is offering community members an opportunity to
bring in speakers on topics of interest, and will facilitate the sharing and civil discussion of public issues. Anyone who has a topic or issue they would like to explore should call Director Nancy Currie at 440-428-2189 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Burton Public Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in the library basement. Books, magazines, vintage materials, maps, records, CDs, tapes, videos, and puzzles will be available. Burton Public Library is located opposite the Burton Park. Enter the sale through the white door located at the back of the building.
Perry Public Library will host a LEGO block party will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the library, 3753 Main St., Perry. The library is accepting donation of LEGOs, Duplos, Mega Blocks, K’nex, and Tinker Toys. Please do not bring LEGOs from home. All ages are welcome, and all creations will be put on display at the library following the program. Details: 440-259-3300.
Madison Public Library has received a 2010 Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant to fund six reading parties during the 2010-11 school year. The programs are for children ages 3 to 7 with their caregivers. The themed parties are Trucks, Trains, & Transformers; Elephant & Piggie; Princesses & Ponies; Fancy Nancy; Alphabet Soup; and Star Wars. Each child will receive a book that fits with the party’s theme to keep and take home. The first party, Trucks, Trains, & Transformers, is at 11 a.m. Sept. 25. For more information about this and other events or to sign up for the upcoming party, either call 440-428-2189 or go to www.madison-library.info.
Preschool Storytime at Mentor Public Library is from Sept. 28 to Nov. 18, at the Children’s Theater at the Main Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 and takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 7 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Children attend without an adult for a session of stories, songs and rhymes. A responsible adult must remain on the children’s floor during the storytime session. Registration is not required.
Girl Scouts can earn requirements for their Good Manners patch 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29, in the James R. Garfield Room at Mentor Public Library, Main Library. Catherine Holloway of Etiquette Consulting Service will provide a presentation regarding first impressions, positive image, telephone manners, thank-you notes, etc. Come and learn lessons of courtesy, consideration of others and gain self-confidence. Call 440-255-8811, ext. 220, to register.
Friends of the Wickliffe Public Library will again host Silhouette Productions under the direction of Angela Velotta when they present “Polter-Heist” Oct. 22. The audience-participation murder mystery-comedy will be open to the public, and tickets are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the library beginning Sept. 22. You must be 18 or older to attend the play. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. Details: 440-944-6010.
Morley Library, 184 Phelps St. in Painesville, will resume winter hours on Oct. 3. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For details, call the library at 440-352-3383.