Odds and Book Ends (Sept. 6-12)
A Silly Bandz Swap will be 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Children’s Theater at Mentor Public Library, Main Library. Silly Bandz is a brand of silicone rubber bands formed to make shapes of animals, objects or letters. Come and trade your Silly Bandz for the rubber band shape you have been searching for to add to your collection. Games and a raffle for Silly Bandz products will take place. Call 440-255-8811, ext. 220, to register. Registration opened Sept. 2.
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. Registration begins Sept. 8.
The Mentor Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet Sept. 8 at Borders Books, Music, Movies and Cafe’, 9565 Mentor Ave., Mentor. The group will host “Visiting Angels” Anyone who has MS, or is affected by MS is welcome to attend. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perry Public Library will kick off its fall programs with a presentation by a garden author Sept. 9. Maureen Brown Heffernan, a Perry native, is the executive director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and author of “Native Plants for Your Maine Garden,” “Hershey Children’s Garden, a Place to Grow at Cleveland Botanical Garden” and “Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast.” The presentation begins at 7 p.m. and will include books for sale and signing. The Perry Library is located at 3753 Main St. Visitors should register for the event by calling 440-259-3300 or visit www.perrypubliclibrary.org.
Anyone with hearing loss can attend the meetings of the Hearing Loss Association of America Northern Ohio Chapter. Meetings are 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at Morley Library in Painesville. People can benefit from information on coping with their losses, hearing aides, listening devices and associate with others who have a hearing loss.
If you would like to give donations or sponsorship for the local chapter, contact President Dawn Lyons, president of the HLAA Northern Ohio Chapter, at email@example.com.
Madison Public Library is restoring some of the hours lost last year because of budget cuts. Beginning Sept. 13, the library will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expanded hours are in response to a community survey taken this summer.
This month at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 24519 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 216-691-7000:
- Signings by Dr. Cynthia Koelker, “101 Ways to Save Money on Health Care: Tips to Help You Spend Smart and Stay Healthy,” 7 p.m. Sept. 7
- Lisa Black, “Trail of Blood: A Novel of Suspense,” 7 p.m.Sept. 9
- Katherine Miracle, “Discovering Your Dawn,” 7 p.m. Sept. 14
- Isabel Wilkerson, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” 7 p.m. Sept. 16
- Robert Michael Pyle, “Maricopa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year,” 7 p.m. Sept.
- Karl Marlantes, “Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War,” 7 p.m. Sept. 21
- Michael Grant, “The Magnificent 12: The Call,” 7 p.m. Sept. 22
- Lynn Powell, “Framing Innocence: A Mother’s Photographs, a Prosecutor’s Zeal and a Small Town’s Response,” 7 p.m. Sept. 23
- President Jimmy Carter, “White House Diary,” 1 p.m. Sept. 28
- P.L. Gaus, “Blood of the Prodigal: An Amish-Country Myster,” 7 p.m. Sept. 29
Non Author Events:
- Magic School Bus Party, noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 18
- Family Movie Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 24
- Knit-Out and Crochet Event, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26