Odds and Book Ends (Nov. 1-7)
Upcoming signings this month at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 24519 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst (216-691-7000):
- Lisa Klein, “Cate of the Lost Colony,” 7 p.m. Nov. 2
- Davod Herlihy, “The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance,” 7 p.m. Nov. 3
- Dan Couglin, “Crazy, with the Papers to Prove It: Stories about the Most Unusual, Eccentric and Outlandish People I’ve Known in 45 Years as a Sports Journalist,” 7 p.m. Nov. 4
- Apolo Ohno, “Zero Regrets,” 11 a.m. Nov. 7
- Michael McMenamin, “The DeValera Deception,” 7 p.m. Nov. 9
- Debra First, “Founded in Faith: Cleveland’s Lost Catholic Legacy,” 7 p.m. Nov. 11
- James Toman, “A Euclid Beach Park Album,” 7 p.m. Nov. 11
- Steven Kotler, “A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life,” 7 p.m. Nov. 15
- Adam Richman, “America the Edible: From Sea to Dining Sea,” 7 p.m. Nov. 16
- Harvey Sachs, “The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824,” 7 p.m. Nov. 17
- Dr. Joan Brown Cambell, “Living Into Hope: A Call to Spiritual Action for Such a Time as This,” 2 p.m. Nov. 20
- Regina Brett, “God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours,” 7 p.m. Nov. 22
Learn about e-books and e-readers at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Perry Public Library, 3753 Main St., Perry. A team from Mentor's Best Buy will demonstrate all e-readers currently on the market -- Amazon Kindle, Sony E-Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook and Apple iPad. They will review and evaluate to help you choose the best one for you, whether you're just getting started or ready to upgrade to the next generation of e-readers. All e-readers will be available for sale at the library. In addition the library will offer a demonstration of e-book downloads on to a reader from the CLEVNET catalog. Refreshments complete a fun and informative evening. This free program is open to everyone, but registration is suggested. Call 440-259-3300 or log on to perrypubliclibrary.org.
The Lake County Council on Aging and the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will offer several presentations throughout Lake County on the topic of “Understanding Medicare and Reviewing Your Options for Open Enrollment.”
Presentations will be
- 9 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Wickliffe Senior Center
- 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Madison Senior Center
- noon Nov. 9 at the Mentor Senior Center
- noon Nov. 12 at the Eastlake Senior Center
- 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Painesville Senior Center
- 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Madison Public Library
- 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Council on Aging
- 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Fairport Senior Center
- 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Wickliffe Public Library
- 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Mentor Public Library
- 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Willoughby/Browning Center
The Friends of the Chardon Library will host its annual Cuddle Up for Winter Book Sale on Nov. 6 and 7 in the library’s Bostwick Room. From 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday there will be a Members-Only Preview. It is possible to join the Friends or renew membership at the door. General book sale hours will be 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost of most hardbacks is 50 cent; paperbacks, 25 cents. Sunday is bag day: $3 per bag of books.
Reel Talk-Book and Movie Discussion Group meets at 2:45 p.m. the second Monday of every month in Meeting Room B of Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Books and DVDs are available at the check-out desk on the main floor. Details: www.morleylibrary.org.
The Mentor-on-the-Lake and the Headlands branches of the Mentor Public Library will be drop-off points for holiday greetings to the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Letters and packs of chewing gum will be collected at both branches from Nov. 2 through Nov. 30. The items will be sent and shared by the troops for the holiday season. For details call either branch, at 440-257-2512 or 440-257-2000.