Sunday, November 14, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (Nov. 15-21)

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

Perry Public Library is having its annual fall children's used book sale Nov. 15 through Nov. 20. The sale will feature children's books, teen books, videos, music CDs, magazines and games, all at bargain prices. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of Perry Public Library, and all proceeds benefit the library's children's department programs.

Join a discussion on organ donation from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd St., Euclid. The event is free and open to all. For information, call Beth Gerland at 440-796-0884 or e-mail

Relax in the morning with a continental breakfast and a mix of short stories, poetry and essays. Join Librarian Sarah O. at the Mentor Public Library Lake Branch at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 16 for "Books with Breakfast." No registration is required for this free program.

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 β€œUnderstanding Medicare and Reviewing Your Options for Open Enrollment.”
Presentations will be
  • 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
Call the individual locations to register for this free presentation.

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.

β€œThe Art of Morton Smith,” a solo exhibit of realist paintings by the Beachwood artist, is at the Clara Fritzsche Library, Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, through Dec. 17. Details: 216-373-5267.

The "Book and Brush Club" will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., to discuss "The Raphael Affair" by Ian Pears. For more information on how to explore the fine arts through literature, contact librarian Barb Hauer at 440-255-8811, ext. 210.

Join Mentor Library librarian Steve Haas at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, at Panera Bread, 9587 Mentor Ave., Mentor, for the "Twenty Something Readers." This month's selection will be "Under and Alone" by William Queen. Light refreshments will be provided. Stop by the library to get a copy of the book. For more information, call Steve Haas at 440-255-8811.

--Cheryl Sadler

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