Sunday, November 21, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (Nov. 22-28)

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.

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.

A book sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at Burton Public Library, 14588 W. Park St. Books, magazines, vintage materials, maps, records, CDs, tapes, videos and puzzles are available. Enter the sale through the white door located at the back of the building.

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.

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.

Join in a lively discussion of bestsellers, classics and more with Monday Night Book Discussion at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch. This group meets the first Monday of each month from October through June from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For the month's selection, contact Barb Hauer at 440-255-8811, ext. 210. The library provides books, and refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. 

“The 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.

--Cheryl Sadler

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