Sunday, December 5, 2010

Odds and Book Ends (Dec. 6-12)

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.

More on eReaders & Overdrive at the Perry Library, 3753 Main St., Perry Village, will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Among e-readers, the electronic device designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital books and periodicals, the competition is heating up. The e-readers are expected to be a popular gift this holiday season. Join representatives from Barnes & Noble and Borders demonstrating the Nook and Nook Color and Kobo eReaders, respectively. All will be available for purchase, as well as their accessories. An in-depth demonstration of Overdrive, the means to download eBooks from the CLEVNET catalog, is included. Register in advance at 440-259-3300 or

Geauga County Public Library staff will demonstrate different types of e-readers and show how to download e-books from the library website to e-readers at a program taking place 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Chardon Library on Chardon Square. For more information, call 440-285-7601.

The Hearing Loss Association of America Northern Ohio Chapter is holding a holiday party from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. The meetings are open to the public and to all people with hearing loss and their family and friends.

Reel Talk-Book and Movie Discussion Group meets at 2:45 p.m. the second Monday of every month in Morley Library's meeting Room B, with the next meeting taking place Dec. 14. Books and DVDs are available at the check-out desk on the main floor. The library is located at 184 Phelps St. in Painesville. Details: 440-352-3383 or

“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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