Sunday, January 9, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Jan. 10-17)

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.

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 Jan. 10. 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

Cub Scouts can earn their Marble belt loop or academic pin from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Presenter Walt Iliff will provide insight into the world of marbles. Registration is required: or 440-255-8811, ext. 220.

Friends of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library will hold a large book/AV sale at the Willowick Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15, and 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Willowick Public Library is located at 263 E. 305th St. Details: 440-943-4151 or

Registration begins Jan. 10 for Paws to Read, set for 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Kids who are able to read independently are invited to sign up for a 30-minute session. We'll pair you with a gentle dog who is licensed and trained to be a good listener. Details: or 440-255-8811, ext. 220.

The Friends of the Burton Public Library Chess Tournaments will be every Saturday in February at the library. This annual event has been drawing chess players from all over the area. Prior tournament competition is not necessary. Players need to bring a standard chess set, a sack lunch and beverage. Tournaments
for different age groups are scheduled as follows:
  • Kindergarten through fifth grade: 10 a.m. Feb. 5 (expected to finish by 2 p.m.)
  • Sixth through eighth grade: 10 a.m. Feb. 12
  • Ninth through 12th grade: 10 a.m. Feb. 19 (expected to finish by 5 p.m.)
  • Adults: 10 a.m. Feb. 26
All tournaments will be Swiss-type, providing each player at least four games regardless of his or her win-loss record. Medals will be awarded to the top places in each category. Prior registration is required for all tournaments. To register, call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466. For further information about the tournaments, call Jim Wohlken at 440-834-4283. Visit the library online at

--Cheryl Sadler

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