Sunday, January 16, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Jan. 17-23)

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.

Linda Bliss, RN, will discuss common reasons for family conflicts, challenges faced by siblings, and how to share responsibilities when a family member has Alzheimer's disease from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. The program will be in the Garfield Room in the lower level of the library. Call 440-255-8811 to register, or contact Grace Sims for more details at

Eagle Investors Business Daily Group of Painesville will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Meeting Room B of Morley Library in Painesville. Eagle Investors Business Daily Group of Painesville meetings will follow a regular agenda with adjustments made as membership dictates. The agenda includes, but is not limited to: General market conditions, CAN SLIM Review and Trading Basics. Eagle Investors Business Daily Group of Painesville is an organization dedicated to expanding your knowledge of the market and providing the opportunity for like-minded people to share ideas and strategies. We use the CAN SLIM investing model as our foundation. Anyone who would like to begin taking control of their financial future and learn the basics of investing, while having a lot of fun in the process is invited to attend. The meeting will be hosted by Peter M. Lee, MSEd., director of education,
Eagle Trading Company LLC. To register for the meeting, call 216-402-0358 or visit There is no fee for attending. Details:

The Lake County League of Women Voters will host a forum on Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in Ohio from 10 a.m. to 12:30p.m. Jan. 22 at the Wickliffe Public Library, 1713 Lincoln Road. Featured speakers will be Carrie Davis, ACLU staff attorney and board member of Ohioans to Stop Executions, and Adrian Griffin, Northern Ohio organizer for Ohioans to Stop Executions. All are welcome to attend this free forum. Call Ellen Chamberlin, League president, for further information at 440-256-1598.

Registration begins Jan. 18 for Meet the President, an event with President James A. Garfield and First Lady Lucrectia Garfield (as performed by the We Made History living historians). The president and first lady will come to Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1. Listen to a presidential story, then join in the fun and ask questions. Details: 440-255-8811, ext. 220, or

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

The Mentor Public Library will be collecting canned goods through January as it holds its third annual Restock the Shelves. All branches will be accepting donations of canned and dry goods. Food will be distributed to the Lake County area food pantries to restock their shelves. Also, donations may be placed in the designated boxes at all locations.

--Cheryl Sadler

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