Odds and Book Ends (March 14-20)
This weekReel 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 March 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 www.morleylibrary.org.
A spaghetti dinner for Madison Library will be 5 to 8 p.m. March 14 at Wagon Wheel Restaurant, 1388 N. Hubbard Road, Madison Township. Tickets are $8 and available at the library or the door. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Friends of the Madison Public Library.
"Ten Steps to Living with Lupus" will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 14 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Registration is required for each step of the program, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America: 440-717-0183 or email@example.com.
Novel Conversations Book Discussion will be at 7 p.m. March 15 at Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd. The book discussed will be "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. Details: 440-942-7780.
Happy Bookers Book Discussion will be at 7 p.m. March 15 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. The book discussed will be "Abraham" by Bruce Feiler. Details: 440-943-4151.
The Willoughby Historical Society will celebrate National Women’s Month with Barbara Whidden as she presents "The Remarkable Women of Lake County," an informative program on more than 12 women from Lake County who made national news. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Willoughby Public Library, 30 Public Square. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Madison Historical Society will host the first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. March 17 at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. The guest speaker will be Eli Miller of Mesopotamia sharing his wealth of knowledge on leather harness making and Amish history. The meeting is open to the public, and a coffee time will follow the meeting. Details: Mary-Jane Talkington at 440-298-3570.
E-mail Basics will be at 10 a.m. March 19 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. The program will teach how to write and send e-mail. Space is limited, so registration is required: 440-943-4151.
The Student Friends will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 19 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St., and 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 26 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. The library is looking for good friends -- grades one through six -- who love the library to meet once a month during the school year to make crafts, enjoy snacks and help with library programs. Registration is required: 440-943-4151 (Willowick) or 440-942-3200 (Willoughby).
The Indian Museum, at 25 Public Square, Building B, in downtown Willoughby, will have a book sale 1 to 4 p.m. March 20. The museum often receives several copies of the same books. Because space in the library is always at a premium, we do sell extra copies. There will also be some videos, tapes and CDs. Details: 440-951-3813.
Larry Morrow, author of "This is Larry Morrow ...," will be in the area at the following times, dates and locations:
- 2 to 3 p.m. March 20, Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St. Details: 440-247-3556.
- 7 to 8 p.m. May 9, South Euclid Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 4645 Mayfield Road. Details: 216-382-4880.
Coming upWelcome to Medicare will be at 2 p.m. March 21 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. The program will give an overview of Medicare Basics and is geared toward individuals who are new to Medicare or are approaching age 65. Details: 440-352-3383.
State Rep. Ron Young, R-Leroy Township, will be at a meet-and-greet from 6 to 7 p.m. March 21 at Perry Public Library, 3752 Main St.
Wills and Trusts will be at 7 p.m. March 21 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. The program will cover estate documents and planning to ensure your family and financial goals are met after you or a loved one has died. Registration required: 440-942-3200.
The Book and Brush Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 23 at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Participants will explore the fine arts through literature, and find out how Louis Comfort Tiffany took credit for gifted, unsung artist Clara Driscoll's glass creations in Susan Vreeland's book "Clara and Mr. Tiffany." Click here for more information on Vreeland's book and Clara. Details: 440-255-8811, ext. 810.
Adult Yoga will be at 6 p.m. March 23 at Willoughby Hills Library, 35400 Chardon Road. The event will feature beginning yoga techniques and a better understanding of its benefits. Bring a mat and comfortable clothing. Registration required: 440-942-3362.
DS Night for Teens will be 7 to 8 p.m. March 23 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Bring your Nintendo DS and any linkable games to the library to play with other teens. Attendees must have a DS, but games are not required. Grades six to 12 only. Registration required: 440-942-3200.
Shopping on the Internet will be 6:30 p.m. March 24 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Learn about Internet shopping sites like eBay and Amazon, as well as PayPal. Basic understanding of the Internet, as well as basic mouse and keyboard skills are recommended. Registration required: 440-942-3200.
Your Money Matters: Budgeting will be 7 to 8 p.m. March 24 at Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd. Learn some tips and tricks to help reach your financial goals. Refreshments provided. Registration required: 440-942-7880.
Perry Library, 3753 Main St., will celebrate Women's History Month with a program at 7 p.m. March 24. Charlene Connors, a member of the dramatic group, Women in History, will portray the 20th century artist Georgia O'Keefe, whose artistic brilliance revolutionized modern art. The free event is for teens and adults only. Registration is suggested at 440-259-3300 or perrypubliclibrary.org
A "BE SmarT, Be your BEST" seminar for women ages 17 and older will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 26 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. The free seminar will deal with advice on managing finances and looking for a job. Representatives from FirstMerit Bank will discuss budgeting, credit scores, obtaining a loan and more. Afterward, a panel will give tips on what employers look for in a résumé and what they expect at an interview. The seminar is sponsored by members of the Northeast Ohio Branch of the American Association of University Women, whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-428-6096.
An ACT practice test and ACT review session with The Princeton Review is scheduled for Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd. The practice test will begin at noon March 26, and the review session to go over your results will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 7. Registration for both sessions is required: 440-942-7880.
Computer Basics II will be 10 a.m. March 26 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. The program is a continuation of Computer Basics I. Learn more advanced features of Windows and search strategies with Google. Time will be provided for hands-on practice with the keyboard and mouse. Limited to 10 participants. Registration required: 440-943-4151.
A Fancy Nancy party is set for 11 a.m. March 26 at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. Young fashionistas are invited to dress up and come with their caregivers for a party complete with glitz, glamour, paparazzis and "Fancy Nancy" books by Jane O'Connor. Register at 440-482-2189 or www.madison-library.info.
An American Girls Doll tea party is set for 2 p.m. March 26 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. Bring your American Girl Doll or favorite doll to a tea party. Space is limited; register at 440-943-4151.
Dan Coughlin, author of "Crazy, With the Papers to Prove It," will be in the area at the following times, dates and locations:
- 2 to 3 p.m. March 26, Mayfield Village Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6080 Wilson Mills Road. Details: 440-473-0350.
- 7 to 8 p.m. April 20, Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St. Details: 216-261-5300.
- 2 to 3 p.m. May 15, Chagrin Falls Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St. Details: 440-247-3556.
Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart will be 1 to 2 p.m. March 28 at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. A representative from Lake Health will speak about how a healthy diet can alleviate the risk factors for heart disease. Attendees will learn about which foods to choose and other guidelines for choosing and preparing food. Details: 440-255-8811, ext. 215, or www.mentorpl.org.
Ongoing eventsIf you are 60 years old or older and a middle- or low-income taxpayer, you can get free tax assistance with an AARP tax aide volunteers. Call the Mentor Library at 440-255-8811, ext. 215, to make your appointment. Volunteers will be at the Main Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through April 12. Bring your completed tax forms from last year and valid I.D. to your appointment. AARP help is by appointment only.
Notre Dame College's Clara Fritzche Library will host "Foiled, Dramed and Waiting," a solo exhibit of images by Cleveland-based digital artist Andrew Raz. The show will run from through April 8. The free exhibit may be viewed during library hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Notre Dame College is at 4545 College Road, South Euclid. Details: Karen Zoller at 216-373-5267 or email@example.com.
Computer classes will be offered at 10 a.m. every Monday at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Facilities have been remodeled for hands-on instruction. There are only eight computers, so seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. These are basic computer courses that begin of how computers work and advance up to using the Internet. Microsoft Word 2003 is offered at 3 p.m. every Thursday. Classes are in the classroom on the lower level of the library. Details: 440-35203383.
-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl