Sunday, June 26, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (June 27-July 3)

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.

This week

“Ten Steps to Living with Lupus” meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Reservations are required for each step at 440-717-0183 or

Hillcrest Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Euclid Library, 631 E. 222nd St., Euclid. Visit

Coming up

The Willoughby Area Support Group for the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., Greater Cleveland Chapter, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 5 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Details: 440-717-0183.

Reel Talk-Book and movie Discussion Group, meets at 2:45 p.m. the second Monday of every month in Meeting Room B of Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., with the next meeting planned for July 11. Books and DVDs are available at the check-out desk on the main floor. Details: 440-352-3383 or

Ongoing events

Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, will host the traveling exhibit "A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs 1910-1965" through July 1. Only 55 libraries across the U.S. were selected to host the exhibit, which is composed of eight colorful double-sided panels filled with text and photographs highlighting the spirit of the musical era. The Bainbridge Library is offering a variety of free programs to enhance the exhibit experience. Larry Sheir, cantor at the Westside Temple Beth Israel, will present the grand finale "From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway" at 7 p.m. June 28. For more information on the event, call 440-543-5611.

The Geauga County Library Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2011 Chapman Award. The yearly recognition is bestowed on a special individual (or group of individuals) whose deeds have promoted the enjoyment of and value of books and reading and whose involvement has directly benefitted the Geauga County community. The Chapman Award is presented at the Foundation’s annual ceremony and social event in October. Deadline for submissions is July 15. Nomination forms are available at all Geauga County Public library branches. More than one nomination form may be submitted per person. Details: 440-286-6811.

An art exhibit featuring an array of work done by hemodialysis patients participating in art therapy and activities at Centers for Dialysis Care in Mentor will take place in July at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville.

A Nook e-reader will be raffled to kick off the availability of e-books at Henderson Library. Tickets are $5 each and on sale through Aug. 4. A winner will be drawn that day at the summer reading finale party. Tickets are available at the front desk of the library, 54 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. All money raised will be used to purchase more e-books. Visit to check out e-books.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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