Sunday, July 10, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (July 11-17)

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.

This week

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

Uncovering the Hidden Job Market will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 12 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your job search by using a combination of research and networking to find jobs that are not advertised and to meet the people who can help you get them. Call 440-942-3200 to register for this free program.

The World of Dementia will be 1 to 2 p.m. July 12 at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Linda Bliss, R.N., will walk attendees through the world of dementia to give them a better understanding of their reality and the symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia. She will also give attendees the tools to manage the behaviors and communicate with people with dementia. Details: 440-255-8811, ext. 215, or

Meet "Paris Wife" author Paula McLain, of Cleveland Heights, at 7 p.m. July 14 at Perry Library, 3753 Main St. Her story focuses on the lives of Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley Richardson. McLain will read from her novel, and sell and sign copies. The free program is open to all but registration is required at 440-259-3300 or

The Indian Museum, 25 Public Square, Willoughby, will feature story telling by Doris Straka from 1 to 4 p.m. July 16. She is going to be telling Native American tales from several different areas, suitable for all ages. Straka is a story teller certified by the Smithsonian. For details, call 440-951-3813.

Coming up

Madison Library's 2011 Wine Country Fundraiser will be 5 to 7 p.m. July 18 at Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, 5750 S. Madison Road. The event will include wine from Grand River and Debonne, beer from the Cellar Rats Brewery, and a buffet of hot and cold appetizers. Also part of the fundraiser will be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and a door prize. Tickets are $25 a person and on sale at the library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, as well as available at the door. Click here to read more about the event, or get more information from the library at 440-428-2189 or

Jump Start Your Job Search will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 19 at Willoughby Library 30 Public Square. Attend the free session to learn about the free workshops and job search assistance available to you through Lake1Stop. Receive a Job Search Planning Tool Kit to guide you through an effective job search. Register at 440-943-3200.

Former World War II POW Harry Guinther will present "The Greatest Victory" at 7 p.m. July 19 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St. Guinther joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. shortly after his 19th birthday and trained as a radio operator and aerial gunner on a Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft. He will tell his personal stories as an airman, including his two daring escapes from imprisonment.
A question-and-answer session will follow the program. Call the Middlefield Library at 440-632-1961 to register for this presentation.

The Friends of the Burton Library will have a members-only preview book sale from 9 a.m. to noon July 23. Memberships can be purchased on that day. Friends of the Burton Library will hold a book sale in the library basement from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30. Items for sale include books, magazines, movies, music, maps, puzzles and vintage items. Details: 440-834-4466 or

The Chardon Polka Band will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 25 at Willoughby Hills Library, 35400 Chardon Road, to wrap up the summer reading program. The library will be awarding prizes. Everyone is welcome. Register at 440-942-3362.

Ongoing events

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.

The Fairport Harbor Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting applications or résumés for an opening on the Library Board of Trustees for the term ending Dec. 31, 2015. All residents of Fairport Harbor are eligible. Applications are available at the library, 335 Vine St. Applications must be returned to the library no later than July 15.

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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