Sunday, July 17, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (July 18-24)

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

Mentor Library will feature an introduction to acupuncture from 7 to 8 p.m. July 18 at the Main Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Austin Homrighaus of Lake Erie Acupuncture will present an alternative approach to health care targeting the body, mind and spirit via acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Registration is required; call the library at 440-255-8811, ext. 215.

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

"What's in Your Pantry?!" a wellness program, will be at 7 p.m. July 19 at Perry Library, 9753 Main St. Dr. Misty Senz of the Family Chiropractic Center in Perry will outline good nutritional choices for a busy family. Senz is a holistic health practitioner and chiropractic physician. Her practice emphasizes restoring natural health to families and teaching good nutritional choices. Snacks will be available. Register for the free program at 440-259-3300 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 Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library will hold a large book/audio visual sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22, 23 and 25 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. The Friends also will raffle baskets filled with books and gifts. Tickets for the raffle are 50 cents each and can be purchased during library hours beginning July 22. For details, call 440-942-3200.

The Friends of Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22. Summer beach reading, cookbooks, military books, Christmas in July are a few of the featured offerings. Details: 440-209-9952.

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

Around the World in 80 Stories with Magical Storyteller Tess Shimko will be at 2 p.m. July 23 at Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd. Tess and Marshmallow the Magic Rabbit will show how books let you travel the world. Register at 440-942-7880 or

Coming up

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.

Learn how to sign in to your account on Willowick Library's new web catalog at 6:30 p.m. July 26 at the library, 263 E. 305th St. The program will include demonstrations on how to search for items, place requests, manage your account, and begin using its new features. Details: 440-943-4151 or

The Friends of the Cleveland Public Library will host a used book sale at the library, 525 Superior Ave., Cleveland, from July 25 through July 28. A members-only preview will be 10 a.m. to noon July 25, and members should bring their cards for admittance. Those who are not Friends may join at the door. The sale will be open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. July 25, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 26 and July 27. On July 28, a bag of books will be offered for $5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details: 216-623-2821.

The Monday Night Book Discussion meets the first Monday of each month from October through June, with the next meeting slated for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. For this month's selection, contact librarian Barb Hauer at 440-255-8811, ext. 210. The library provides books, and refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Ongoing events

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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