Sunday, July 24, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (July 25-31)

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

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.

Books of Aurora will provide an inventory of new books for the annual summer book fair benefiting the Friends of the Bainbridge Library. The fair will take place from July 27 to 29 at Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road. Children ages 3 and older and their families can participate in the presentation of "Papa Dieux's Well: A Folktale from Haiti" at 7 p.m. July 27 outside the Bainbridge Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. Details: and or call the library at 440-543-5611.

Coming up

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.

Lupus Foundation of America Willougby Area Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Details: 440-717-0183 or

The annual summer book sale sponsored by the West Geauga Friends of the Library begins Aug. 3 with a members' preview from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by the open public sale from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The sale will be open to the public rom 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Bag day - when a bag will be $3 - will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Funds raised from the book sale benefit the adult and children programs, and purchases at the Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road.

The Chardon Friends of the Library will have its annual Arts Festival Book Sale in the library's Bostwick Room from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6, and 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 7. The members' only preview will be 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 6; you can join the Friends or renew membership at the door. Details: 440-285-7601. The library is located on Chardon Square.

The Friends of Kirtland Library has planned a Community Yard and Bake Sale for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at the library, 9267 Chillicothe Road. Rent a space on the library lawn to sell your treasures. A 12-foot-by-12-foot space is $20, and a corner space is $25. Details: 440-256-7323.

The Mayfield Drive-In Theater and Geauga County Public Library will present Library Night at the Drive-In on Aug. 7. The movies to be shown are "The Smurfs" (rated PG) at 8:45 p.m. and "Zookeeper" (rated PG) at 10:25 p.m. The box office opens at 7 p.m. Sound will be broadcast over an FM radio channel. Admission fee will be $15 per carload for the event. If outside food or beverage is being brought into the theater, a $5 permit must be purchased at the box office in addition to the admission fee. Special events include appearances by the Geauga County Public Library Bookmobile, so it is suggested that patrons bring their library card. The Geauga County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit, Munson Township Fire Department and rescue squads, University Hospital's Life Flight helicopter, Captain Jack Sparrow and Herbie the Love Bug are scheduled to be present. The theater is at 12091 Mayfield Road in Chardon.

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.

Freegal Music Service has been purchased by the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library to allow its card holders to download three free songs per week. Freegal Music Service is available through a home or library computer. New music is added daily, and the content is based on a license with Sony Music Entertainment, owner of 54 music labels. The service must be accessed through the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library’s homepage at Users will be asked to enter their library card number and can then begin searching for songs. Downloads do not time out or need to be returned. To obtain a library card, stop by the Eastlake, Willoughby, Willowick or Willoughby Hills library with a picture ID and a document verifying a current address (if it is different from your picture ID).

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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