Sunday, August 14, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Aug. 15-21)

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 Friends of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library will have a book/AV sale at Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Details: 440-942-7880 or

The computer class Mousing 101 will be offered 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and 29 at Perry Library, 3753 Main St. The class will teach you how to use the computer mouse, as well as other basic components of the computer. For more information or to register, call 440-259-3300.

An overview of the CLEVNET databases will be 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Perry Library, 3753 Main St. Learn how to find product reviews using Comsumer Reports online, do genealogy research using Ancestry Library Edition, look up car repairs using Chilton Library and more. Registration is required: 440-259-3300.

A Book Club for Men will discuss books of interest along with librarian Steve Haas at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Frances Cleveland Room of Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Join male readers to discuss "Garbage Land: on the Secret Trail of Trash" by Elizabeth Royte. Light refreshments will be served. For a copy of the book, please go to the Information Services desk or for more information call the library at 440-255-8811 or visit

Resume Development will be presented by Lake1Stop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd. The session will cover resume content and selection of the best resume format. Learn how to highlight your accomplishments and get tips on deciding what to include and what to leave out. Register at 440-942-7880.

Homeschooling: Adding Variety to the Day will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the James R. Garfield Room of Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Learn tips to add variety and creativity to the learning process, with field trips, unit studies, service opportunities and more. Register at 440-255-8811 or

Friends of the Wickliffe Library will have its annual book sale Aug. 17-20. The Friends' members-only preview is 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17. The public is welcome 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 for Bag Day. Those interested can by a Friends of the Library green bag and fill it with books for only $5 that day. Details: 440-944-6010. The library is at 1713 Lincoln Road.

Learn to plan and compose landscape and wildlife photographs with your digital camera at Landscape and Wildlife Digital Photography from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. The host is Ron Surmick. Details:

Getting Started with Gmail will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18, and 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22, at Perry Library, 3753 Main St. Learn basic email technology, concepts and features. By the end of the class, participants will have a Google mail account. Details and registration: 440-259-3300.

Madison Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. Guest speaker will be Barbara Widden of the Lake County Historical Society. She will present "The Underground Railroad and historical paths." Guests are welcome and refreshments will be served. Details: 440-298-3570.

Pop City, a father-child program, will be 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 20 at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Attendees will learn how to play football, make a comet ball and watch a karate demonstration. Kids 6 years old and older and their dads (or other adult male role model) are welcome. Register at 440-255-8811.

Preview the 2011 NFL and fantasy football season at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd. Register for the free program at 440-942-7880.

Coming up

Managing Digital Pictures will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Perry Library, 3753 Main St. Attendees will learn how to retrieve photos from their digital cameras, and what to do with the photos when they are on the computer. Basic computer skills are required. Bring your digital camera and all necessary equipment with you if possible. Register at 440-259-3300.

James A. Garfield: Passionate Reader will be 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in the James A. Garfield Room of the Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Park Ranger Alan Gephardt from the James A. Garfield Historic Site will present information about James A. Garfield's lifelong love of books. He will discuss what, when and why Garfield read, ultimately revealing the ways in which reading enhanced his life and personal relationships. To register, call 440-255-8811 or visit

Learn how to search for jobs online at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at Willoughby Hills Library, 35400 Chardon Road. Register for the free program at 440-942-3362.

Mentor Library's monthly mystery/crime book club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 25. New members welcome. The true crime book "Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty" by Caroline Alexander will be discussed. Stop by the main branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., for a copy of the book. Details: 440-255-8811.

Author Cheral White will be at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Hot Spot on the first floor. White is a local author who has written two new political thrillers, "Capitol Angst" and "Angst to the Nth." Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Mentor Public Library. For details, call 440-255-8811 or visit

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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