Sunday, August 21, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Aug. 22-28)

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

Getting Started with Gmail will be 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.

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

Coming up

The computer class Mousing 101 will be offered 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 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.

The Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village is offering six-week themed preschool story time for children ages 5 and younger and their parents. The Rescue Village Little Ambassadors will discover, explore and learn about the pets at Rescue Village through stories, songs, dance, games and crafts. They will learn how to properly care for and interact with pets. Subjects covered include colors, counting, number and letter identification, and patterns. Small and large motor skills will be practiced. The first session runs Sept. 6 through Oct. 13, and the second session runs Oct. 24 through Dec. 8. The fee is $30 per six-week session, and sessions are limited to 10 participants. To register, contact Linda Hernandez at 440-596-1743 or

Ongoing events

Take a picture of someone reading somewhere in Madison and enter the photo in the "Madison Reads" contest. Entry forms are available at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, and entries will be accepted between Aug. 24 and 27. Photos will be displayed during the months of September and judged by the library patrons. Winning photos will be featured in Madison Library's "Remembering the Bicentennial Year 2012" calendar. For details, call 440-428-2189, ext. 223, or visit

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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