Sunday, August 28, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Aug. 29-Sept. 4)

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 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.

Friends of the Kirtland Library will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 in the library book cellar, 9237 Chillicothe Road. Details: 440-256-7323.

Coming up

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

Friends of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library will have a book/AV sale at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 and 12. Details: 440-943-4151.

Longtime Cleveland meteorologist Dick Goddard will be at Perry Library, 3753 Main St., at 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Goddard has been delivering the forecast for more than 40 years in Cleveland. He is also an author, cartoonist, and passionate animal activist. Attendees also can purchase his new book, “Six Inches of Partly Cloudy.” All proceeds of the book will benefit animal charities. All ages are welcome to this free event but attendees must register by calling 440-259-3300 or online at

Computer classes are scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at Mentor Library's Frances Cleveland Room, 8215 Mentor Ave. Learn how to operate basic Internet. Seating is limited to 10 people. Register at 440-255-8811, ext. 215.

Ongoing events

Mentor Library is introducing a new series of programs Sept. 12 called Monday University at the Library. The sessions will be the second Monday night of each month. Click here for further details.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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