Sunday, September 11, 2011

Odd and Book Ends (Sept. 12-18)

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

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. 12. Details: 440-943-4151.

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.

Meet the new children's librarian at Henderson Memorial Library, 54 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, at 10 a.m. Sept. 13. The hour-long meet-and-greet will include cookies and punch, followed by story time at 11 a.m. Details: 440-576-3761.

Uncovering the Hidden Job Market will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Willoughby Hills Library, 35400 Chardon Road. Learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your job search by using a combination of research and networking to find jobs that are not advertised and to meet the people who can help you get them. Register for the free program: 440-942-3362.

The Geauga County Genealogical Society begins its new program year Sept. 13 with a visit from David Lintern, volunteer interpreter at the James A. Garfield Historic Site. He will present "General Garfield: The Civil War Years 1861-1863." Lintern previously presented Garfield's early years to the genealogy group. The program will begin immediately after the 7 p.m. business meeting. The meeting and program are free and open to all, and will be at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St. Details:

Certified eBay specialist Angela Paterek will help residents get started on selling on eBay at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. Registration is required: 440-944-6900, ext. 113, or

Putting the Garden to Bed will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Learn the best methods for fall clean up, composting, soil testing, amending the soil, mulching and pruning. Call 440-942-3200 to register for the free program.

Friends of Morley Library will have a book sale. A members night will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15; memberships may be purchased at the door. The sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17. Details: 440-352-3383; ask for the Friends room, and leave a message to receive a call back. The library is at 184 Phelps St., Painesville.

An introduction to genealogy with the Lake County Historical Society and Alan Rabe from the Northeast Ohio Family History Center wil be at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Sources of information will be presented, and locations in the area will be discussed. Details: 440-255-8811 or

Friends of the Geneva Library, 860 Sherman St., will have a used book sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. Money raised will be used to benefit the library. In addition to books, DVDs and magazines, the new Geneva Library book bags will be for sale for $2. Raffle tickets for a handmade Amish quilt will be on sale for $1 each or six for $5. Details: 440-466-4521.

Perry Library will have a free children's theater workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17. The program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Professional teaching artists will lead children in singing, dancing and acting out key moments of "Peter Pan." Please bring a sack lunch. Teen volunteers are invited to help out, and parents and grandparents are welcome to participate. Register: 440-259-3300 or

The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy will be noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland. Speakers will be John Grabowski, director of archives/library at WRHS; Kenneth Bravo, president, Jewish Genealogical Society of Cleveland; Sean Martin, associate curator of Jewish American History, WRHS. Reservations are required; fee is $20. Refreshments will be served. Details: Nancy Leinweber at 440-205-1942 or Printable registration form for The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy.

Coming up

Computer classes are scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 11 a.m. Sept. 20 at Mentor Library's Frances Cleveland Room, 8215 Mentor Ave. Learn how to operate Yahoo basic email. Minimum typing and computer-mouse skills are required. Seating is limited to 10 people. Register at 440-255-8811, ext. 215.

Mentor Library's Book Club for Men meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the library, 8215 Mentor Ave. This month's selection is "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void" by Mary Roach. Light refreshments will be served. For a copy of the book, go to the Information Services desk. Details: 440-255-8811, ext. 215.

Jump-Start Your Job Search will be 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Willoughby Hills Library, 35400 Chardon Road. Attend this session to learn about 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 for the free program at 440-942-3362.

Partnering with your Doctor will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St. Maureen Ordman-Fike of the Alzheimer's Association will provide practical advice, tools and handouts to develop a successful relationship with your health care provider. Register: 440-632-1961.

Author Les Roberts will visit the James R. Garfield Room of the Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Copies of his book "The Cleveland Creep" will be available for purchase and signing. Register: 440-255-8811.

The Friends of the Burton Library will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the library basement, 14588 W. Park St. Enter the sale through the white doors in the back of the building.

Thomas Werman, chief field investigator from Mutual UFO Network Ohio, will give a program on UFO sightings in Ohio from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. Learn how to report a sighting and what is involved in being a field investigator. Details: 440-352-3383 or

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 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

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.

Bring your chess board to Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, the third Saturday of every month at noon and join others who like to play. All ages and skill levels welcome.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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