Sunday, October 9, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Oct. 10-16)

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 library story time program for children 24 months and younger runs Mondays from the week of Sept. 26 through Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. Caregivers attend with children for all story times. Register: 440-943-4151.

Jump Start Your Job Search will be at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. Attend the free 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: 440-943-4151.

Medicare Check-Up will be 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Get an overview of Medicare options and the Annual Coordinated Election Period explained for those already enrolled in Medicare. The program is presented by Aleyea Barajas from the Lake County Council on Aging.

Author Michael Swiger will visitMentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 to discuss his book "To Kill A Saint." Copies of Swiger's book will be available for purchase and signing. Register: 440-255-8811, ext. 215. The program is sponsored by The Friends of the Mentor Public Library.

The local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will have a support group meeting for those with a hearing loss or know someone with a hearing loss from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. Refreshments will be provided and beverages served at the free meeting.

Children and tweens are invited to read aloud to a friendly, gentle dog from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Perry Library, 3753 Main St. Each dog is licensed and trained to be a good listener, and the dogs' handlers sit nearby to help ease the interaction. Participants may register for one 15-minute time slot. Additional programs will take place in November and in the spring. The program is free and open to anyone, but you participants must register in person a the library or by calling 440-259-3300.

Coming up

Medicare Check Up will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. The program will review Medicare and provide information regarding open enrollment and the changes that beneficiaries are able to make during this time. It is appropriate for individuals currently receiving Medicare, as well as those approaching age 65. For more information, call 440-352-3383 and ask for the Adult Reference Department.

Resume Development will be at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. In a classroom setting, we 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 for the free program: 440-943-4151.

Medicare Check Up will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. The presentation is for those already enrolled in Medicare. Register: 440-428-2189.

Real Murders Book Discussion group meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. This month's book is "The Killer of Little Shepherds" by Douglass Starr. Register for the free program: 440-942-3200.

Have coffee with the director of Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the library. Ask questions, make suggestions and tell us how the library is working for you. Details: 440-482-2189.

Prevent Blindness Ohio and Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., are hosting a special children's reading hour led by local celebrities at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Main Library Children's Theater. Following the presentations by guest readers, families can explore the Wild About Eyes interactive exhibit, which is designed to educate and enlighten about eye health and safety. The kiosk will be on display at the library from Oct. 20 through Nov. 22.
Details, or call 440-255-8811, ext. 221.

Friends of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library will have a book/AV sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21, 22 and 24, and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. The Friends will also raffle baskets filled with books and gifts. Tickets for the raffle are 50 cents each and can be purchased during library hours beginning Oct. 14. Details: 440-943-4151.

The Upstage Players, under the direction of Carrie Walsh, will present "Murder on the Oriental Rug" at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wickliffe Library, 1713 Lincoln Road. This is an audience participation murder mystery-comedy; the audience can help solve the mystery, enjoy refreshments and win prizes. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at the library. Attendees must be 18 or older. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Details: 440-944-6010.

Tess Gerritsen, author of medical and crime thrillers, will discuss her latest Rizzoli & Isles book, "The Silent Girl", at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 22 at Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road, Munson Township. The program is being put on by the Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries. A reception with the author takes place at 7 p.m. at a cost for $25 per individual or couple. General admission tickets - at $5 - may be purchased at the door. Tickets to the author reception must be purchased by Oct. 17. Book will be available for purchase at Fireside Bookshop of Chagrin Falls. Gerritsen will be available to autograph books before and after her presentation. Tickets can be purchased at any Geauga County Library or by mail to the Geauga County Library Foundation, 12701 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, OH 44024. Details from the Geauga County Library Foundation.

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

Writings from the Heretics: Anabaptist Literature, its origins and significance today will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 at Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St. The three-part program by John Gingerich will examine forbidden Anabaptist Bibles and Testaments; Anabaptist Hymnals and Prayer Books; and Martyrologies, Histories and Confessions of Faith. Books significant to Amish - Mennonite - Anabaptist history, dating back to the 1500s, will be on display. Gingerich recently finished translating History of the Bernese Anabaptists, which will be available to purchase at the programs. Come to one or all of the programs. Also bring in your own pre-1900 German Bibles, hymnals, prayer books and other old German documents for a Show-and-Tell after the programs. Register: 440-632-1961.

Ongoing events

Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. 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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