Sunday, October 23, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Oct. 24-30)

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.

Halloween Video Scavenger Hunt will be 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. The list of items you need to either take pictures or video of will be available at the Adult Reference Desk beginning Oct. 22. Do the hunt by yourself or with friends. Teams will have one week to film the items on their list. The library will show all the videos and pictures taken on Oct. 29 and award prizes then. Details: 440-428-2189, or come in to the library.

A presentation by author John B. Kachuba - Ghosthunting Ohio: On the Road Again - will be 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. No registration required. Details: 440-352-3383.

Meet Katie Spotz, a Mentor resident who set the world record for the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic, at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the James R. Garfield Room at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. Register: 440-255-8811 or More details.

Friends of the Euclid Library, 631 E. 222nd St., will have a book sale from Oct. 28 through Oct. 30. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 will be a special preview for members only. The general public can attend the sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29, and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. The last day will be bag day, when you can fill a bag for $2. Only Friends-issued bags will be allowed in all of the sale rooms; no outside bags will be permitted. Details: 216-261-5300.

Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village will have preschool story time sessions at 11 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 28 through Dec. 9. (No session Nov. 25.) The cost is $6 for a six-week session. A special story time will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 12. Families are encouraged to bring a can of Purina dog food or cat food to donate to the shelter. Families can meet one of the Rescue Village's dog ambassadors, and there will be a special craft to take home. Details: Call the Humane Education Coordinator at 440-338-4819, ext. 20, or email Rescue Village is at 15463 Chillicothe Road, Russell Township.

Sign up begins Oct. 24 for Halloween After Dark events at Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road. Boos and Ghouls will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Tween Zombie Halloween - for third- through eighth-graders - will be Oct. 29 and is not for the faint of heart. Details: 440-428-2189.

"Are You Experiencing Sibling Conflict While Caring For an Aging Parent?" will be at noon Oct. 29 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with the library for the program that offers strategies for overcoming sibling differences to help families provide the best care for elderly parents. Lunch will be provided. Register: 440-943-4151.

Coming up

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

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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