Sunday, October 2, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Oct. 3-9)

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.

A six-session course of education and support for parents of children and teens with a mental or emotional illness will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 3 at the Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St. A 12-session course for education and support for family and friends of those diagnosed with a mental illness will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 1 at the Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, 13244 Ravenna Road, Chardon. To register for either course, email Linda Reed at or call 440-285-3945. For details, visit

Learn ways to get to know your ancestors with shared interactive activities including living history museums, logging, train rides and overnights at a historic lodge during Heritage Travel at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Eastlake Library, 36706 Lake Shore Blvd.. Destinations within easy travel distance of Cleveland will be highlighted. To register for this free program, call 440-942-7880.

Learn the differences between the ACT and the SAT and how best to prepare for each of them during a presentation from Huntington Learning Center, set for 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville.

Coming up

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 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. Sept. 27, 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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