Sunday, October 30, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Oct. 31-Nov. 6)

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.

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.

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.

Joe the Coupon Guy will present a class at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at Chagrin Falls Library, 100 E. Orange St. Register online.

Medical updates will be the focus of the Chardon Lupus Chat, slated for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St. RSVP to 440-717-0183 or The program is presented by the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.

Tom Jerpbak, owner of Ye Olde Oaken Bucket, will discuss antiques and collectibles at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. Each attendee may bring one small item. Learn the best ways to buy and sell and what to avoid. Register for the free program: 440-943-4151.

Meet local author Barbara Hacha of Concord Township at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Perry Library, 3753 Main St. She recently published "Line by Line", a historical work that takes place during the Great Depression, with a major part of the story set in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Register in advance at 440-259-3300 or online at

Friends of the Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., will host its annual Cuddle Up for Winter Book Sale on Nov. 5 and 6 in the library’s Bostwick Room. A members-only preview will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 5. Individuals may join the Friends or renew membership at the door. General sale hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 6, which also is bag day priced at $3 per bag. Details: 440-285-7601.

Coming up

Willowick Library, 263 E. 305th St. will present a free three-part series of computer classes offered through a Connect Ohio Grant. Classes will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the following days: Basic Computers, Nov. 7 and 19; Basic Internet, Nov. 14 and 26; and Using Email, Nov. 21 and Dec. 17. Register: 440-943-4151.

West Geauga Friends of the Library's fall book sale begins Nov. 9 with a members' preview from 4 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the open public sale from 6:30 to 8:30. Memberships will be available at the door. Hours for the sale - at Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township - are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12, which will be $3 bag day. A variety of of materials will be available, including fiction, nonfiction, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games and more. Books range in price from 25 cents to $1. Special books, such as collector books, first editions and recent best sellers are priced individually. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 1 during regular hours, and collections resume after the sale Nov. 14. Funds raised from the book sale benefit the adult and children programs and purchases at the Geauga West Library. Details: 440-729-4250.

Madison Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road, will celebrate National Gaming Day 2011 by playing a live Pac-Man game from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 12 (before the library opens for library patrons). The game is for youths in third grade and older, who are invited to try their luck or skill at being the famous yellow character. Plan to wear comfortable shoes. Prizes will be awarded to the top Pac-Man players. Register: 440-428-2189 or

Ongoing events

The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library is seeking to fill a vacancy on its board of trustees. Potential candidates must be registered voters and residents of Willoughby Hills. Information and application forms are available at the circulation desk at each of the Willoughby-Eastlake libraries. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 14. For details, call 440-944-6900, ext. 113.

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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