Sunday, November 13, 2011

Odds and Book Ends (Nov. 14-20)

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

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. 19; Basic Internet, Nov. 14 and 26; and Using Email, Nov. 21 and Dec. 17. Register: 440-943-4151.

Beecology will be 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the James R. Garfield Room at Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Ave. The program is the third offered in the Monday University at the Library series. Dave Rzepka, co-owner of Beecology, will discuss bee culture, natural skincare products using honey and beeswax, and other beneficial ingredients that originate from the world of bees. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Mentor Library. Registration required: 440-255-8811 or

Joe the Coupon Guy will present a class at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls. Details: Bainbridge Library website.

Euclid resident and author Bruce Double'u will be signing his novel "Euclid's Boys League All Stars" from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at Euclid's Beach Club Bistro, 21939 Lake Shore Blvd. The book is based on the actual achievement of youth baseball team that concluded an undefeated, five-tournament run in 1979.

Real Murders Book Discussion meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. November's featured book is "Murder in Amsterdam" by Ian Buruma. Register: 440-942-3200.

Mary Ellis, bestselling author of Amish fiction, will sign books from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Sparrow Christian Bookshop, 14962 S. State Ave., Middlefield. Learn more about Ellis and the event on The News-Herald's Community Calendar. Contact the shop at 440-632-0011 or

Friends of the Geneva Library, 860 Sherman St., will have a used book sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19. Money raised at this final sale of the year will benefit the library. The sale will include hard cover, paperbacks, DVDs, magazines and more. Geneva Library book bags will be available for $2. Details: 440-466-4521.

Coming up

"Ten Steps to Living With Lupus" meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Willoughby Library, 30 Public Square. Reservations are required for each step at 440-717-0183 or The program is presented by the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.

Writings from the Heretics: Anabaptist Literature, its origins and significance today will be at 7 p.m. 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

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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