Thursday, October 31, 2013

'In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs' at Mentor Public Library

If you like food, and Cleveland, and chefs, and Cleveland chefs, you will probably be interested in going to next week's program at Mentor Public Library. Maria Isabella, author of "In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs," will be part of a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Not only will she speak about her book and the chefs featured, but there also will be food involved.

More information from a Mentor Public Library news release: 
People can get a peek into the kitchen of Cleveland’s favorite chefs at Mentor Library MENTOR, Ohio… Want to know what Michael Symon cooks in his own kitchen for his friends and family? Or what Bar Cleveland chef Zachary Bruell makes for dessert?
 People can find out that and more when they meet Maria Isabella on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch. Isabella interviewed and compiled more than 100 recipes from 35 of the area’s most successful and famous chefs to write her book, “In the Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs.” Isabella considers herself a self-professed, wannabe foodie. “Albeit, not the snobby kind,” she said. Her talk at the library will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Main Branch’s James R. Garfield Room. Isabella will discuss her book and share her experiences with some of the chefs she wrote about. Then she will demonstrate two simple appetizer recipes that people can enjoy.
 She will also take questions from the audience. Amanda Densmore, the manager of MPL’s adult reference department, said she was excited to welcome Isabella to the library. “I'm sure she'll have some fun stories to dish about Cleveland's favorite chefs, and it will be great to try some simple appetizers,” Densmore said. A book sale and signing will follow Isabella’s presentation. Isabella’s talk is part of the Monday University series, which brings new guest speakers to the library each month to entertain and educate lifelong learners. The program is free and open to the public. However, people are asked to register for the talk beforehand. They can do so by calling Mentor Public Library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 215 or by visiting

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sandy Rozelman signing books in Cleveland Heights, Mayfield Heights

Cleveland resident Sandy Rozelman has two appearances scheduled in the coming weeks. More details from a news release:
WHEN: 2013-11-10 / 12:00 pm / Unity Center Church, 2653 S Taylor Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH
            2013-11-16 / 11:00 am - 2:00 pm / Half Price Books, 1607 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH
WHAT: Rozelman, a resident of Euclid, OH, will be available to sign copies of her books, You’re Gonna LaughWho Said Jews Aren't Funny? and Politics Is A Joke.A judge asks the prisoner, "What are you charged with?"
"Doing my Christmas shopping early," he replied.
"That’s no offense. How early were you doing this shopping?"
"Before the store opened."
People are more violently opposed to fur than they are to leather because it‛s safer to harrass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
The mother of three unruly young boys was asked whether or not she‛d have children if she could do it all over again.
"Sure," she replied, "just not the same ones."
Prosecutor: "Did you kill the victim?"
Defendant: "No, I did not."
Prosecutor: "Do you know what the penalties are for perjury?"
Defendant: "Yes, I do. And they‛re a lot better than the penalty for murder."
A Polish immigrant went to the DMV to apply for a driver’s license. First, of course, he had to take an eyesight test. The optician showed him a card with the letters: C Z W I X N O S TA C Z" Can you read this?" the optician asked. "Read it?" the Polish guy replied, "I know the guy." Birthdays are good for you:
The more you have, the longer you live.
The author, Sandy Rozelman, is happy to share her love of humor with you.                                                                   

OY VEY!!!  My children think I'm Meshugana so before I leave this world I need to prove them wrong.  For over 20 years I have collected humorous stories and jokes.  My kids would probably just throw them all away after I'm gone.
But . . . if I put them in a book, they wouldn't think I was so Meshugana after all.  Right?  So, here's my second book, Who Said Jews Aren't Funny? a compilation of the best of the best of the best Jewish humor I have amassed.  This book makes a great gift and belongs in every Jewish home.

If you have the campaign-season blues, Sandy Rozelman has just the cure you're looking for! Politics is a Joke is a compilation of political jokes sure to make you laugh away your blue (or red) state.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Strongsville author signing books in Cleveland

Strongsville author Cindi Ferrini will be signing copies of "No Regrets" in Cleveland on Nov. 9. More details from a news release:
WHEN: 2013-11-09TIME1 pm – 3 pmWHERE: Mojo's Coffee and More, 600 Dover Center Rd, Cleveland, OH
WHAT: Ferrini, a resident of Strongsville, OH, will be available to sign copies of her book, No Regrets.Having raised three children of her own, Cindi Ferrini understands the reality of every mom: relinquishing free time and missing me time!
She realizes that an honest mom will admit to desiring time for herself at the end of a full day. In No Regrets, Cindi writes poetically, capturing a mother’s heart and her struggle to find that me time, that free time for which she yearns, and the resolve she discovers.
Every mom will find herself between the lines of this story where her choices will not necessarily be fun, easy, or comfortable, but in the end, right.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Carve a literary pumpkin to enter Geauga County Public Library contest

Geauga County Public Library is having a pumpkin-carving contest and looking for book-inspired jack-o'-lanterns:
"Geauga County Public Library is celebrating the fall season with a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a literary or bookish theme into your pumpkin to be judged by board members of the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture. Email a photo of your carved pumpkin along with the author and title of the book that inspired you by Nov. 1, 2013, to Photos may be displayed on the library's Facebook page and website. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble."
Read more in the GCPL pumpkin-carving contest news release.

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