Monday, February 17, 2014

Book sale at Morley Library on March 8

The Friends of Morley Library have planned a book sale for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 in the lower level of the library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville. The sale will include more than 12,000 gently used items, arranged by category — including children's, adult, collectible books, movies, music and audio books.

Friends members will be eligible for a drawing and receive one free hardback and two free paperback books. Friends memberships may be purchased the day of the sale.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bainbridge Library plans March events

Via a news release from the Geauga County Public Library:

Registration required: 440-543-5611. Visit for more information on these and other programs.  
Organic gardening and starting your garden by seed Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.
Organic gardening is great, but to be successful, you need to be armed with the proper information. Join Jeff Griff, owner of Lowe’s Greenhouse, as he presents on organic gardening solutions and how to start a garden by seed.  
In her footsteps: Finding her ancestors Monday, March 10, 7 p.m.
Follow Sandra Beane-Milton’s genealogical journey to the home of the family who owned her ancestors. A GCPL staff member with a passionate interest in genealogy, Beane-Milton will share the story of two families, one black, one white – and how their lives intertwined in fascinating connections. Her research of these two families spans 200 years and hundreds of miles as she walked in their footsteps.  
The best they could be: How the Cleveland Indians became the Kings of Baseball from 1916 – 1920 Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Just in time for opening day, local baseball historian Scott Longert discusses his new book about how the Cleveland Indians brought the world championship to their city of passionate fans in a spectacular style that has yet to be replicated. Books will be available for signing.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Concord author releases new novel

Concord resident Martin Prendergast has released a new thriller mystery novel. Details from a news release:
CONCORD, Ohio — In his new thriller mystery novel, “Fear Itself,” author Martin Prendergast introduces the story of man fearing that his daughter will take all the lengths just to have him for ferself.
Children will be the death of adults, especially if they spike adult’s wine with antifreeze. That is what Mathew Derrick suspects his precious young Sarah did to her mother so that she could have daddy all to herself. But the police think that he killed his wife after discovering that his daughter was the product of an extra-marital affair. Rather than face the wrath of the law, he takes little Sarah and runs.
Although he manages to elude the law, he can’t escape Sarah’s unquenchable wrath for the women in his life. Could this adorable and seemingly innocent child really be a murderess? And if not, who is killing the loves of his life, and why?
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher, or by visiting or
Prendergast is a freelance writer and fiction author. He received his B.A. in English from John Carroll University, where he studied creative writing under Mark Winegardner. He has published work in the Sig Sec Quarterly and editorials in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Maple Heights author signing books

Maple Heights resident Douglas M. Graf will be signing copies of his book "Bible Principles for Christian Dating" next weekend at Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Maple Heights. More details from a news release:
WHEN: 2014-02-15TIME: 3:00-6:00pmWHERE: Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 5780 Dunham Road, Maple Heights, OH
WHAT: Graf, a resident of Maple Heights, OH, will be available to sign copies of his book, Bible Principles for Christian Dating.While many Christian dating books focus on the relationship of Boaz and Ruth, Bible Principles for Christian Dating focuses on the union of Adam and Eve. As you may know, Eve was formed from a rib of Adam. When Adam awoke, he did not have to look too far to find his rib. Every man should be seeking his rib, and every woman should be seeking the body from which she came. This book explores and reveals the biblical principles applicable in Christian dating and marriage.
Bible Principles for Christian Dating casts a luminous light on various relationship topics in addition to framing a safe and accessible approach to Christian dating for teens, adults, and college students.

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