All Things Bookish

News and events from around the library, around the web and around Northeast Ohio.

As library folks, we like to keep you informed about fun, literary-themed doings here, around the web, and around the community. Here's a quick run-down:

How about some free books? You can enter to win books from "Shelf Awareness," a daily compendium of book news, by clicking here and filling out their form. They'll send you email updates about new books too.

This Saturday is the library's Book Donation Day. If you've got unwanted tomes, DVDs or music cluttering up your abode, you can leave them with us and we'll sell them at our annual blow-out booksale, put on by the Friends of the Library. Pull your car around to the back of the library between 10 and 4 and we'll gratefully unload your books for you.

Are you a Hemingway fan? I am. Town and Country has two interesting articles about Papa and his family this month. You can read them here or spend some time with his work. Don't want to commit to a lengthy tome? Try one of the great short stories.

Did you know we've got a new kids' book club? It's for 4th, 5th and 6th graders & is run by Kristin Casale from our children's department. This month they're reading "How to Train Your Dragon" by Cressida Cowell. There are lots of copies available behind the desk in the children's room, so come on in and get one. The club meets Tuesday, September 27 at 4:15. You can sign up at the children's desk or call (330) 688-3295 ext. 5 to register.

October will be here before you know it, and with it, Octavofest - Northeast Ohio's celebration of the book as diversion and art form. Check out the schedule of events here. They've got classes on the art and craft of book making, exhibitions at libraries and museums all over the place, and even a showcase of biographies of women pilots at the International Women's Air and Space Museum down at Burke Lakefront Airport. Admission there is always free. One of my favorite of the things on offer: Altered Books for Teens - a class at the library in Independence.

For more book info, lore and happenings, be sure to "Like" the library on facebook. We post snippets like the ones above regularly. Don't be afraid to leave us a comment and tell us what you'd like to see at the library and on our page!

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