Far over the misty mountains cold, it’s Hobbit Day at the library! Hobbit Day is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, fictional characters in J.R.R. Tolkien’s popular books. Drop in to either library for a Tolkien-themed activity.
No registration is required.
D.M. Pulley, local author of The Dead Key, will join the book discussion at Academy Tavern on Monday, July 13. The discussion is set to begin at 7 PM and the author will come to the table for a Q & A at 8 PM.
Pulley’s award- winning mystery follows two young women, Iris Latch and Beatrice Baker, separated in time by twenty years. Beatrice was a secretary at the First Bank of Cleveland in 1978; Iris is working for a local architecture firm in 1998 looking to renovate the old bank building. Why did the First Bank of Cleveland close suddenly and without warning in 1978 and what secrets are waiting inside to be discovered?
Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk to borrow, and at Loganberry Books to buy.
Make your summer count! Join the Friends when they host an old-fashioned ice cream social complete with a mini summer book sale, popcorn, soft drinks, ice cream and the amazing magic of The Great Brad outdoors on the lawn at Woods Branch.
Registration is requested.
Meet poets Bill Arthrell, Stephen Haven and Tim Joyce when they share their poetry Wednesday evening, May 27.
Bill Arthrell recently returned to the area after working in Ukraine for four months. A retired teacher, he is the author of Heart’s Cargo-the Poetry of Cleveland.
Stephen Haven is Professor of English and director of the Ashland University MFA Program, where he also directs the Ashland Poetry Press. He is the author of The Last Sacred Place in North America. He spent two years as a Fulbright Professor of American literature at universities in Beijing and has published many collaborative translations of contemporary Chinese poetry.
Tim Joyce graduated from CSU and earned an MA degree in Irish literature from University College Dublin. He was a visiting lecturer in American Literature at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin and a high school English teacher in Massachusetts. On May 17, Joyce will release a new CD, A Livin’ Man, with a concert at the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern.
Listen to a Discussion with Tom Brokaw, former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News and Mary Sarotte, Visiting Professor of Government and History, Harvard University Center for European Studies. Following the broasdcast, a graduate of Harvard’s Institute of Politics will moderate a discussion.
6:00 pm: JFK Jr. Forum LIVE Broadcast; 6:45 pm: Moderated Discussion by a graduate of Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Reserve your place.