Library Corner October 6th

Library Corner October 6th

Local author Janelle Martin will be at the library October 12th to sign copies of her new children’s book, “Lexis, the Hiccupping Lion” from noon until 3 p.m.  Martin, who is the dayschool director at Westwood Dayschool, says that one day while teaching pre-school she needed to fill time, so she had the students sit down and assigned them animals to tell stories about.   Martin began telling about Lexis, the lion who had hiccups, and the children filled in the story with their creativity.  She typed up the story as it was made up and sent to the parents.  Later she embellished it and turned it into a book.  Martin has six more books waiting for a series, “Adventures of Missy,” a story of a little girl growing up in a big family.

Have you ever wondered how to start searching for your family tree?  Discover …Your Roots, A beginner’s introduction to Genealogy Resources will be held at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library, October 13th from 2 until 3 p.m.  Nikki Branam, Teen Librarian, will give a general overview of how to use our data bases, Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com, to begin your search.  Start completing those family trees today.

Friends of the Library Association has started accepting reservations for their upcoming Fall Author’s Event, October 24th at the Cleveland Country Club with guest author Janie Dempsey Watts.  The cost for the luncheon with Merchants Alley is $35.  Send or drop off your check today to reserve your spot.

Having trouble downloading books on your e-reader from the R.E.A.D.S. service?  Check out one of our free workshops to help you get started reading ebooks free.  All classes and workshops are free to those with a valid library card and are posted on our online calendar.