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Author Event - Peanut Butter Dogs Book by Greg Murray Presented by Cleveland Animal Protective League and My Best Friend’s Bowl

Yorkies, Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Great Danes, French Bulldogs and more! This winsome collection of photographs covers more than 140 lovable pups, most of them rescues, in expressions of peanut butter bliss. Names, ages and brief bios of each dog accompany their portraits.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Multipurpose Room

Author Event - The Heavenly Table Book by Donald Ray Pollock

It is 1917, dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane, Cob and Chimney. Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, there lives a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook: The Least Practical, Most Literary Guide to Cleveland Book edited by staff of Belt Magazine “Losing Lakewood” Essay by Sally Errico Introduced by Anne Trubek editor in chief of Belt Magazine

In this anthology, you will read about places no longer here, such as the Little Italy Historical Museum and League Park, as well as increasingly popular areas, such as North Collinwood and Asiatown.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood Book by Lisa Damour, PhD Presented by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland

“Just wait till she’s a teenager!” Most parents have been warned about the stress of raising a teen girl: the friction with friends, the rush of emotions and the stinging rudeness followed by sweet affection.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation Book by Seph Lawless

Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation is a harrowing look deep inside the crumbling apocalyptic landscape of America through the eyes of photojournalist Seph Lawless.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Paradox Forged in Blood Book by Mary Frances Fisher

A murder on Millionaire’s Row. A killer’s chilling words: "Shh. I know where you live." A woman tormented by her guilt-ridden past. A historical murder mystery, Paradox Forged in Blood is set in Cleveland, during the late 1930s.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure Book by Maureen Dunphy

Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure explores in depth over thirty of the Great Lakes Basin islands accessible by bridge or ferry and introduces more than fifty additional islands.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland: How LeBron James Came Home and Brought Cleveland a Championship Book by Terry Pluto

This epic homecoming tale recounts one of the greatest Cleveland sports stories ever. LeBron James and the Cavaliers took fans on a roller coaster ride from despair to hope and, finally, to glory as the 2016 NBA champions.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Author Event - The Summer That Melted Everything: A Novel Book by Tiffany McDaniel

Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. Sal seems to appear out of nowhere a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Authur Event - What is a Schizophrenic Supposed to Look Like? Book by Lori Rochat

In this book, Lori Rochat describes how she overcame difficult life challenges as a person with schizophrenia, and she shares her experiences with others who face similar challenges. Today Rochat serves as an inspiration for all who face any type of difficult, life-changing experience.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

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