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Meet Author Eric Gray

2022-09-07 19:00:00 2022-09-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Eric Gray Join us when author Eric Gray visits to discuss his new book <i>Backyards to Ballparks: More Personal Baseball Stories From the Stands and Beyond</i>. North Royalton Branch - Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)

Wednesday, September 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-07 19:00:00 2022-09-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Eric Gray Join us when author Eric Gray visits to discuss his new book <i>Backyards to Ballparks: More Personal Baseball Stories From the Stands and Beyond</i>. North Royalton Branch - Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)

North Royalton Branch

Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)

Join us when author Eric Gray visits to discuss his new book Backyards to Ballparks: More Personal Baseball Stories From the Stands and Beyond.

About the Author

Eric Gray is originally from Plainview, New York, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from SUNY New Paltz. In 1974, he came to San Francisco, began a thirty-nine-year career at the U.S. Department of Labor, met his future wife Lynn Rhodes, and never moved back to New York. His hobbies include rock and roll, following politics, playing and watching baseball and basketball, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family. He and his wife have two children, Rachel and David. All are baseball fans.

Backyards to Ballparks: More Personal Baseball Stories From the Stands and Beyond is the follow-up to the popular Bases to Bleachers. The stories are all different...but the heart and soul of the book are the same.  They all have in common that tribute to why baseball remains the American pastime,  how it connects friends, families, communities. These memories, often more human interest than play-of-game in nature, all have baseball as a setting, but speak to how baseball provides joy and anguish, nourishes family traditions, creates friendships and can profoundly affect you.  

Whether the stories are about befriending Hank Aaron because of a mixed music tape, catching or not catching that prized ball, re-telling the memory your grandpa passed down to you, or finding out some life-changing news while at a game, these are stories that will make you laugh, or tear up, and allow you to remember similar events in your life.  If you like baseball - great.  If you don't, it doesn't matter.  You will love these stories.  Little Leagues to the Big Leagues, you will find them all in Backyards to Ballparks.

Book signing to follow the talk.

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North Royalton Branch

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Phone: 440.237.3800
Fax: 440.237.6149
Branch manager
Becky Wendeln

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Located on Wallings Road, just east of State Road adjacent to the North Royalton Family YMCA, the North Royalton Branch features a full-service drive-up window, community meeting spaces and a beautiful nature-themed children’s area.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Demystify the world of common mental disorders among adults and learn coping strategies and helpful information so you can interact with others with empathy and understanding.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Discover Tai Chi, the effective method for improving overall health by reducing stress while increasing flexibility and balance. All adults and fitness levels welcome. NOTE: 3-part series.
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Mon, Jul 22, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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Mon, Jul 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
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Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:25am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students going into grades 1-4 are invited to read to a Big Book Buddy and engage in reading games and activities together.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Big Book Buddies will pair with a little Book Buddy and engage in reading games and other activities. Big Buddies can earn volunteer hours.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Teens learn how to make tasty, healthy dips in this hands-on workshop.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Stay and Play after Family Storytime!

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Discover Tai Chi, the effective method for improving overall health by reducing stress while increasing flexibility and balance. All adults and fitness levels welcome. NOTE: 3-part series.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
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Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Room (15)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (50)
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Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Computer Room (15)
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Mon, Aug 05, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 123 (49)
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Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (50)
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Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 123 (49)
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Wed, Aug 07, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 123 (49)
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Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
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Thu, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 123 (49)
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Fri, Aug 09, 11:30am - 5:30pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Fri, Aug 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Fri, Aug 09, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Join us for a presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association and learn how to appropriately manage early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio’s Early Childhood Standards.

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
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Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room 123 (49)
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Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
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