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Holiday Reads, A Virtual Author Event

with Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman

2022-11-14 19:00:00 2022-11-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Holiday Reads, A Virtual Author Event Join us on Zoom for a conversation with authors Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman. Virtual -

Monday, November 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-14 19:00:00 2022-11-14 20:00:00 America/New_York Holiday Reads, A Virtual Author Event Join us on Zoom for a conversation with authors Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman. Virtual -

Join us on Zoom for a conversation with authors Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery, and Viola Shipman.

This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registration and an email address are required to receive the link to participate. 

Order your copies of the authors' books from Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry: 

The Santa Suit, by Mary Kay Andrews: macsbacks.com/book/9781250858450

Home Sweet Christmas, by Susan Mallery: macsbacks.com/book/9781335449986

A Wish for Winter, by Viola Shipman: macsbacks.com/book/9781525804892


About the authors:

Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The WeekendersLadies' NightSpring FeverSummer RentalThe Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

In The Santa Suit, newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen—but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it. At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit—beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold?

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. Library Journal says, “Mallery is the master of blending emotionally believable characters in realistic situations," and readers seem to agree—40 million copies of her books have sold worldwide. Her warm, humorous stories make the world a happier place to live. Susan grew up in California and now lives in Seattle with her husband. She's passionate about animal welfare, especially that of the ragdoll cat and adorable poodle who think of her as mom.

In Home Sweet Christmas, until Camryn Neff can return to her “real” life in Chicago, she’s in Wishing Tree to care for her twin sisters. She’s not looking for forever love, not here. But handsome hotelier Jake Crane is a temptation she can’t resist, so she suggests they pair up for the season. No golden rings, no broken hearts. 

New in town, River Best is charmed by Wishing Tree’s homespun traditions and warmhearted people. When she’s crowned Snow Queen, she’s honored but wary. Dylan Tucker, her king, seems like the stuff of sugarplum dreams, but she can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something big. 

Wade Rouse is a popular award-winning memoirist and internationally bestselling author of twelve books, which have been translated into twenty languages and selected as Today show Must-Reads, Indie Next Picks and Michigan Notable Books. Rouse writes fiction under his grandma’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms inspire his writing. He lives in Michigan and California, and hosts Wine & Words with Wade, A Literary Happy Hour, every Thursday.

In A Wish for Winter, despite losing her parents in a tragic accident just before her fourteenth Christmas, Susan Norcross has had it better than most, with loving grandparents to raise her and a gang of quirky, devoted friends to support her. Now a successful bookstore owner and beloved member of her small Michigan lakeside community, Susan is facing down forty—the same age as her mother when she died—and she can’t help but see everything she hasn’t achieved, including finding a love match of her own. So it seems cosmically unfair that the man she makes an instant connection with at an annual Santa Run is lost in the crowd before she can get his name.

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Hours
Mon, Dec 05 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Tue, Dec 06 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Wed, Dec 07 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Thu, Dec 08 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Fri, Dec 09 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Sat, Dec 10 12:00AM to 11:45PM
Sun, Dec 11 12:00AM to 11:45PM

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mayfield Branch Zoom 1
This event will be held virtually on Zoom. This discussion will help families learn how to focus on the children during holidays and avoid stress.

Thu, Dec 08, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Brooklyn Branch Zoom 1
Learn tips to manage holiday stress.

Fri, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bay Village Branch Zoom 1
This program will be held virtually in ZOOM.

Rescheduled
Sat, Dec 10, 9:30am - 10:30am
New date Saturday, December 17, 9:30am - 10:30am
This program will be held virtually in ZOOM.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Zoom 1
This program will be held virtually in ZOOM.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Branch Zoom 1
Join us for an art program exploring Japanese culture across various media and forms.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
With so many things changing in the job search process, it can seem intimidating to know where to start, what to say, and how to prepare as you re-engage to get the job or career you want.

Mon, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Garfield Heights Branch Zoom 1
This program will be held virtually in ZOOM.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Garfield Heights Branch Zoom 1
Share the joy of reading together with your child!
Registration is now closed

Tue, Dec 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Middleburg Heights Branch Zoom 2
Join other teens in our VIRTUAL creative writing workshop and tap into your creativity through writing exercises, prompts, and activities. This program will be conducted virtually using Zoom.

Tue, Dec 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Brookpark Branch Zoom 1
A book discussion for adults who love to read romance novels.

Wed, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Wed, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Wed, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Brookpark Branch Zoom 1
A monthly virtual book discussion fans science fiction and fantasy books. 

Thu, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Branch Zoom 1
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beachwood Branch Zoom 2
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Sat, Dec 17, 9:30am - 10:30am
This program will be held virtually in ZOOM.

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Zoom 2
A virtual program with two librarians showcasing crafts and experiments to inspire and introduce young minds to the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

Wed, Dec 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Brooklyn Branch Zoom 1
Are you a wiz at Holiday tv and movie specials? Put your knowledge to the test and join us on Zoom with Kahoot and get your jingle on! For all ages.

Wed, Dec 21, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Mayfield Branch Zoom 1
This program will be held virtually in ZOOM.

Thu, Dec 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Zoom 1
Join us for our monthly LGBT teen book club! We will be reading "Pet" by Akwaeke Emezi. This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Thu, Dec 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Zoom 2
Bored of book clubs? In Comics n’ Crafts, we will talk about our book club pick and make a craft based off of the book! For Grades 3-6.

Tue, Dec 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adult Programming Zoom 3
Be an agent of positive change and craft your "Stop the Hate" contest essay. For students in grades 6-12 who live in Northeastern Ohio.

Tue, Dec 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Brecksville Branch Zoom 1
Book club for grades 5-8

Tue, Dec 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adult Programming Zoom 2
Pop some popcorn and join us for a virtual film discussion!

Wed, Dec 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adult Programming Zoom 3
Be an agent of positive change and craft your "Stop the Hate" contest essay. For students in grades 6-12 who live in Northeastern Ohio.

Canceled
Wed, Dec 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event will be held virtually on Zoom. Jan Webber of Holistic Life Solutions will lead a guided chakra meditation session over Zoom. Beginners and experienced meditators all welcome.

Thu, Dec 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adult Programming Zoom 3
Be an agent of positive change and craft your "Stop the Hate" contest essay. For students in grades 6-12 who live in Northeastern Ohio.

Mon, Jan 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Brooklyn Branch Zoom 1
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Please register using the name of the child.

Mon, Jan 02, 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Garfield Heights Branch Zoom 1
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Tue, Jan 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
Orange Branch Zoom 2
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Wed, Jan 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Warrenville Heights Branch Zoom 1
This program will be held virtually in ZOOM.

Thu, Jan 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn how to use the newest operating system for PCs and tablets in this interactive, hands-on class. Explore new features, including the redesigned Start menu, Microsoft Edge and OneDrive.

Thu, Jan 05, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Beachwood Branch Zoom 2
This event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Thu, Jan 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Zoom 1
This program will be held virtually. 

Sat, Jan 07, 11:30am - 12:15pm
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch Zoom 2
Read first reader and early chapter books and talk about them with a snack!