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Meet Author Stephen Markley

2023-01-20 13:00:00 2023-01-20 14:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Stephen Markley Join us when author Stephen Markley visits to discuss his new novel, <i>The Deluge</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Friday, January 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-20 13:00:00 2023-01-20 14:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Stephen Markley Join us when author Stephen Markley visits to discuss his new novel, <i>The Deluge</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join us when author Stephen Markley visits to discuss his new novel, The Deluge.

About the author:

Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of Ohio, which NPR called a “masterpiece.” A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Markley’s other books include the memoir Publish This Book and the travelogue Tales of Iceland.

In The Deluge, in the first decades of the 21st century, the world is convulsing, its governments mired in gridlock while a patient but unrelenting ecological crisis looms. America is in upheaval, battered by violent weather and extreme politics. In California in 2013, Tony Pietrus, a scientist studying deposits of undersea methane, receives a death threat. His fate will become bound to a stunning cast of characters—a broken drug addict, a star advertising strategist, a neurodivergent mathematician, a cunning eco-terrorist, an actor turned religious zealot, and a brazen young activist named Kate Morris, who, in the mountains of Wyoming, begins a project that will alter the course of the decades to come.

From the Gulf Coast to Los Angeles, the Midwest to Washington, DC, their intertwined odysseys unfold against a stark backdrop of accelerating chaos as they summon courage, galvanize a nation, fall to their own fear, and find wild hope in the face of staggering odds. As their stories hurtle toward a spectacular climax, each faces a reckoning: what will they sacrifice to salvage humanity’s last chance at a future? A singular achievement, The Deluge is a once-in-a-generation novel that meets the moment as few works of art ever have.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Middleburg Heights Branch

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Phone: 440.234.3600
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Branch manager
Ronald Block

Hours
Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 08, All day
top by the branch and grab a paper mug craft to go! While supplies last.

Fri, Dec 09, All day
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Sat, Dec 10, All day
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Mon, Dec 12, All day
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Mon, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
If your friends and family have said, “That’s a book!”, this entertaining and inspiring talk is for you.

Mon, Dec 12, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Read and then come to discuss The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance.

Tue, Dec 13, All day
top by the branch and grab a paper mug craft to go! While supplies last.

Wed, Dec 14, All day
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Wed, Dec 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Make a winter wreath to decorate your home or to give to someone special.
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Thu, Dec 15, All day
top by the branch and grab a paper mug craft to go! While supplies last.

Fri, Dec 16, All day
top by the branch and grab a paper mug craft to go! While supplies last.

Tue, Dec 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Love to write? Or completely new to writing but want to get started? Join other teens in our creative writing group and tap into your imagination through writing exercises, prompts, and activities.

Wed, Dec 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Explore potential and kinetic energy and build a confetti launcher to ring in 2023.

Mon, Jan 02, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jan 02, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jan 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jan 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jan 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for an overview of the library's ebook and digital magazine collections. Then do some hands on practice.

Sat, Jan 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Enjoy bubble wrap activities for all ages.
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