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Meet Author Brenda Novak

2023-05-13 10:00:00 2023-05-13 11:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Brenda Novak Join us when author Brenda Novak visits to discuss her new novel, <i>The Seaside Library</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Saturday, May 13
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2023-05-13 10:00:00 2023-05-13 11:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Brenda Novak Join us when author Brenda Novak visits to discuss her new novel, <i>The Seaside Library</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join us when author Brenda Novak visits to discuss her new novel, The Seaside Library.

About the author:

Brenda Novak is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with more than nine million books in print, translated into twenty different languages. An eight-time RITA nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Silver Bullet. She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.6 million.

In The Seaside Library, there are secrets that bring friends together, and others that drive them apart…Mariners Island is barely ten miles long, but when Ivy, Ariana and Cam were teenagers, it was their whole world. Beyond the pristine beaches and iconic lighthouse lies the beautiful old library that belongs to Ivy’s family. While that bound Ivy to the island as an adult, Ariana could not leave Mariners behind fast enough. The town holds too many…memories. Not only her unrequited feelings for Cam, but the tragedy that left a scar on the community.

When a young girl went missing, a teenage Cam was unthinkably the prime suspect. Ariana and Ivy knew he couldn’t have hurt anyone, and they promised to protect him—even if it meant lying on his behalf.

Now, twenty years later, Ariana returns to Mariners just as new evidence emerges on the case, calling into question everything the three friends thought they knew—and everyone they thought they could trust. What really happened that night? Over the course of one eventful summer, Ariana, Ivy and Cam will learn the truth—about their pasts, their futures and the ties that still bind them as closely as the pages of a book…

This event is free for all to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. You can let us know you're coming, pre-purchase a signed and personalized copy of The Seaside Library, or even purchase a VIP tour package including a darling "Bookstream" tote and matching bookmark by clicking the "Register" button.

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

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Middleburg Heights Branch

mdhmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 440.234.3600
Fax: 440.234.0849
Branch manager
Ronald Block

Hours
Mon, Jan 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jan 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jan 29 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Sat, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
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Mon, Jan 30, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Mon, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Start the year right with certified yoga instructor Joni Romito, RYT200, as she leads us through a relaxing chair yoga session. Registration required.
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Mon, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
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Tue, Jan 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Wed, Feb 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Wed, Feb 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for an overview of the library's digital film and music collections. Then do some hands on practice.

Wed, Feb 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Show your love for crafting with heart-themed projects.
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Wed, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (65)
Learn about artist Jacob Lawrence and create a piece of art inspired by his unique style.

Mon, Feb 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Activity Room (12)
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Mon, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for a lively and thoughtful discussion of "The Secrets We Kept" by Lara Prescott. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Mon, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Sat, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Show your love with a heart-healthy breakfast dish.
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Mon, Feb 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
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Mon, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Feb 13, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Read and then come to discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. Registration requested.

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us when author Mark Dawidziak visits to discuss his new book, A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allen Poe.

Wed, Feb 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Feb 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join Dan Baron of Baron Law for this hands-on workshop to learn about nursing home asset protection planning tools.

Thu, Feb 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us when author Tracy Clark visits to discuss her new mystery, Hide.

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Explore green screen technology and create a crazy news report.

Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Activity Room (12)
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Mon, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Activity Room (12)
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Tue, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Teen Steam sessions focus on aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). This month we're exploring architecture and engineering through tower-building challenges.

Wed, Feb 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Feb 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for a hands-on craft. Registration is required.
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Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.