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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

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Phone: 440.234.3600
Fax: 440.234.0849
Branch manager
Ronald Block

Hours
Mon, Apr 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 13 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Make your own small-scale foosball game from common household items. Afterwards, we may have time for a little friendly competition! All supplies provided. Click on program title for more information.

Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:25am
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County will share tips and techniques to welcome pollinators to your garden and landscape.

Thu, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Author Susan Zurenda will join us to talk about her latest book and share don't-miss titles for your book club or your TBR pile!

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us when author Mindy McGinnis visits to discuss her latest novel for young adults, Under This Red Rock.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Learn simple ASL signs through songs and interactive play.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Play games, tinker, make art, and just hang out at our inclusive monthly meet-up. Sponsored by The Friends of the Middleburg Heights Branch Library.

Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for a workshop by relationship coach Kathy Dawson and learn the type of communication that is key for a healthy relationship.

Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Create art (painting, writing, crafts, tech related...and more!) based on styles of well- and lesser-known artists in a variety of mediums. Click on program title for release form information.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 10:25am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Make your own suncatcher out of colorful glass beads. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleburg Heights Branch.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120),Children's Activity Room (12)
Build your own horse and put it though its paces.

Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child.

Sat, May 04, 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.

Mon, May 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Kinfolk by Sean Dietrich

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio’s Early Childhood Standards. This session, we will focus on water.

Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child.

Fri, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Learn to make a delicious light soup and wrap lunch! Registration required.
This event is full

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for springtime stories and crafts featuring some fluttering friends.

Mon, May 13, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Read and then come to discuss The Comfort of Crows: a Backyard Year by Margaret Renkle. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. Registration requested.

Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Don't settle for boring vending machine offerings! Up your snack game by combining vending machine food into creative meals! All supplies provided. Click on program title for release form information.
Registration opens Monday, April 15 2024 at 9:00am