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Meet Author Katherine Reay

2023-06-20 19:00:00 2023-06-20 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Katherine Reay Join us when author Katherine Reay visits to discuss her historical novel, <i>A Shadow in Moscow</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Tuesday, June 20
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-20 19:00:00 2023-06-20 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Katherine Reay Join us when author Katherine Reay visits to discuss her historical novel, <i>A Shadow in Moscow</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join us when author Katherine Reay visits to discuss her historical novel, A Shadow in Moscow.

About the author:

Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of several novels, including Dear Mr. Knightley, The Printed Letter Bookshop and The London House. She holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and lives outside Chicago, IL. When not writing, Katherine hosts the What the Dickens Book Club on Facebook and chats with authors and booksellers weekly @The10MinuteBookTalk on Instagram. And — if it’s sunny and she’s in Montana — Katherine also loves fly fishing and hiking.

In A Shadow in Moscow, a betrayal at the highest level risks the lives of two courageous female spies: MI6’s best Soviet spy and the CIA’s newest Moscow recruit. As the KGB closes in, a compromise must be struck if either woman hopes to survive.

Vienna, 1954.
After losing everyone she loves in the final days of World War II, Ingrid Bauer agrees to a hasty marriage with a gentle Soviet embassy worker, following him home to Moscow. But nothing deep within the Soviet Union’s totalitarian regime is what it seems, including her new husband, whom Ingrid suspects works for the KGB. Upon her daughter’s birth, Ingrid risks everything and reaches out in hope to the one country she understands and trusts — Britain, the country of her mother’s birth — and starts passing along intelligence to MI6, navigating a world of secrets and lies, and light and shadow.

Washington DC. 1980.
Part of the Foreign Studies Initiative, Anya Kadinova finishes her degree at Georgetown University and boards her flight home to Moscow, leaving behind the man she loves and a country she’s grown to respect. Though raised by dedicated and loyal Soviet parents, Anya soon questions an increasingly oppressive and paranoid Soviet regime at the height of the Cold War. When the KGB murders her best friend, Anya picks sides and contacts the CIA. Working in a military research lab, Anya passes along Soviet military plans and schematics in an effort to end the 1980s arms race.

Alternating between points of view, the past catches up to the present when an unprecedented act of treachery in 1985 threatens all undercover agents operating within the Soviet Union and both women find themselves in a race against time and the KGB.

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

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Middleburg Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.234.3600
Fax: 440.234.0849
Branch manager
Ronald Block

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Closed for Memorial Day weekend.
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Closed for Memorial Day weekend.)

About the branch

First opened in 1969, the Middleburg Heights Branch moved into a new building in 2018, which features public meeting rooms, a special sensory friendly children’s area, quiet study rooms and a full-service drive-up window.

Upcoming events

Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for this fun resin coaster craft. All supplies provided. Registration required, choose only one session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleburg Heights Library.
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for this fun resin coaster craft. All supplies provided. Registration required, choose only one session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleburg Heights Library.

Thu, May 23, 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.
This event is full

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, May 28, 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, May 29, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Thu, May 30, 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.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Coronation Year by Jennifer Robson

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for a STEAM storytime and activities!

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:25am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 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 counting.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Use your crafting skills to create a take home keepsake.  All materials provided.  Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleburg Heights Library.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join certified yoga instructor Joni Romito, RYT200, as she leads us through a relaxing chair yoga session. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Middleburg Heights Library.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Participants will learn BrickLink Studio software and construct builds combining 3D design with plastic building bricks. Building challenges & awards! Registration is for 4 consecutive daily sessions.

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for a STEAM storytime and activities!

Mon, Jun 10, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Read and then come to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. Registration requested.

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

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Participants will learn BrickLink Studio software and construct builds combining 3D design with plastic building bricks. Building challenges & awards! Registration is for 4 consecutive daily sessions.

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

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Participants will learn BrickLink Studio software and construct builds combining 3D design with plastic building bricks. Building challenges & awards! Registration is for 4 consecutive daily sessions.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Participants will learn BrickLink Studio software and construct builds combining 3D design with plastic building bricks. Building challenges & awards! Registration is for 4 consecutive daily sessions.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Make your very own salad in a jar and take it home with you. We will also be making a homemade dressing to complement our salad. Registration is required.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join certified yoga instructor Joni Romito, RYT200, as she leads us through a relaxing chair yoga session. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Middleburg Heights Library.

Sat, Jun 15, 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, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Come to hear the history of Cleveland's most beloved amusement park during its time of operation from 1895 through 1969. Registration requested.

Mon, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for a STEAM storytime and activities!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Learn important information about hearing loss and what you can do to be prepared. This is one of two aging topics presented by a speech-language pathologist.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:25am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us when author Connie Berry visits to discuss her new mystery, A Collection of Lies.