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Meet Author Victoria Benton Frank

2023-06-28 19:00:00 2023-06-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Victoria Benton Frank Join us when author Victoria Benton Frank visits to discuss her new novel, <i>My Magnolia Summer</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Wednesday, June 28
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-28 19:00:00 2023-06-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Victoria Benton Frank Join us when author Victoria Benton Frank visits to discuss her new novel, <i>My Magnolia Summer</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join us when author Victoria Benton Frank visits to discuss her new novel, My Magnolia Summer.

About the author:

Victoria Benton Frank was born in New York City, raised in Montclair, New Jersey, but considers herself to have dual residency in the Lowcountry. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the French Culinary Institute. Victoria worked in restaurants in New York before returning to Charleston, South Carolina, which she considers home, with her husband, two kids, and a giant mutt. When she isn’t writing, she is reading, cooking, or chasing her children.

In My Magnolia Summer, New York City winter never seems to loosen its hold, and for South Carolina transplant Maggie (born Magnolia after the fairest summer flower) the balmy beach weather of April back home on Sullivan’s Island feels like a distant memory. Until a phone call from her sister, Violet, changes everything.

Gran, the treasured matriarch, has fallen into a coma after a car accident caused by Maggie’s troubled mother, Lily. But once Maggie returns, she finds that her hometown of Sullivan’s Island holds even more secrets. The Magic Lantern, the restaurant owned and run by generations of women in her family, is now rudderless, and her sister seems headed for a savage breakup.

Once she is between the marsh grasses and dunes of South Carolina, she feels herself changing like the Atlantic tides, rediscovering the roots she left behind, and a new and different version of herself—one who can see how a minor crash into the back of a very handsome farmer’s truck may become fortunate. Or perhaps it’s even… fate?

When the three generations of South Carolina women join forces—the family pillar Gran, troubled Lily, impulsive Violet, and redoubtable Maggie—anything is possible. 

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Middleburg Heights Branch

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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.
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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