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Meet Author Jessica Strawser

in conversation with Kylie Logan

2023-12-07 19:00:00 2023-12-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jessica Strawser Join us when authors Jessica Strawser and Kylie Logan visit to discuss Strawser's new novel, <i>The Last Caretaker</i>. North Royalton Branch - Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)

Thursday, December 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-07 19:00:00 2023-12-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jessica Strawser Join us when authors Jessica Strawser and Kylie Logan visit to discuss Strawser's new novel, <i>The Last Caretaker</i>. North Royalton Branch - Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)

North Royalton Branch

Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)

Join us when authors Jessica Strawser and Kylie Logan visit to discuss Strawser's new novel, The Last Caretaker.

About the author:

Jessica Strawser is the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed You, Not that I Could Tell, Forget You Know Me, A Million Reasons Why and The Next Thing You Know. She is Editor-at-Large at Writer’s Digest, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade; a contributing editor at Career Authors; and a frequent speaker at writing conferences, book clubs, and women's groups. Her career in publishing spans more than 20 years, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Modern Love, Publishers Weekly, and other venues. A Pittsburgh native and graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, she lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was named 2019 Writer-in-Residence for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. 

In The Last Caretaker, Katie’s divorce was, in a word, humiliating. So when her friend Bess offers a fresh start―a resident caretaking job at a nature preserve―Katie accepts. No matter that she’s not exactly a “nature person.” How hard can it be?

But from day one, something feels off. Katie’s new farmhouse looks as if the last caretaker barely moved out at all. When a frantic, terrified woman arrives late at night, expecting a safe place to hide, it’s clear caretaking involves way more than Katie bargained for.

Suddenly, Katie is no longer sure who she can trust: the brooding groundskeeper, the daily regulars―hikers, dog walkers, bird-watchers, photographers―even Bess.

As Katie digs deeper for clues in what the last caretaker left behind, she must discover courage she never knew she had―and decide how much she’ll risk to do the right thing.


Jessica Strawser will be in conversation with Kylie Logan, the national bestselling author of the Jazz Ramsey Mysteries, The League of Literary Ladies Mysteries, the Button Box Mysteries, the Chili Cook-Off Mysteries, and the Ethnic Eats Mysteries.

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

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North Royalton Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.237.3800
Fax: 440.237.6149
Branch manager
Becky Wendeln

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Located on Wallings Road, just east of State Road adjacent to the North Royalton Family YMCA, the North Royalton Branch features a full-service drive-up window, community meeting spaces and a beautiful nature-themed children’s area.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Cleveland Clinic staff will provide a hands-on CPR workshop for teens in grades 6-12. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:25am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students going into grades 1-4 are invited to read to a Big Book Buddy and engage in reading games and activities together.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Big Book Buddies will pair with a little Book Buddy and engage in reading games and other activities. Big Buddies can earn volunteer hours.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Teens learn how to make healthy and delicious smoothies in this hands-on workshop.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 11:25am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Learn about the rock hiding phenomenon; enjoy a special evening of rock painting and make creations to hide or keep for yourself. We'll provide the rocks & paint, you provide the creativity!
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 (63)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students going into grades 1-4 are invited to read to a Big Book Buddy and engage in reading games and activities together.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Big Book Buddies will pair with a little Book Buddy and engage in reading games and other activities. Big Buddies can earn volunteer hours.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Stay and Play after Family Storytime!

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 11:25am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 02, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students going into grades 1-4 are invited to read to a Big Book Buddy and engage in reading games and activities together.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Big Book Buddies will pair with a little Book Buddy and engage in reading games and other activities. Big Buddies can earn volunteer hours.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 11:25am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Students going into grades 1-4 are invited to read to a Big Book Buddy and engage in reading games and activities together.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Big Book Buddies will pair with a little Book Buddy and engage in reading games and other activities. Big Buddies can earn volunteer hours.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Resource Room (49)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jul 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room 121 (63)
Join us as we discuss popular graphic novels with a book themed snack and activity.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room 122 (63)
Join your friends & neighbors at the North Royalton Branch's popular afternoon, mystery-themed book discussion group.

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft Room (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Large Meeting Room 121 & 122 (126)
Discover Tai Chi, the effective method for improving overall health by reducing stress while increasing flexibility and balance. All adults and fitness levels welcome. NOTE: 3-part series.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 9:00am