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Book Recommendations & Other Musings

by Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle, Collection Services LibrarianGet Out of the Armchair and into the Library

Libraries wouldn’t exist without authors and readers, and we do our best to connect the two. This season, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library is offering a ton of opportunities for you to meet and hear from authors speak on a wide range of topics and genres. Many of these programs will be popular, so be sure to call the libraries or click on the links to get registered. Put down that book and come meet the authors!


In just a couple of days (3 pm on Saturday, January 18 at Willoughby Library) New York Times bestselling author Dr. Michael Roizen will speak about his book What to Eat When. This is part of a day-long event featuring programs ranging from Goal Making to Fitness and Diet. Call Willoughby Library to register for the full list of events.

Do you love Cleveland’s Rock & Roll history? Come hear Mike and Jan Olszweski speak about their book Smoky, Sweaty, Rowdy, and Loud: Tales of Cleveland’s Legendary Rock & Roll Landmarks. Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm – Willoughby Library.


Are you a fan of sweet and inspiring love stories? Join us for My Amish Valentine, an Amish and inspirational fiction mini-conference and book fair. Discover new authors, meet like-minded readers and get books signed. Authors appearing at this special event include Amanda Flower, Serena B. Miller, Tracy Fredrychowski and more! Saturday, Feb 15 from 12-5 pm -Willoughby Library

How about the raucous world of Northeast Ohio burlesque from 1800s to the present: Meet author Erin O’Brien, photographer Bob Perkoski and foreword writer Mike Olszewski at this panel-style talk based on the book Rust Belt Burlesque on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm – Willoughby Library.

Are you intrigued by the true story of billionaires trying to eliminate death and aging? Meet Chip Walter, author of five books, former CNN bureau chief, prominent journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker as he explores this hidden world in his nonfiction book Immortality Inc. Co-sponsored by the Lake County League of Libraries. Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm – Willoughby Library.


The Collinwood School Fire of 1908 is an important event in Cleveland history.  Join local author Edward Kern as he shares the tragic story of the Collinwood School Fire. Wednesday,  Mar 4 at 7 pm – Willowick Library

The mystery of writing mysteries: Local Cleveland author Abby L. Vandiver will talk about her journey from successful self-published Amazon #1 bestselling author to teaming up with Penguin Berkley, who will publish her new Cozy mystery books beginning in spring 2020. Saturday, March 7 2:00 pm at Eastlake Library

Cleveland history buffs will be intrigued by the fascinating history of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Since their arrival in Cleveland in 1874 to serve German Catholic immigrants, the Sisters of Notre Dame have given their time, skills and compassion to the people of Northern Ohio and beyond. Come listen to author Eileen Quinlan S.N.D., a native of Greater Cleveland, Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 pm – Willoughby Library

An Evening with Regina Brett (Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm at Eastlake Library) features New York Times bestselling local author Regina Brett will talk about her books Finding Magic and Miracles in the Messy Parts of Life. Regina Brett is a popular speaker and space is limited, so call Eastlake Library (440) 942-7880 or reserve your spot here:  This event is sponsored by the GFWC Ohio Eastlake Women’s Club.


Library Eats, a special event featuring local chefs, will include author Chef Eric Wells, who will be selling and signing his book Cooking with Chef Wells: Intimate Dinners for Two. Two other local chefs will also be appearing for this panel discussion Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm Willowick Library

Carol is currently reading A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende.

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