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4th World Conference on Breast and Cervical Cancer

Mon., Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Helsinki Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki Eastern OH

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Breast and Cervical cancer Conference welcomes you to grace with your presence. 4th World Conference on Breast and Cervical Cancer to be held at Helsinki, Finland during October 21-22, 2019. This 4th Breast and Cervical Cancer conference will bring together cancer researchers, oncologists, professors, and scientists to discuss strategies for Breast and Cervical Cancer globally. cardiology@mehealthevents.org

25th Anniversary of ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Author and Largely Literary co-founder Mark Dawidziak presents a program based on his upcoming book "The Shawshank Redemption Revealed," which will be published in September, the 25th anniversary of director Frank Darabont's film adaptation of Stephen King's novella. Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption" has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB's list of most-loved movies. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for the book, talking to King, Darabont, Robbins and Freeman, as well as extras, supporting players and behind-the-scenes talent. 330-467-8595

How to Survive the Worst Day of Your Life - Book Signing with Betsy Muller

Wed., Oct. 23, 3-6 p.m.
Talent Launch 3rd Floor 6161 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence Northern OH

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Meet the author of Amazon Best-Seller, The Comeback- An Energy Makeover Love Story as she shares the greatest lessons she discovered on the journey of healing after her husband suffered a cardiac arrest and brain injury in 2017. Books will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. Return on Nov. 20 for book club meeting #1 and discussion with Betsy. Advanced registration is necessary to assure admission. 440-238-4731

Think Forum lecture featuring Manoush Zomorodi

Wed., Oct. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.

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Case Western Reserve University invites the community to engage with prominent academic leaders and international experts through the Think Forum lecture series. The series kicks off on October 23 with author, journalist, podcaster, and entrepreneur Manoush Zomorodi. Author of Bored and Brilliant, Zomorodi explores our relationship with modern technology and examines how we can preserve our humanity in an ever accelerating world. Zomorodi's research explores how information overload and digital privacy have changed us as individuals and as a society. She offers everyday tips for finding quiet and sparking creativity as well as macro ideas to help people live better. 216-368-6062

Science, Love and Revolution-Slam Poet David Lee Morgan Performs Live!

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Revolution Books 2804 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs

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A Radical Revolt Against a Revolting Culture UK Slam champion David Lee Morgan spits rhythm, rhyme and intense lyrics over music composed by Michael Harding of Animat. The show begins with the roar of the jungle and follows the broad sweep of human history as it develops through revolution, defeat, and renewed revolution. What can we learn from our past revolutions, both the achievements and mistakes? Are we doomed to be forever controlled by the market forces that rule over us like some blind idiot god? 216-932-2543

Like Wings, Your Hands Book Tour Signing

Thu., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Mac's Backs Paperbacks 1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs


As part of her Like Wings, Your Hands Book Tour, author Elizabeth Early will be appearing at a book signing at Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with Julia Koets, author of The Rib Joint: A Memoir in Essays and Hold Like Owls. Elizabeth Earley is the author of two novels: A Map of Everything, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and Like Wings, Your Hands, which won the Women’s Prose Prize at Red Hen Press. She is also the Acquisitions Editor at Jaded Ibis Press, a feminist press publishing socially engaged literature. 216-321-2665

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion

Mon., Oct. 28, 2:30-4 p.m.


New Members Welcome! Our next discussion title will be Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira Lee. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Join us for great discussion! 440-238-5530

An Evening with Bestselling Authors Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille

Tue., Oct. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

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New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille, and his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille, will discuss their novel, The Deserter. Loosely inspired by the Bowe Bergdahl scandal, their blistering new thriller features a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his sharp but troubling new partner and their hunt for the Army's most notorious--and dangerous--deserter hiding out in Caracas, Venezuela. Copies of The Deserter will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 330-653-6658 x1010

First Friday Poetry Spectacular

First Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
Karma Cafe 4339 Dressler Road NW, Canton Canton/Stark County

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Lake Effect Poetry and The Poet's Haven present the First Friday Poetry Spectacular, now monthly at Karma Cafe in Canton. Each month includes a featured poet (sometimes with a Poet's Haven book release), an open-mic, and a poetry slam. The slam is sanctioned by Lake Effect Poetry, and during certain months it is also a qualifier for north-east Ohio's team and individual spots at national slam events. This event is also broadcast live on Ustream. 330-492-8900

"Flying Saucers: From Venus They Come!"

First Saturday of every month, 8-10 p.m.


The "Cosmic Ray," Dr. Keller, will discuss intelligent life on Venus and its connection to the UFO phenomenon in varied aspects: astronomy, history, literature, mythology, science, Theosophy and ufology. 216-671-8221 restaurant; 330-325-8367 (UFOS), North Coast Info Quest group

20th Annual Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

Sun., Nov. 3
Mandel Jewish Community Center 26001 South Woodland Rd., Beachwood Eastern Suburbs


Distinctive Lineup Features 19 Authors, 5 Free Events, Multimedia Comedy Presentation & Breakfast with Cookie Mouse September 24, 2019, (Beachwood, OH) The Mandel JCC announces its 20th Annual Cleveland Jewish Book Festival, one of the country’s major Jewish book festivals, kicks off today at the Mandel Jewish Community Center. This year’s incarnation features 13 nationally acclaimed authors and six authors with local ties. Esquire and former New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff will be on hand, and there will be five free events, a multimedia comedy presentation on the modern Jewish experience and a special event about Jewish foods. It all starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Mandel JCC (26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood) with Ronald Balson, a trial attorney, educator and author of the bestselling novel, Once We Were Brothers. The event is free, but because seating is limited, advanced registration is encouraged. To purchase tickets, please visit www.mandeljcc.org/bookfestival or visit the Mandel JCC Membership Desk (no ticket sales on Friday evenings, Saturdays, or Jewish holidays, or by phone). Tickets cost $15. (Niesel) 216-831-0700

Think Forum lecture featuring David Henry Hwang

Tue., Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

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Case Western Reserve University invites the community to engage with prominent academic leaders and international experts through the Think Forum lectures. The series continues November 5 with playwright, screenwriter, and librettist David Henry Hwang. Hwang is a Tony Award winner, an OBIE Award winner, and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the most-produced living American opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards. Stage works include M. Butterfly and Yellow Face, and the newly opened Soft Power. Hwang will share his writing process, explaining how the artist creates art, but art recreates the artist. 216-368-6062

An Evening with Lisa Jewell, Author of The Family Upstairs

Wed., Nov. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

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Bestselling author Lisa Jewell will discuss her book, The Family Upstairs, a page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author raves, “Lisa Jewell has done it again—rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.” Jewell is the internationally bestselling author of sixteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Then She Was Gone, as well as I Found You, The Girls in the Garden and The House We Grew Up In. 330-653-6658 x1010

Abandoned Cleveland with photographer Jeffrey Stroup

Thu., Nov. 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mentor Public Library 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor Eastern Suburbs

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Cleveland is a city that has gone through many ups and downs over its lifetime, with many areas abandoned in favor of progress. Photographer Jeffrey Stroup, author of Abandoned Cleveland, takes us on a journey through once thriving places to see what has become of them now. See through his photos what happens when nature takes over our abandoned structures. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. 440-255-8811 ext. 247

Meet the Author- Cafe Abyss: John O'Brien's Fiction, A Reflection

Thu., Nov. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs


Editors and contributors of Cafe Abyss will discuss the fiction of John O’Brien, Lakewood native and author of four novels including Leaving Las Vegas. Editors Dave Megenhardt and Rob Jackson, as well as O’Brien’s sister, Erin O’Brien, will discuss John’s life and legacy. Contributors Sara Dobie Bauer, Patrick Snee, Matt Marshall and Tanya Pilumeli, will speak about discovering O’Brien’s work and share their analyses of it. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event. 216-226-8275

An Evening with Jeff Goodell, Author of The Water Will Come

Mon., Nov. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

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By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. Acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell's The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. Goodell employs fact, science and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world. This program is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Flood Family Lecture Series. 330-653-6658 x1010

Writers Center Stage presents: Michael Ondaatje

Tue., Nov. 12, 7:30-9 p.m.

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Michael Ondaatje is one of the world’s foremost writers whose artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir and film. His transcendent novel The English Patient explores the intersection of four diverse lives at the end of World War II. This best-selling novel was later made into an Academy Award-winning film. In 2018, The English Patient was named the best winner of the Booker prize of the last 50 years, in a public vote. Ondaatje’s latest novel is Warlight (2018). 216-368-6062

Writers Center Stage presents: Michael Ondaatje

Tue., Nov. 12, 7:30-9 p.m.

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Michael Ondaatje is one of the world’s foremost writers whose artistry and aesthetic have influenced an entire generation of writers and readers. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir and film. His transcendent novel The English Patient explores the intersection of four diverse lives at the end of World War II. This best-selling novel was later made into an Academy Award-winning film. In 2018, The English Patient was named the best winner of the Booker prize of the last 50 years, in a public vote. Ondaatje’s latest novel is Warlight (2018). 216-368-6062

LaunchFest: Celebratign the Re-Release of The Experience Economy

Wed., Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

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In anticipation of the December 2019 re-release of Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore's visionary classic The Experience Economy, we're staging LaunchFest — a gathering for friends, family, and fans happening this November 13 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Among the festivities will be a world-premiere presentation from Pine & Gilmore, discussing new frameworks and the competitive implications from the book's all-new Preview. LaunchFest will also feature Q & A time, lunch, interactive exercises, prizes (and surprises), mingle and explore time, and your own author-inscribed copy of the new hardcover edition direct from the publisher. Sign up today! 330-995-4680

LaunchFest: Celebrating the Re-Release of The Experience Economy

Wed., Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$199.00


In anticipation of the December 2019 re-release of Joe Pine & Jim Gilmore's visionary classic The Experience Economy, we're staging LaunchFest — a gathering for friends, family, and fans happening this November 13 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Among the festivities will be a world-premiere presentation from Pine & Gilmore, discussing new frameworks and the competitive implications from the book's all-new Preview. LaunchFest will also feature Q & A time, lunch, interactive exercises, prizes (and surprises), mingle and explore time, and your own author-inscribed copy of the new hardcover edition direct from the publisher. Sign up today! 330-995-4680

An Evening with Caitlin Moscatello, author of See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics

Wed., Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.

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Award-winning journalist Caitlin Moscatello's book, See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics closely follows four candidates throughout the entire process, from the decision to run through Election Day. Moscatello takes readers inside their exciting, winning campaigns and the sometimes thrilling, sometimes brutal realities of running for office as a female. This program is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series. Copies of See Jane Win will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 330-653-6658 x1010

Story Club West Side

Second Wednesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m.

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Story Club is an open mic for true stories and was voted "best bar event" by Thrillist Cleveland. We're thrilled to start this second installment of our Cleveland show at Forest City Brewery! We also three open mic slots so you can share your true story! Open mic sign up starts at 7PM and open micers are given 8 minutes (1300 words) in which to tell their true tales. If more than 3 people sign up we'll draw names for the slots. Entrance is free, and the evening's suggested $10 donation supports local charities. 216-228-9116

Meet the Author- White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing

Thu., Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs


White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing is the story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s racial passing, Lukasik’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption. Haunted by her mother’s fear and shame, she embarks on a quest to uncover her mother’s racial lineage. Lukasik is an award-winning mystery author and Cleveland native. Books will be available for sale and signing at this event. 216-226-8275

Stardust Poetry at Karma Café

Third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
Karma Cafe 4339 Dressler Road NW, Canton Canton/Stark County

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The Poet's Haven presents Stardust Poetry at Karma Cafe! The show includes an open-mic and featured poets and/or performers. Many of these shows are also the launch of new Poet's Haven Author Series books, with the author as a feature as often as possible. All ages are welcome, though parents should be aware that some performances may contain adult language. 330-492-8900

For Such a Time As This: A Faith Response to Gun Violence

Sat., Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.

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Luncheon keynote speaker, Rev. Sharon Risher lost her mother, two cousins, and a lifelong friend in the Mother Emanuel massacre in 2015. She has written a book, For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness After the Charleston Massacre and is a national spokesperson for ending gun violence. With appearances on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, etc. she is a compelling voice for change, and she has a powerful story to tell. This is her first event in Cleveland. Ticket price includes lunch and an autographed copy of her book. Deadline Nov. 1 216-905-6944

200 Hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh india

17th of every month. Continues through Dec. 31
Himalayan Yoga Ashram Himalayan Yoga Ashram, gulab nagar, tapovan, rishikesh, rishikesh Eastern OH

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Benefits of 200 hour yoga teacher training in rishikesh Most of us are already familiar with the multifold benefits that yoga has to offer. However, how many are aware of the numerous advantages of a yoga teacher training course in detail? Again apart from the reason evident , for a yoga teacher training to ultimately become a certified yoga teacher, did you know that there are added gains that will surprise you? The answer to this curiosity is right here which you will discover as you read on. 976-020-6223

Neonatology 2019

Mon., Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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33rd International Conference on Neonatology and Perinatology 702-508-5200

Poetry Plus presents Steve Abbott & Leonard Kress

Tue., Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m.
Art on Madison 14203 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs


Poetry Plus at Art on Madison will triple your pleasure in November with readings by two acclaimed featured poets - Steve Abbott (Columbus, OH) and Leonard Kress (Toledo, OH) - plus an open mic emceed by Ohio Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs. Steve Abbott founded the Poetry Forum and his recent books include A Green Line Between Green Fields, The Incoherent Pull of Want and a collection of ekphrastic poems, A Language the Image Speaks. Leonard Kress teaches at Owens Community College and his recent collections include Craniotomy, The Orpheus Complex, and Walk Like Bo Diddley. 440-315-0426

From Writer to Author with Nancy Christie

Wed., Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

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The Hudson Library & Historical Society will continue its 2019 Writing to Publish Series with author and professional writer Nancy Christie. Christie will present marketing tactics that are essential for any author or writer in today’s industry including tips and tricks on how to start the buzz around your name and keep it going from the pre-publication stage to post-publication and beyond. Specifics include online marketing strategies using social media and mailing blasts, guest posts, podcasts, media and PR options as well as in-person events. 330-653-6658 x1010

An Evening with Dr. Matt McCarthy, Author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Wed., Dec. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.

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Physician, researcher and ethics professor Matt McCarthy will be speaking about his latest book, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic. In his book, McCarthy shares the groundbreaking clinical research behind superbugs, lethal bacteria that are immune to known antibiotics. Discover the role superbugs play in our understanding of medicine and microorganisms. This program is funded by the Library’s Endowment. Copies of Superbugs will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 330-653-6658 x1010

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