The Storytelling Guild will be using the Summer Reading Program theme, “One World, Many Stories,” as part of this ongoing series. Storytellers Maurine Olin and Judy Baker will share an afternoon of stories from around the world.
“This will be the ticket to immerse the audience in cultures and places both near and far,” Baker said. This free event is open to the public.
The Friends of the Library Association will host its Book and Coffee Series on June 17 at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library at 10 am.
State Rep. Kevin Brooks will review John Grisham’s latest novel, “The Confession.” Grisham’s work of fiction opens with a classic, dark situation in which an ordinary Joe finds himself suddenly thrust by fate into a nightmare. He is wrongly accused and found guilty of murdering a high school cheerleader in Slone, Texas.
The real killer watches as the wrong man is condemned and about to be executed. The killer decides to confess as he finds himself with a terminal brain tumor. What follows is three days of last-minute acts of desperation as the convicted man’s attorney tries to clear his client’s name. It’s a tale packed with tension, legal roadblocks and shocking revelations.
The Book and Coffee Series lasts around an hour. You do not have to have read the book to enjoy the review. The ending is never given away. FOLA provides the coffee for this free event.
Registration is ongoing for the summer reading program, “One World, Many Stories.” Cooking, crafts and movies start this week at the library. All information is located at the Children’s Department Desk.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.