Almost all pre-date 1920, before ISBN numbers were assigned to books. Many are first editions and some have dusk jackets, leather bindings, intricate tool-work and gold leaf. Just in time for your holiday shopping, consider giving a gift to the bibliophile in your family. Bidding will end at 3:30 p.m. when winners will be immediately announced. Proceeds from this sale will go to help our Teen Advisory Group enclose the Teen Zone at the library.
The Book and Coffee Series hosted by FOLA will be held Nov. 15 at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library at 10 a.m. The Rev. Joel Huffstetler will review “C.S. Lewis — A Life: Eccentric, Genius, Reluctant Prophet” by Alister McGrath. In the book, McGrath, prolific author and respected professor at King’s College of London, paints a definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis.
After thoroughly examining recently published Lewis correspondence, Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the exact timing of Lewis’s shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times. All are invited to attend this review. FOLA provides the coffee.
The library will be closed Nov. 11-14 while a new automated library system, VERSO, is being installed. Materials checked out before this closing will not be due until after Nov. 15 when the library will open.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.