Coffee and Business advice will be available with other small-business owners and those who can offer advice with legal and financial issues. The group will meet the last Thursday of each month. They will not meet in November and December.
“Journey Stories, A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit” continues this week with “African American Journeys.” Bryan Reed, associate professor of history at Cleveland State Community College, will present “Moving for Success: The ‘Journey Stories’ of Bradley County African Americans” at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
The Lunch and Learn session on Sept. 8 at noon will be “Remembering College Hill” presented by Helen Miller, former College Hill teacher and Highland Elementary principal, and Avery Johnson, Cleveland vice mayor. Negro spirituals will be performed by Billie Blair, soloist and former College Hill student.
On Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., Miles Travis PhD candidate in history at George Mason University, will present Thomas Calloway and “The American Negro Exhibit at the Paris 1900 Exhibition.”
“The Game of Travel,” will be presented by Dollie Boyd of the Doak House Museum at Tusculum College. This children’s program features a life-size board game the participants participate in building. Registration is required for this event. Call 472-2163. All events are free of charge and will be in the Cleveland Bradley Community Room.
Friends of the Library Association announces Mark Gimenez will join the Book and Coffee Series via conference call on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Carmichael House Conference Room. FOLA will be reviewing his novel, “The Perk.” Members from the Table of Contents Book Club will review and lead this discussion.
“The Perk” is a great character drama, and a wonderful novel about race issues — in Texas in the story, but in America in general. It’s also about the human heart and about justice, both natural and legal. Gimenez has been compared to John Grisham and Scott Turow.
This is the first time that an author has attended a Book and Coffee Series discussion. This event is free and usually lasts one hour. FOLA provides the coffee.
The library will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.
For more information about the library and its services, go to the website www.clevelandlibrary.org.