Library Friends announce busy autumn season

Friends of Heights Libraries is preparing for a busy fall season, and invites you to participate.

Hear speaker Laura Taxel,  co-author of Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, at the Friends annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Taxel’s entertaining narrative includes stories gathered from those who worked at the market. Vintage and contemporary photographs provide a vivid and visual portrait of this Cleveland landmark. The book—a great holiday gift—will be available for sale and signing at the annual meeting.

The Friends fall Mega Book Sale kicks off on Friday, Nov. 1. On Friday and Saturday, fill a grocery bag for only $5. A huge selection of books, in all categories, will be displayed and continually replenished. In addition, Vixseboxse Gallery is offering prints for only $5 each, along with special finds at bargain prices. Items that remain on Sunday, Nov. 3, will be available for only $3 a bag. Mark your calendar for this event—you won’t want to miss.

You can get a jump on your holiday shopping, and support the Friends at the same time, by visiting Barnes & Noble at Eton on Chagrin Boulevard between Nov. 9 and 15. Mention Friends of Heights Libraries and 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to the organization. Purchases of books, games, accessories, and in-store café items, as well as online purcahses, will benefit the Friends.

Friends of Heights Libraries comprise enthusiastic supporters of the programs and staff of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. They enable the library to offer programs for which public money may not be used, such as summer’s hugely popular Book Bike. Purchased entirely with money raised by the Friends, the Book Bike distributed used books to more than 1,000 people at street festivals, nursing homes and community events. Become a member of the Friends. For more information, go to

Louisa Oliver

Louisa Oliver, a longtime Cleveland Heights resident, is president of Friends of Heights Libraries and former director of Heights Parent Center.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:38 AM, 10.03.2013