Friends hosts two February events

Friends of the Heights Libraries will host two February events that are open to the public.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5–7 p.m., continue the glow of Valentine’s Day at the Wine Spot, 2271 Lee Road. Tastings of specially chosen wines will be offered, as well as desserts and hors d’oeuvres handmade by the Friends. Tickets and gift certificates for exciting date nights out will be raffled off at the event. Tickets are $15 for Friends members and $20 for nonmembers. Memberships can be purchased online or at the door.

On Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m., the Friends will host a local African-American Read-In at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road. Part of a national celebration of writings by African-American authors, the gathering will feature readings by students and adults, sharing favorite excerpts from poems, novels and nonfiction works. Participants can share readings up to five minutes long, and can sign up by calling 216-932-3600, ext. 234. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the readings.

For information about the Friends, and to become a member or volunteer, visit

Louisa Oliver

Louisa Oliver is president of the Friends of Heights Libraries. She was director of Heights Parent Center (before it became Family Connections) and is a 35-year resident of Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 2:46 PM, 01.30.2014