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Author Dan Chaon talks Ray Bradbury, Modest Mouse & writing from outside the fishbowl

When he was 13, Dan Chaon—the author of bestseller Ill Will and National Book Award finalist Among the Missing—corresponded with Ray Bradbury. (Yes, that Ray Bradbury.) When Chaon visited in May, he shared with us two pieces of writing advice that … Continue reading

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Thrity Umrigar discusses parenting, turbulence & Bob Dylan

Thrity Umrigar is a delight. She visited our library recently to talk about her newest tale and first children’s book, When I Carried You in my Belly. Then she graciously stayed afterward to answer a few of our questions. We learned: … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Library Week with Thrity Umrigar & MPL

Award-winning and best-selling novelist, journalist and essayist Thrity Umrigar will headline our National Library Week celebration with a special talk at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at our Main Branch. Umrigar is best known for her novels like The Space Between … Continue reading

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Scott Longert talks Cleveland Indians & Great Depression

Author, historian and Cleveland Indians fan Scott Longert talked about his newest book, No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians & Baseball in the Great Depression, during a recent visit to our library. Longert’s newest book will delight … Continue reading

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Author Virginia Nelson discusses what it takes to make it in publishing

Author Virginia Nelson—the writer of Penthouse Prince, the Odd Stuff series, and dozens of more snarky, slinky romances—had a lot to say when she visited Mentor Public Library during National Library Week. She discussed how a pair of strokes goaded her into … Continue reading

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