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Cleveland’s rock ‘n’ roll authors at Mentor Public Library

Cleveland isn’t just the heart of rock ‘n’ roll. It isn’t just the home of legendary rock bands and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It’s home to some of the best writers in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. … Continue reading

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Meet John ‘Derf’ Backderf, author of ‘My Friend Dahmer’

Some of the authors who visit us discuss Ray Bradbury, Laura Ingalls Wilder, or linguistics. But only one of them can talk about going to high school with the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper John “Derf” Backderf, … Continue reading

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On the trail of Laura Ingalls Wilder

“You get brave by being brave.” Kelly Kathleen Ferguson learned a lot while following in the footsteps of her favorite author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. And not all of it had to do with prairie life. Ferguson visited us earlier this month … Continue reading

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Learn about the Cleveland Indians before & during World War II

Author, historian and Cleveland Indians fan Scott Longert is guiding us through the history of his beloved Tribe. He’s written books about: Addie Joss—a contemporary of Cy Young who was such a dominant pitcher that they changed the Hall of Fame’s … Continue reading

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Meet midwife-turned-author Patricia Harman at the library

Patricia Harman, author of bestseller The Runaway Midwife, is coming to our Main Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Harman has had an unusual life, as far as writers go. She spent 30 years as a midwife before she … Continue reading

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