Lake County Reads!
Join a county-wide reading program this summer featuring book discussions, special programs (June and July)and an evening with the author (August).
The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
Set in 1909 in Spokane, Washington, this historical novel features hobos, evil tycoons, burlesque stars, brothels, the International Workers of the World, a pregnant union organizer and a detective on the take. In other words, something for everyone!
Calendar of Events:
6/9/2021 – Virtual Book Discussion hosted by Perry Public Library
6/17/2021 at 6:30 pm- Suffragettes: Fight for Women’s Rights Virtual Program hosted by Wickliffe Public Library
6/21/2021 – Virtual Book Discussion hosted by Fairport Harbor Public Library
6/22/2021 – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn with biographer Lara Vapnek hosted by Mentor Public Library
6/23/2021 – Virtual Book Discussion hosted by Morley Library
6/24/2021 – Ragged Blade Ragtime Virtual Program hosted by Perry Public Library
6/28/2021 – Virtual Book Discussion hosted by Kirtland Public Library
7/12/2021 at 6:30 pm- Virtual Book Discussion hosted by Wickliffe Public Library
7/13/2021 at 6:30 pm – The Wobbles and Their Songbird Virtual Program hosted by Kirtland Public Library
7/15/2021 – Lit Cleveland hosted by Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
7/20/2021 – ACLU Speaker hosted by Morley Library
7/26/2021 – Virtual Book Discussion hosted by Mentor Public Library
8/5/2021 at 6:30 pm – Author Jess Walter, virtual discussion
Lake County Reads is sponsored by the Lake County League of Libraries. Members of the League of Libraries are Kirtland Public Library, Fairport Public Library, Perry Public Library, Madison Public Library, Mentor Public Library Wickliffe Public Library, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Lake Erie College and Lakeland Community College.
Check each library’s website or follow the League of Libraries’ Facebook page for more information.
Our group was formed in 2016, when a group of library employees and library friends’ groups saw our communities express a desire for larger scale author events and programs. The idea is simple. Together, we’re more than the sum of our individual parts. Dedicated staff members from our member libraries give their time and energy, our friends organizations pool financial resources, and we bring you bigger and better library programs! Our passion is providing new arts and education opportunities to our Lake County communities! Learn Together.