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Local author releases second book in series, gives talk in Lakewood

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Just after the first of the year, Shaker Heights author Sam Thomas released the second book, “The Harlot’s Tale,” part of a four-novel series called “The Midwife’s Mystery.” After stumbling upon the will of a 17th-century midwife in York, England, Thomas began imagining what her life must have been like, fictionalizing [...]

Interfaith study program begins tonight

About five years ago, Emilie Barnett initiated a series of group discussions about the Abrahamic faith traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The discussions, called “Communities in Conversations,” first took place at the Chautauqua Institution of New York. Later, the programs were offered at libraries in the Chicago, New Orleans and Cleveland areas.

Westlake Historical Society talks Sears homes

Nicole Hennessy Westshore “In every home in America, in the late 1800s, you had your Bible and you had your Sears catalog,” said Will Krause, Westlake’s assistant director of planning and economic development at a Feb. 27 Westlake Historical Society meeting. With photos of Sears Roebuck and Co. homes – once ordered piece by piece through the [...]

Families with special needs have resource in new Porter librarian

Westlake Porter Library’s goal of offering services to families with special needs was underscored by the hiring in January of Rebecca Shook. Sixty percent of Shook’s time working at Porter will be devoted to special needs services and programming, hence her title of special needs resource librarian.

 

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