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Hello, everyone!
 
I just want to start by saying how excited I am to be starting this blog and sharing my love of music with all of you!  I think we're going to have a lot of fun things to talk about.
 
Just to clear up some confusion; this is the same Music Musings on Monday blog that some of you are familiar with.  The difference is that I'm not the same writer.  When the original Music Muse left the library, I was asked to take over.  And I'm hopeful that you'll enjoy my posts as much as you enjoyed hers.

Thanks Marc DeWerth!

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Many thanks to Marc DeWerth of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization for a fantastic program on the 29th. He really knows how to tell a story and the door prizes and Sasquatch watches were a pleasant surprise.
 
Thanks, also, to all of you who attended.  You were a great audience.  It was nice to see adults and kids enjoying the same program.
 
Marc has indicated that he is taking a break from speaking for the rest of this year, but you can keep up with his activities next year by checking out the Ohio Big Foot Conference website.  You can also email him at madbigfoot@aol.com.
 
If you want to get a hold of a copy of Marc's suggested reading list on Sasquatch, or a list of books on Sasquatch and related topics that the library owns, I still have some copies of the program booklet I put together in one of the acrylic containers on the end cap near the 100s and 200s.  They’ll be there until they’re gone.
 
Thanks, again, to all.  I’ll be back soon with more news from The Edge.
 
 
 

Just the Facts: What’s the big deal about lynda.com?

The educational database lynda.com started in 1995 as online support for the books and classes of Lynda Weinman, a special effects animator and multimedia professor. Lynda and her husband, Bruce Heavin, founded a digital arts school and together went on to create lynda.com.

It's a Mystery - Authors Old and New

Author News

Cover of Wet Work by Les RobertsWith little fanfare or publicity, Les Roberts has published another mystery.  But this one is not part of the Milan Jacovich series.  Rather, it is the second book featuring Dominick Candiotti, who was first introduced in The Strange Death of Father Candy.  Nick Candiotti has returned in Wet Work and Roberts describes his character this way:  “Dominck Candiotti, from an Italian family in Youngstown, began his on-page life in the year 1985, exacting terrible revenge for the death of his older priest-brother. He has no friends, no remaining family, he’s not a big talker, and when forced to, he can kill without much compunction.”

 

It's So ColorFALL Outside

Time flies again, leaving September far behind and October coming to an end.  One of the perks of being a northerner is most definitely enjoying this beautiful time of year courtesy of our deciduous tree

Buckeye Bigfoot with Marc DeWerth of the Ohio BigFoot Organization, Wed Oct 29; 6:30-8:30 pm

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Greetings EDGE readers:
 
Please join us Wednesday evening, October 29 between 6:30 and 8:30 pm in the Porter Room for a presentation by Marc DeWerth of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization.
 
There's a lot of interest in this one an I'm really looking forward to it. Kids are welcome, in fact Marc tells me kids really get into the idea of BigFoot and enjoy his presentation. That doesn't mean its just for kids though. The presentation aims at both kids and adults.
 
Marc's originally from Westlake and now resides in the nearby community of Columbia Station. He's been investigating BigFoot sitings for more than 20 years. That amounts to more than 200 investigations so far. He firmly believes that BigFoot does in fact reside in the state of Ohio and he's going to be presenting evidence to prove it.
 

Thank You Tom Wertman!

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Greetings again EDGE readers!

Thanks to all of you who attended the October 5 UFO and Alien Life Discussion Group.  This is the second small group discussion I've organized.  I've been testing it as a programming format and, so far, it's been very successful. Thanks to Tom Wertman of MUFON Ohio and The Cleveland Ufology Project for doing a wonderful job.
 
We had an exciting discussion. I've never seen such overwhelmingly positive comments on evaluation sheets in all the years I've been involved with programming here at Porter Public Library.

Several people asked me whether we would be doing it again soon, or on a regular basis. One person had driven 100 miles to attend. Stragglers were still talking to Tom an hour after the official end of the program. That's how intense the interest was.

Thanks Linda Street!

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Greetings EDGE readers:
 
Thanks to Linda Street and to all of you who attended our first small group discussion on September 29. This was the first program off this type I've tried and despite my inability to make a decent pot of coffee, I think it turned out pretty well. The discussion was deep, and personally relevant to the participants.  All of your comments on the evaluation sheets were very positive,
 

Open your eyes & you will die.

Cover of Bird Box novel by Josh MalermanBird Box by Josh Malerman.

This is the book I've been recommending to everyone this year. You can't put it down until you're done, and once you're done you can't stop thinking about it. It's a terrifyingly perfect read for October. Don't open your eyes. If you do, you will see something that will cause you to go insane, kill everyone around you, and then kill yourself.

The Sports Section – Roller Coaster Summer

What a summer for Cleveland sports fans.  It continues to be a roller coaster ride of highs and lows for all of our pro teams.  The sportswriters and local sports talk radio personalities have to be beyond ecstatic with the never-ending supply of news, rumors, and predictions to discuss.