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UFO Followup

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Thanks to everyone who attended our UFO program on August 2. I had to jump on a number of other tasks immediately following the program, so, I’m just now getting around to looking at the evaluations. I can see that there's a lot of interest in this topic and that our speaker did a great job, so we’ll be having him back sometime next year.

I talked to him just as he was leaving and he indicated that the presentation he gave was UFOs 101—so when he returns he will be giving us UFOs 102, meaning he’ll be taking us deeper into the subject matter and providing us with more advanced information. I’m going to let him know the kinds of info you indicated on your evals you're specifically interested in.

UFO Program August 2 UPDATE

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Greetings Edge Readers. We've had such a wonderful response to our advertising for the UFO program coming up on August 2 that we've had to up the maximum attendance more than once. We're happy to do that, but since there will be so many of us, we're going to forego the hot beverages and substitute cold ones instead. So, instead of coffee and hot tea, we'll have ice tea and maybe something else, like lemonade, along with cookies and some other snacks.

We don't want to risk anyone getting hot stuff spilled on them. I'm saying this because the last time we had to do this, we had a few very disappointed people in desparate need of a coffee fix.

Also, our speaker has emphasized that he is very interested in learning of your personal experiences with UFOs. The Cleveland Ufology Project is creating a database of UFO sightings and other UFO related experiences. There will be representatives of the Cleveland Ufology Project present to take your reports but we encourage as many of you as possible to write your experiences out, so that you can just turn them in. Be sure to include your name and contact information so that investigators can get back to you with any questions they may have.

What is MUFON?

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Some of you have been asking, "What is MUFON"?

MUFON stands for Mutual UFO Network, which is an American Non-profit organization devoted to investigating UFO sightings. MUFON is currently headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and has over 3000 world-wide members,  The large group is made up of a number of regional and state chapters. Our speaker on August 2, Thomas Wertman, is Chief Field Investigator for MUFON Ohio.

If you watched the TV series X-files, you may remember members of MUFON involved with Fox Muldur and Dana Scully in more than one episode.

Check out the MUFON website at http://www.mufon.com and the Ohio chapter at http://www.mufonohio.com. There's also a nice article in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUFON.

If you're interested in attending our program on August 2, you need to register. You can do so at any public service desk, online using our event calendar, or by calling 440-250-5460.  Our doors will open at 6:30 and the presentation will run from 7:00 PM to approximately 8:30 PM.

 

Have You Had a Close Encounter?

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If you’re planning to attend our program on UFOs with Thomas Wertman and you’ve had an experience with UFOs or Alien Life of any kind, yourself, please come prepared to SHARE.

Our speaker is interested in learning of your experiences. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the program—those of you who are not shy can speak up then.

Mr. Wertman will be arriving before 7:00 to make sure that we have no technical glitches—Assuming everything runs smoothly, he’ll be available to chat with some of you, personally, as you come in, so you might want to come a little early. We’ll be serving coffee, tea, and cookies and we’ll have some literature to pick up, so this is always a good idea anyway. Our doors will open at 6:30 pm.

UFOs in Ohio - Save the Date

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Mark your calendars!

Thursday evening, August 2 , Thomas Wertman, chief field investigator for the Ohio branch of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and codirector of the Cleveland Ufology Project will give a presentation in the Porter room on UFO Activity in Ohio.

Mr. Wertman's  presentation will focus on UFO activity in Northeastern Ohio. He welcomes your questions and he’s anxious to learn of your personal experiences with UFOs.

The program will begin at 7:00 PM and run to 8:30. Come early and have a chance to talk to Tom yourself. Our doors will open at 6:30. We’ll be serving coffee, tea, and cookies. We’ve had rave reviews of Mr. Wertman from other libraries, so this looks to be an exciting evening.

Register in person, online using our event calendar, or call 440-250-5460.

Who Are You Really? The Psychology, Philosophy, and Science of Human Consciousness

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DISPLAYED at the front of the library until the end of the month.

November Reflections/ New Books/ Magic/ Approaching Astrological Influences

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With Thanks giving just around the corner and the winter holidays on the horizon, tradition encourages us to engage in certain kinds of reflection. We take stock of our lives, feel gratitude for what we have, and mark out a plan for the coming year.  How will we improve our situation? Can we have more of what we want? What do we really need?

Check out these books, currently in the New Room, which address these concerns in an Edgy way.

 

Mind Over Matter

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Hello to All:

October is over and, with that, the displays on occult knowledge and paranormal phenomena are no longer up.  If you're still in the mood, you can find most of this material in the 130s area.  This would include anything on ghosts, hauntings, spirit possession, etc.  Witchcraft and Wizardry is at 133.4.  Check out the 299 area for information on Wicca, Druidry and other ancient religions. Metaphysical philosophy and materials on the nature of "evil" are in the 110s. 

Remaining bookmarks are in the plastic holders on the end cap at the end of the 100s.

The November display on my end cap features items, I believe Edge readers will be interested in, that are in sync with the Thanksgiving season. 

I'm going to focus initially on materials that explore the effect our thoughts have on material reality

News from The Edge

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Greetings All,

Before I get back into Jung and Tarot imagery, I’d like to remind everyone to check out my October display at the front of the library.

Look for the sign shown here.

I’m pulling a variety of materials of interest to Edge readers from the regular nonfiction shelves for this display. I’ve just taken a quick inventory and right now, it contains items dealing with witchcraft, alchemy, wizardry, sorcery, and magic of all kinds; hauntings and spirit possessions; vampires and paranormal phenomena.


There’s also some interesting material exploring the relationship of paranormal phenomena to quantum physics and rumblings from the unconscious mind.

Books by C.G. Jung

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As promised, here are some titles by C.G. Jung. These should be of interest, not only to Tarot readers seeking to understand the symbolism of the Tarot, but to anyone seeking to understand themselves and the connection between psychology and spirituality for all of us. No one has done more to knit together our understanding of the two arenas of human "beingness".

Items on the first tier are currently in our collection. These include: