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Stuck on Summer

We’re heading into the home stretch of a so-so summer.  Personally, it wasn’t hot enough for me and the pool days were too few and far between.  I’ve kicked into back to school mode already though we have a few weeks left and the kids are in desperate need of some last

Update on Our Speaker for Aug 6 program: UFOs: Government Cover-ups. . .Tom Wertman

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Greeting EDGE Readers.
 
With the date of our program on UFOs and Government Cover-ups fast approaching, I thought I’d update you on some of our speaker's recent activities.
 
If you're regular readers, I know you know I'm referring to Tom Wertman of MUFON Ohio and The Cleveland Ufology Project.
 
In my last communication with Tom, he let me know that he's expanded his field of operations.
 
In the past he's been primarily involved with investigations in the U.S., and most of these in Ohio as part of his responsibilities as Chief Field Investigator for MUFON Ohio.
 
However, in the last year he’s investigated reports in Canada, the U.K. and Puerto Rico. U.K. investigations for 2013 number almost 70 and the Canadian investigations, almost 40, so he's been very busy.
 
He's also indicated he's employing some new techniques and was recognized at the MUFON International Symposium for his investigative work. I'm sure he'll tell us more about all this on Wednesday.
 
In a quick search of the internet, I've found that he's been making the library circuit in Ohio, with presentations like the ones he does for us here at WPPL. He's scheduled to speak at the MUFON Conference in Erie, PA, in May of next year.
 
Regular meetings of The Cleveland Ufology Project are held monthly at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, Ohio 44130. The Room number is 225 located on the second floor of the Technology Learning Center. Meetings are at 7:30pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
 
Admission is $5 for non-members, $7 for non-members when guest speakers are featured. Individual memberships are available at a cost of $30 per year; ($20 per year for students).  If you have questions please email info@clevelandufo.com.
 
MUFON Ohio meetings are held at locations in central Ohio: check out their website for more info at www.mufonohio.com.
 
I'll be posting again soon with more info about our speaker and our program. Hope to see you there; remember to register by calling 440-250-5460, asking at a public service desk, or here, by clicking this link.

August 6, 2014: UFOs: Government Coverups

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Greetings EDGE readers!
 
As promised in my last post, here is more information about our upcoming program on UFOs.
 
Tom Wertman, Chief Field Investigator for MUFON Ohio and Co-Director of The Cleveland Ufology Project returns for the third in our series on UFOs. This year's presentation will deal with the topic of Government Coverups of UFO Sightings and other UFO related activity.
 
Learn what measures the government takes to keep the public unaware of this activity. Tom will be focusing on coverups of UFO sightings, etc.  in Ohio.
 
The program is Wednesday evening, August 6, in our Porter Room. The doors will open at 6:30 pm; the presentation begins at 7:00, and we should wrap up around 8:30.
 
Tom is always interested in addressing your concerns, so come prepared to share your own experiences in a substantial audience participation segment at the end.
 
To register, call 440-250-5460, ask at a public service desk, or use our online event calendar.
 
I'll be back with more info in the next few days.
 
 

It's a Mystery - Legacies

One of the most interesting announcements about mysteries this summer is the news that HarperCollins has hired Sophie Hannah to write a new Hercule Poirot mystery, nearly 40 years after Agatha Christie's last Poirot book.

The Monogram Murders will be published on September 9.

FOLLOW UP on Linda Street Presentation, Rays of Light, June 12. . . .

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Greetings EDGE Readers!

It's been Rush, Rush, Rush around here since our last program, so this is my first chance to blog about Linda's presentation, The Rays of Light on June 12. Thanks to all of you who attended. I've got your evaluation sheets and will be taking all of your suggestions to heart. If you didn't have a chance to fill out an evaluation, I welcome your input, you can email me at Ilona.Miklos@westlakelibrary.org, or drop off something in person at one of our public service desks. You don’t need to use the form, just write your thoughts down and turn them in. It will get to me.

Linda did a wonderful job, as usual, and we're very grateful that she agrees to come back periodically and take us ever a little further into the topic of Energy Healing. I'm a novice on the subject, so I appreciate her gentle guidance and I hope you do, too.

Remember, the library owns three copies of her new book, Rays of Light: listen to the dark, which, when not checked out, will be along with other new books in our Reading Room across from the Circulation Desk.

There are still some copies of the bibliography I prepared for the program in the plastic holders on the end cap near the books on philosophy, psychology, and religion. Ask a staff member where that is if you're unsure. They'll be there until they're gone.

I plan to do a display on channeled texts as soon as I get a chance, but that will probably not be until later this year, because now I'm moving on to the next big thing, our UFO program on August 6.

Keep your eye on the EDGE for updates on that.
 

It’s All About Apps (Part 3)

Can you believe there are still more apps to talk about that are available to access WPPL’s downloadables and research resources?  Well, The Media Maven has another list of apps of which you should take note.

 

Ohio Means Jobs

 

What would you do if you could see into the future? The Fixer by Gene Ducette.

Corrigan Bain is going insane...or is he? As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He became a fixer. His self-appointed "job" is to prevent accidents. To see the future and "fix" things before people get hurt. But the ability to see into the future, however limited, isn't always so simple. Sometimes not everyone can be saved.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

There is quite a lot of buzz surrounding this debut author’s work.  Perhaps it is the comparison to a cross between Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games (that’s not what it is, however).  Maybe it is the fact it has already been optioned for a movie produced and starring Emma Watson.  Or possibly it is just the sheer wonder that comes with a new fascinating fantasy tr

Hit the Road

Summer vacation is often times synonymous with road trip.  If you’re planning a trip with the kiddos in the next couple months, here are a few off-line entertainment ideas. 

It’s All About Apps (Part 2)

The Media Maven is back with some more apps for you to explore. 

 

EBSCOhost

The EBSCOhost app includes access to the databases that make up EBSCOhost.  A list of the included sources from our Research Resources webpage follows:

 

Academic and Professional Journal Databases

Academic Search Premier