Mailing List Message #66
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Annual Larchmere Flea Market & Festival
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:59:44 -0400
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Larchmere Porchfest was a rollicking success last weekend, and the fun continues!  Swing by this Saturday for our biggest summer festival.  Read on…  

Larchmere Flea Market & Festival
Flea MarketSaturday, June 27, 11am-5pm
The Larchmere Flea Market & Festival returns for a third year of bargains and goodies, of neighbors, festivities, workshops and camaraderie.  Tucked into corners and lots up and down the ten blocks of Larchmere Boulevard are dealers of vintage goods, antiques, art, collectibles, and a special community flea market lot.  And food, of course!

The Passport Project Global Dance & Music Collective will perform 1-3pm at Felice Urban Café, and the Euclid Beach Rocket Car will ride the Boulevard 1-4pm.  Workshops and demonstrations enliven the festival, including face painting, drumming, and spinning wool. 

LocalAuthorFair-s.jpgThis year, we have more than 60 vendors of antique, vintage and handmade goods, including Boar’s Head Antiques, Intuition by Leah, MZ Beads, and Jenny’s Sweets, to name a few.  The bricks-and-mortar merchants on Larchmere will also be in a festive mood, many with sales, specials, workshops, and special offerings.

The Local Author Book Fair features almost 40 authors this year, including Les Roberts, Deanna Adams, Stephen Fliegel, Derek Hess and Kent Smith, as well as less familiar names with interesting stories, tales and books.  Come see for yourself.

Recent Acquisitions

  • nabokovs-butterflies.jpgLarge collection of craft books
  • 3-volume illustrated Bible published by Ballantine Press
  • A dozen early Dr. Seuss books
  • Feminist spirituality and religion
  • 1st edition W.E.B. DuBois’ Dusk of Dawn
  • Modern Ornament and Design, by J.N. Halstead, 1927
  • one of my favorites, Nabokov’s Butterflies
  • A Bridal Blessing by Blue Lantern Books
  • L’Architecture by Jules Gailhabaud, Paris 1858, elephant folio with fine prints


Book Clubs
thurber-country.jpegPraise the Unsung Book Club
James Thurber: Thurber Country (or anything else)
June 25, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
We’re reading old classics and almost-forgotten treasures in this monthly book club.  This month our attention turns to Ohio native James Thurber.  You’ll probably recognize his drawings from the New Yorker, which he helped make famous.  Perhaps you’ve even read some of his famous short stories in school, classics like “The Catbird Seat” and “The Night the Bed Fell.”  Pick up a collection of his work with some of the lesser-known pieces, though, and dive into something new.  Does Thurber stand the test of time?  Let’s talk: Thursday, June 25.  


AustenAusteniana Book Club
Pride and Prejudice Board Game
June 25, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Celebrate summer!  Let’s take it easy and have fun this time around and play the official Pride & Prejudice Board Game!  Didn’t know there was one?  Well, there is, and Natalie has proof.  No fighting over the players, now, we’ll all get on the board and run around in circles attending teas and dances and such, and turn a well-known story into a classic board game.  Join us.

Gene's Jazz Hot
genesjazzhot-johnny-w-s.jpgGene’s Jazz Hot
July 9, 7-9pm
~ second Thursdays ~
An saxophone player parks his car on busy street in downtown Cleveland. He's apprehensive to leave his instrument, but he puts it in the back seat and locks up the car.  He returns two hours later and, as you probably guessed... someone had broken into his car and left two more saxophones.  Ah…   the good times.  Gene's Jazz Hot plays monthly (saxophone-free!), but you can chide them about their instrument choices if you want to.  If you can stop tapping your toes and devouring the cookies, that isDonations for the band gladly accepted.  

Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the monthStump the Bookseller

G530: Girl Finds Cave, Rides Bicycle, Loses Weight

Book about an overweight girl with beautiful older sisters who discovers a cave (or beach??) one summer and rides her bike there every day.  By the end of the summer she's thin from riding her bike so much.


Writing Workshop

lit-logo.jpgNon-Fiction Writing Workshop

Tuesdays June 30 -July 21 OR Wednesdays July 1-July 22

1:00 - 3:00 PM

~ four-week workshop ~

The Lit is sponsoring a four-week Non-Fiction Writing Workshop.  The class will involve in-class writing exercises and homework assignments.  Writers will listen to work crafted by fellow participants, providing helpful feedback. No book will be used in this series. Facilitator is Linda Goodman Robiner, editor, writing coach, college instructor, and published writer.  Fee: $50 per person for members of the Lit OR $62 per person for non-Lit members.  To register, please The Lit at 216-694-0000.


N.O.B.S. Forums
nobs-logo-m.jpgShow and Tell  

Thursday, July 16, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Wikipedia Definition: Show and tell is the process of showing an audience something and telling them about it, predominantly in North America. It is usually done in a classroom as an early elementary school technique for teaching young children the skills of public speaking. Usually, a child will bring an item from home and will explain to the class why they chose that particular item, where they got it, and other relevant information.
NOBS Definition:  Grown-ups have fun talking about their books!  $3 suggested donation.

Book Clubs
Ireland_map.jpgPraise the Unsung Book Club
Elizabeth Boyd:  The Famished Land
July 23, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Have you ever heard about the Irish potato famine of the mid-nineteenth century?  It's a stunning true story of great poverty, hunger, and the struggle to survive.  Many didn't.  In Elizabeth Byrd's novel, The Famished Land, we follow the lives of people who live in a small town in Ireland, who must learn to live on the bare bones of the earth, or find a way to set sail for distant lands.  Moira McFlaherty is our young narrator, ready to fall in love and get married, when suddenly, the green sprouts of potatoes turn brown and  the potatoes rot in the ground, turning poisonous.  Moira is a tough girl, and fights for her life and the lives of those she loves.  The Famished Land does what historical fiction should do: puts us into a time and place of interest, and into the shoes of characters who will live, and die, in a time long past.  But in this time and place, they didn't even have shoes.  It's well worth reading.


AustenAusteniana Book Club
Pride and Prejudice
July 23, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
We’re returning to the original works by Jane Austen now, after delving into sequels, inspirations and biographies.   I believe the first up is the biggie and most famous of them all:  Pride and Prejudice



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