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Introducing our new summer hours! We will be open on both Thursday and Friday evenings, May through October, featuring special events, live music and an open mic event we dub Broadsides & Ephemera. We are also pleased to be hosting Tracy Chevalier for a book signing, and we’ll close the month with the first of our summer Sidewalk Sales. Can it be that spring has sprung?
Stump the Bookseller
new format, same book sleuthing
111A: Honey Farm
Children’s picture book definitely pre-2000 and probably earlier. Young girl lives on a honey farm, possibly w/ her grandmother. Girl has to get honey from cellar but is scared by “monster” who is maybe a man w/ hat and trenchcoat. He may be chased by bees at the end. Soft, pastel-like illustrations.
Thursday, May 2, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
Gene's Jazz Hot has been the
official house band at Loganberry Books, playing a
monthly gig since October 2007. The musicians
have changed over the years, and often include guest
performers. The current line-up includes Kevin
Richards on guitar, Bill Kenney on clarinet, Reed
Simon on violin, and Gene Epstein on double
bass. Same great toe-tapping tunes in the cozy
LitArts room. Come see what it's all about.
Donations for the
band gratefully accepted.
The Halo Ensemble: The Bach Project
Friday, May 10, 7-8:30 pm
~ Friday night music ~
In May of 2013 the Halo Ensemble is touring the Bach Project, a musical conversation between the compositions of J.S. Bach and free improvisation. The concert will be performed by a quartet of musicians from Halo, who are collectively known as Time Canvas. The group features violin, guitar, cello, and bass. The Halo Ensemble is a collective of musicians based in Cleveland, Ohio. The artists form various projects within the ensemble, from small orchestra and chamber music to improvisation and collaboration across artistic genres. The Time Canvas project formed within the Halo Ensemble in 2012, and focuses on both improvisation and new music. The quartet brings the traditional into a dialogue with the new, in order to speak to people from every walk of life. Check ‘em out. Tickets $12, available in advance or at the door.
In the Neighborhood
LCA Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 9am-4pm
~ Mother's Day weekend ~
Every year, the Larchmere Community Association holds a fundraising plant sale on Mother’s Day weekend. They sell annuals, perennials, vegetables, and basket ensembles. I time my own planting schedule on this sale: it’s always right on for NE Ohio. You can download an order form from www.Larchmere.com or just come browse the day of the sale. It’s a worthy group to support!
Thursday, May 16, 7-8:30 pm
~ third Thursdays ~
XE LA Solo
Book Signing with Tracy Chevalier
Wednesday, May 22, 7-8:30 pm
~ special event ~
Come meet friendly and smart Tracy Chevalier! Tracy is the best-selling author of The Virgin Blue, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Burning Bright, Remarkable Creatures. Her most recent is The Last Runaway, about an English Quaker who moves to Oberlin, Ohio and gets involved in the Underground Railroad. Tracy says her inspiration for the novel came when she visited her alma mater Oberlin College for Toni Morrison’s unveiling of “Bench by the Road,” a commemorative bench placed at the site of historical significance for African-Americans. So Tracy began researching the Underground Railroad, Oberlin, Quakers, and quilting. These all factor in to her new novel.
Thomas Hardy: The Return of the Native
Thursday, May 23, 7-8:30 pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called "the real stuff of tragedy." The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lovers who populate the novel. The "native" is Clym Yeobright, who comes home from a cosmopolitan life in Paris. He; his cousin Thomasin; her fiancé, Damon Wildeve; and the willful Eustacia Vye are the protagonists in a tale of doomed love, passion, alienation, and melancholy as Hardy brilliantly explores that theme so familiar throughout his fiction: the diabolical role of chance in determining the course of a life. As Alexander Theroux asserts in his Introduction, Hardy was "committed to the deep expression of [nature's] ironic chaos and strange apathy, even hostility, toward man."
Friday, May 24, 7:00-8:30pm
~ fourth Fridays ~
Moderated by Small Victories Press, Broadsides & Ephemera is a spoken word showcase of local writers, artists, and performers. A perfect environment for shaping, sharing, and improving your poetry, prose, song, theatre and performance art. Every fourth Friday from May through October. Come one, come all!
Bargains! Sales! Specials! Twice a year, the Larchmere Merchants collaborate on Sidewalk Sales, featuring bargains and discounts to help us clean out some inventory, and for you coup some bargains. Here at Loganberry Books, we offer 20% off all books in the store, plus we assemble some other gems for the sidewalk which we’ll offer at a whopping 50% off. We only do it twice a year, for good reason!
Friday, May 31,
Saturday, July 6
~ first Saturday in July ~
Our seventh Festival boasts magicians, paper making, Bazaar Bizarre, Author Alley, food trucks, and a host of fun and interesting vendors. Know some vendors who might like to join us? Are you an author looking to promote your new book? Now is the time to sign up. See the www.Larchmere.com website to learn more and to download a contract. We look forward to having you join us!
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