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The Lake County League of Libraries unites the public libraries in Lake County, Ohio--Willoughby Eastlake, Mentor, Morley, Wickliffe, Kirtland, Perry, Madison, and Fairport Harbor--as well as the Lakeland Community College Library and the Lake Erie College Library.

This summer in June and July, the League of Libraries presents Lake County Reads, a county-wide reading of Jess Walter's The Cold Millions featuring book clubs and a variety of special programs hosted by libraries across Lake County!  

Learn together!

 

Lake County Reads! Schedule of Events

  • Virtual Book Discussion--Perry Library
    Jun 09, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Read and discuss The Cold Millions by Jess Walter with Perry Library!
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  • Writing the Working Class, with Literary Cleveland
    Jun 10, 5:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us to talk about Jakob Guanzon's Abundance and work on your own piece of working class writing! This workshop immediately precedes a conversation with Jakob Guanzon about Abundance.
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  • Author Conversation with Jakob Guanzon
    Thu, Jun 10
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Jun 10, 6:30 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Don't miss this conversation with debut novelist Jakob Guanzon and Willoughby-Eastlake Library's Travis Fortney. Part of the "Writing the Working Class" series with Literary Cleveland.
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  • Writing the Working Class, with Literary Cleveland
    Jun 16, 5:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us to talk about Willy Vlautin's The Night Always Comes and work on your own piece of working class writing! This workshop immediately precedes a conversation with Willy Vlautin.
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  • Author Conversation with Willy Vlautin
    Wed, Jun 16
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Jun 16, 6:30 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Don't miss this conversation with author Willy Vlautin and Willoughby-Eastlake Library's Travis Fortney, part of the Writing the Working Class Series with Literary Cleveland.
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  • Suffragettes: Fight for Women’s Rights
    Jun 17, 6:30 PM
    Zoom
    The fight for women's votes happened in the same historica period that The Cold Millions takes place. Learn about the local history of the movement with the Lake County Historical Center!
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  • Author Conversation with Elizabeth Gurley Flynn biographer Dr. Lara Vapnek
    Jun 22, 6:30 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Real-life historical figure Elizabeth Gurley Flynn is one of the most interesting characters in The Cold Millions, learn all about her directly from biographer Dr. Lara Vapnek.
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  • Writing the Working Class, with Literary Cleveland
    Jun 23, 5:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us to talk about Brian Castner's Stampede and work on your own piece of working class writing! This workshop immediately precedes a conversation with Brian Castner.
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  • Author Conversation with Brian Castner
    Wed, Jun 23
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Jun 23, 6:30 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Don't miss this conversation with Brian Castner and Willoughby-Eastlake Library's Travis Fortney. Part of the "Writing the Working Class" series with Literary Cleveland.
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  • Virtual Book Discussion--Morley Library
    Jun 23, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Read and discuss The Cold Millions by Jess Walter with Morley Library!
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  • Virtual Ragtime Concert: The Ragged Blade Band
    Thu, Jun 24
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Jun 24, 7:00 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Join The Ragged Blade Ragtime Band all the way from Saint Louis for a fun and informative virtual concert. Get in the mood for reading The Cold Millions by bopping along to the sounds of the early 20th century, just like Gig and Rye in the book!
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  • Virtual Book Discussion--Kirtland Library
    Jun 28, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Read and discuss The Cold Millions by Jess Walter with Kirtland Public Library!
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  • Virtual Book Discussion--Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
    Jul 07, 6:30 PM
    Zoom
    Please join Willoughby-Eastlake Library for a book discussion on Jess Walter's book, The Cold Millions. This is an event leading up to the Lake County League of Library's author discussion with Jess Walter.
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  • Writing the Working Class, with Literary Cleveland
    Jul 08, 5:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us to talk about Edward McClelland's Running for Home and work on your own piece of working class writing! This workshop immediately precedes a conversation with Edward McClelland about Running for Home.
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  • Author Conversation with Edward McClelland
    Thu, Jul 08
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Jul 08, 6:30 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Don't miss this conversation between author Edward McClelland and Willoughby-Eastlake Library's Travis Fortney, part of the Writing the Working Class Series with Literary Cleveland.
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  • Virtual Book Discussion--Wickliffe Public Library
    Jul 12, 6:30 PM
    Zoom
    Please join Wickliffe Library for a book discussion on Jess Walter's book, The Cold Millions. This is an event leading up to the Lake County League of Library's author discussion with Jess Walter.
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  • The Wobblies and their Songbird
    Tue, Jul 13
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Jul 13, 6:30 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Did you wonder about the Industrial Workers of the World and the "Wobblies" that were at the heart of the Spokane Free Speech Riots at the center of The Cold Millions? Learn all about it with this talk from historian Senteara Orwig!
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  • Free Speech and Protest: Know Your Rights
    Tue, Jul 20
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Jul 20, 7:00 PM
    Zoom and Facebook Live
    Freedom of speech and the right to protest was at the heart of the Spokane Free Speech Riots described in The Cold Millions. ACLU of Ohio speaker Frank Kunstel will tell you about your rights today!
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