Author Events-Adults

Sam Kean at the Hudson Library

On Wednesday, September 5th, the book club will read Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us by New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean. The book delves into history and science of the very air we breathe Kean will visit the library on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 pm.

Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316381642
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 18th, 2017

William Oldfield at the Hudson Library

William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce will discuss their book Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective who Brought Them to Justice. This true story recounts the dangerous exploits of 156th Post office Inspector, Frank Oldfield, as he helped to convict the Black Hand, a Sicilian-American crime ring that preyed on immigrants from the old country during the 19th century in the United States.

Rick Armon at The Learned Owl Book Shop Saturday, Sep. 22

Meet the author of 50 MUST TRY CRAFT BEERS OF OHIO, Rick Armon, on Saturday, September 22, from 1-3.  Every craft beer has a story, and part of the fun is learning about the liquid gold in your glass. Veteran beer writer, Rick Armon, picks the can't-miss brews in a roundup that will handily guide everyone from the newest beer aficionado to those with the most seasoned palates.

Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio Cover Image
ISBN: 9780821422670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ohio University Press - September 16th, 2017


Meet authors, Dave Ford and Brad Schwartz, at The Learned Owl Book Shop from 12-2 pm on Saturday, September 15.  Their newest collaboration presents previously unpublished historic photographs to detail a story more than a century in the making.The 1903 Group Plan for Cleveland's downtown laid out a vision of Neoclassical splendor, an open civic area filled with grand fountains, sculptures and gardens.  The plan suffered delays and setbacks from all sides, due to two world wars, the Great Depression, human folly, and politics.  

The Birth of Downtown Cleveland: A Vision Interrupted Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467140157
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - July 23rd, 2018

James Robenalt at the Hudson Library (August 27)

James Robenalt, bestselling author of January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month that Changed America Forever, will return to the Hudson Library to discuss his latest book, Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland.

Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780897337038
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lawrence Hill Books - July 1st, 2018

Claire McMillan at the Hudson Library (August 15)

Join Claire McMillan for a discussion of her latest book, The Necklace, which tells the fictional story of two generations of the Quincy family and their connection to a mysterious family heirloom. The story, partially set in Cleveland, was inspired by the travel journals of Amasa Stone Mather. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “a complex and compelling narrative that balances intensity and levity.  Written with wit, compassion, and a meticulous attention to period and cultural detail." 

The Necklace: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501165047
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - July 4th, 2017

The Necklace: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501165054
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - August 14th, 2018

Sharon Myers at the Learned Owl (July 21)

Sharon Myers will be visiting the Learned Owl on July 21 to discuss her latest work-- Classic Restaurants of Summit County. Join us from 1-3pm as we celebrate the iconic dishes and restaurants of Akron and Summit County! Classic Restaurants employs both vintage photos of restaurants and delectable recipes. 

Classic Restaurants of Summit County (American Palate) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467138512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - June 18th, 2018

Juliette Wells & Jane Austen at The Learned Owl (July 14)

Please join Jane Austen authority, Juliette Wells, on Saturday, July 14, from 1-3 pm to celebrate the 200th anniversary of PERSUASION.  Juliette, a professor at Goucher College, wrote the introduction to the new Penguin edition of the Austen classic.  Join us at The Learned Owl as we revel in the 19th century, discuss Jane Austen and sip some tea!

Persuasion: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Juliette Wells (Editor), Juliette Wells (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143106289
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - June 28th, 2011

Learned Owl History Book Club: Suez Canal (July 15)

The Learned Owl History Book Club will meet on Sunday, July 15th, at 2 p.m. at the shop. The topic for the meeting is "The Suez Canal", and any interested in attending are welcome. Read a book on the topic and come to discuss what you learned with others. Didn't get a chance to read anything? Come anyway, and learn from others. 

For more information about this and other events call 330-653-2252.



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