Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Twilight in Northeast Ohio

I am conducting a whole slew of guided discussions for the Cuyahoga County Public Library system. Illuminating Twilight covers all four books in Stephenie Meyer's popular vampire series.

The kids have the best time with this. They simply love talking about the books and I love seeing them get pumped up about reading. Plenty of adults attend as well. Sometimes I even get mom/daughter teams, which is wonderful.

Here's the schedule:

Parma Hts. Branch, Oct. 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Strongsville Branch, Oct. 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Middleburgh Hts. Branch, Oct. 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Bay Village Branch, Oct. 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Fairview Park Branch, Oct. 31, 2 - 3:30 p.m. (boo!)
Brecksville Branch, Nov. 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Maple Hts. Branch, Nov. 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Mayfield Branch, Nov. 10, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
North Olmsted Branch, Nov. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Solon Branch, Nov. 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Brookpark Branch, Nov. 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

This great mix of vampires and literature is fun and free. Contact the CCPL for more info.

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(S)wine said...

yea ok, cool. i hope you blast the shit out of SM's Church of the Latter Day Saints bullshit she not so covertly sneaks into her series.

by the way, saw the 1st movie. total waste of my time. but definitely slick, and high-tech; lots of $ went into production.

Anonymous said...

I read all four books, the first being my favorite. I absolutely disliked the movie, it didn't do the book any justice. It is amazing how the whole thing took off to be somewhat of a cult following.

Erin O'Brien said...

Funny you should mention that ....

I always point to the fact that any boyfriend who follows you around and never lets you out of his site is dangerous (at least outside the pages of "Twilight"). I also note that physical contact shouldn't leave a person covered in bruises, ever.

The "damsel in distress" and "happily ever after" themes are big points in my discussion as well.

Kirk Jusko said...

A Morman book about vampires?

Are you sure it wasn't written by Brigham Stoker?

Casey said...

Erin you bring up a good point - in addition to the blood sucking that goes on, the relationships on Twilight really aren't good examples of functionality. Though whose relationship really is?

Bela Lugosi said...

Those Twilight books are very good for adolescents. It teaches them not to

Anonymous said...

Even though I'm not a huge fan of the books (I'm not exactly the target audience, being a 42-year old male) I must give Ms Meyers huge credit for making kids read. At least here in Sweden, reading seems to be a dying pass-time for everybody under the age of 25 or so. Thanks to the Twilight series and Harry Potter, the trend seems to be turning. And to even get the kids to discuss it is just fantastic. Well done!

Angie said...

omg I wish I was in your area so I could attend! :)

HeatherLynn said...

Wish we were closer! I'd love to come to this....for some reason, they don't have anything like this around where I live!

or maybe it's just a very well kept secret!


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Tonya said...

Loved Twilight.. such an awesome series!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Erin...

I'm also an Erin and I also live in NE Ohio - a suburb of YTown. I love your blog - keep up the "Cool" posts!


Anonymous said...

yeah i love it too. Impatient!

Sean said...

Woah. okay now. i found you blog on blogs of note, liked the title, and decided to check it out (first blog ive ever looked at on blogs of note) and just absolutely loved the wittiness to it. i made a comment on your more recent cool/uncool post just to read on and discover that you live in northeast ohio! i live in summit county! crazy coincidences. oh. and since i dont want to make another comment, i will just note on this post that i loved your 'what is sexy' post. chivalry is not dead!