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Thanks Marc DeWerth!

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Many thanks to Marc DeWerth of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization for a fantastic program on the 29th. He really knows how to tell a story and the door prizes and Sasquatch watches were a pleasant surprise.
 
Thanks, also, to all of you who attended.  You were a great audience.  It was nice to see adults and kids enjoying the same program.
 
Marc has indicated that he is taking a break from speaking for the rest of this year, but you can keep up with his activities next year by checking out the Ohio Big Foot Conference website.  You can also email him at madbigfoot@aol.com.
 
If you want to get a hold of a copy of Marc's suggested reading list on Sasquatch, or a list of books on Sasquatch and related topics that the library owns, I still have some copies of the program booklet I put together in one of the acrylic containers on the end cap near the 100s and 200s.  They’ll be there until they’re gone.
 
Thanks, again, to all.  I’ll be back soon with more news from The Edge.
 
 
 

Buckeye Bigfoot with Marc DeWerth of the Ohio BigFoot Organization, Wed Oct 29; 6:30-8:30 pm

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Greetings EDGE readers:
 
Please join us Wednesday evening, October 29 between 6:30 and 8:30 pm in the Porter Room for a presentation by Marc DeWerth of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization.
 
There's a lot of interest in this one an I'm really looking forward to it. Kids are welcome, in fact Marc tells me kids really get into the idea of BigFoot and enjoy his presentation. That doesn't mean its just for kids though. The presentation aims at both kids and adults.
 
Marc's originally from Westlake and now resides in the nearby community of Columbia Station. He's been investigating BigFoot sitings for more than 20 years. That amounts to more than 200 investigations so far. He firmly believes that BigFoot does in fact reside in the state of Ohio and he's going to be presenting evidence to prove it.
 

Thank You Tom Wertman!

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Greetings again EDGE readers!

Thanks to all of you who attended the October 5 UFO and Alien Life Discussion Group.  This is the second small group discussion I've organized.  I've been testing it as a programming format and, so far, it's been very successful. Thanks to Tom Wertman of MUFON Ohio and The Cleveland Ufology Project for doing a wonderful job.
 
We had an exciting discussion. I've never seen such overwhelmingly positive comments on evaluation sheets in all the years I've been involved with programming here at Porter Public Library.

Several people asked me whether we would be doing it again soon, or on a regular basis. One person had driven 100 miles to attend. Stragglers were still talking to Tom an hour after the official end of the program. That's how intense the interest was.

Thanks Linda Street!

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Greetings EDGE readers:
 
Thanks to Linda Street and to all of you who attended our first small group discussion on September 29. This was the first program off this type I've tried and despite my inability to make a decent pot of coffee, I think it turned out pretty well. The discussion was deep, and personally relevant to the participants.  All of your comments on the evaluation sheets were very positive,
 

UFO Discussion Group with Tom Wertman of MUFON Ohio and CUP Sunday, October 5, 2014; 2-3:30 pm

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Greetings Edge Readers!
 
We’re trying something new. 
 
On Sunday, October 5, between 2 and 3:30 pm, we will be having Tom Wertman of MUFON Ohio and The Cleveland Ufology Project back for a small group discussion.   I know it’s hard to shout your story and ask your questions across a big room of a hundred or so people, which is the situation at our large group programs. So, we’re going to bring back speakers who have done big programs for us and we’re going to give you the opportunity to interact with them in a more personal way. 
 
It should be very interesting: in my last communication with Tom, he told me he’s been working on some interesting cases, involving  abductions and residue left on cloth as a result of abductions; they’re looking for similarities in what they find at different sites.  He’s also involved in some investigations of  metals of unusual composition found at UFO sites.
 
We’ll ask him about these things, but there’s no agenda, except that we will be discussing UFOs, and alien life. Outside of this broad paradigm, we can go anywhere with the discussion. We can talk about sightings of UFOs, about alien visitations, about abductions, about government cover-ups. What do aliens want? Where are they coming from? Does any of it involve time travel? Some kind of interdimensional travel? Have they been interacting with us for a long time? for decades, centuries, millennia or more? Were they here before us? Are any of them native to this planet? The scope of related topics is immense.
 
I think we’ll have an illuminating discussion.

The size of this group will be limited to 25 and no unregistered individuals will be admitted. Once we have 25 people registered we’re going to close the registration and start putting names on a waiting list. People on the waiting list will have first crack at a second meeting we’ll schedule for later this year, probably in November. So, if you call to register or go online to register and find that you’re being put on a waiting list… don’t despair…you’ll get your chance.

I’m anxious to make this work. I think we can have meetings like this on a regular or semi-regular basis.

To register, call 440-250-5460; ask at a public service desk, or online at www.westlakelibrary.org.
I’ll be back with more information when I can fit it in, we’ve been very busy around here, so remember to Keep your eye on THE EDGE!

Coffee with Linda: Join Us Monday, Sept 29, 2014 for a small group discussion with Spritual Intuitive Linda Street

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Greetings Again EDGE readers!

Linda Street, local author, Reiki master, energy therapist, and spiritual intuitive returns for a small group discussion, Monday, September 29, 7-8:30 pm.  This will be a gathering of no more than 25, in which you'll be able to ask questions and relate personal experiences in a friendly, intimate atmosphere.  Get Linda's reaction and input to your personal situation.

You won’t have to wave your hand or shout to get somebody’s attention from across a crowded room; we’ll meet around a table over coffee and tea. . . and talk.   I’ll put my two cents in where I can, and I’ll also have some reading recommendations.

I’m excited about this idea and hope that it becomes a regular monthly event.

Register by calling 440-250-5460, ask at any public service desk, or online at www.westlakelibrary.org.

Thanks to Tom and Coming Soon. . . .

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Thanks to Tom Wertman; last Wednesday's program was spectacular.  And thanks to all of you who attended....
 
Mark your calendars--Tom will be returning for a small group discussion on Sunday, October 5.  We mentioned it briefly during the program.  This will be your chance to sit around a table with Tom and a  small number of others who have had experiences with UFOs or aliens, or both. . . and really talk, in depth; to ask your questions and get his take on what you've seen, what you've heard, and what's happened to you.
 
I'll be putting together the advertising for this event shortly and registration will begin September 5.  There'll be signs and flyers in the library and  more information in this blog. . .so be sure to watch here. . . .
 
Attendance for this event will be limited to THE FIRST 25 who register.  HOWEVER. . . we will continue to take names on a waiting list and work with Tom to schedule additional sessions, so all of you who want to attend  this kind of meeting will have an opportunity to.
 
Just a reminder, I still have bibliography booklets from the program.  You'll find them in the plastic holders on the end cap near the Psychology and Philosophy collection (Dewey area 100s).  They'll be there until they're gone. 
 
That's all for now.
 
Back soon with more info on programs and materials....
 
 

Update on Our Speaker for Aug 6 program: UFOs: Government Cover-ups. . .Tom Wertman

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Greeting EDGE Readers.
 
With the date of our program on UFOs and Government Cover-ups fast approaching, I thought I’d update you on some of our speaker's recent activities.
 
If you're regular readers, I know you know I'm referring to Tom Wertman of MUFON Ohio and The Cleveland Ufology Project.
 
In my last communication with Tom, he let me know that he's expanded his field of operations.
 
In the past he's been primarily involved with investigations in the U.S., and most of these in Ohio as part of his responsibilities as Chief Field Investigator for MUFON Ohio.
 
However, in the last year he’s investigated reports in Canada, the U.K. and Puerto Rico. U.K. investigations for 2013 number almost 70 and the Canadian investigations, almost 40, so he's been very busy.
 
He's also indicated he's employing some new techniques and was recognized at the MUFON International Symposium for his investigative work. I'm sure he'll tell us more about all this on Wednesday.
 
In a quick search of the internet, I've found that he's been making the library circuit in Ohio, with presentations like the ones he does for us here at WPPL. He's scheduled to speak at the MUFON Conference in Erie, PA, in May of next year.
 
Regular meetings of The Cleveland Ufology Project are held monthly at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, Ohio 44130. The Room number is 225 located on the second floor of the Technology Learning Center. Meetings are at 7:30pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
 
Admission is $5 for non-members, $7 for non-members when guest speakers are featured. Individual memberships are available at a cost of $30 per year; ($20 per year for students).  If you have questions please email info@clevelandufo.com.
 
MUFON Ohio meetings are held at locations in central Ohio: check out their website for more info at www.mufonohio.com.
 
I'll be posting again soon with more info about our speaker and our program. Hope to see you there; remember to register by calling 440-250-5460, asking at a public service desk, or here, by clicking this link.

August 6, 2014: UFOs: Government Coverups

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Greetings EDGE readers!
 
As promised in my last post, here is more information about our upcoming program on UFOs.
 
Tom Wertman, Chief Field Investigator for MUFON Ohio and Co-Director of The Cleveland Ufology Project returns for the third in our series on UFOs. This year's presentation will deal with the topic of Government Coverups of UFO Sightings and other UFO related activity.
 
Learn what measures the government takes to keep the public unaware of this activity. Tom will be focusing on coverups of UFO sightings, etc.  in Ohio.
 
The program is Wednesday evening, August 6, in our Porter Room. The doors will open at 6:30 pm; the presentation begins at 7:00, and we should wrap up around 8:30.
 
Tom is always interested in addressing your concerns, so come prepared to share your own experiences in a substantial audience participation segment at the end.
 
To register, call 440-250-5460, ask at a public service desk, or use our online event calendar.
 
I'll be back with more info in the next few days.
 
 

FOLLOW UP on Linda Street Presentation, Rays of Light, June 12. . . .

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Greetings EDGE Readers!

It's been Rush, Rush, Rush around here since our last program, so this is my first chance to blog about Linda's presentation, The Rays of Light on June 12. Thanks to all of you who attended. I've got your evaluation sheets and will be taking all of your suggestions to heart. If you didn't have a chance to fill out an evaluation, I welcome your input, you can email me at Ilona.Miklos@westlakelibrary.org, or drop off something in person at one of our public service desks. You don’t need to use the form, just write your thoughts down and turn them in. It will get to me.

Linda did a wonderful job, as usual, and we're very grateful that she agrees to come back periodically and take us ever a little further into the topic of Energy Healing. I'm a novice on the subject, so I appreciate her gentle guidance and I hope you do, too.

Remember, the library owns three copies of her new book, Rays of Light: listen to the dark, which, when not checked out, will be along with other new books in our Reading Room across from the Circulation Desk.

There are still some copies of the bibliography I prepared for the program in the plastic holders on the end cap near the books on philosophy, psychology, and religion. Ask a staff member where that is if you're unsure. They'll be there until they're gone.

I plan to do a display on channeled texts as soon as I get a chance, but that will probably not be until later this year, because now I'm moving on to the next big thing, our UFO program on August 6.

Keep your eye on the EDGE for updates on that.