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It's So ColorFALL Outside

Time flies again, leaving September far behind and October coming to an end.  One of the perks of being a northerner is most definitely enjoying this beautiful time of year courtesy of our deciduous tree

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,
 

Open your eyes & you will die.

Cover of Bird Box novel by Josh MalermanBird Box by Josh Malerman.

This is the book I've been recommending to everyone this year. You can't put it down until you're done, and once you're done you can't stop thinking about it. It's a terrifyingly perfect read for October. Don't open your eyes. If you do, you will see something that will cause you to go insane, kill everyone around you, and then kill yourself.

The Sports Section – Roller Coaster Summer

What a summer for Cleveland sports fans.  It continues to be a roller coaster ride of highs and lows for all of our pro teams.  The sportswriters and local sports talk radio personalities have to be beyond ecstatic with the never-ending supply of news, rumors, and predictions to discuss.

 

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!

Nutrition and Knowledge

Well, it’s hard to believe it’s September already. The kids are back to school and settled into their new routines. Lockers have been organized and the shiny new supplies have already lost some of their luster. Also back is one of my least favorite tasks - packing lunches.

Fall Happenings

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The Media Maven would like to let you know about some of the programs she is working on for this fall.  All programming requires registration, but is free to you.  Please join us if you can.

Nia

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.