Central Ohio Literary calendar for Sept. 25-Oct. 3.

AUTHOR APPEARANCES
Sept. 27: Mary H. May will sign copies of "Sin's Grip, God's Release" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Linden Library (2223 Cleveland Ave.).
Sept. 27: Karen Seelenbinder will sign copies of "The Wall They Could Not See" from 1-3 p.m. at Moments With Majesty (1242 Hill Road N., Pickerington).
Oct. 20: Michael Connelly (Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.) - The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the phenomenally successful Harry Bosch series, as well as the winner of every major crime award, Michael Connelly is one of, if not the most, popular writers of crime fiction working today. After three years as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Connelly decided to try writing fiction. The result was the award-winning, "The Black Echo," introducing LAPD Detective Hieronymous Bosch. Connelly's 16th novel, "The Lincoln Lawyer," was his first legal thriller and debuted at number one on the New York Times list. The book introduced Mickey Haller, an L.A. defense attorney and half-brother of Bosch. "The Brass Verdict" is Connelly's brand new novel, teaming Haller and Bosch as they try to thwart a killer on the loose. The result is a book of riveting suspense featuring two spectacular anti-heroes. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 614-464-1032 or visit www.thurberhouse.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Oct. 4-5: Mid-Ohio-Con has announced that the legendary writer Chris Claremont has been named guest of honor at Mid-Ohio-Con 2008. Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 will be held on Oct. 45 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 North High St.). Claremont will join fellow guests of honor Alan Davis and Joe Kubert, special media guests Jason Mewes and Lou Ferrigno and many other featured guests. Now in its 28th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America's longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Visit the Mid-Ohio-Con Web site www.midohiocon.com for further information and the Mighty Mighty MOC-BLOG www.midohiocon.blogspot.com for new content and updates daily.
Sept. 27: Sisters in Crime Columbus Ohio will host a program entitled, "YA Mysteries: The Do's and Don't's" from noon-3 p.m. at the Plain Township Fire Department (9500 Johnstown Road, New Albany). RSVP required to SiccoWriters@gmail.com. For more information about the meeting, or the organization, visit www.SiccoWriters.org


DISCUSSIONS
Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave.
Staff member Wendy Wise leads discussions on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Sept. 24: The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.


CHILDREN'S EVENTS
EAST
Easton Barnes & Noble, 4005 Townsfair Way
Storytimes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

NORTH
Borders, 4545 Kenny Road
Storytime is each Wednesday at noon.

Polaris Barnes & Noble, 1285 Polaris Parkway (614) 985-0283
Storytimes are offered every Monday and Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

NORTHEAST
Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
Ongoing: Stories for the entire family are presented each Saturday, 11-11:30 a.m. at Saturday Tales.
Sept. 28: Children ages 6 and up are invited to register for ten minutes read aloud time with a gentle dog at "Tail Waggin' Tutors" 7-8 p.m. Sept. 24, or 2-3 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Sept. 25: Creative writers ages 8-11 can join 'Tween the Lines, writing group that meets to share written and illustrated work, learning about becoming writers, create a book and build friendships. Meets at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 2: Crystal Rodriguiz will present stories and activities for ages 3-7 at Spanish Storytime, 7-7:30 p.m.


- compiled by Craig McDonald


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