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Upcoming events at Learned Owl in September

Published: October 16, 2016 12:00 AM

The follow events are coming up at The Learned Owl Book Store Shop, 204 N. Main St.

On Oct. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. people can pull out Halloween costumes early and stop by to hear "Enzo's Very Scary Halloween."

Enzo is the unforgettable canine narrator of Garth Stein's 2009 book "Art of Racing in the Rain," a story of family, love, loyalty and hope. Stein introduces Enzo to children ages 6-9 in a story about Enzo's first Halloween.

Come for the story and stay for an activity and refreshments. Everyone who comes in their costume will receive a special Enzo canvas trick or treat bag. There is no cost for this program, but call to reserve a spot.

On Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. people can meet author Rick Niece. Niece will have his book "Perfect in Memory: A Son's Tribute to His Mother."

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The book is the final in a series entitled "Fanfare for a Hometown." The first two books in the series will also be available: "Side-Yard Superhero: Life Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher" and "The Band Plays On: Going Home for a Music Man's Encore."

Written as a tribute to a remarkable woman, Niece's heartfelt remembrances focus with tender reflection on the richness that makes life so beautiful.

"The roles in the life of a family are often connected by the strength and enduring memories of one person. In our case, that person was our mother," Niece said. "It is a rare life that is perfect, but it is a blessed life that is perfect in memory."

Niece is a former high school English teacher in the Streetsboro district, curriculum director at Brunswick, assistant to the Dean at Kent State Unviersity and associate professor/interim president at Walsh University. He was named president of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR in 1997, where he remained until his retirement in 2013.

Two writers will stop by Oct. 29.

Terry Pluto, American sportswriter, newspaper columnist and author, will be at the book shop from 1 to 2 p.m. with his new book "Comeback: Lebron, the Cavs and Cleveland." Come to meet the author, talk sports, and get your copies personalized. Other books by Pluto will also be available to purchase.

Cleveland author Amanda Uhl will be here from 1 to 3 p.m. with her debut novel, paranormal romance "Mind Waves." Government operative David Jenkins is skilled at controlling his emotions. Feelings are lethal when your job is to infiltrate minds, erase and implant thoughts, and guard the nation's intellectual capital. But even he can't fight his strange attraction to Grace Woznisky. He'll do whatever it takes to protect her from a madman intent on possessing both their minds. Neither suspect their dangerous enemy has a larger motive, and David may be Grace's only chance for survival.

Uhl's background is in theatre (for which she earned a scholarship to college), but when on to get her MBA and jobs in marketing and corporate communications. Over the next 15 years she wrote many campaigns and won several awards. She enjoyed the writing but wanted to write fiction, and took the leap in 2014. She is currently working on the second book in the series, "Cross Waves."

For more information about any event, visit www.learnedowl.com or call 330-653-2252.

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