Make a literary love connection at the library

Some of Heights Libraries Matchmakers (L to R top row): Raidene Hebert, Greg Fisher, Amy Marshalik, Pat Gray, Constance Dickerson; (L to R, bottom row): Megan Zimmerman, Ben Gulyas, Shelley Morris

Matchmakers, Matchmakers,
Make me a match,
Find me a book,
or a movie perhaps,
Matchmakers, Matchmakers
Look through your books (and DVDs and CDs and books on tape),
And make me a perfect match.

—With apologies to Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, composer and lyricist of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Is there anything more satisfying than finding that new book, movie or piece of music that speaks to your soul? The one you find yourself begging friends and family to read, to watch, to listen to?

Heights Libraries wants to help you find your next great literary, musical or cinematic love at “Speed Dating with the Matchmakers” at the Lee Road Library on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.

The Matchmakers is a group of librarians whose mission is to help customers find materials that reflect their interests and passions. Modeled after speed dating, this fast, fun program will pair customers with the Matchmakers and with other customers for short, four-minute chats, during which beloved titles will be shared. Customers should come prepared with their own recommendations for fellow participants.

While the focus is on the love of books, movies and music, participants shouldn’t rule out the possibility of connecting with other customers who have similar interests. Who knows what may blossom?

The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Register at The Lee Road branch is located at 2345 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.

Sheryl Banks

Sheryl Banks is the marketing and community relations manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.

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