Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2016
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bring a project and get or give help at this creative morning moderated by experienced knitter Elfriede Heaney.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
People are your greatest resource in a job search. A network of “business friends” is essential to getting to talk with a decision-maker and learning about companies and their cultures. Your network helps you gain information about industries, trends, and new career fields to present yourself effectively to your next employer. Learn how to build and maintain business relationships that will assist you in your job search
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Everyone has a story. The Life Writing Club is here to encourage you to write it down. Each month we’ll provide the writing material and the prompts to get you started – you provide the words. Write as little or as much as you like.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for job seekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All job seekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 06, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A fun chess club for all levels of ability and for both teens and adults. The club will be facilitated by Mike Reeves, a long-time instructor with Progress with Chess and the Shaker Heights High School Chess Club. The library will provide the chess sets and refreshments will be served. No registration is necessary.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join librarians in the Bertram Woods Branch Reading Garden for refreshments and advance notice about the hot new fiction and nonfiction titles coming to the Library this summer. Be the first to reserve one of the hot new titles. This program is part of the Shaker Reads Adult Reading Challenge.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn techniques to better utilize this growing social media tool to help you meet people who can assist your search and find companies that are hiring and fit the requirements for your future position. Not all social media is alike and this one offers many perks for users. Job seekers in almost all fields need to have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. We explain how to do that with quality.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
The League of Women Voters and the Library cosponsor a Community Forum on Internet Bandwidth. Lev Gonick, Chief Executve, OneCommunity, moderates a discussion with panelists:
Angela Siefer, Director, National Inclusion Alliance
Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities
Morris Wheeler, Founder and Principal, Drummond Road Capital
Patrick Holland, Management Team at RET 3 job corp Hessler Road Neighborhood Association Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology and founding member of the Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for job seekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All job seekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy a burger and beer with your biography? A martini with your mystery? Then please join us for some “savory” stories and a “spirited” discussion of a good book.

June's selection is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. A.J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, has recently hit a bit of a rough patch in his life. His wife has died, sales are waning at the bookstore and, most recently, there was the theft of his most prized possession: a rare collection of poems by Edgar Allen Poe. Fikry finds himself drifting from those around him and even the books he sells feel like reminders as to how much things have changed. Then a mysterious package shows up on his doorstep, allowing him the opportunity of a second chance at life and a new perspective. A love letter to our love of books and being able to begin again.

Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk for loan one month before the discussion and at Loganberry Books for sale.



The Academy Tavern is at 12800 Larchmere Blvd. Loganberry Books is at 13015 Larchmere.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Shakespeare: The World as Stage, by Bill Bryson
As there is little factual information about William Shakespeare’s life, this is not a formal biography, but rather, an accessible and lively collection of anecdotes about the Bard and his plays designed to educate and entertain.

Book Buzz is led by Stacie Anderson. Please register and pick up books at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Dead Water by Ann Cleeves

Journalist and Shetland native Jerry Markham turns up dead in a Shetland boat. Inspector Willow Reeves is in charge of the investigation and will need all the help she can get from Inspector Jimmy Perez, who knows the area, and the scandal Jerry left behind when he left for London to further his career in journalism.
Books will be available one month before the discussion at the Main Library Reference desk. Please register online at shakerlibrary.org, by calling 216-991-2030 or when you pick up your copy.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Programs are Co-Sponsored by the Shaker Heights Public Library and the City of Shaker Heights Senior Adult office and held at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Center. Each will include an optional catered lunch (for a fee of $9/person;) and a free presentation by Menorah Park Center for Senior Living: The Mind Spa: Learn Strategies to Relax Your Mind, presented by Krystal Culler, Director of the Center 4 Brain Health at Menorah Park.

Registration is through the Community Center by calling 216-491-1360. If you want lunch, you need to be registered and have paid by Friday, June 10. The program without lunch is free and does not require registration. Lunch is at 12:30 and the program begins at 1 p.m.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Join this fun group of knitters and crocheters to give and get help and just have a good time with yarn. All experience and ability levels welcome. Led by experienced yarn woman Fern Braverman.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
How you select and interact with the groups on LinkedIn can make or break your online presence. Learn techniques to better utilize these groups to help you identify people who can assist your search, and then engage in conversations that will show your knowledge, experience, and skills. Don’t embarrass yourself by saying things that get you noticed in the wrong way. Show that you are an expert and willing to help others and group members will be a valuable asset to you.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Adults are rediscovering the calming and creative pleasure of coloring with intricate and beautiful images made just for us. Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. We'll provide coloring pages and colored pencils on a different theme each month. You're also welcome to bring your own sheets, books or coloring supplies. Refreshments will be served.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for job seekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All job seekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for poetry really in the woods when we host the 12th Annual Daniel Thompsonathon Pot Luck Dinner Poetry Reading at Horseshoe Lake Park at Pavilion. ((Rain or Shine)
5-6:30 PM: Potluck Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM: Poetry

Celebrate the late, great Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate Daniel Thompson and the summer solstice. Come and read your poetry—especially if you knew Daniel. Share your “Daniel” stories. Enjoy the poetry of featured poets. For more information, contact:
Barry Zucker at 216-371-3263 or bzucker@beyondpesticidesohio.org

Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A fun chess club for all levels of ability and for both teens and adults. The club will be facilitated by Mike Reeves, a long-time instructor with Progress with Chess and the Shaker Heights High School Chess Club. The library will provide the chess sets and refreshments will be served. No registration is necessary.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Testing and orientation for prospective GED students. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol/ableged-registration.html. Orientation takes 4 hours to complete.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Preparation is the essential ingredient for a successful job interview. It starts with research to be sure the job is right for you and that you are well qualified, learning as much as possible about the company and the job, and then preparing to answer difficult and probing questions. Come and learn to discover what the employer needs so that your answers will differentiate you from other candidates.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Description
Join teaching artist Sheela Das and learn how to play the ukulele or improve your skills in a fun group setting!
Bring your own instrument or borrow one of Sheela's for the sessions. You must register in advance by calling 216-991-2030 if you want to use one of Sheela's ukuleles for the club meetings.

Sheela Das is a Shaker Heights resident teaching artist who has served hundreds of northeast Ohio groups
with music enrichment programs since 2007. She is a member of an Ohio Arts Council Touring Band and musician in several Ohio Arts Council programs serving the community.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Grandma's Attic and Grandpa's Garage: A "Remember When Program from the Summit County Historical Society"

Suitcases brimming with tools, clothing, sporting equipment, and miscellaneous treasures are sure to spark fond memories of yesteryear while exploring the nooks and crannies of "Grandma's attic and Grandpa's garage." Join AAGS members to examine artifacts and memorabilia that help add narrative to the lives of family members from a bygone era.

The membership meeting of AAGS and their presentations are open to all.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for job seekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All job seekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Friends Annual Meeting features author Gail Ghetia Bellamy, who will speak on Cleveland Food Memories.

Relive our favorite flavors of the past when author Gail Ghetia Bellamy talks about local legends like Hough Bakeries, Frostees in Higbee’s basement downtown, and restaurants of yesteryear—including The Kon Tiki, Mawby’s, Alpine Village. Her local nostalgia book features the foods we loved, the places where we bought it, and the people who made it special.

Gail Ghetia Bellamy is a Certified Culinary Professional with a Ph.D. in creative writing. She is the executive food editor of Restaurant Hospitality magazine, has written about food and drink for numerous publications around the country, and has contributed to more than a half-dozen books about food, dining, and the arts. She is also an accomplished poet whose work has appeared in more than 80 publications and has been published in two books and featured in several anthologies. She is the recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship in Literature grant from the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture, funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Gail is a native Clevelander.

Following her talk Gail’s books will be available for sale and signing and Friends will treat you to some tasty Cleveland foods.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Forgotten Girls by Sarah Blaedel

Aided by her friend journalist Camilla Lind, Louise Rick (the new commander of the Missing Persons Department) finds that the investigation of an unidentified woman in a local forest takes a surprising and unsettling turn when it brings her closer to her childhood home. And as she uncovers more crimes that were committed--and hidden--in the forest, she is forced to confront a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.

Please register in advance at the Main Library Reference desk,k online or by calling 216.991.2030. Copies of the title will be available at the Main Reference Desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
If “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”, then make it count! In 5-7 seconds someone forms an opinion of you based how you present yourself and that stays with them. If you’re networking or interviewing, you need to make a positive impression. Get tips on the things that determine how you are perceived and how that perception impacts your success.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

The program will begin on June 2, 2016. Preregistration begins Thursday, June 02, 2016.
Important Messages
Shaker Reads: Adult Summer Reading Challenge
June 2 - August 6, 2016

Join our community of Shaker Readers and
take our Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, OverDrive will donate $1 to Shaker Library
for every book you read, up to $500.

How many books can you read to help us reach our goal?
Simply read what you want and as often as you like.

If you haven't yet registered for our Adult Summer Reading Challenge, click on the 'Sign Me Up' link.

Create a username and password; enter your phone number and email, and the number of books you hope to read. After you verify your email address by clicking on the link that is emailed to you, you will be emailed your username and password for future logins.

After you read a book, log in, enter the title and author, and rate the book from 1 to 5 stars. You are also welcome to post a review.
Any book in any genre and any format counts!
  • Looking for summer reading suggestions? Attend our HOT NEW READS Preview Night! Join us Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm in the Bertram Woods Reading Garden for refreshments and advance notice about the Hot New Fiction and Nonfiction Reads coming to the Library this summer!

  • When you register for our Summer Reading Challenge, we'll give you a SHAKER READS magnet for your home or car to show that you are a Shaker Reader!

  • To add to the fun, have your picture taken reading a favorite book to add to our Shaker Readers Wall of Fame!

  • Keep track of your progress online, or by calling or visiting us. Each book you read and rate means another $1 from OverDrive for the Library!

  • Just for registering, you are eligible to win weekly prizes of Heinen's and Shaker Hardware gift cards!

  • When the Shaker Reads community has read 250 books -- which means $250 for the Library and halfway to our goal -- everyone will take home a SHAKER READS mug!

  • At the end of the challenge, celebrate with us at Academy Tavern on Tuesday, August 16 when they help us 'Raise the Bar on Reading!' Bring your SHAKER READS mug for $1 off your first drink (beer, wine or soft drinks). Academy Tavern will donate a portion of your food bill that evening to Shaker Library!
Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Friends of the Shaker Library, OverDrive, Academy Tavern, Heinen's, and Shaker Hardware.

Adults 18 years and older are eligible to participate.

Prizes must be picked up by Friday, August 26.
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