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Summer Reading 2014
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Fifth annual exhibit of artwork by Shaker Heights High School art students on display through May 16.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
A recap will be provided of one of the most important tools in the genealogist’s arsenal of resources: The U.S. Census. The participant workshop will focus on the variety of data available within this record and how to access it online. Participants are encouraged to bring their family research notes and questions for discussion. The workshop starts at 10:30 with the general meeting of the Society preceding it at 9 a.m.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class considers using Templates, Styles, text wrapping and Tables to make more attractive documents with Word 2010.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Explore the ways Excel 2010® can display data as charts of visual information; learn the basic ways data can be charted, and review chart types to understand how they are used and with what kind of data.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. Class is held Monday and Wednesday mornings.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center's Bonnie Dick moderates a jobs club for those in a career transition.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This class will help you think about systematically naming files and folders so you can find things quickly and easily, no matter what storage device you use. The actions we do with them, like moving, copying and deleting files and folders are covered.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. This class meets Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class covers pivot tables, which are used to present, summarize and analyze data how you want it, regardless of where the pieces of data reside in your spreadsheet.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
What is getting in the way of your success? This workshop asks questions designed to engage and excite you to help you develop your future.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. Class is held Monday and Wednesday mornings.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
MailMerge utilizes list and address information to send separate letters to multiple contacts, create envelopes and labels for mass mailings, and produce catalogs or directories.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
American Sign Language teacher Valerie Williams will teach basic signing using role play and other fun activities. The class is progressive, building from one skill to another, and is appropriate for adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Expect homework each week. Register early for this popular class. The class meets Wednesdays through June 4.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
9X2 in CLE
Members of Take Nine will read and discuss poems that are currently featured in 9X2, an art exhibit in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The show was curated by visual artist, Donna Drozda. Drozda belongs to a group of nine artists in Virginia, each of whom created visual works inspired by the poems of the nine members of Take Nine. At the Bertram Woods Branch reading, small images of the corresponding art work will be available for viewing so our Cleveland audience can connect more fully with the work.


Take Nine is a group of nine Cleveland area poets who read, eat and write together. Among the group are two former Cleveland Heights Poet Laureates, winners of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, editors of literary journals and anthologies, poetry workshop instructors, arts managers, winners of awards from Northern Ohio Live, the Ohio Educational Broadcasting Corporation and the Cleveland Press Club among others.

There is a Pushcart Award nominee, a performance poet, former radio and television producers, a past Haiku Death Match champion, and a poet featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Together their work has been published in more than 100 local and national journals, anthologies, e-journals and soon on a music and poetry CD. But above all, they are nine friends who laugh together on a regular basis, and challenge and support each other in their shared love of the written and spoken word.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. This class meets Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn techniques to use this social media tool to help you meet people who can help you in your job search to find companies that are hiring and fit your requirements. Job seekers in almost all fields must have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. Learn how to create a quality profile.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn basic word processing skills using Word 2010, OpenOffice Write, and Google Documents. Formatting, page setup, and document types will be covered.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Get an overview of the kinds of digital devices available (smartphones, minis, tablets), try them for yourself, and stay up-to-date in our device-driven world.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
League of American Bicyclists certified instructor how to safely navigate your bike on the road with other traffic so you arrive safely at your destination on two wheels. Families are welcome.
To register, call the Recreation Department at 216-491-1295.
Sponsored by Bike Shaker and the City of Shaker Heights Recreation Department

Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. Class is held Monday and Wednesday mornings.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center's Bonnie Dick moderates a jobs club for those in a career transition.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Meet the authors of League Park, Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891-1946, published by McFarland and Company.
This is a comprehensive history of League Park, primary home field for Major League Baseball in Cleveland from 1891 to 1946, but with a significant history that includes the National Football League, Negro League baseball, college football and boxing, and an uncanny multitude of amazing events and people. This chronicle allows for these grounds to take their place among the more heralded parks of baseball's past and present. The site has survived to this day as a baseball grounds; a groundbreaking for renovations took place in October 2012.

Ken Krsolovic, an athletic administrator, baseball coach and sports broadcaster at several colleges and universities, was a collegiate sports information director who wrote and designed 30 award-winning team media guides. He lives in Concord, Ohio.

Cleveland prosecutor Bryan Fritz, who previously published a book about the history of John Carroll University football, lives in Fairview Park, Ohio.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. This class meets Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction and formulas using Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, and Google Spreadsheets.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. Class is held Monday and Wednesday mornings.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Enjoy knitting or crocheting? Stuck on a project or need some hands-on help with a specific stitch? Come to the Main Library and get or give help. Experienced knitters and novices are welcome to share tips and techniques. Held the first Wednesday of the month and moderated by experienced knitter Elfreide Heaney.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore the ways Excel 2010® can display data as charts of visual information; learn the basic ways data can be charted, and review chart types to understand how they are used and with what kind of data.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
American Sign Language teacher Valerie Williams will teach basic signing using role play and other fun activities. The class is progressive, building from one skill to another, and is appropriate for adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Expect homework each week. Register early for this popular class. The class meets Wednesdays through June 4.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Call 216.371.7138 to register for this free class to prepare for the GED test. This class meets Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Stuck at a “fork in the road?” Do you head North or South? Learn to set your GPS to head in the right direction and reach your goals for your business by mapping it out.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This class considers using Templates, Styles, text wrapping and Tables to make more attractive documents with Word 2010.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Mouse and keyboarding are still used for inputting commands and data, but they are quickly being replaced by touchscreens and verbal interactions. We cover them all, making sure you can at least use the mouse and keyboard.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center's Bonnie Dick moderates a jobs club for those in a career transition.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This class covers pivot tables, which are used to present, summarize and analyze data how you want it, regardless of where the pieces of data reside in your spreadsheet.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
A spunky senior citizen, a stray dog and a troubled teenager provide
a wise and witty romp in a Southern, small-town setting.

AND

White Rabbit by Kate Phillips
Eight-eight-year-old Ruth Hubble looks back at her life in this poignant
first novel about old age written by a promising 28-year-old author.
Both books will be available at the Main Library's Reference desk one month before the group meets.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class will help you think about systematically naming files and folders so you can find things quickly and easily, no matter what storage device you use. The actions we do with them, like moving, copying and deleting files and folders are covered.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Dead Man's Grip by Peter James
Shortly after an American college student is killed in a traffic accident in England, two of the three drivers who were part of the incident are found tortured and murdered, and Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police Force takes on the difficult task of trying to protect the uncooperative surviving driver from suffering the same fate.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Wired or wireless? What is a domain? Why do we say web sites have URLs instead of addresses? This class covers basic Internet topics, how web browsers work, and easy ways to keep track of your favorite digital places.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
American Sign Language teacher Valerie Williams will teach basic signing using role play and other fun activities. The class is progressive, building from one skill to another, and is appropriate for adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Expect homework each week. Register early for this popular class. The class meets Wednesdays through June 4.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
People are your single greatest resource in a job search and networking helps you reach them. Building a network of “business friends” is essential to uncovering hidden job opportunities and to learning more about companies and their cultures so you can present yourself effectively to your next employer.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
MailMerge utilizes list and address information to send separate letters to multiple contacts, create envelopes and labels for mass mailings, and produce catalogs or directories.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
We used to call on the telephone and before that we sent written letters through the mail. Now, we also text, instant message, email, and video chat. We'll make sure you understand how email works as the basic written communication method while we introduce the others.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Presented by the African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland. Bring your family research notes, your questions, or your problems, and members of the AAGS will be on hand to guide you both on paper and on the computers. Come to the Teen Center on the Main Library's second floor to begin. No registration required.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Want to bike to the grocery store or the library or Horseshoe Lake? Learn tips and techniques from riders who bike in all conditions. What to wear, what to pack, how to pack, where to change, working with the weather, and more. We cover great routes for bikes, and how to travel safely and comfortably with kids in tow. To register for any of these Bike Shaker programs, call the Recreation Department at 216-491-1295. Co-sponsored with Bike Shaker and the City of Shaker Heights Recreation Department.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center's Bonnie Dick moderates a jobs club for those in a career transition.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore Microsoft OneNote by creating a digital notebook. You can collect, organize, and manage multiple sources of information.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Is there a difference between Yahoo, Bing, and Google? They are each called search tools and we use them to discover and find things on the Internet. Learn about both tools. Then, you decide how different they really are.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The most difficult part of genealogical research for African Americans is finding and identifying slave ancestors and their owners. Researching during the slave era can present significant challenges but it is not impossible. Dr. Deborah Abbott of the African-American Genealogical Society will focus on the clues and resources needed to recreate your ancestor's journey from slavery to freedom. A case study will be used to illustrate the methods and strategies required to connect former slaves to their slave owners.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
American Sign Language teacher Valerie Williams will teach basic signing using role play and other fun activities. The class is progressive, building from one skill to another, and is appropriate for adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Expect homework each week. Register early for this popular class. The class meets Wednesdays through June 4.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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, May 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It takes five to seven seconds for someone to form a first impression based on the way you present yourself. Whether you’re networking or interviewing, you w create a lasting impression and you need for it to be a positive one. Get tips on the little (and big) things that determine how you will be perceived and learn how that perception will impact your success in a job search.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
The Education Committee of the African - American Genealogical Society will review the ways vital records (births, deaths, marriages) can be used to fill significant gaps in a family search. The participant workshop will delve more into where and how to search for this information. Participants are welcome to bring their family research notes and questions for discussion. The 10:30 workshop will be preceded by the general meeting of the Society at 9 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn how Windows works! This class is designed for those who might be able to navigate the Internet and work with programs, but are not comfortable using multiple windows. Topics include opening, moving, resizing and arranging windows, copying and pasting.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

The program has not started yet but will begin on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
Important Messages
Get Creative and join in the Summer Reading Fun and enter to win prizes by logging your Summer Reading Activities.

Log your summer reading activities and enter to win weekly prizes donated by area merchants to help stimulate your creativity. One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a Kindle Fire. To be eligible to enter:

Read or Listen to a Book
Take a Computer Class
Join a Book Discussion
Attend a Library Program
Complete a Puzzle

*All prizes must be picked up at Shaker Main Library or Bertram Woods Branch.
Reviews
Book or Activity Title
The Black Rock Coffin Makers
Author or Facilitator
Louis L'Amour
Review
Rating (1=awful 5=great)
Book or Activity Title
Vagabonding: An Uncommon guide to the art of long-term travel
Review
If you want encouragement and /or motivation to drop everything and travel the world then this is the book for you. For introspective perspectives to internet and book recommendations this book will be your basis for guiding you on your spiritual journey.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating (1=awful 5=great)
Book or Activity Title
Trouble & Triumph
Author or Facilitator
T.I
Review
I was nervous to read this sequel because it took me awhile to get into Power & Beauty. However because It was a sequel it made me appreciate the first book with its added drama :+)  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating (1=awful 5=great)
Book or Activity Title
the Great Gatsby
Author or Facilitator
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rating (1=awful 5=great)
Book or Activity Title
The Shoemaker's Wife
Author or Facilitator
Adriana Trigiani
Review
A lovely multi-generational story which takes place both in Italy as well as the U.S. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating (1=awful 5=great)