Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2014
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 03, 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, September 03, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 03, 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
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to use the telephone effectively, including the environment and "tools" needed to make a successful call, preparing a script for each type of call, keeping good records for follow-up, improving voice quality, handling telephone screening interviews, and overcoming objections.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 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, September 05, 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
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn about Shaker Library's Facilities Assessment and Feasibility Study and offer feedback on concepts for renovation and/or new construction at both Main Library and Bertram Woods Branch. HBM Architects moderates the table talks and we seek your voice and participation.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about Shaker Library's Facilities Assessment and Feasibility Study and offer feedback on concepts for renovation and/or new construction at both Main Library and Bertram Woods Branch. HBM Architects moderates the table talks and we seek your voice and participation.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bonnie Dick, founder of the Career Transition Center, leads a jobs club for those in transition. Meet and mingle with other jobseekers and get leads for employment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Published 75 years ago, this book about a migrant family seeking a
better life in California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s was not
only banned, it was burned for its vulgar words and sexual references. Nevertheless, the Nobel Prize committee later indicated that the work was one of the prime reasons its author won the top award in literature.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Black House by Peter May

A body found hanging from a tree on the Isle of Lewis sends
Edinburgh detective Fin Macleod back to his boyhood home to find
a connection to a similar case on the mainland, and is forced to
confront the demons of his past to catch a killer.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 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
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 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, September 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bonnie Dick, founder of the Career Transition Center, leads a jobs club for those in transition. Meet and mingle with other jobseekers and get leads for employment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
More than just graphics, objects in slideshows can include clip art, pictures, text boxes, movies and sounds. Other presentation software can be demonstrated, but we will concentrate on using objects in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A live broadcast from the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of Harvard's Institute of Politics. Iran Policy: A debate between Tom Donilon, former US National Security Advisor and General Yaakov Amidror, former Israeli National Security Advisor. A discussion will follow the broadcast, moderated by Kathy Hexter, Chair of the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association in Cleveland and Forum Director at Cleveland State University.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 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
Wednesday, September 17, 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, September 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
As a jobseeker, your principal sales tool is a well-designed, targeted resume. This workshop will teach you what will catch employers’ attentions and make them want to interview you.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 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, September 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Testing and orientation for prospective GED students. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged. Orientation takes 5 hours to complete.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 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

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bonnie Dick, founder of the Career Transition Center, leads a jobs club for those in transition. Meet and mingle with other jobseekers and get leads for employment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Focusing on PowerPoint 2010, participants will learn the objects that can be animated in a slideshow and the actions to control the timing of events.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
And the Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseini. The best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another and how choices resonate through subsequent generations. Books will be available at the Reference desk at Main Library one month before the discussion. All are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Windows 8® is the new PC operating system. It can be used with a touch screen or a traditional mouse. This is the computer of the future. See a Windows 8® demonstration via a projector and big screen. This demonstration will be held in Room E of the Main Library. Please register in advance online or by calling 216-991-2030.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn advanced search strategies using Google's Advanced Search Form. Find entertainment on YouTube. Plan trips with Google Maps, Discover Google Books, and many, many other services.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This is a hands-on workshop presented by the Education Committee of the African-American Genealogical Society. Participants can utilize computers to research a variety of records on various databases. The workshop at 10:15 will be preceded by the general meeting of the Society which is open to the public.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
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
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 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
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bonnie Dick, founder of the Career Transition Center, leads a jobs club for those in transition. Meet and mingle with other jobseekers and get leads for employment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

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Get Creative and Read this summer at Shaker Library!

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 the Main Library or Bertram Woods Branch by August 23.
Reviews
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Knit Night
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Relentless
Author
Dean Koontz
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Mr. Mercedes
Author
Stephen King
Review
It flowed very well. I always like Stephen King!  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Word Scramble
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Portrait of an Artist as a young man
Author
James Joyce
Review
Almost as rough as Finnegan's Wake. There's a bit of a plot but not much.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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