Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2014
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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 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 30, 2014
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
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 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, October 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is for students preparing for the GED. You must register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how to use PowerPoint 2010 and other tools to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 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: A Public Address by Henry Paulson, former US Secretary of the Treasury.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 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
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It takes five to seven seconds for someone to form an opinion of you based on the way you present yourself. Whether you’re networking or interviewing, you need to leave a positive impression. Get tips on the little (and big) things that determine how you will be perceived and learn how that perception can impact your success in a job search.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
7:15 PM - 8:45 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
Friday, October 03, 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
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 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, October 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is for students preparing for the GED. You must register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 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, October 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore the Microsoft Office 2010 desktop publishing tool for creating banners, brochures, flyers, signage and more.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is for students preparing for the GED. You must register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 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
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn professional letter writing techniques including how to write effective cover, marketing, follow-up letters and more. Get tips on what works in today’s job market; learn new ways to make your letters stand out among other job seekers; and get information on preparing writing samples when employers request them.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
7:15 PM - 8:45 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
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction and formulas using Microsoft Excel 2010, OpenOffice Calc, and Google Spreadsheets.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Get an introduction to Chess with Mike Reeves, chess coach for the Shaker schools and instructor for Progress with Chess. Reeves has coached the Shaker team to a state championship and enjoys helping new players learn the game.

He will cover the basics, such as how the pieces move, the rules of chess, and basic strategies and tactics to get you started on the path to becoming a chess player. This program for adults is for those who have never played or who haven’t played in years. Register for one or both classes in advance online or by calling 216-991-2030. Refreshments will be served.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 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
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Meet Rickey and Garner Lewis, visual artists who specialize in contemporary, modern, abstract, portrait, two dimensional designs, and culturally diverse. Their Dichotomy Exhibit will be on display in the Art Gallery through November 14.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman

An American secretary is declared the monarch of a small fishing village on Ghana’s central coast. This is the true story of the challenges she faced while improving local circumstances, providing education, and countering regional corruption.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 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
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel by Martin Cruz Smith

A crusading journalist suspiciously falls to her death from a sixth
floor window in Moscow the same week a mob billionaire is killed. Senior investigator, Arkady Rinko must find a way to decipher a
coded notebook to link the two deaths and uncover much more.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 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
Wednesday, October 15, 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, October 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Job seekers need to have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. In this workshop, we will help you create a quality LinkedIn profile that reflects your skills.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
7:15 PM - 8:45 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, October 17, 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

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Important Messages
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
Title
All Fall Down
Author
Jennifer Weiner
Review
A well-written, stomachache-causing novel about a middle-class, middle-aged white woman who becomes addicted to prescription painkillers, this one was hard to read, if only because it could happen so easily to anyone. It was a little simplistic, but I'd recommend it.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
aunt dimity and the wishing well
Author
atherton, nancy
Review
fun ready for next saga in village of finch  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Knit Morning at Library
Review
Alfreda is a kind, gentle and most helpful knitter and the participants are all great women. Thank you for providing this program.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
Invisble City
Author
Julia Dahl
Review
A eye opening story about the ultra-orth. Jewish community. Fast reading and well written.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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KINDRED
Author
OCTAVIA BUTLER
Review
THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD THAT I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. I EVEN READ IT IN THE BATHROOM. ITS ABOUT A WOMAN NAMED DANA WHO TRAVELS THROUGH TIME AL THE WAY BACK TO SLAVERY AND SHE MEETS HER ANCESTORS. SHE DOESNT UNDERSTAND WHY SHE'S BEING TAKEN THROUGH TIME LIKE THIS UNTIL SHE FIGURES OUT THAT WHENEVER A SPECIFIC ANCESTOR OF HERS IS IN TROUBLE SHE IS FORCED TO GO BACK AND SAVE HIM TO PRESERVE HER FAMILY. AS A BLACK WOMAN SHE ENCOUNTERS MANY PROBLEMS AND HAS TO LEARN TO CONFORM TO THE SLAVERY TIMES.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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