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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, March 07, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Art entries for the 16th Annual Barbara Luton Art Contest will be accepted from noon - 2 PM Saturday in the Main Library Boardroom on the second floor.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for up to two pieces is required at the time of entry.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 09, 2015
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, March 09, 2015
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. Actions we do with them, like moving, copying and deleting files and folders are covered. Take the class called Working with Windows 7 to prepare for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free tax help for seniors. To make an appointment, please call 216-491-1295.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at
the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
The author traces the story of the University of Washington’s rowing team, which won the 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the rugged experiences of Joe Rantz and his fellow working-class rowers, their enigmatic coach, and a visionary boat builder. Books will be available at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how to use PowerPoint 2010 to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures. If you aren't familiar with Windows PCs, take Working with Windows 7 before taking this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Nightrise by Jim Kelly
Shocked from finding out that his father, presumed dead from the floods of 1977, has been found burned to death in a car, Philip Dryden, a Cambridgeshire reporter must also investigate the death of Rory Setchey found hung from a gantry as well as find out why an infant girl’s body has not been released to her grieving parents.
Books will be available at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn basic word processing skills using Word 2010. Topics covered include formatting, page setup, and document types.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Preparation is the essential ingredient for a successful job interview. It begins with research to ensure the job is right for you and that you are qualified, learning as much as possible about the company and the job, and then preparing to answer difficult and probing questions. Learn to discover what the employer seeks so that your answers will differentiate you from other candidates.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
For over thirty years Shaker Heights High School's Student Group on Race Relations (SGORR) has been promoting diversity and positive race relations to Shaker students and the broader community. Join SGORR students on March 12th for thought-provoking activities and discussions designed to build community, examine privilege, and promote reflection and connection.​
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction and formulas using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics may also be applied to other spreadsheet programs. Familiarity with the mouse, keyboarding, and Windows 7 are all required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
AARP Ttx preparation volunteers meet to go over tax tables and procedures for tax help for seniors.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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, March 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Marvin Montgomeny presents The Power of Attitude: How to Manage Stress,Celebrate Small Successes,and Focus on the Positive.

Marvin Montgomery began his career with one of the nation’s largest jewelry chains and worked his way up to Director of Sales where he trained more than 1,200 associates in 95 stores. He has helped hundreds of organizations meet or exceed their sales goals using his training programs. In addition to his training programs, Marvin has given keynote addresses, public workshops and presentations for businesses and organizations.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
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
Monday, March 16, 2015
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
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free tax help for seniors. To make an appointment, please call 216-491-1295.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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, March 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A discussion of herbs and the multitude of their uses, including ornamental, culinary, fragrances, dyes, medicinal; where and how they may be grown in the landscape or garden; herbs for beginners; herb cultivation, harvesting and preservation. Detail is provided for culinary and aromatic herbs. Presented by Jo Ann Bartsch of the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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, March 18, 2015
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, March 18, 2015
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, March 19, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Writing to Employers
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 and learn new ways to make your letters stand out among other job seekers. Learn how to prepare writing samples when employers request them.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 19, 2015
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, March 19, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. This evening, we'll watch excerpts from a powerful PBS film, The Abolitionists, and discuss still-powerful themes from this episode of our history. The discussion will be led by Dr. Deborah Abbott.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Description
Free tax help for seniors by appointment. Call 216-491-1360 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. Produced and directed by Rob Rapley. Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
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, March 23, 2015
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
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Explore the Microsoft Office 2010 desktop publishing tool for creating banners, brochures, business cards, signage and more. Keyboarding and mouse skills, along with some understanding of word processing, are necessary for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free tax help for seniors. To make an appointment, please call 216-491-1295.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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, March 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
We used to use the telephone and send letters through the mail. Today, we text, instant message, eMail, and video chat. We'll make sure you understand how email works as the basic written communication method while introducing the others. This class builds on ideas covered in Beginning Computers 2: Internet. If you can't use a mouse, take Beginning Computers 1: Mouse, Keyboard, Touch, Voice first.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Tenth of December by George Saunders.
A collection of stories includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory Lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
With deer populations rising, home gardeners are increasingly facing the question of what to do about protecting gardens and landscaping. This presentation describes the habits of deer and suggests methods of discouraging their destructive feeding habits. Included in the talk are landscaping suggestions and a list of plants that deer are less likely to eat.Presented by Christine Harris of the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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, March 25, 2015
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, March 25, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class considers templates, styles, text wrapping and tables to make more attractive documents with Word 2010. Concepts covered in Word 1: Basic are prerequisite for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Enjoy poetry read by Claire McMahon, Jack McGuane, and Ray McNiece.

Claire McMahon has been writing poetry for many years. While studying at Naropa University, she had the good fortune of studying with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Gary Snyder, and Bill Berkson. At Naropa, she and writer Steve Roth founded the journal Make Room for Dada, which published some notable poets like Amiri Baraka, Charles Bukowski and Bernadette Mayer. She earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University in 2004. In 2006, with poet Lisa Janssen, she co-edited the journal MoonLit, which may have its final issue published sometime soon. She teaches creative writing at Tri-C and also works as a Dean at ITT-Technical Institute.

Jack McGuane ia a former Poet Laureate of Lakewood (2006-2007) and began writing poetry after his retirement from Fireye Inc. He was the poetry editor for Whisky Island magazine for three years and has three chapbooks published by Deep Cleveland Press (Sleeping With My Socks) and Night Ballet Press (Chickenhawk and Unfinished).

Ray McNiece has earned a national reputation as a poet and performer for almost two decades through his solo theater pieces, his poetry and music shows, his captaining of two National Poetry Slam Championship teams, his "edutaining" children's shows and workshops, and his yearly country-wide tours of performance poems, stories and songs. He has received numerous awards for his writing and performance, most recently the 2001 Hart Crane Award from KSU, a residency in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and a residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida. He was the captain of two National Poetry Slam Championship teams (’92 Boston, ’94 Cleveland) and won the Arkansas Grand Slam. Ray is also an accomplished actor and has appeared in plays at Ensemble, Dobama, Cleveland Public, and Cleveland Playhouse theaters. He was an original cast member of the improv comedy Flanigan’s Wake, and performs in schools as Johnny Appleseed and Thomas Jefferson.

Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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, March 26, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It takes five to seven seconds for someone to form a first impression of you based on the way you present yourself. Whether you’re networking or interviewing, you create a lasting impression and you need 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 can effect your success in a job search.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. We'll watch excerpts of the film, Slavery By Another Name, and discuss this episode in history and its ongoing relevance. The discussion will be led by Dr. Ronnie Dunn, Associate Professor in Urban Studies at CSU whose research centers on race and the criminal justice system.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Explore the services and materials available to customers using digital devices inside and outside of the library building, including: eBooks, eMagazines, eVideo, eAudiobooks and Digital Music. Information about types of devices will also be distributed.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free tax help for seniors by appointment. Call 216-491-1360 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Program and Speaker: TBA

The African-American Genealogical Society holds its monthly meetings at Shaker Library. Membership meetings begin at 9:30 and visitors interested in joining are welcome. After a break and refreshments, a genealogy program, workshop, or featured event is offered each month at 10:15am. Programs are open to the public and all are welcome.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Part 3 of Norm Friedman's Writing Workshop: Editing and Proofing Your Own Work.Is the correct phrase “hone in” or “home in”? And why did that question mark go outside the quotation marks? Wait. Can I start a sentence with “And”?

Get the answers to these common questions and many more, plus a number of tips on enhancing your writing style, in a three-session course led by Norm Friedman (www.normfriedman.com) geared to working people and job-seekers. Participants will be able to purchase Norm’s book, 100+ Instant Writing Tips, for $9 plus tax. Register separately for one, two or all three of the sessions in this series.

Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how to create and navigate social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We will create accounts with your current email address, so have that information available. You must be comfortable using your email account before taking this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. Based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas Blackmon. Produced and directed by Sam Pollard. Catherine Allan, executive producer for Twin Cities Public Television. Douglas A. Blackmon, co-executive producer. A production of TPT National Productions, in association with Two Dollars & A Dream, Inc.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Meet the artists juried into the 16th Annual Barbara Luton Art Show and enjoy their artwork.
Thanks to Friends of the Shaker Library for providing refreshments.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
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, March 30, 2015
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
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Explore the ways Excel 2010 can display data as charts of visual information; learn the ways data can be visualized, and review chart types to understand how they are used and with what kind of data. Take Excel 1: Basics and Formulas to get the skills needed for this class if you aren't already familiar with basic concepts and formulas.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free tax help for seniors. To make an appointment, please call 216-491-1295.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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, March 31, 2015
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. Take PowerPoint 1: Basic Presentations before this class if you don't know how to make slides in PowerPoint.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
10 simple things you can do to have your own vegetable garden -- and none of them involve tilling, or major effort, time or money! Presented by Cookie Krizmanich of the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join this friendly group of knitter, crocheters and other yarn crafters. Give and receive help. All skill levels are welcome. Led by experienced needle worker Elfriede Heaney.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
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.

Required skills can be acquired in PowerPoint 1 - Basic Presentations and PowerPoint 2 - Objects and Graphics.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
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, April 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This class covers pivot tables in Excel 2010, which are used to present, summarize and analyze data how you want it, regardless of where the pieces of data reside in your spreadsheet.
The topics covered in Excel 1 - Basics and Formulas and familiarity with Excel 2010 is required. Knowing how to visualize data through Excel 2 - Charts and Sparklines can also be helpful.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 03, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free tax help for seniors by appointment. Call 216-491-1360 to schedule an appointment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn how to fix a flat, replace a tube, clean your chain, and make minor adjustments on your bicycle. Your bike will be in top form and you will gain independence and empowerment. Bike maintenance is easy when you know how. Depending on weather a bike ride will follow the class for those ages 8 and up who are interested. Bring your bike.
To register, call Shaker Rec, 216-491-1295.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

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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
Title
The Glass Wives
Author
Amy Sue Nathan
Review
Audio book. Two widows; same husband. Enjoyed.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
The Longing
Author
Beverly Lewis
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The Fault in Our Stars
Author
John Green
Review
This wildly popular YA book about two star-crossed teens with cancer was written by a graduate of Kenyon College—our Ohio connection! Because I'm an adult I called the plot after the first few pages, but I loved the book anyway. The book's dialogue is as frenetic as its writer. (See what I mean by watching Vlogbrothers on YouTube.) While he claims the book is fiction, it's dedicated to Esther, a 16-year-old who died of cancer in 2010. Now on to watch the movie!  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
Ordinary Grace
Author
William Kent Krueger
Review
This is the first book I have read by this author. He has written a series of a dozen or so detective novels...this Is NOT. Part of the series. I like his direct yet descriptive writing. I solved the mystery fairly early for me but that was satisfying. The narrator of this book is a 13 year old boy which required a lot of eavesdropping and tagging along so that the whole story could be told. I enjoyed the story which was a quick read. I would like to try one of the original series.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
Of Neptune
Author
Anna Banks
Review
The conclusion to the Syerna Legacy.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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