Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2015
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center staff teaches jobseekers how to communicate clearly so they can make an impact on people and processes.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
Monday, July 06, 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
Monday, July 06, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 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
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Tuesday, July 07, 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
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Make a date to attend the Friends Annual Meeting followed by a talk with Random House's Lara Oliver. Get the scoop on the latest reads and take home some advanced readers copies and book bags.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 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.
Take Beginning Computers 1 - Mouse, Keyboard, Touch, Voice to get basic concepts and skills needed for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
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 “spirited” discussion of "The Dead Key by D. M. Pulley, who will join the round table discussion at 8 PM.
This award winning mystery by local author D. M. Pulley follows two young women, Iris Latch and Beatrice Baker, separated in time by twenty years. Beatrice was a secretary at the First Bank of Cleveland in 1978; Iris is working for a local architecture firm in 1998 looking to renovate the old bank building. Why did the First Bank of Cleveland close suddenly and without warning in 1978 and what secrets are waiting inside to be discovered…
Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk to borrow, and at Loganberry Books to buy.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 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.
This class builds on the 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, July 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books by Azar Nafisi.
Blending memoir with close readings of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, the best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion.


Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 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, July 15, 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, July 16, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
People are your greatest resource in a job search. 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 help you in your job search
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 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
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn what the cloud is as well as how to use some common cloud applications, including an overview of cloud storage services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and DropBox.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 18, 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, July 20, 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
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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, July 21, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Tuesday, July 21, 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
Thursday, July 23, 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
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
The Education Committee of the African-American Genealogical Society will present information on "Preparing for a Research Trip."

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
Monday, July 27, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
We use search tools like Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo to discover and find things on the Internet. Learn and practice techniques for focused searching and evaluating the results.

The skills learned in Beginning Computers 2 - Internet class are needed for this session.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 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
Thursday, July 30, 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 well qualified. Learn what the employer seeks so your answers can differentiate you from other candidates.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 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

If you have already registered for the 2015 Adult Summer Reading program, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.

New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages
Be a Super Reader this Summer: June 8 – August 7

You don't need a mask or a cape to be a super reader - just a love of reading and the desire to share your favorite heroes and heroines from your much loved books. Stretch your super powers and read with us this summer. There will be weekly drawings for gift certificates from local merchants who support our summer reading program, as well as a grand prize of an eReader device at the end!

New this summer! Be a POWerful supporter. Register to be a Super Reader and help us by putting your face on good reading! Sign up to be photographed with your favorite book and we’ll post it on our Super Readers’ Gallery.

Eager readers can register beginning May 15.

To be eligible for weekly prize drawings:
• Read or Listen to a Book
• Take a Computer Class
• Have a Personal Technology Training Session
• Join a Book Discussion
• Attend a Library Program
• Complete a Puzzle or Game

All Prizes must be picked up at either library by Friday, August 21.

Reviews
Title or Activity
The Ice Queen
Author
Neuhaus, Nele
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Mary Boleyn
Author
Alison Weir
Review
Alison Weir has become my go-to historian for the Tudor era. Mary Boleyn was "the other Boleyn sister"-who suffered demonisation, as her more famous sister Anne.Ms. Weir uses scholarship to demolish some of the scurrilous myths and rehabilitate the reputation of Mary Boleyn. She presents a compelling portrait of Mary Boleyn, not just as the probable mistress of King Henry VIII, but as a woman who defied her family and court convention to marry for love.It was also interesting to learn that her descendants are Winston Churchill and the late Princess, Diana Spencer.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Whitethorn Woods
Author
Maeve Binchy
Review
Terrific book! Loved the characters, and how their lives all intersect. A beautiful work.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Girl in a Band
Author
Kim Gordon
Review
I enjoyed this a lot! I was more familiar with other bands from the time and found it fun to read her perspectives on places that I and my friends have been!  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Ender's Shadow
Author
Orson Scott Card
Review
Great follow up to Ender's Game while also starting a new series. Seeing the story from Bean's perspective was very enjoyable.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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