Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2015
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Upcoming Events
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Date
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Enjoy original poetry performed by Bill Arthrell, Stephen Haven, and Tim Joyce.
Bill Arthrell recently returned to the area after working in Ukraine for four months. A retired teacher, he is the author of Heart’s Cargo-the Poetry of Cleveland.
Stephen Haven is Professor of English and director of the Ashland University MFA Program, where he also directs the Ashland Poetry Press. He is the author of The Last Sacred Place in North America. He spent two years as a Fulbright Professor of American literature at universities in Beijing and has published many collaborative translations of contemporary Chinese poetry.
Tim Joyce graduated from CSU and earned an MA degree in Irish literature from University College Dublin. He was a visiting lecturer in American Literature at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin and a high school English teacher in Massachusetts. On May 17, Joyce will release a new CD, A Livin’ Man, with a concert at the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

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Date
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Competition for published job opportunities is fierce. Learn how to do the research it to find the best job for you before it's advertised. Research can reduce the competition and help you sell yourself to an employer.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

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Date
Thursday, May 28, 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

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Date
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Art Books Cleveland Octavofest Planning
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

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Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for jobseekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All jobseekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

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Date
Monday, June 01, 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

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Date
Monday, June 01, 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

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Date
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Meet Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 02, 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 E
Library
Main Library

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Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bring a project and get or give help at this creative morning moderated by experienced knitter Elfriede Heaney.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

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Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
This 6 hour program is necessary to enroll in a GED class. Reserve your seat at www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-987-3029.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

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Date
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Most job applications are now completed online and a computer scans them looking for keywords for skills, education, and experience that are most important to the employer. It also scans for keywords that may screen out candidates. Learn how to tackle questions on an application to be sure yours will be read.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

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Date
Thursday, June 04, 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

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Date
Saturday, June 06, 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

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Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for jobseekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All jobseekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

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Date
Monday, June 08, 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 a “spirited” discussion of "The Circle" by Dave Eggers.
Mae Holland has just landed her dream job, working at the Circle – the largest and most powerful internet company in the world. “A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment…working for the only company that really mattered at all.” With one online identity for all transactions provided by the Circle the world is becoming a more transparent place. Nothing is truly private any longer…
Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk for loan and at Loganberry Books for sale.
Library
Main Library

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Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn basic word processing skills using Word 2010. Formatting, page setup, and document types will be covered.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich.
On a North Dakota reservation, the passionate and dramatic lives of two families are linked to the past and immersed in the present. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion.

Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 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

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Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
Former detective John Rebus has retired and is reviewing abandoned case files when he realizes a disappearance from over a decade go may be connected to two current disappearances, but pursuing this lead brings out old and new enemies.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

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Date
Thursday, June 11, 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

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Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Have you seen groups of spandex clad cyclists, but have been too intimidated to join? Do you have an interest in going on longer rides to take in the beautiful scenery around Northeast Ohio? Are you looking for a new and exciting way to jumpstart your fitness routine? Then this course is for you. Riding with a group is a great way to meet new people and experience the natural beauty of our area while getting in shape. Learn the fundamentals and etiquette to safely and legally ride in a group and in a pace line. Discover popular and accessible riding routes starting in Shaker and discuss tips for incorporating cycling into your fitness routine. Bring your bike. To register, call Shaker Rec, 216-491-1295.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

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Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for jobseekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All jobseekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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

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Date
Tuesday, June 16, 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, June 16, 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

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Date
Wednesday, June 17, 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

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Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
When you are looking for a job, your principal “sales tool” is a well-designed, targeted resume. This workshop will teach you what will catch the employers’ attention and make them want to interview you.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

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Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Looking to sell your old couch or buy handmade crafts? This class will give an overview of how to use Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and Etsy to buy and sell things online.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

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Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for jobseekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges; hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All jobseekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

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Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
book discussion for the residents of Campbell Court
Library
Main Library

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Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to load photos onto an online website to create digital scrapbooks. The digital scrapbooks can then be shared online (for free) with friends and family or printed (for a fee) through the website's services.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Guests on Earth by Lee Smith.
A young orphaned piano prodigy in 1936 is admitted to a North Carolina mental hospital under the care of a celebrated doctor and receives innovative treatment based on exercise, diet and art therapies alongside Zelda Fitzgerald. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

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Date
Tuesday, June 23, 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

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Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 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

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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.

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