Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2016
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
If “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”, then make it count! In 5-7 seconds someone forms an opinion of you based how you present yourself and that stays with them. If you’re networking or interviewing, you need to make a positive impression. Get tips on the things that determine how you are perceived and how that perception impacts your success.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 02, 2016
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
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
When you are looking for a job, you become a salesperson, selling yourself to your next employer. Your principal “sales tool” will be a well-designed, targeted resume. In the current job market, competition is tough and employers are swamped with resumes for each position they post. 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

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Octavofest Committee meets at Woods Branch to plan 2016 events.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Enjoy an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night written by David Hansen of Great Lakes Theatre
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
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 a good book.

July's book is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Beautiful Ruins spans many years and many lives. Starting in April of 1962, a beautiful young actress is spied by an innkeeper named Pasquale as he looks out over the Italian coastline. She has just come off the lavish movie set of Cleopatra and she is dying. A twisting of timelines takes us through the mystery of who this girl is until we reach modern day Hollywood. Taking us through a cast of characters featuring a movie producer and his disillusioned assistant and an earnest pitchman with absurd ideas for entertainment, Pasquale searches 50 years for the woman he spied at his hotel. Part love story, part satirical look at Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is an inventive and surprising rollercoaster ride through the lives of those just trying to hang on to their dreams.

Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk for loan one month before the discussion and at Loganberry Books for sale.



The Academy Tavern is at 12800 Larchmere Blvd. Loganberry Books is at 13015 Larchmere.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
In this compulsively readable psychological thriller filled with shocking twists, a woman’s life slowly disintegrates as she wiles away her days riding the commuter train to and from London, descending into alcoholism.
Register and pick up copies at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Adults are rediscovering the calming and creative pleasure of coloring with intricate and beautiful images made just for us. Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. We'll provide coloring pages and colored pencils on a different theme each month. You're also welcome to bring your own sheets, books or coloring supplies. Refreshments will be served.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for job seekers. 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 job seekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
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
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Competition for published job opportunities is fierce. Wouldn’t it be great to be the only applicant for a job you really want? Learn what research is needed and how to do it to find the best job for you and learn about positions before they are advertised. Research and informational interviewing can reduce the competition and help you sell yourself to an employer.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Conferences, Workshops and Seminars: The Road to Successful Genealogy presented by Dr.Deborah Abbott

Learn the reasons that make genealogy conferences invaluable to a beginner as well as the advanced researcher. We'll explore the types of lectures presented and the value of networking with fellow genealogists.

Everyone is welcome at the brief business meeting of the AAGS and this presentation.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for job seekers. 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 job seekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes to help students ages 16 and older who have skills below a 12th grade level. Students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Classes offer help with math, reading and writing, and assist with GED® test preparation. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol or call 216-371-7138.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Description
Join teaching artist Sheela Das and learn how to play the ukulele or improve your skills in a fun group setting!
Bring your own instrument or borrow one of Sheela's for the sessions. You must register in advance by calling 216-991-2030 if you want to use one of Sheela's ukuleles for the club meetings.

Sheela Das is a Shaker Heights resident teaching artist who has served hundreds of northeast Ohio groups
with music enrichment programs since 2007. She is a member of an Ohio Arts Council Touring Band and musician in several Ohio Arts Council programs serving the community.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Meet the Kate Uhlir artists (Julia Baucco, Jehan Bey, Joanne Bonder, Marcia Bodzin, Sheila Bossin, John Calvetta, Carol Consolo, Annette Fiorelli, Bernie Friedman, Damita Hagler, Delores JacksonBey, Sandra Johnson, Connie Killings, Geraldine King, Leslie Leventhal,Valda Lewis, Walt Neal, Loretta Pierce, Larry Tinsley, Charlotte Wells, Margy Weinberg, and Kate Uhlir) and enjoy their artwork at a reception featuring refreshments. Their exhibit will be on display through September 2. All artwork is available for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Library’s Endowment Fund.
Library
Main Library

If you have already registered for the 2016 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
Shaker Reads: Adult Summer Reading Challenge
June 2 - August 6, 2016

Join our community of Shaker Readers and
take our Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, OverDrive will donate $1 to Shaker Library
for every book you read, up to $500.

How many books can you read to help us reach our goal?
Simply read what you want and as often as you like.

If you haven't yet registered for our Adult Summer Reading Challenge, click on the 'Sign Me Up' link.

Create a username and password; enter your phone number and email, and the number of books you hope to read. After you verify your email address by clicking on the link that is emailed to you, you will be emailed your username and password for future logins.

After you read a book, log in, enter the title and author, and rate the book from 1 to 5 stars. You are also welcome to post a review.
Any book in any genre and any format counts!
  • Looking for summer reading suggestions? Attend our HOT NEW READS Preview Night! Join us Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm in the Bertram Woods Reading Garden for refreshments and advance notice about the Hot New Fiction and Nonfiction Reads coming to the Library this summer!

  • When you register for our Summer Reading Challenge, we'll give you a SHAKER READS magnet for your home or car to show that you are a Shaker Reader!

  • To add to the fun, have your picture taken reading a favorite book to add to our Shaker Readers Wall of Fame!

  • Keep track of your progress online, or by calling or visiting us. Each book you read and rate means another $1 from OverDrive for the Library!

  • Just for registering, you are eligible to win weekly prizes of Heinen's and Shaker Hardware gift cards!

  • When the Shaker Reads community has read 250 books -- which means $250 for the Library and halfway to our goal -- everyone will take home a SHAKER READS mug!

  • At the end of the challenge, celebrate with us at Academy Tavern on Tuesday, August 16 when they help us 'Raise the Bar on Reading!' Bring your SHAKER READS mug for $1 off your first drink (beer, wine or soft drinks). Academy Tavern will donate a portion of your food bill that evening to Shaker Library!
Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Friends of the Shaker Library, OverDrive, Academy Tavern, Heinen's, and Shaker Hardware.

Adults 18 years and older are eligible to participate.

Prizes must be picked up by Friday, August 26.
Reviews
Title
Whitethorn Woods
Author
Maeve Binchy
Rating
Title
The Big Smoke
Author
Adrian Matejka
Genre
Poetry / Plays
Rating
Title
When Breath Becomes Air
Author
Paul Kalanithi
Review
Account of an ambitious, curious young physician's experience dealing with a cancer diagnosis, just as his career was about to get rolling.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Genre
Biography / Memoir
Rating
Title
This One Is Mine
Author
Maria Semple
Genre
Realistic / Contemporary Fiction
Rating
Title
Because of Miss Bridgerton
Author
Julia Quinn
Review
A decent beginning to a new series.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Genre
Romance
Rating