Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2016
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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
As part of the celebration of the First Folio exhibit at Cleveland Public Library, Shaker Library hosts a workshop in Shakespearean dance.

Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 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, August 01, 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, August 01, 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, August 02, 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, August 02, 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, August 03, 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, August 03, 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, August 03, 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, August 04, 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, August 04, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn techniques to better utilize this growing social media tool to help you meet people who can assist your search and find companies that are hiring and fit the requirements for your future position. Not all social media is alike and this one offers many perks for users. Job seekers in almost all fields need to have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. We explain how to do that with quality.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 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
Monday, August 08, 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, August 08, 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, August 08, 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 the book about author, aviator, and adventurer Beryl Markham,a woman ahead of her time. Beginning with her unusual upbringing in Kenya and early adult life, including her 1936 solo flight in a Vega Gull. The novel explores her life and loves, including the complicated relationship between herself, fellow adventurer Denys Finch Hatton, and Out of Africa writer Karen Blixen. Markham's sense of adventure and love of the wild drives this compelling story.

The discussion takes place at Academy Tavern located at 12800 Larchmere Boulevard.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 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, August 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This quirky and vividly sensory debut work of fiction about the rise of an iconic chef born with a “once-in-a-generation palate” transcends the genre of food writing.
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, August 09, 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, August 10, 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, August 10, 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, August 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, August 15, 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, August 15, 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, August 15, 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Testing and orientation for prospective GED students. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/able-ged-esol/ableged-registration.html. Orientation takes 4 hours to complete.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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, August 17, 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, August 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
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn letter writing techniques to prepare effective cover letters, marketing letters, follow-up letters and more. Proper use of email is imperative to jobseeker success. You will get tips on what works in today’s job market and learn new ways to make your letters stand out among other job seekers. You’ll gain information on preparing writing samples when employers request them.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The League of Women Voters and the Library cosponsor a Community Forum on Regionalism. Judy Rawson, former Mayor of Shaker Heights, moderates a discussion with panelists:
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
Edward Kraus, Cuyahoga County Director of Regional Coordination
Earl M. Leiken, Mayor, City of Shaker Heights
Hunter Morrison, Director, NE Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 22, 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, August 22, 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

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
Plainsong
Author
Kent Haruf
Rating
Title
A Fatal Grace
Author
Louise Penny
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Title
Private: #1 Suspect
Author
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Review
This fast paced murder mystery is a 2012 addition to the voluminous Patterson collection of same. PI Jack Morgan is accused of slaying a former girlfriend whose body is found in his bed! As usual there are a number of side plots as the story unfolds. Most notable is the existence of Jack's twin, Tommy.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Title
Reading Up a Storm
Author
Eva Gates
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Title
The End of White Christian America
Author
Robert P Jones
Genre
History
Rating