Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2015
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin


Though his business and love of life are in serious decline, when a mysterious package appears at A.J. Fikry’s bookstore the unexpected arrival gives him an opportunity to make his life over, and alter his sagging fortunes. Books will be available at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Tuesday, September 08, 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, September 08, 2015
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders

London publisher Samantha Clair is thrown into a criminal investigation when her star author, and fashion industry gossip, goes missing. This debut novel is suspenseful and hilarious at the same time.
Books will be available one month before the discussion at the Main Library Reference desk. Please register online at shakerlibrary.org, by calling 216-991-2030 or when you pick up your copy.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
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Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Job seekers in almost every field should have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. Learn how to create a quality profile along with techniques to use this growing social media tool to your best advantage.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet photographer Lauren Pacini and enjoy his photographs that capture a beautiful part of Italy in black and white. The exhibit was installed on September 4 and will be on display until October 2.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come to the Sign Language Practice Group and leave your voice outside. This informal group will meet every other week to “turn off” our voices and talk with our hands. Our group is a place for you to learn some new signs and practice ones you already know. This program is suitable for adults at any level of sign language skill.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 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
Saturday, September 12, 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, September 14, 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
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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, September 15, 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, September 15, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Meet the Brittany Gibbons, author of Fat Girl Walking, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate.
Gibbons began her blog www.BrittanyHerself.com in 2007, and later founded the magazine, CurvyGirlGuide.com. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including New York Times, Huffington Post, Redbook, Woman’s Day Magazine, Marie Claire, and the Los Angeles Times, and she hosts a "Last Call Brittany," a weekly Google talk show. She lives in Toledo, Ohio, with her husband and three small children.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

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Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
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Date
Wednesday, September 16, 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, September 17, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
How you select and interact with the groups on LinkedIn can make or break your online presence. Learn techniques to better utilize these groups, to help you identify people who can assist your search, and to engage in conversations that will show your knowledge, experience, and skills.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Shaker Library celebrates Constitution Week as civic leaders read the United States Constitution aloud.
Library
Main Library

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Date
Thursday, September 17, 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
Monday, September 21, 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 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 "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel.
In a post-apocalyptic world decimated by a super flu, a band of traveling actors meets up with a dangerous prophet. Station Eleven is a story about relationships, the fleeting nature of fame and the beauty of the world as we know it.
Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk for loan and at Loganberry Books for sale.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful and follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist and an abolitionist), Kidd goes beyond the historical record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the book discussion. Please register online at shakerlibrary.org, by calling 216-991-2030 or when you pick up your book.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 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, September 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
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Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Competition for published job opportunities is fierce. Learn how to do the research necessary to find employment 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
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come to the Sign Language Practice Group and leave your voice outside. This informal group will meet every other week to “turn off” our voices and talk with our hands. Our group is a place for you to learn some new signs and practice ones you already know. This program is suitable for adults at any level of sign language skill.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Chris Staats, newsletter editor for the Eastern Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society and Seminar Chairperson for the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Genealogical Committee, will present "Order in the Court: A Brief History of Ohio Courts and the Records They Created."

Following the presentation there will be a hands-on workshop on researching courthouse records.

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, September 28, 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
Tuesday, September 29, 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, September 30, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
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Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Shaker Chapter of League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Shaker Library present an opportunity for the public to met the candidates and hear them speak.
Location
Meeting Room E
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.

Reviews
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The Stranger
Author
Harlen Coben
Review
A typical Coben mystery/thriller  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Just one Look
Author
Harlan Coben
Review
I think this author is a fabulous mystery writer; the suspense is ongoing.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Snow White Must Die
Author
Neuhaus, Nele
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Elena Vanishing
Author
Elena and Clare Dunkle
Review
A beautifully written book that details the thoughts and experiences of a teen/young adult dealing with anorexia nervosa. This book is enlightening and eye-opening.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Epitaph
Author
Mary Doria Russell
Review
Enjoyable read about the shootout at the O.K. Corral- well-researched, great descriptions, believable portrayal of characters.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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