Shaker Heights Public Library
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
I've Done My DNA. Now What?!?

Presented by Nicka Smith (online presentation)

Set the record straight in your family by learning how DNA can be used in combination with genealogy to break through centuries old brick walls. In this session, learn the basics of genetic genealogy, how to read your results, and the initial skills needed to narrow down relations among your matches.

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian. She has extensive experience in African-ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and family reunion planning and execution. She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, sharing genealogy with youth, documenting the ancestral journey, and employing the use of new technology in genealogy and family history research.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
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, June 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
ABLE/GED Success Week
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Representatives from the Cuyahoga County Treasury Department will be onsite to answer any questions that taxpayers have regarding their property taxes. If you have concerns regarding setting up a delinquent payment plan, foreclosure prevention, EasyPay payment plans, property tax exemptions for seniors and disabled persons or other property tax related issues, stop by to see them for more information.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
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, June 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
ABLE/GED Success Week
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
Home from the war and suffering from PTSD, Army pilot Maya Stern is with her husband, Joe, when he is brutally murdered by a robber in Central Park. Watching her daughter through a nanny cam two weeks later, she sees her playing with Joe. What can she believe?

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
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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 on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
ABLE/GED Success Week
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
ABLE/GED Success Week
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Representatives from the Cuyahoga County Treasury Department will be onsite to answer any questions that taxpayers have regarding their property taxes. If you have concerns regarding setting up a delinquent payment plan, foreclosure prevention, EasyPay payment plans, property tax exemptions for seniors and disabled persons or other property tax related issues, stop by to see them for more information.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Meeting of artists exhibiting in this year's Octavofest.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Excel is a great way to track budgets, analyze data, and make charts. Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction: how to enter, edit, sort, and format data. We will also go over how to do basic calculations. Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
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 03, 2017
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 03, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 05, 2017
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 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how to keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers on Facebook by making and editing a Facebook profile. Plus, we will cover information about keeping your private details private in the Age of the Internet. Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse and an email address and password are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
An informal opportunity for patrons and staff to talk and share about mutual interests. Each session will include a presentation on a topic suggested by a participant and time for conversation on that topic or others of interest. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome and no registration is needed.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It only takes five seconds for someone to form an opinion of you. If you’re networking or interviewing, you need to make a positive impression. Get tips on things that determine how you are perceived and how that perception impacts your success.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
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 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 10, 2017
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
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us at "The Academy" Tavern for a bite and discussion on the book, Night by Elie Wiesel
In his brief and deeply moving autobiography, the author describes his as a teenager in the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
Academy Tavern is located at 12800 Larchmere Boulevard.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 11, 2017
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 on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore the ways Excel can display data as tables or visualize your information with charts. Learn how to sort data, use autofill, and use formulas. Concepts covered in the Excel 2013 I class are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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 17, 2017
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 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 17, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Thrity Umrigar, author of Everybody's Son, confronts the uncomfortable reality that we are not yet living in a post-racial world. It is particularly timely and raises questions of race, privilege and family in America.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 18, 2017
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 on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 19, 2017
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 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
An informal opportunity for patrons and staff to talk and share about mutual interests. Each session will include a presentation on a topic suggested by a participant and time for conversation on that topic or others of interest. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome and no registration is needed.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
LinkedIn is the best social media platform for job seekers. Learn how to use this platform and its research functions effectively. Connect with people who can help you in your search; identify and research companies to target; join and interact with LinkedIn groups to gain valuable information and contacts. Engaging in conversations in your groups will demonstrate your knowledge, experience, and skills, which can enhance your visibility and online reputation.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Creative Ideas for Family History Projects

Take your passion for family heritage & combine it with artful ways to display what you’ve found. Whether by your own hands or by technology, developing unique ways to show your efforts can be rewarding.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
Shaker Reads Adult Summer Reading Program 2017
Memorial Day to Labor Day, 2017

Join our community of readers this summer by becoming a Shaker Reader!

  • Set your own summer reading goals!

  • Again this summer, Overdrive has generously pledged $1 for every book you read and record, up to $500! Sign up here, then log in to record each book you finish!

  • Pick up your yard sign proclaiming your Love for Shaker Library!

  • Read what you want and as often as you like. Any book in any genre or any format counts! Each book you read and rate adds to the Shaker Library staff total! We look forward to seeing your five-star favorites!

  • Join us for weekly prize drawings and Author and Book events all summer long!

  • Download our Summer Reading brochure.

  • Download and print our Rebus and enter our contest to win a basket of books courtesy of Friends of the Shaker Library!

  • Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Friends of the Shaker Library, OverDrive, Random House, Dewey's Shaker Square Gathering House, J. Pistone Market and Gathering Place, Lucy's Sweet Surrender, Simply Delicious Pies, and Yours Truly.


Reviews
Title
Mozart's Starling
Author
Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Review
While walking down a Vienna street in 1784 Mozart heard a bird vendor’s starling whistling the motif to the third movement of his recently completed Piano Concerto #17 in G. Intrigued by the variation the bird had applied he bought the starling and brought it home. The author explores this creature in Mozart’s life by adopting a starling herself. Starlings, native to Europe, are quick-witted, clever, and musical/sound mimics who move in murmurations of hundreds to thousands of birds that are a You Tube favorite. Introduced in America by eccentric Anglophile Bronx pharmacist Eugene Schieffelin in 1890 as part of his plan to fill Central Park with the birds of Shakespeare’s plays, only 80 intelligent, inquisitive and prolific birds quickly bred to be country-wide. The scorn of birders throughout America, these most hated of birds promote indigenous bird-species decline, bring about health and environmental concerns and cause annual major crop damage. Part Mozart study, part animal behavior and intelligence study, Haupt’s book may sometimes jump to conclusions, but they are interesting and even charming at times, and her starling, Carmen, is certainly entertaining. Listen to Mozart while reading the book; it makes the experience even better.  
Genre
Non Fiction
Title
Cross Justice
Author
James Patterson
Review
This book kept my interest.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback
Title
Not a Sound
Author
Heather Gudenkauf
Genre
Realistic / Contemporary Fiction
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback
Title
Timeless Treasures
Author
Cara Putman
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback