Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2014
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Participants must preregister with the ABLE office at 216-371-7138 to attend these free classes. One class meets Monday & Wednesday morning and another Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Participants must preregister with the ABLE office at 216-371-7138 to attend these free classes. One class meets Monday & Wednesday morning and another Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This class covers pivot tables, which are used to present, summarize and analyze data how you want it, regardless of where the pieces of data reside in your spreadsheet.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class will help you think about systematically naming files and folders so you can find things quickly and easily, no matter what storage device you use. The actions we do with them, like moving, copying and deleting files and folders are covered.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

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Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn how to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bonnie Dick, founder of the Career Transition Center, leads a jobs club for those in transition. Meet and mingle with other jobseekers and get leads for employment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
More than just graphics, objects in slideshows can include clip art, pictures, text boxes, movies and sounds. Other presentation software can be demonstrated, but we will concentrate on using objects in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn basic word processing skills using Word 2010, OpenOffice Write, and Google Documents. Formatting, page setup, and document types will be covered.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Enjoy knitting or crocheting? Stuck on a project or need some hands-on help with a specific stitch? Come to the Main Library and get or give help. Experienced knitters and novices are welcome to share tips and techniques. Held the first Wednesday of the month and moderated by experienced knitter Elfreide Heaney.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn how Windows works! This class is designed for those who might be able to navigate the Internet and work with programs, but are not comfortable using multiple windows. Topics include opening, moving, resizing and arranging windows, copying and pasting.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Preparation is the essential ingredient for a successful job interview. It begins with research to insure the job is right for you and that you are well qualified. Learn to discover what the employer needs so that your answers will differentiate you from other candidates
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
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

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction and formulas using Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, and Google Spreadsheets.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bonnie Dick, founder of the Career Transition Center, leads a jobs club for those in transition. Meet and mingle with other jobseekers and get leads for employment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Special Library Board Meeting led by President Chad Anderson.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Jolted out of emotional numbness by a letter from an old friend who wants to say goodbye before she dies, Harold Fry embarks on a 600-mile hiking journey to his friend's side without supplies, an endeavor that stirs up memories of his unhappy marital and parenting experiences.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library's Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class considers using Templates, Styles, text wrapping and Tables to make more attractive documents with Word 2010.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Is there a difference between Yahoo, Bing, and Google? They are each called search tools and we use them to discover and find things on the Internet. Learn about both tools. Then, you decide how different they really are.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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 in your search to find companies that are hiring and fit the requirements for your future position. Job seekers in almost all fields should 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
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Focusing on PowerPoint 2010, participants will learn the objects that can be animated in a slideshow and the actions to control the timing of events.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Explore the ways Excel 2010® can display data as charts of visual information; learn the basic ways data can be charted, and review chart types to understand how they are used and with what kind of data.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bonnie Dick, founder of the Career Transition Center, leads a jobs club for those in transition. Meet and mingle with other jobseekers and get leads for employment.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
MailMerge utilizes list and address information to send separate letters to multiple contacts, create envelopes and labels for mass mailings, and produce catalogs or directories.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn advanced search strategies using Google's Advanced Search Form. Find entertainment on YouTube. Plan trips with Google Maps, Discover Google Books, and many, many other services.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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, August 21, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Building a network of “business friends” is essential to uncovering hidden job opportunities and to learning more about companies and their cultures. Learn how to build and maintain business relationships to help in job search and beyond by identifying the right companies and researching them first through networking.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 22, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This class covers pivot tables, which are used to present, summarize and analyze data how you want it, regardless of where the pieces of data reside in your spreadsheet.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Leslie Yerkes discusses How to Remain Career Relevant Regardless of Your Changing Age, the Changing Marketplace, and the Constant of Change. Leslie Yerkes is president of Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc., an organizational development and change management consulting firm. Her business goal is to help people create sustainable organizations. Her life goal is to create a framework in which people can draw on their own resources to find creative solutions. Her clients have included Chrysler Corporation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, United Church of Christ, International Steel Group, ArcelorMittal Steel USA-Cleveland, and NASA. A subspecialty of Leslie’s is making non-profits healthy and sustainable.

A graduate of Wittenberg University and Case Western Reserve University, she has taught at John Carroll University and Baldwin Wallace College. She is on the faculty at the Weatherhead Dively Center of Executive Education and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.

Leslie's speaking style is highly interactive and filled with tangible applications. Her energetic style, relatable stories, and real life experiences will exceed your expectations
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore Microsoft OneNote by creating a digital notebook. You can collect, organize, and manage multiple sources of information.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This free class is to prepare students to be successful with the GED. You must register in advance online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216 - 371-7138.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore the Microsoft Office 2010 desktop publishing tool for creating banners, brochures, flyers, signage and more.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This is a free class to prepare students to succeed on the GED. You must register with Tri-C ABLE/ GED to attend this class. Register online at http://www.tri-c.edu/ged or by calling 216-371-7138.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

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Get Creative and Read this summer at Shaker Library!

Log your summer reading activities and enter to win weekly prizes donated by area merchants to help stimulate your creativity.

One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a Kindle Fire. To be eligible to enter:

Read or Listen to a Book
Take a Computer Class
Join a Book Discussion
Attend a Library Program
Complete a Puzzle

All Prizes must be picked up at the Main Library or Bertram Woods Branch by August 23.
Reviews
Title
THE KITE RUNNER
Author
KHALED HOSSEINI
Review
THIS BOOK WAS SO POWERFUL. IT MADE ME CRY. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HASSAN AND AMIR WAS EXTREMELY TOUCHING EVEN THOUGH AMIR WAS SELFISH VERY OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE BOOK ESPECIALLY WHEN HASSAN WAS RAPED.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Clockwork Angel
Author
Cassandra Clare
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Son
Author
Lois Lowry
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Title
if i stay
Author
Gayle Forman
Review
I wanted to watch the movie but hate not reading the book first. Finished it in a day. Short easy captivating read.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
Call the Midwife
Author
Jennifer Worth
Review
This was just lovely. I adore the PBS miniseries (which I recommend watching, as well) and this book was great to read. It's not great literature but the stories are engrossing and appealing.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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