Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2016
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 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, December 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 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, December 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Readers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster of romance, intrigue, and heartbreak in this exhilarating and unpredictable work of literary fiction about what can happen in a 25-year marriage built on an unstable foundation of lies, told from the perspective of each partner
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, December 13, 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 on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Read and discuss the book, What You See By Hank Phillippi Ryan.
Out-of-work reporter, Jane Ryland, is covering the murder investigation of a man stabbed to death in broad daylight in front of Boston’s Faneuil Hall when her sister calls seeking her help to find her fiance’s missing daughter. Register and pick up books at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 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, December 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 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, December 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basics of the Internet, including how to use a browser, search the Web, navigate within a website, and the meaning of all of those acronyms and buzzwords you keep seeing. This class builds on ideas covered Computers for Beginners.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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, December 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
People are your greatest resource in a job search and a network of “business friends” is essential to reach a decision-maker and to learn about companies and their cultures. A network helps you obtain information about industries, trends, and new career fields so you can present yourself effectively to your next employer. Learn how to build and maintain business relationships that can help you in your job search
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore the Microsoft Office 2013 desktop publishing tool for creating banners, brochures, business cards, signage, and more. Introduction to Word class is required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 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
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us as we discuss the book, Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life by Joan D. Hedrick, which won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
The first biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe in over 50 years tells the absorbing story of a gifted, complex, and contradictory woman. The author takes readers into the world of 19th century morals, exploring the influence of then-popular ideas of "true womanhood" on Stowe's upbringing as a member of the outspoken Beecher clan, and her eventful life as a writer and shaper of public opinion.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 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
Monday, December 19, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy original poetry read by regional poets.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 20, 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 on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Microsoft Word is the premier way to create and edit documents. Learn the basics of fonts, paragraphs, page layout, saving, proofing, and printing a document. Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 21, 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, December 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn to touch up old photos and apply photo effects with Photoshop Elements 13. We will go over removing scratches and creases, fixing faded colors, and cropping photos on a selection of example digital photos. Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Read and discuss the book, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
The author of this award-winning literary is a graduate of Shaker Heights High School.Shaker Heights. Her book is a portrait of a mixed-race family in suburban 1970s Ohio, thrown into chaos when the oldest daughter drowns. Register and pick up books at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 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 on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 29, 2016
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. We will discuss the other social networks and why you might want to use more than one. 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
Tuesday, January 03, 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, January 04, 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, January 04, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook: 400 Easy Recipes, Tips and Techniques for Delicious, Healthy Meals by Jessie Price
Ring in the New Year with healthy eating habits using this comprehensive guide to cooking and eating from EatingWell Magazine. The cookbook contains easy recipes, and tips and techniques for delicious, healthy meals.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, January 05, 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, January 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
LinkedIn is the best social media platform for job seekers. Learn to effectively use this growing social media tool to help you meet people who can assist your search and to identify and research companies to target. Joining and interacting with LinkedIn groups can help you gain valuable information and contacts and to engage in conversations that will show your knowledge, experience, and skills to enhance your visibility and online reputation. Learn to use the valuable research functions built into LinkedIn.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 07, 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

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Important Messages
Shaker Reads: Adult Summer Reading Challenge
June 2 - August 6, 2016

Thank you for participating in the Shaker Reads Summer Reading 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.

Lastly, please take our survey and tell us how we did! Your feedback is important to us.
Reviews
Title
At Risk
Author
Stella Rimington
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Title
Onslaught
Author
Jeremy Robinson
Genre
Science Fiction / Fantasy
Rating
Title
Lament
Author
Jeremy Robertson
Genre
Science Fiction / Fantasy
Rating
Title
Guilty Minds
Author
Joseph Finder
Review
A very suspenseful and timely thriller about a private eye trying to make a scandal involving a supreme court judge disappear. This is the latest in the series with Nick Heller as the central character. Very strong plot which gets a little contrived toward the end but is still a good story.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Title
The Debutante is Mine
Author
Vivienne Lorret
Review
Quite enjoyable book with an interesting premise. I'll be sure to check out more from this series.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Genre
Historical Fiction
Rating