Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2014
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, July 23, 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
Wednesday, July 23, 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
Thursday, July 24, 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 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
It takes five to seven seconds for someone to form a first impression of you. Whether you’re networking or interviewing, you create a lasting impression and you need for it to be a positive one. Get tips on the little (and big) things that determine how you will be perceived and learn how that perception can effect your success in a job search.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
Friday, July 25, 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
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Barbara Flewellyn, AAGS member and author, presents "Steps to Writing a Living History." She and Helen Turner-Thompson discuss the collaboration required between the writer and oral historian for a successful product, using the recently published book, "In His Presence: A Memoir in Traditional Gospel Music."
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 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
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Sherry A. Watts presents Three Keys to a Rocking Attitude. Attitude is critical. Employers seek people who perform well and get along with others. They don't want to waste time and money on personnel problems, large or small, or on employees who are merely place holders. Learn the three keys to an attitude that demonstrates you would be a good addition to a team. Anyone who wants to increase his or her chance of finding a job by presenting a valued attitude is welcome.

Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 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
Tuesday, July 29, 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
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Title
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

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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

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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
Finnegan's Wake
Author
James Joyce
Review
It was very hard to get through.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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The Power of Now
Author
Eckhart Tolle
Review
Excellent and eye-opening!  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
red hats
Author
Damon Wayans
Review
Nice examination into friendship. Surprised to see description of self in there. Guess there is a little Alma in us all.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
China Dolls
Author
Lisa See
Review
Somehow I was expecting more of this book. It got such wonderful reviews, but I was disappointed at its fragmentation and somewhat simplistic approach to the material. For anyone interested in the impact of WWII on the Asian community, this book provides insights and a description of the environment for entertainers in Chinatown and other venues which specialized in unusual "Oriental" entertainment. The relationships among the three principle characters persisted through, what I would have thought might be insurmountable challenges. I finished it, but I was glad when I was done.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title
Port Mortuary
Author
Patricia Cornwell
Review
One of her best writtings i've really enjoyed this charater Kay Scarpetta is a nice change and addition to the investigative genre  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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