Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2014
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Mary Scribner, a master adult education teacher, will present a lesson for adults on prime numbers, factoring and divisibility. An excellent refresher on basic math skills.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
American Sign Language teacher Valerie Williams will teach basic signing using role play and other fun activities. The class is progressive, building from one skill to another, and is appropriate for adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Expect homework each week. Register early for this popular class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 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, November 03, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 03, 2014
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
Tuesday, November 04, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
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, November 05, 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 E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction and formulas using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics may also be applied to other spreadsheet programs.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Most job applications are completed online and a computer scans then looking for keywords for the skills, education, or experience important to the employer. It also scans for keywords that may be used to screen out candidates out. Learn how to ensure your application will be read.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to use PowerPoint 2010 to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master adult education teacher Marty Scribner will present a math review lesson for adults on ratio and proportion. This is math you can use!
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Windows 8.1 is the new PC operating system. It can be used with a touch screen or a traditional mouse. This is the computer of the future. See a Windows 8.1 demonstration via a projector and big screen in a meeting room at Main Library. Please register in advance online or by calling 216-991-2030.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 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
Meeting Room D
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
American Sign Language teacher Valerie Williams will teach basic signing using role play and other fun activities. The class is progressive, building from one skill to another, and is appropriate for adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Expect homework each week. Register early for this popular class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn basic word processing skills using Word 2010. Formatting, page setup, and document types will be covered.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P. S. Duffy

In 1916, Nova Scotia artist Angus MacGrath becomes Lieutenant
MacGrath of the 17th Royal Nova Scotia Highlanders by defying his
pacifist family, enlisting in the army, and leaving his tiny fishing village of Snug Harbor. His goal is to find his brother-in-law missing in action somewhere in France. Promised a job in London as a cartographer, Angus instead finds himself sent to the front lines.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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, November 11, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
To commemorate Veterans Day, Chapter 39 Veterans for Peace will sponsor a public reading of wartime letters and personal statements of veterans. The letters evoke the stark reality of U.S. wars dating from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan. It is a poignant program that observes and honors the experiences and sacrifices of veterans without glorifying war.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Joyland by Stephen King

Broken-hearted Devin Jones takes a job at Joyland, a carnival located in small-town North Carolina, where heis confronted with an unsolved murder and a dying 10-year-old boy who helps him discover the unhappy truth about Joyland.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Explore the ways Excel 2010 can display data as charts of visual information; learn the ways data can be visualized, and review chart types to understand how they are used and with what kind of data.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Mary Biddinger is a poet, editor, and professor who lives in Akron, Ohio. She was born in Fremont, California, and grew up in Illinois and Michigan, and then attended the University of Michigan (BA in English and Creative Writing), Bowling Green State University (MFA in poetry), and the University of Illinois at Chicago (Ph.D. in English, Program for Writers). She is currently Professor and Assistant Chair of the English Department at the University of Akron, where she is on the faculty of the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Christine Howey has had poems published in Pudding Magazine, Muse Quarterly and in What I Knew Before I Knew by Kattywompus Press. Christine is a former stage actor and director, primarily at Dobama Theatre. Her on-stage roles included Richard Nixon (An Evening with Richard Nixon), Bitos/Robespierre (Poor Bitos), Joseph Goebbels (The Resistible Rise of Artuo Ui), Lucifer (The Creation of the World and Other Business) and God (Steambath). She has been a theater critic for 15 years and currently reviews plays for Cleveland Scene and her blog, Rave and Pan. She also has written numerous theater reviews and related articles for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Free Times, and City Pages in Minneapolis, MN.

Sarah Marcus is the author of Backcountry (2013, Finishing Line Press) and Every Bird, To You (2013, Crisis Chronicles Press). Her other work has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney's, Cimarron Review, CALYX Journal, Spork, Nashville Review, Slipstream, Tidal Basin Review, and Cold Mountain Review, among others. She is a guest blogger for So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art and a Count Coordinator for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. She holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University, and currently teaches and writes in Cleveland.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A jobseekers principal sales tool is a well-designed, targeted resume. Learn what will catch the employers’ attentions and make them want to interview you.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Meet architect Jack Bialosky and Nina and James Gibans authors of Cleveland Goes Modern.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 13, 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
Friday, November 14, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Explore the Microsoft Office 2010 desktop publishing tool for creating banners, brochures, business cards, signage and more.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Master adult education teacher Marty Scribner will present a math review lesson for adults on basic algebra. A great review before taking a math test or returning to school.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
American Sign Language teacher Valerie Williams will teach basic signing using role play and other fun activities. The class is progressive, building from one skill to another, and is appropriate for adults and children over 10 accompanied by an adult. Expect homework each week. Register early for this popular class.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
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
Tuesday, November 18, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A live broadcast from the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of Harvard's Institute of Politics: The Fall of the Wall: A discussion with Tom Brokaw, former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News and Mary Sarotte, Visiting Professor of Government and History, Harvard University Center for European Studies.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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, November 18, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
You’ve seen the fliers. Maybe your neighbor told you about Heritage Home Program. But what really is the Heritage Home Program? Come learn more from Mary Ogle, Heritage Home Program Specialist, as she explains the free technical assistance opportunities, including home repair and remodeling advice, contractor assistance, and much more.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class covers pivot tables in Excel 2010, 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
Wednesday, November 19, 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

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
All jobseekers need a plan of action. Learn to create a system that works for you and your personal style. Learn to set achievable goals and to develop a daily and weekly action plan to track accomplishments and to monitor your progress.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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, November 22, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Researching during the slave era can present significant challenges. Dr. Deborah Abbott will focus on the clues and resources needed to recreate your ancestors' journey from slavery to freedom. A case study will be used to best illustrate the methods and strategies needed to connect former slaves to their slave holders. This workshop will begin at 10:15 and is preceded by the general meeting of the African-American Genealogical Society which is open to the public.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class considers Templates, Styles, text wrapping and Tables to make more attractive documents with Word 2010.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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
Monday, November 24, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.
Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion. All are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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, November 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
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
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
Of Poseidon
Author
Anna Banks
Review
Book about mermaids and those who are half mermaid. Serena is a full blood mermaid, a half breed is one who is half mermaid and half human. Weird huh?   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating
Title
Back to You
Author
Robin Kaye
Review
Good story and very realistic. Was glad to see a 'male' walk away. The relationship between Storm and Bree is so true. Just tell the truth and communicate.Francis and Rocki give a good representation of friends contributing to the chaos and resolution. Enjoy.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating
Title
Writing a Successful College Application Essay
Author
George Ehrenhaft
Review
Good to read suggestions from college admission people as the college application process is horrendous. Lots of tips on what and how to write college entrance essays. The Rewriting and Editing section should be taught in junior and senior English clases as the tips willl help in not just in wriitng essays but regular writing. Excellent resource book.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating
Title
Touch My Heart
Author
Wayne Jordan
Rating
Title
Everything is You
Author
Donna Hill
Rating