Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2016
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Monday, August 29, 2016
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
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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, August 30, 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 in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Saturday, September 03, 2016
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
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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, September 06, 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 in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Funeral home records can be a valuable resource for genealogists and family historians trying to identify a date of death for ancestors or the names of other relatives. While funeral homes are generally private businesses, their records can often be accessed for family history research. Learning where to look and who to ask for these records may be the key to reaching that higher branch on your family tree. Learn what the records contain and how they vary by location and time period. Learn about researching websites, archives, manuscript collections, libraries, and other sources that may hold funeral home records. Cosponsored by the Ohio Genealogical Society
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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, September 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Do you like to cook or bake? Love experimenting in the kitchen and trying new cuisines? If so, join "Cook the Book," Shaker Library's new Cookbook Club! Each month, we’ll select a cookbook and each member will make a dish from that book. Discussion will be about the recipe, the cookbook, what worked (or didn’t), why you chose the recipe, etc.

Join us for our first meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7 at the Bertram Woods Branch as we sample and discuss recipes from Rachael Ray's "2, 4, 6, 8: Great Meals for Couples or Crowds." Space is limited, so please register in advance online or by telephone.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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, September 08, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Preparation is the essential ingredient for a successful job interview. It starts with research to be sure the job is right for you and that you are well qualified, learning as much as possible about the company and the job, and then preparing to answer difficult and probing questions. Come and 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
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Monday, September 12, 2016
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, September 12, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy a burger and beer with your biography? A martini with your mystery? Then please join us for some “savory” stories and a “spirited” discussion of this coming-of-age story set in the dystopian near future. Julia is a normal suburban girl until the day the earth's rotation begins to slow down. The 24-hour day as we know it is no longer relevant and, despite the government's attempt at normalcy, people begin to fall apart and Julia must learn to adjust to this ever-changing world, while keeping up with everyday life.

Academy Tavern is located at 12800 Larchmere Boulevard.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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, September 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Readers are transported to France during World War II in this epic novel about the often-unspoken story about the enduring effects of war on courageous mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. (440 pages)
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, September 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 in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Starting a non-profit organization can be confusing and complex. This session will address the requirements and challenges, and will describe how to recruit and orient board members as well as providing some tools to assure success . This program will be presented by Anita Fitch Khayat, an experienced business executive and SCORE counselor/ mentor to entrepreneurs.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Read and discuss the book, The Secret Place by Tana French
If he can solve the one-year-old murder at a posh private girls’ school, Detective Stephen Moran may be able to graduate from Dublin’s Cold Case unit to its Murder Squad. 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, September 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Shaker Library led by president Nancy Ryan O'Connor.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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, September 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Job applications are not fun to do and they aren’t much fun to read either. Most of them are done online now, so employers don’t have to read them all. A computer scans applications, looking for keywords for skills, education, and experience that are most important to the employer. It also scans for keywords that may screen candidates out. Learn how to tackle questions on an application to be sure yours will be read.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 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, September 17, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Tour of significant African American art pieces in the Cleveland Museum of Art led by art dealer and scholar David Lusenhop who specializes in African-American art.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for the debut of Shaker Library’s Award Winners Book Discussion group. Each month, members will discuss a book that has been selected as the winner of a literary prize. In 2016, to honor the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, we will discuss Pulitzer winners, beginning with A Death in the Family by James Agee, winner of the 1958 prize winner. Agee's portrayal of the sweetness of day-to-day familial relations are powerful and poignant. His masterfully drawn characters take on a haunting reality in this vivid recreation of life -- and sudden death.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Monday, September 19, 2016
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, September 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
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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, September 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 in a meeting room on the second floor of the Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
On the internet, you will find many offers of assistance for finding grants (for a price, of course). Attend this session and learn how to do that on your own. We will provide you information on how to search for grant opportunities, how to assess whether you meet the eligibility requirements, and if so, how to approach writing an application. This program will be presented by Anita Fitch Khayat, an experienced business executive and SCORE counselor/ mentor to new businesses.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Librarians will be at the Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons through the Summer months to share books, sign you up for Summer Reading, and help you figure out just what to do with that odd-looking produce you just bought! Stop by and say hello!
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 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, September 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 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, September 22, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
People are your greatest resource in a job search. A network of “business friends” is essential to getting to talk with a decision-maker and learning about companies and their cultures. Your network helps you gain information about industries, trends, and new career fields to present yourself effectively to your next employer. Learn how to build and maintain business relationships that will assist you in your job search.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Jim Hegarty will provide insight into evaluating franchise opportunities, what questions to ask, what information to require from the franchiser, etc. , and show you how to decide what is right for you.
Jim is a Franchise Consultant with FranNet. FranNet matches people interested in business ownership with high quality franchise opportunities that best fit their needs. Prior to his career in franchising, Jim spent 10 years as a Sales & Business Development executive for a Cleveland based Consumer Product Goods company. He’s also a former small business owner, having owned and operated a chain of Hallmark greeting card stores for 13 years in Massachusetts.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Film Screening & Discussion: Black Indians: An American Story

This video documentary executive produced by Steven Heape explores the issue of racial identity among Native and African Americans and the melding of these two groups in American history, providing useful information for genealogists. Narrated by James Earl Jones.

All are welcome at the brief business meeting of the AAGS and this film screening and discussion.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
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