Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2015
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Preparation is the essential ingredient for a successful job interview. It begins with research to ensure the job is right for you and that you are well qualified. Learn what the employer seeks so your answers can differentiate you from other candidates.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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.
The topics covered in Excel 1 - Basics and Formulas and familiarity with Excel 2010 is required. Knowing how to visualize data through Excel 2 - Charts and Sparklines can also be helpful.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Explore the Microsoft Office 2010 desktop publishing tool for creating banners, brochures, business cards, signage and more.
Keyboarding and mouse skills, along with some understanding of word processing, are necessary for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 03, 2015
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
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Looking to sell your old couch or buy handmade crafts? This class will give an overview of how to use Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, and Etsy to buy and sell things online.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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, August 05, 2015
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
Thursday, August 06, 2015
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, August 11, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult.
Abandoned by her grief-stricken father and her scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective to find answers. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion.

Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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, August 11, 2015
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
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This seminar will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers and how it drives repeat business from your current customers. Register at:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebbp75gff7e6e504&llr=5yi5aqbab
Sponsored by SCORE Cleveland and the Shaker Heights Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
In a job search, your principal “sales tool” is a well-designed, targeted resume. This workshop will teach you what will catch the employers’ attention and make them want to interview you.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This class considers Templates, Styles, text wrapping and Tables to make more attractive documents with Word 2010.
The concepts covered in Word 1 - Basic are prerequisite for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
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.
Take Beginning Computers 1 - Mouse, Keyboard, Touch, Voice to get basic concepts and skills needed for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
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
Monday, August 17, 2015
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
Monday, August 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED
Learn how to create and navigate social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please check the schedule to see which ones will be covered this month. We will create accounts with your current email address, so have that information available. You must be comfortable using your email account before taking this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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, August 19, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED
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.
This class builds on the ideas covered in Beginning Computers 2 - Internet. If you can't use a mouse, take Beginning Computers 1 - Mouse, Keyboard, Touch, Voice first.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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, August 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This session will help you save time at get back to what you love to do - running your business or organization. Join us and learn the latest time savers and best practices for social media. Register at:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebbp8z1b1b4d71f8&llr=5yi5aqbab

Sponsored by SCORE Cleveland and the Shaker Heights Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 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.
Familiarity with the topics covered in Word 1 - Basic and Word 2 - Intermediate is strongly recommended for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 25, 2015
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

If you have already registered for the 2015 Adult Summer Reading program, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.

New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages
Be a Super Reader this Summer: June 8 – August 7

You don't need a mask or a cape to be a super reader - just a love of reading and the desire to share your favorite heroes and heroines from your much loved books. Stretch your super powers and read with us this summer. There will be weekly drawings for gift certificates from local merchants who support our summer reading program, as well as a grand prize of an eReader device at the end!

New this summer! Be a POWerful supporter. Register to be a Super Reader and help us by putting your face on good reading! Sign up to be photographed with your favorite book and we’ll post it on our Super Readers’ Gallery.

Eager readers can register beginning May 15.

To be eligible for weekly prize drawings:
• Read or Listen to a Book
• Take a Computer Class
• Have a Personal Technology Training Session
• Join a Book Discussion
• Attend a Library Program
• Complete a Puzzle or Game

All Prizes must be picked up at either library by Friday, August 21.

Reviews
Title or Activity
Ender's Shadow
Author
Orson Scott Card
Review
Great follow up to Ender's Game while also starting a new series. Seeing the story from Bean's perspective was very enjoyable.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating
Title or Activity
Knit Night
Author
Fern Braverman
Review
Two new Shaker residents joined our group on Wed., June 17 to learn to knit . . . a mother and young daughter. They were referred by a man who comes each month. [Yes. Men do knit.] After just a few minutes, Fern taught the girl to knit, and by the end of the class, she was well on her way with her knitting project. :-)  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
Rating
Title or Activity
The Lady in the Tower
Author
Alison Weir
Review
This is a biography of Anne Boleyn,formerly Queen of England, the second wife of King Henry VIII ,and mother of Elizabeth I , Queen of England. This excellent history details the life of Anne Boleyn and her last days before her tragic execution on framed up charges. This also illustrates the fear and ignorance regarding women in the sixteenth century. This period of history was volatile, unstable, yet England in its modern state owes much to Anne Boleyn-often referred to as the Mother of the Reformation of the Church in England.  Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title or Activity
Ask the Cards a Question
Author
Marcia Muller
Review
More light summer reading. This mystery is the second book in the Sharon McCone series. Sharon, a private investigator who lives in San Francisco, starts looking into the case after one of her neighbors is strangled. Molly, an elderly tenant in the same apartment building where Sharon lives, is well-liked by her neighbors. But Anya, a fortune-teller who lives on another floor of the building, had warned Molly that she was in serious trouble. Molly was separated from her husband, Gus, after years of marriage, for reasons she did not reveal. Gus works for the Sunrise Center, a rehabilitation facility for the blind. He accompanies one of the residents as he goes about selling brushes and other merchandise. Sharon starts to look into the activities at the center, which has a sterling reputation. Meanwhile, she struggles with her friend Linnea's drinking problem. Linnea is living with Sharon temporarily while she recovers from a bitter divorce. Another violent death in the apartment building causes Sharon to become even more determined to find out why Molly was killed and who did it.

It was an interesting mystery, character-driven rather than plot-driven. McCone is tough, yet smart and likeable.   Shaker Heights Public Library Catalog
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Title or Activity
All the Light That We Cannot See
Author
Anthony Doer
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