Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2015
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
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, April 20, 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, April 20, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction and formulas using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics may also be applied to other spreadsheet programs.
Familiarity with the mouse, keyboarding, and Windows 7 are all required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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, April 21, 2015
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. You should be familiar with the topics covered in Beginning Computers 1: Mouse, Keyboard, Touch, Voice before taking this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County will show us how to create a beautiful garden in moist or dry shade.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 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, April 22, 2015
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, April 22, 2015
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. Actions we do with them, like moving, copying and deleting files and folders are covered.
Take the class called Working with Windows 7 to prepare for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Meet Susan Petrone, author of Throw Like a Woman, when she reads from her book and speaks about her writing life.

Petrone’s short fiction has been published by Glimmer Train, Featherproof Books, Muse, Conclave, and Whiskey Island. Her first novel, A Body at Rest, was published in 2009 by Drinian Press. Petrone’s novel, Throw Like a Woman, is not only about winning at baseball, but also about winning at life. Meet the author and learn about her writing life. Following her presentation, books will be available for sale and signing.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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, April 23, 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 qualified, to learn about the company and the job, and to prepare yourself to answer difficult and probing questions. Learn to discover what the employer seeks so your answers can differentiate you from other candidates.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us at Shaker High School's Upper Cafeteria for a discussion based on the film Shaker Heights: The Struggle for Integration. Dr. Donna Whyte will show excerpts from the film and, with leaders of the Student Group on Race Relations, moderate a discussion about integration and achievement.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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.
Take Excel 1 - Basics and Formulas to get the skills needed for this class if you aren't already familiar with basic concepts and formulas.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Octavofest planning meeting
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 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
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn how to create and navigate social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. 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
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, is noted for its affluence, the quality of its public schools and its success at racial integration. But in 1997, an article in the local high school newspaper reporting wide racial disparity in student test scores challenged the community's assumption of racial equality. Shaker Heights: The Struggle for Integration examines the ideals and the reality of one of the few communities in the country where black and white families have lived side by side for over 40 years.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Jennifer Teege, author of My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past, visits the library and speaks about her book in an interview format.

Following her presentation, books will be available for sale and signing.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Doug O'Bryon explores the causes of the disconnect between the 12 million unemployed Americans and the 5 million unfilled jobs, as well as solutions for remedying this situation, and a recognition of just how critical human capital and talent adaptation have become within this context.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 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
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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.
If you aren't familiar with being online, please take Beginning Computers 2 - Internet and Finding Things on the Internet to prepare for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith.
The formidable talents of Precious Ramotswe are put to the test in the face of a mysterious disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school, assistant Grace Makutsi's early marital adjustments, and the appearance of the No. 1 Ladies' hero detective. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 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, April 29, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Enjoy original poetry performed by regional poets, Erin Gay, Vince Robinson, and Max Stark.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn professional letter writing techniques including how to write effective cover, marketing, follow-up letters and more. Get tips on what works in today’s job market;learn new ways to make your letters stand out among other job seekers, and get information on preparing writing samples when employers request them.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested for violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriage. Their case went to the U.S. Supreme Court and overturned anti-miscegenation laws across their country. We'll watch excerpts of the film, The Loving Story, and discuss the history of the freedom to marry the one we love. The discussion will be led by Dr. Renee Romano, Professor of History at Oberlin College and author of Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Explore the services and materials available to customers using digital devices inside and outside of the library building, including: eBooks, eMagazines, eVideo, eAudiobooks and Digital Music. Information about types of devices will also be distributed.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. Directed by Nancy Buirski; produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James. A co-production of Augusta Films and HBO Films. Distributed by Icarus Films.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class is to prepare students to successfully complete the GED test. Register online at www.tri-c.edu/ged.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for jobseekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges and hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All jobseekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 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, May 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Coping with Job Loss is difficult. You feel displaced and your routine is disrupted, but this is minor compared to your financial anxiety. Meet others and learn coping skills from social workers skilled in this area.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to use PowerPoint 2010 to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures. If you aren't familiar with Windows PCs, take Working with Windows 7 before taking this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
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, May 05, 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, May 05, 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, May 06, 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
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
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, May 06, 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
Thursday, May 07, 2015
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, May 07, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Job seekers in almost all fields should have a LinkedIn profile to be considered for an interview. Learn techniques to use this growing social media tool to help you meet people who can help your job search and find companies that are hiring and fit the requirements for your future position. This social media tool offers many perks for users.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
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.
Take PowerPoint 1 - Basic Presentations before this class if you don't know how to make slides in PowerPoint.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bikes belong on the road; they are vehicles just like cars. Learn from a LAB (League of American Bicyclists) certified instructor how to safely navigate your bike on the road with other traffic so you can get to your destination on two wheels. Families are welcome too. This class includes riding so be sure to bring your bike. To register, call Shaker Rec, 216-491-1295.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
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.
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
Saturday, May 09, 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, May 11, 2015
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, May 11, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for jobseekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges and hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All jobseekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 11, 2015
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 at the Academy Tavern for some “savory” stories and “spirited” discussion of "The Martian" by Andy Weir. In this thrilling adventure story, Astronaut Mark Watney is stranded and left for dead on planet Mars. He must figure out how to survive until a mission returns and even more challenging, how to communicate with Earth to let them know that he is still alive! Soon to be a major motion picture from author and director Ridley Scott.
Books are available for loan at the Main Library and on sale at Loganberry Books.
Please register at shakerlibrary.org or by calling 216-991-2030.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Rivera family confronts cultural barriers, their daughter’s difficult recovery, and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy. Books will be available at the Main Reference desk one month before the discussion.

Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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, May 12, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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, May 12, 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
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny.
When a peaceful monastery in Québec is shattered by the murder of their renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir try to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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, May 13, 2015
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.
The concepts covered in Word 1 - Basic are prerequisite for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 14, 2015
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, May 14, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
It takes five to seven seconds for someone to form a first impression of you based on the way you present yourself. Whether 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 are perceived and learn how that perception can help or hinder your job search.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Completing our Created Equal series, this panel discussion will consider the present state of criminal justice as a civil rights issue. Moderated by Dr. Ronnie Dunn, the panel includes Khalid Samad of Peace in the Hood, Judge Ronald B. Adrine, Shaker Heights Police Chief D. Scott Lee and Alice Ragland of Puncture the Silence.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction and formulas using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics may also be applied to other spreadsheet programs.
Familiarity with the mouse, keyboarding, and Windows 7 are all required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 18, 2015
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, May 18, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Career Transition Center hosts a weekly job club for jobseekers. Meet and mingle with others in transition to share leads and challenges and hear from facilitators and guest speakers. Start your week with support and a positive attitude! All jobseekers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 18, 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

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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. You could win a gift certificate from local merchants who support our summer reading program!

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.

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