Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2016
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Upcoming Events
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Date
Wednesday, May 04, 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
Thursday, May 05, 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 B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 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

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Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The 7th annual SHHS art exhibit opens with an awards ceremony and viewing of student art. The exhibit will be on display through May 26.
Library
Main Library

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Date
Saturday, May 07, 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
Monday, May 09, 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, May 09, 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 a good book.

The Courtesan by Alexandria Curry. In the year 1881, Sai Jinhua was orphaned by the execution of her father and sold to a brothel. For 6 years she suffers inhumane treatment before being bought by the sub-chancellor Hong to be his courtesan, despite the jealousies of his wife. Hong invites Jinhua to travel with him to Vienna, opening her eyes to the opportunities and temptations of the Western world. Jinhua returns to China a changed woman, only to find that China is changing as well. Already a legend in her native land, The Courtesan seeks to tell the story of Jinhua’s struggles against the backdrop of the clash of East meets West.

Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk for loan one month before the discussion and at Loganberry Books for sale.



The Academy Tavern is at 12800 Larchmere Blvd. Loganberry Books is at 13015 Larchmere.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description

Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng, the author of this award-winning literary thriller, grew up in Shaker Heights. Everything I Never Told You is the portrait of a mixed-race family in suburban 1970’s Ohio, thrown into chaos when the middle child is missing.

Book Buzz is led by Stacie Anderson. Please 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
Tuesday, May 10, 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
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

When Officer Henry Farrell takes a job in Thyme Township in northeastern Pennsylvania he expects to enjoy hunting and fishing. However, when a stranger is found dead he discovers the less-than-bucolic goings-on in the area―outlaws cooking meth, gas drilling, and the erosion of neighborly trust.

Books will be available one month before the discussion at the Main Library Reference desk. Please register online at shakerlibrary.org, by calling 216-991-2030 or when you pick up your copy.
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
When you are looking for a job, you become a salesperson, selling yourself to your next employer. Your principal “sales tool” will be a well-designed, targeted resume. In the current job market, competition is tough and employers are swamped with resumes for each position they post. 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, May 12, 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 B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join Tori Mills of the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership to learn how to protect your home from stormwater flooding and even save some serious money on your sewer water bills!
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

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Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Games, games, games, and more games...
Join us as the Shaker Library welcomes the Cleveland Board Gamers to the Bertram Woods Branch
Group members play games like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and Agricola. If you don't know how to play, they are happy to teach the games they play.

Life is simple. Eat. Sleep. Play! We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old when we stop playing.


(All are welcome, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 16, 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, May 16, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Please join us to thank Luren for his 11 years of leadership and service to the Library and to wish him well in his new position as principal Librarian of the Beaumont Library District in California.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy original poetry performed by regional poets, Nin Andrews, Christine Howey and Barbara Tan.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 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
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

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Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Questions about Shaker's recycling program? Tried the new app? Want to make your home and your city even "greener"? Join members of the Shaker Heights Climate Change Task Force for a discussion of Shaker's single-stream recycling program, a NOPEC program that generates electricity from 100% renewable source, and the new Empower-Shaker Energy Efficiency program.
Location
Meeting Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Programs are Co-Sponsored by the Shaker Heights Public Library and the City of Shaker Heights Senior Adult office. Each will include an optional catered lunch (for a fee of $9/person) and a free presentation by Menorah Park Center for Senior Living.

Mind Your Brain: Why Brain Health and Fitness Matters (including free memory screenings)presented by Krystal Culler, Director of the Center 4 Brain Health at Menorah Park.

Registration is through the Community Center at 216-491-1360
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 19, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Competition for published job opportunities is fierce. Wouldn’t it be great to be the only applicant for a job you really want? Learn what research is needed and how to do it to find the best job for you and learn about positions before they are advertised. Research and informational interviewing can reduce the competition and help you sell yourself to an employer.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Intergenerational Community Group meeting to bridge the achievement gap in the Shaker Heights Public Schools. Facilitated by the Student Group on Race Relations at the High School.
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 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
Monday, May 23, 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, May 24, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He returns to the street on which he grew up and the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a seven year old boy.

Please register in advance at the Main Library Reference desk,k online or by calling 216.991.2030. Copies of the title will be available at the Main Reference Desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 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
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Paul Qua, Classic Auto Group car concierge, will talk about leasing or buying a car in the digital age.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
APPLICATIONS THAT GET NOTICED
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 B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Description
Join teaching artist Sheela Das and learn how to play the ukulele or improve your skills in a fun group setting!
Bring your own instrument or borrow one of Sheela's for the sessions. You must register in advance by calling 216-991-2030 if you want to use one of Sheela's ukuleles for the club meetings.

Sheela Das is a Shaker Heights resident teaching artist who has served hundreds of northeast Ohio groups
with music enrichment programs since 2007. She is a member of an Ohio Arts Council Touring Band and musician in several Ohio Arts Council programs serving the community.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
And the Church Said Amen! African American Research presented by Timothy N. Pinnick (via webcast)

Locating information on African American congregations can be frustrating. Learn important tips and strategies to overcome the lack of record preservation at the local level.

All are welcome for the AAGS business meeting and public presentation.


Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 31, 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
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 01, 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

The program will begin on June 2, 2016. Preregistration begins Monday, May 16, 2016.
Important Messages
Shaker Reads: Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2016
June 2 - August 6

Join our community of Shaker Readers and set your own personal summer reading goal! There is no minimum number of books to read.

Simply read what you want and as often as you like.

Here's the best part: for every book you report, OverDrive will donate $1 to Shaker Library, up to $500.
Our challenge is for you to help us reach that goal!

Hardbacks, paperbacks, audiobooks on CD or MP3, Playaways, e-audiobooks and e-books on OverDrive -- every format counts!

Eager readers can register beginning May 16.

When you register for our Summer Reading Challenge and tell us how much you hope to read, we'll give you a Shaker Reads magnet for your home or car to proclaim SHAKER READS.

  • Keep track of your progress online, or by calling or visiting us. Each book you read and report means another $1 from OverDrive for the Library!

  • Have your picture taken reading a favorite book to add to our Shaker Reads Wall of Fame!

  • Just for registering, you are eligible to win weekly prizes of $5 Heinen's gift cards!

  • Attend a library program where our librarians can tell you about the hot new reads coming in June and July!

  • Visit us at least once mid-summer to pick up your Shaker Reads mug that can help quench your thirst as you read.


At the end of the summer, celebrate with us at Academy Tavern on Tuesday, August 16 when they help us 'Raise the Bar on Reading!'
Bring your Shaker Reads mug and they will donate a portion of your evening's bill to the Library!

Adults 18 years and older are eligible to participate.

Prizes must be picked up by Friday, August 26.