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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
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, August 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Library Board Finance Committee Meeting
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 22, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
A meeting to prepare for the upcoming Neighbor Night event.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Greater Cleveland League of Women Voters Shaker Chapter presents a forum on the Ohio School Board. The Ohio Board of Education aka the State School board: Who are they? What do they do? How can they help us. How can we help them? featuring BOE Representative Meryl Johnson and Former BOE Rep. Mary Rose Oakar. This forum will focus on the tasks of the Ohio Board of Education and their stated goal of "ensuring every child in Ohio has access to a quality education."
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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, August 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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, August 26, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Learn to create mass mailings with Mail Merge, how to track changes from multiple users in a single document, and insert footnotes, citations, and captions. Concepts covered in the Word 2013 I and II classes are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The technology trainer will be waiting to help you in the Computer Center. Get answers to your technology questions.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
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, August 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 28, 2017
Time
6:00 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, August 28, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 29, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Keeping your online accounts secure is an important part of using the Internet. Instead of remembering all of those passwords let a secure LastPass account do it for you. The tech trainer will help you set up a LastPass account. Then you will learn how to store login information and use LastPass's browser extension and smartphone app to log into your online accounts. An email address and proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 30, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
A meeting to debrief for the recent Neighbor Night event.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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, August 31, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
When you are looking for a job, you become a salesperson, selling yourself to your next employer. Your primary "sales tool" is a well-designed, targeted resume. Competition is fierce and employers are flooded with resumes for each position they post. Learn what will capture an employer's attention to secure an interview.
Location
Meeting Room F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Time
2:00 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 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 05, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Meet artist Charles Delpapa and enjoy refreshments as you view his art.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Meet artist Chuck Delpapa and enjoy his exhibit entitled, Real People, Real Places, and Three Ducks, on display on the Main Library second floor from September 1 through October 13
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
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 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs: 35 Fabulous Meals in About an Hour by Maria Isabella The author asked local chefs what they prepare in their own kitchens when they are pressed for time. The book includes biographies of 35 area food celebrities, including Zack Bruell and Michael Symon, who reveal their trusted recipes from appetizers to desserts.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
An informal opportunity for patrons and staff to talk and share about mutual interests. Each session will include a presentation on a topic suggested by a participant and time for conversation on that topic or others of interest. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome and no registration is needed.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Learn to create mass mailings with Mail Merge, track changes from multiple users in a single document, and insert footnotes, citations, captions, indexes, and tables of contents. Concepts covered in the Word 2013 I and II classes are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The technology trainer will be waiting to help you in the Computer Center. Get answers to your technology questions.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
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 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 11, 2017
Time
6:00 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, September 11, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant Meet at The Academy Tavern at 12800 Larchmere Boulevard for a bite and a book discussion of book, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. 85 year old Addie Baum relays her life story to her granddaughter, beginning as the 16-year-old daughter of Jewish immigrants, growing up in Boston. A fascinating look at a woman trying to find her place in the world at the turn of the 20th century. Register and pick up books at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Lines of loyalty and commitment blur for the half-Vietnamese double agent at the center of this compelling and profoundly unsettling winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction set in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Books will be available at the Main Library Reference desk one month before the discussion.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
ESL, a free program for those seeking to learn to read and speak English, meets at 7 pm every Tuesday on the second floor of Main library.
Location
Project Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
7:00 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
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
There are free alternatives to Microsoft's powerful-but-pricy Office suite of desktop productivity software. Learn about three different options: LibreOffice, Google's (Docs, Sheets, and Slides), and Microsoft's own Online Office. You'll be able to decide which is right for you and get started using it. Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
7:30 PM
Description
The Beekeeper's Apprentice Laurie R. King In his retirement, the great detective Sherlock Holmes grooms a young woman to follow in his footsteps. When the elderly beekeeper Holmes and 15-year-old Mary are let into a series of adventures the maturing Mary proves herself a worthy partner and successor. Books will be available one month before the discussion at the Main Library Referencewdesk.
Location
Meeting Room G
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Summer may be over, but the reading continues! Bring your book club members and enjoy an evening for book lovers. Learn what the Library has to offer book club members, and learn about our many book discussion groups and other enrichment opportunities in the area. Enjoy refreshments as we celebrate another successful summer reading program!
Location
Room E and Room F combined
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Excel is a great way to track budgets, analyze data, and make charts. Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction: how to enter, edit, sort, and format data. We will also go over how to do basic calculations. Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 16, 2017
Time
10:30 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 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris Winner of the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, this is the story of a young Jewish hatmaker and piano prodigy who seeks excitement in the clubs on Chicago's South Side and becomes caught up in the glamour and corruption of the Prohibition Era.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
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 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Tri-C offers free basic education classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 16 years and older with skills below a 12th-grade level. Students will acquire the skills needed to be successful in post-secondary education, training, and employment. Instruction includes help with math, reading, and writing, and assistance 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 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Library Board Finance Committee Meeting
Location
Boardroom
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Meet Geoffrey Landis who is both a NASA scientist and science fiction author. In his talk, he'll cover some of the images of Mars in the work of science fiction and discuss how Mars is viewed by scientists today, including the most recent results from the NASA Mars Rovers.
Geoffrey Landis works at the NASA Glenn Research Center on developing advanced technologies for spaceflight. He is a member of the Mars Exploration Rovers Science team and a fellow of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts. As an author, Landis has won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for science fiction.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

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Important Messages
Shaker Reads Adult Summer Reading Program 2017
Memorial Day to Labor Day, 2017

Join our community of readers this summer by becoming a Shaker Reader!

  • Set your own summer reading goals!

  • Again this summer, Overdrive has generously pledged $1 for every book you read and record, up to $500! Sign up here, then log in to record each book you finish!

  • Pick up your yard sign proclaiming your Love for Shaker Library!

  • Read what you want and as often as you like. Any book in any genre or any format counts! Each book you read and rate adds to the Shaker Library staff total! We look forward to seeing your five-star favorites!

  • Join us for weekly prize drawings and Author and Book events all summer long!

  • Download our Summer Reading brochure.

  • Download and print our Rebus and enter our contest to win a basket of books courtesy of Friends of the Shaker Library!

  • Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Friends of the Shaker Library, OverDrive, Random House, Dewey's Shaker Square Gathering House, J. Pistone Market and Gathering Place, Lucy's Sweet Surrender, Simply Delicious Pies, and Yours Truly.


Reviews
Title
A Panicked Premonition
Author
Victoria Laurie
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback
Title
Final Girls
Author
Riley Sager
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback
Title
Every Last Lie
Author
Mary Kubica
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback
Title
The Marsh King's Daughter
Author
Karen Dionne
Genre
Realistic / Contemporary Fiction
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback
Title
Yew With Caution
Author
Kate Collins
Genre
Mystery / Thriller
Rating
Format?
Print Book in paper -- paperback, hardback