LEARNING AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY: THEN AND NOW The People’s University | cpl.org
A quarterly guide to programs, classes, and exhibits at Cleveland Public Library. All offerings are free and open to the public.
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CONTENTS 02 LEARNING AT THE LIBRARY 05 PATRON STORIES 06 FRONT International 09 EXHIBITS 10 FEATURED EVENTS 11 MUSIC AT MAIN 12 HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 13 DIGITAL LITERACY FOR TEENS 14 CLEVELAND FOR GOOD 15 WRITERS & READERS
ON THE COVER
Children reading at Mt. Pleasant branch, 1969. Subject Cleveland Collection No. 002023, Cleveland Public Library Photograph Collection. Source: Plain Dealer, 1969. Photographer: William G. Vorpe.
16 BOOK DISCUSSIONS 17 AUTHOR VISITS 18 MAIN LIBRARY PROGRAMS 21 TECHCENTRAL 23 BRANCH PROGRAMS
An American City
Eleven Cultural Exercises
JUL 14–SEP 30, CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN LIBRARY, BRETT HALL, 1ST FLOOR
YINKA SHONIBARE: THE AMERICAN LIBRARY FRONT Internatio nal Clevelan d Trien nial for Co nte m p orary Art fro ntart.org #FRONTart2018 @FRONTtrien nial
This exhibition by artist Yinka Shonibare celebrates the diversity of the American population. Inhabiting Cleveland Public Library’s majestic Brett Hall, a center of discovery and debate, the visually striking installation consists of six thousand books covered in the artist’s signature Dutch wax-printed cotton textile, imprinted with the names of notable first and second generation immigrants along with those of African Americans involved in the Great Migration from the American South and individuals who opposed immigration throughout U.S. history. The American Library is inspired by the current debates about immigration, the impact of the refugee crisis, and conversations about global freedom of movement.
LE A R N I N G AT TH E LI B R A RY
LEARNING AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY: THEN AND NOW BY L AU R A WA LT E R
The Elizabeth Club at Woodland Branch, 1909
earning knows no limit at Cleveland Public Library. From computer classes to robotics camps, creative writing workshops, GED prep, ESOL instruction, book clubs, craft classes, story hours, comic-making workshops, papermaking and bookbinding classes, knitting circles, and eSports forums—not to mention online resources like Rosetta Stone, Gale Courses, and Lynda.com—adults and children alike have access to a wide variety of educational opportunities. Today’s array of educational programming stems from the Library’s rich history of making learning a priority. As we prepare to celebrate Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary in 2019, let’s take a look at several of the creative, community-centered educational programs the Library offered in decades past.
A World-Class Lecture Series
Imagine visiting a library branch without the ability to use public computers, wifi, the digital catalogue, or other online resources. On a broader scale, imagine setting out to learn something new in a world without websites, smartphones, streaming video, social media, or any number of today’s lightning-fast methods of communication. That was the world library patrons lived in back in 1905—and yet Cleveland Public Library brought world-class learning to the city regardless. 2
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William Howard Brett, the renowned librarian who served as the Library’s Director from 1884 to 1918, created a lecture series in the early twentieth century. (Other public libraries, including Detroit Public Library and Akron Public Library, also had lecture series during this time period.) Thanks to Brett’s vision, the series launched in 1905 at the Woodland Branch but eventually expanded to include the (former) Broadway, Miles Park, and St. Clair Branches and, later, Carnegie West. Brett secured University of Chicago professors as speakers; these professors traveled weekly to Ohio to lecture at Toledo Public Library on Mondays and in Cleveland on Tuesdays. According to the Cleveland Public Library Archives, lecturers were also secured from speakers’ bureaus and other universities. In addition to academics and professionals, speakers included “world travelers, heads of social agencies, ministers, and musicians.” Lecture topics were eclectic and wide-ranging, with some subjects including the art of storytelling; travels through Japan, the Panama Canal, Egypt, and the Nile; life in the U.S. Navy; Modern Greece; the gold mines and glaciers of Alaska; and more. Concerts performed by orchestras and ensembles were also included in the lecture series. Lectures were well-attended, often attracting hundreds of attendees, and their diverse subjects could satisfy nearly any
academic or recreational curiosity. Considering that international travel warranted more time, expense, and planning in the early 1900s than it does today, these lectures helped open new worlds for Clevelanders. Ultimately, a succession of local, national, and international events in 1917 and 1918—including the nation’s entry into World War I, coal and fuel shortages, the Spanish influenza, and the untimely death of William Howard Brett—brought the lecture series to an end. Although the lecture series as it was conceived was no longer active by 1919, it stands as an early example of Cleveland Public Library’s commitment to continued learning. Today, Cleveland Public Library is known as The People’s University, “the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community”—an identity forged in the Library’s earlier years, extending back to Brett’s prestigious lecture series and commitment to bringing free educational opportunities to the public.
A Bright Idea: School Clubs
For the children who visited Cleveland Public Library a century ago, many of today’s offerings—such as coding classes, robotics camps, digital media instruction, and eSports tournaments— would sound like pure science fiction. But while the Library’s programming content may have evolved over the last hundred years, our mission to provide educational offerings to youth remains unchanged. In the Library’s earlier years, school clubs served an important role in bringing children together to learn, socialize, and have fun. Branch reports indicate the first clubs were organized at South Side Branch. It was the Woodland Branch, however, that emerged as the most active branch library for children’s clubs. In 1907, eleven clubs—six girls’ clubs and five boys’ clubs—met weekly at Woodland. School clubs focused on drama, debate, nature, stamp collecting, gardening, poetry, aviation, knitting, music, sports, drawing, book discussions, and more, a range revealing children’s diverse interests at the time. Some club members put their energies behind greater causes, as well. The Alcott Club, which included girls ages 12 to 14, debated whether children should be prohibited from working in factories, and members also slated a portion of their dues to fund books for the blind. The Library’s school clubs also reflected the changing technology of the times. If eSports events are among the Library’s most popular programming for youth today, kids and teens a century ago found their interest sparked by a popular innovation of the times: electricity. At Perkins Branch in 1911, the Sons of Edison Club members studied electricity, inventions, and inventors, and they even wrote to Thomas Edison himself to tell him about their club. (According to a 1911 report on reading clubs at the Library, Mr. Edison delighted the boys by responding to their questions and wishing them success.) Other boys’ clubs at additional branches also turned their attention to electricity during this era. School clubs thrived at the Library in the early decades of the twentieth century. The number of children participating in clubs
Live Long and Like it Librar y Club
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The Busy Bee Poetr y Club, Woodland Branch
swelled from 2,431 in 1907 to 40,094 in 1931. While membership began to decline in 1932 due to external factors, Cleveland Public Library remained a place for children to pursue education, friendship, and enrichment. Today, that commitment can be seen in our Summer Lit League reading club; early literacy programming; an exceptional collection of books, music, and movies for children; and special events for youth. In the last year alone, children enjoyed trolley rides, met local wildlife, received hands-on STEM experience, and learned to play music, make comics, expand their imaginations, and so much more—and it’s all thanks to Library programming.
Live Long and Like It
While Cleveland Public Library is known for its history of engaging children, that doesn’t mean library programming has neglected older adults. For decades in the mid-twentieth century, the Live Long and Like It Library Club provided patrons over the age of 65 with a multitude of cultural and educational offerings. At the time of the club’s founding in 1946, Cleveland Public Library was considered the nation’s first public library to offer a club specifically for older adults. Fern Long, head of the Adult Education Department at Cleveland Public Library, and Clara Lucioli, head of the Judd Fund Division Service to Shut-Ins, helped found the Live Long and Like It Library Club along with Lucia Bing, a Cleveland Welfare Federation employee. Bing is credited with conceiving of a club for older adults, and she saw the Library as an ideal place to help make it a reality. “[Mrs. Bing] believed that a library, with its less formal setting and atmosphere, would be a more inviting milieu for such an experiment than would a public school or conceivably a college,” Long wrote in a July 1968 Library Trends article. “Besides, no cost of any kind to the participant is involved in library programs, and 4
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this was, and is, an important factor to bear in mind when planning for the majority of the elderly.” Live Long and Like It held its first meeting on November 12, 1946. A few dozen members attended that initial meeting, but the program grew rapidly. Within five years, the club boasted 673 members, and by 1958, 1,000 people were on the active member list, with about 200 members gathering weekly in the Library auditorium for meetings. The club continued to flourish throughout the sixties, seventies, and into the eighties. Members attended talks on a wide range of subjects, including finance, international politics, nutrition, travel, music, gardening, mental health, community service, books, and more. Field trips and cultural outings were also a staple of the program. According to Long’s Library Trends article, four popular topics of discussion included “housing, health, income, and loneliness.” In a 1948 Wilson Bulletin article, Long and Lucioli pointed out that the Live Long and Like It Library Club was not homogenous in nature. In fact, its membership represented “a complete social and economic cross-section of the community…There are men and women in it who live on old age pensions, there are a few who roll up to the library in chauffeur-driven automobiles, and there is every shade of prosperity in between those two extremes…it has been interesting to watch friendships form and develop.” After many fruitful years, the club was transferred, per a Board of Library Trustees resolution, to the Older Adult Service and Information System (Oasis) on April 19, 1984. The Live Long and Like It Library Club may now be relegated to history, but Cleveland Public Library remains committed to serving older patrons. By offering programming at senior centers, Homebound and Mobile Services, as well as other social events and classes for seniors, Cleveland Public Library embodies the ideal that public libraries have a responsibility to offer educational opportunities to all who desire it, no matter their age.
The Future of Learning
On February 17, 2019, the Library will celebrate its 150 th anniversary. As we approach this milestone and look to the future, we recognize that the Library’s tradition of offering free learning opportunities has greatly influenced the character of not only this institution, but the city at large. That’s because Cleveland Public Library is more than a place to check out books or use a computer. Rather, it’s a public space that welcomes anyone who wishes to explore a budding interest, expand upon educational goals, or simply learn something new. We’ve been here to help teach and inspire our community members for the last 150 years—and now it’s time to see where learning can take us in the decades to come.
The Cleveland Public Library Archives graciously provided the historical background information and images for this article. To see a slideshow of vintage Live Long and Like It Library Club programs, please visit the History page at cleforgood.cpl.org.
PATRO N S TO R I E S
“My eye doctor provided me with information about the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and it’s meant a lot to me. I’ve always been an avid reader, and now I can listen to books, attend a monthly book club, and more.”—Priscilla Perrotti
THE LIBRARY AS A LIFELINE How the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled helps Ohioans of all abilities embrace their love of reading.
everal years ago, when Priscilla Perrotti’s eyesight began to falter, she knew living with vision impairment would present a number of challenges. Reading, she soon found, didn’t have to be one of them. “When you start to lose your vision, it’s devastating,” she says. “You lose the ability to do a lot of things, like driving, so finding a way to continue reading is one less loss.” Thanks to Cleveland Public Library’s Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD), Perrotti didn’t have to give up her love of books. While her reading method might have changed—she now listens to audio books, for example—she hasn’t had to give up this part of her life. “I love to read. I can still remember getting my first library card—that was a big deal,” she says. “My eye doctor provided me with information about the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and it’s meant a lot to me. I’ve always been an avid reader, and now I can listen to books, attend a monthly book club, and more.” In partnership with the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program, OLBPD serves as the Regional Library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress. OLBPD’s collection includes nearly 400,000 items, including audio materials, talking book players and accessories, and braille publications, which circulate to eligible borrowers throughout the state by postage-free mail. Approximately 15,000 Ohioans are served by OLBPD. “Our services are for anyone who has a difficult time reading standard print—for example, those who are blind or visually
impaired, those who cannot physically hold a book, those who are deaf and blind, or those who suffer from reading disabilities,” explains Will Reed, OLBPD Manager. “We serve the entire state of Ohio through this one location. Our bread and butter is talking books, which we’ve offered in evolving formats since 1931, but we’re also committed to braille literacy.” In addition to maintaining a collection of materials and equipment for patrons, OLBPD encourages community building by running book clubs, hosting an annual Family Fun and Learning Day, and maintaining a sensory garden with plants selected for their unique textures and fragrances. “Many of our patrons describe our offerings as a lifeline,” Reed says. Perrotti agrees, adding that OLBPD’s materials and programs can help combat the sense of isolation some members of the disabled population might experience. In fact, Perrotti is so grateful for OLBPD that she became a volunteer. She assists the staff with mailings, book inspections, new patron kits, and more. She also does her best to spread the word about OLBPD to others who might make use of its services. “I want people with vision impairment to know they can still read,” she says. “The process is just a little different.”
The Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled is located at 17121 Lake Shore Boulevard and is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Visit cpl.org/aboutthelibrary/ohio-library-for-the-blindphysically-disabled or call 216-623-2911 to learn more. The People’s University | cpl.org
F RO NT I n t e rn a t i o n a l
SHARE YOUR IMMIGRATION
JOIN THE CHORUS OF AMERICAN VOICES SHARING PERSONAL STORIES OF IMMIGRATION
Yinka Shonibare’s The American Library installation, which is on display in Brett Hall through September 30 as part of the citywide FRONT International exhibition, highlights the American immigrant experience. To accompany this exhibit, a special web portal invites members of the public to share their own immigration stories. Three stories are excerpted (and lightly condensed) on the following page. Visit theamericanlibraryinstallation.com/ your-stories to read more stories, and then be sure to add your own. Stories can also be shared on social media when tagged with #FRONTart2018.
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My mother’s father’s family came over from Britain with the early, early boats coming across. My mother’s mother came from London when she was 10 with her family. I never think of myself as British but certainly have habits, mannerisms, and words that definitely reveal that lineage … My mother’s mother was very athletic. At a time when women didn’t do sports, she played field hockey, golf, and taught dance. I imagine my father’s family as very rugged out there in the western states. All my genes are rugged. —Elizabeth
We had a bit of a funny family legend that goes like this: When our great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island and the agent asked him the family name he responded ‘Vhat.’ The agent kept repeating the question getting the same response. Frustrated by the response that sounded like a question, the agent assigned our great-grandfather the surname White. And just like that the family had a new identity that went along with their new home. —Jane
y mother, Dominga, emigrated along with M her family to Oberlin, Ohio in the 1930s from Oaxaca, Mexico. My grandfather, Antonio, worked in the steel mills and my grandmother, Cecilia, a Huichol woman, was a seamstress and embroiderer. Through the facilitation of the Catholic Church my grandparents, my mother, and only five of ten siblings obtained U.S. citizenship. Sadly, my grandmother died five years after arriving to the USA. This led to the entire family separating from one another. The youngest children, including my mother, were sent off to orphanages and the older children returned to Mexico. Although my mother was in the orphanage, my grandfather visited her and stayed in contact with her until he tragically died from a car accident. After her father’s death, Dominga left Oberlin and moved to Cleveland, where she attended the Cooper School of Arts. She ended up making Cleveland her hometown. After college, she worked at General Electric making light bulbs. The embroidery skills she had learned from her mother translated well to meticulously making light bulbs. She continued to paint and enter art exhibitions throughout the region. The art of making light bulbs was magical for Dominga as she was able to illuminate the homes of others. According to Dominga, hogar es la familia, home is family. —Marina
Stories may be submitted online at theamericanlibraryinstallation.com/your-stories or shared on social media when tagged with #FRONTart2018. The People’s University | cpl.org
Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 10AM–5PM Main Library | 325 & 525 Superior Ave. Get your FREE tickets at makerfairecleveland2018.eventbrite.com.
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E X H I B IT S
FRONT International Kerry James Marshall: Works on Paper
A selection from acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall’s Rythm Mastr comic series, coinciding with the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) exhibition of the same name. Over the past 35 years, Marshall's groundbreaking artwork has explored African American lives and identities. His Rythm Mastr comic series features black superheroes as the stars of the narratives. Get to know Marshall’s work this summer at Cleveland Public Library and the CMA. June 9–October 21 Main Library, Lower Level Display Cases
Prison Nation Exhibit The Kurds: No Friends but the Mountains
The Kurds are an ancient people who have lived in the mountainous highlands of the Middle East for over a thousand years. Discover books, manuscripts, and other treasures about the Kurds and their culture. Sep 10–Mar 31 Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor
Octavofest: Books and Paper in Global Perspective
Enjoy books and paper arts from across the globe: select treasures from the library's John G. White Orientalia collection include Tibetan manuscripts, Mayan hieroglyphs, codices, medieval manuscripts, and volumes on the craft of papermaking. Oct 1–31 Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor
At least 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. Prison Nation uses recently-discovered photo archives to help tell the story of incarceration and its disproportionate effect on people and communities of color. Mass incarceration, however, impacts everyone. All Americans are impacted and implicated by a system of governance that uses prison as a “solution” to our society’s social, economic, and political problems. Empathy and political awareness are essential to creating systemic change. This exhibition awakens both, allowing us to see parts of ourselves in the lives of those on the inside. This exhibit is presented by The Aperture Foundation and underwritten by The Ohio Transformation Fund. October 2018 through February 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
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F E ATU R E D E V E NT S
Manhattan Short Film Festival One world, one week, one festival: You are the judge. This celebration of film occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing audience members to select their favorites. From September 27 through October 7, over 100,000 film lovers will unite in over 300 cinemas across six continents to view and vote on the finalist films in the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Finalists will become part of the Manhattan Short Oscar Qualifying Run, screening in Los Angeles County for one week, meaning that every finalist qualifies for Oscar consideration. Fri, Sep 28 | 7pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
FREE Family Puppet Performances
Frisch Marionettes Variety Show Sat, Sep 8 | 2pm Puppet Play Premiere: Sofi and the Magical, Musical Mural Sat, Oct 6 | 3pm National Marionette Theater presents Peter and the Wolf Sat, Nov 24 | 3pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Freestyle exploration for makers and aspiring makers of all types! Space and time to work on projects, orientation to maker resources and equipment at Cleveland Public Library and a chance to be a part of our maker community, share ideas, learn from each other and just have fun! Available equipment includes sewing machines, laser cutter/engravers, 3D printers, and button makers. Occasional fun add-ons may include robots and other surprises. Maker Mondays are open to adults or teens age 14 and up. Mon, Sep 10 | 5–7pm | Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor Mon, Oct 1 | 5–7pm | Union Mon, Nov 5 | 5–7pm | Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor
Writing Workshops with Literary Cleveland
Hands-on workshops for writers and aspiring writers of all skill levels. Sharpen your craft, read and comment on others' work and receive suggestions for your own. Register at litcleveland.org Writing and Performing Poetry Write poetry, practice the art of performance, and compete in an informal poetry slam. No experience required. Open to adults and teens ages 14 & up. Saturdays, Sep 15 & 22 | 10:30am–12:30pm | Rice Who’s on Stage? Workshop for Beginning Playwrights This interactive three-part series introduces Dr. Mary Weems' character-driven method of creating a world for the stage, with an emphasis on the monologue and short play (10-15 minutes). Saturdays, Oct. 13–27 | 11am–1pm | Martin Luther King, Jr.
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M U S I C AT M A I N
Cleveland singer/songwriter blends intelligent and articulate lyrics with personal stories and vulnerability. Sat, Sep 1 | 2pm Main Library, Fine Arts, 3rd Floor
Mariachi Santa Cecilia
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special Music at Main performance by Painesville-based Mariachi Santa Cecilia. Sat, Sep 22 | 2pm Main Library, 3rd Floor
Acoustic folk, country, and blues duo. Sat, Oct 6 | 2pm Main Library, Fine Arts, 3rd Floor
Ernie Krivda Quartet
Cleveland jazz legend. Sat, Nov 10 | 2pm Main Library, Fine Arts, 3rd Floor
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H I S PA N I C H E R ITAG E M O NTH
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Join Cleveland Public Library and the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center for a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture. Bring the entire family to this FREE event featuring crafts, song, dance, and food reflecting Cleveland's vibrant Hispanic and Latino communities. Sat, Sep, 22 | 4 pm Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 2800 Archwood Ave.
Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassadors
Teens and adults are invited to expand their horizons with this fun and engaging introduction to the history and culture of Puerto Rico from El Centro/The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College-CUNY. Call 216-623-2921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register. Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 2800 Archwood Ave.
Music at Main: Mariachi Santa Cecilia Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special Music at Main performance by Painesville-based Mariachi Santa Cecilia. Sat, Sep 22 | 2pm | Main Library, 3rd Floor
Book Discussions War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony by Nelson Antonio Denis Thu, Sep 27 | 6pm | Lorain
Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina by Racquel Cepeda Wed, Oct 10 | 5:30pm Masthead Brewing Company 1261 Superior Ave.
Film Screenings Latinas Out Loud: Ovarian Psycos
Riding at night through East Los Angeles streets deemed dangerous, the Ovarian Psycos use their bikes and their voices to confront the violence in their lives. Join us for a free film screening followed by a community discussion. Sat, Sep 15 | 11am Louis Stokes Wing, 6th Floor
Family Film Screening: Coco
Enjoy a free family screening of Disney/Pixar's animated film Coco, which is colorfully and lovingly infused with the sights, sounds, and traditions of Mexican culture and the celebration of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Thu, Sep 29 | 4pm | Woodland
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D I G ITA L LITE R ACY F O R TE E N S
BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER The Library’s Rockport Branch is home to a new, state-ofthe-art learning center for youth.
leveland Public Library’s Rockport Branch will open its new Best Buy Teen Tech Center on Wednesday, September 12. As the first of its kind in Ohio, the Teen Tech Center is a dedicated space for youth to learn more about video and audio production, computing, graphic design, programming, and more. This initiative complements the Library’s ongoing work with digital literacy, hands-on learning, STEM education, and civic engagement. Last year, Cleveland Public Library was named a recipient of a Best Buy Teen Tech Center grant, which provides funds for construction, equipment, furniture, and staffing for an interactive, state-of-the-art learning center for teenagers. The Teen Tech Center at the Library’s Rockport
Branch will offer teens the use of a professional recording studio, a 3D printer, a laser engraver, digital SLR cameras, GoPro cameras, Oculus Rift virtual reality system, and Adobe applications including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, CorelDRAW, and more. Teens can also make buttons, t-shirts, stickers, magnets, and jewelry at the facility. Best Buy launched its Teen Tech Center program in 2012 to provide dedicated spaces where youth can explore technology, collaborate, develop new skills, and prepare for the future. In partnership with The Clubhouse Network, Best Buy currently supports more than a dozen Teen Tech Centers nationwide, with plans to add more. As the 2017 grant recipient for the Cleveland metropolitan area, the Library is pleased to help welcome a Teen Tech Center into the community. “Cleveland Public Library is working to prepare youth to meet the challenges of a complex global economy and gain the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world,” says Cleveland Public Library Executive Director Felton Thomas, Jr. “As a part of the network of Best Buy Teen Tech Centers, we’re proud to provide teens with access to mentors as well as a combination of digital media and traditional tools.” Jill Pappenhagen, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center Supervisor at Rockport
Branch, says the September 12 opening is an opportunity to see the room in action. Attendees are invited to tour the facility, watch demonstrations, and speak with youth members about their projects from 4–6pm. Pappenhagen adds that the Teen Tech Center, informally known as the Clubhouse, is a vital addition to the community and will help serve underrepresented youth. “We have a technological divide in Cleveland, but I think this facility will bridge that gap and help kids consider new careers and possibilities for the future,” she says. “I love to see the excitement on kids’ faces when they become creators and not just consumers of technology.” Following the September 12 opening, the Teen Tech Center will be open from 3pm–7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3pm–6pm on Wednesdays and Fridays; and 10am–6pm on Saturdays. Youth ages 10-18 may drop in at any time during these hours. There is no cost to use the facility or equipment. The Rockport Branch is located at 4421 West 140 th Street in Cleveland. For more information, call 216-623-7053 or email email@example.com. BEST BUY
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C LE V E L A N D F O R G O O D
Repairs Underway at Select Branch Libraries
Cleveland Public Library continues to make headway in its ambitious branch revitalization project.
s part of an extensive plan to revitalize its neighborhood branch libraries in 2018, Cleveland Public Library is pleased to share the following updates surrounding the repair and renovation process. Of the nine branch libraries scheduled to undergo critical repair work this year, four locations are now complete: Lorain, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, and Jefferson. The remaining branches slated for maintenance work—Carnegie West, Addison, Langston Hughes, Fulton, and Collinwood—are scheduled for repairs to be completed in the fall or early winter. Affected branches will temporarily close on a rolling basis as repairs are made, and patrons will be redirected to nearby branches during the closure dates. 14 UpNext Fall 2018
In general, repairs include ADA accessibility updates, HVAC updates, roof repairs, electrical circuity and control updates, and other important maintenance work that will ensure the branch libraries can continue to function as safe, inclusive, and sustainable environments. Following the completion of repair work, each branch marks its reopening with a community celebration to thank patrons for their patience during this process. Cleveland Public Library is also preparing for some exciting changes at other branch locations. South Branch, a historic Carnegie building on Scranton Road, is undergoing an extensive restoration and expansion process and is tentatively scheduled to open in late November 2018. Rockport Branch,
meanwhile, will unveil its new Best Buy Teen Tech Center in September to help youth explore technology and gain new skills. Finally, as part of a separate project, the Library recently announced SO-IL of Brooklyn, New York, and JKurtz Architects of Cleveland as the winning team in the design competition for the Library’s new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch. The Library and the architects will seek community input regarding the direction and vision of the new branch library’s design.
To stay apprised of all updates surrounding this branch revitalization project, including closures, openings, and more, please visit CLEforgood.cpl.org/Communities.
W R ITE R S & R E A D E R S
Writers&Readers Presented in partnership with Literary Cleveland
Photograph by Alex Welsh,The New York Times / Redux
José Antonio Vargas
Beatty is the author of Tuff, The White Boy Shuffle, Slumberland, and two books of poetry as well as the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African American Humor. His 2015 satirical novel, The Sellout, which tells the story of a modern-day farmer who reinstates slavery, made Beatty the first American to win the Man Booker Prize in Fiction.
Vargas started a conversation about American identity when he revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant in his 2011 essay in The New York Times Magazine. That conversation continues through his non-profit organization, Define American, in his memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, the feature film Documented, and his MTV special White People.
Susan Orlean is the author of Saturday Night, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and The Orchid Thief (which became an Academy Award-winning film). Her newest title, The Library Book (Oct. 2018), reopens the unsolved mystery of America’s most catastrophic library fire.
Saturday, September 22 | 2pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Facebook Live Book Discussion Join Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland staff in a live online discussion of Paul Beatty’s work. Mon, Sep 17 | 12pm facebook.com/clevelandpubliclibrary Writing Workshop with Literary Cleveland It’s All About Race: Using Poetry to Resist Racism Create poetry reflecting the current sociopolitical climate in the U.S., including effects of race and racism, with Dr. Mary Weems. Visit litcleveland.org to register for this free workshop. Sat, Sep 22 | 10:30am–12pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor
Saturday, October 13 | 2pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Facebook Live Book Discussion Join Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland staff in a live online discussion of Jose Antonio Vargas’ work. Tue, Oct 9 | 12pm facebook.com/clevelandpubliclibrary
All Writers & Readers events are FREE and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, November 10 | 2pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Facebook Live Book Discussion Join Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland staff in a live online discussion of Susan Orlean’s work. Mon, Nov 5 | 12pm facebook.com/clevelandpubliclibrary Writing Workshop with Literary Cleveland How to Create Creative Nonfiction An introduction to writing prose that chronicles real-life events while incorporating personal reflection, opinions, and experiences, with Christopher Johnston. Visit litcleveland.org to register for this free workshop. Sat, Nov 10 | 10:30am–12pm Louis Stokes Wing, 10th Floor The People’s University | cpl.org 15
Award-Winning Book Club Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd Floor The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies. Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book Tue, Sep 4 | 4pm What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons. National Book Foundation 5 under 35 Tue, Oct 2 | 4pm Delicious Foods by James Hannaham. 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Tue, Nov 6 | 4pm
Brew Pub Book Club: Books on Tap
Masthead Brewing Company, 1261 Superior Ave. Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee Tue, Sep 25 | 5:30pm Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Weinersmith Tue, Oct 23 | 5:30pm
Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation by Alan Burdick Tue, Nov 27 | 5:30pm
Brew Pub Book Club: Broads, Books, and Beer
Masthead Brewing Company, 1261 Superior Ave. Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood by J. E. Smyth Wed, Sep 12 | 5:30pm Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina by Racquel Cepeda Wed, Oct 10 | 5:30pm Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II by Sandra M. Bolzenius Wed, Nov 14 | 5:30pm
Brown Bag Book and a Movie Club
Louis Stokes Wing, 6th Floor A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Mon, Sep 17 | 12pm The Lost City of Z by David Grann Mon, Oct 15 | 12pm Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Mon, Nov 19 | 12pm
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Get Graphic! Fall Fantasy Comics Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd floor Discover (or rediscover) the worlds of classic and new fantasy comics. Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, and Steve Leialoha Thu, Sep 6 | 4pm The Wicked + The Divine: Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie Thu, Sep 20 | 4pm Castle Waiting, Volume 1 by Linda Medley Thu, Oct 4 | 4pm The Chronicles of Conan, Volume 1: Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith Thu, Oct 18 | 4pm Birthright, Volume 1: Homecoming by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas Thu, Nov 1 | 4pm
The Sandman, Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and Malcolm Jones III Thu, Nov 15 | 4pm
Literary Frolic Fridays Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd Floor Enjoy great books and the films they inspired. Walter Mosley's Devil in a Blue Dress Fri, Sep 14 | 12pm Walter Mosley's Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned Fri, Sep 28 | 12pm Jack Finney's Invasion of the Body Snatchers Fri, Oct 12 | 12pm Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Fri, Oct 26 | 12pm Thomas More's Utopia and A Man for All Seasons Fri, Nov 9 | 12pm H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines Fri, Nov 30 | 12pm
AUTH O R V I S IT S
Derrick Barnes and Gordon James
Celebrate Cleveland Book Week with the author and illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, the exuberant celebration of self-esteem and a nod to the importance of stepping out with self-confidence and a touch of swagger. This multi-award-winning book (Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and Ezra Jack Keats awards) brings a young black boy's imagination and inner dialogue to life through the stories he creates about the men in his neighborhood barber shop and all the things his new cut will enable him to do, from smashing that geography exam to catching the eye of that cute girl in his class. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are needed. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Sat, Sep 29 | 2pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Steven Hartov's real-life experiences in the U.S. Merchant Marine Military Sealift Command, the Israel Defense Force Airborne Corps, and the Israeli Military Intelligence Special Operations Branch pepper his works of fiction and nonfiction. All are recommended reading by the U.S. Army War College, including his trilogy of espionage novels based in the Middle East (The Heat of Ramadan, The Nylon Hand of God, and The Devil’s Shepherd) and the New York Times nonfiction best sellers, In the Company of Heroes and The Night Stalkers. Offered through a partnership with the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival mandeljcc.org. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tue, Nov 6 | 12pm | Rice
Cleveland Law Library and Cleveland Public Library’s Public Administration Library present a discussion of Second Strike: A Mike Garrin Thriller led by the author, Cleveland attorney Peter Kirsanow. Fri, Nov 9 | 12:30–2pm | Cleveland Law Library, 1 West Lakeside Ave., 4th Floor
Coffee & Comics: Comics-Making Workshops Create your own comics or refine your sequential art skills while enjoying free Rising Star coffee. These events are free and open to participants of all skill levels. Rising Star Coffee Roasters | 3617 Walton Ave.
Making Comics with Cleveland's Angela Oster
Local illustrator and cartoonist Angela Oster draws delicate monsters and wide-eyed weirdies that she shares at local art fairs, comic conventions, and galleries. She created the comic The Little Vampire Girl and also contributes to Vagabond Comics and Nix Comics. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and a 2009 Creative Workforce Fellow, Angela is an instructor at BAYarts and digital communications director at Ohio Citizen Action. She will talk about inspiration and the sometimes unlikely sources where she finds it. Where do your ideas come from? Learn to tap into your innate creativity through a series of quick and simple drawing exercises. Sat, Oct 6 | 10am–11:30am
Making Comics with Len Peralta
Len Peralta is a comics and game illustrator who, in addition to working on projects for Discovery Channel, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Steve Jackson Games, Boom! Comics and others, has illustrated several books including There’s a Zombie In My Treehouse and the graphic novel Super Powered Revenge Christmas. His self-published graphic novel series, Exterminite, was named a hot property for Hollywood to adapt in 2014. Len was listed as one of the Top 100 Geeks To Follow on Twitter by Wired magazine. He is a parttime teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he teaches graphic and digital design and comics to a new generation of artists. Sat, Oct 20 | 10am–11:30am The People’s University | cpl.org 17
M A I N LI B R A RY PRO G R A M S
Sat, Nov 24 | 10am–4pm | Louis Stokes Wing Model trains | 10am–4pm Live Reindeer in the Reading Garden | 1–3pm Ice Sculpture in the Reading Garden | 1–3pm
Lunchtime Chess Club Play a quick game or two of chess on your lunch break. Thursdays, Sep 6–Nov 15 and Nov 29 12:30pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Are We There, Yet? An Introduction to Maps Explore the fundamentals of maps and map creation with Beth Nagy, Assistant Lecturer of Planning Practice at Cleveland State University. Thu, Sep 13 | 6pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor Art of the Book Workshops Try your hand at traditional printing and bookbinding techniques in our free workshop series: Letter press printing Sat, Sep 15 | 1pm Paper marbling Sat, Oct 20 | 1pm Bookbinding Sat, Nov 17 | 1pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Cleveland Public Poetry with Maxwell Shell
Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book
Reading and audience Q&A with guest poet Maxwell Shell followed by an open mic session. Read your original work or favorites by other poets. Sat, Sep 15 | 12pm Main Library, 2nd Floor
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Live Performance: Traditional Polish Holiday Music & Dance | 1pm Cookies and Cider (while supplies last) | 2pm National Marionette Theater presents Peter and the Wolf | 3pm Chinese Language for Beginners This course, designed for adults who have not previously studied Chinese, introduces students to pinyin and simplified characters, basic dialogues, grammar, and vocabulary, and helps students understand the Chinese people and culture. Wednesdays & Fridays, Sep 19–Nov 16 | 11am Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages Business Chinese (Level 1) Learn basic business-related Chinese dialogues, grammar, vocabulary, and general ways of doing business in Chinese culture, with an emphasis on business communication skills such as negotiating, socializing, and establishing good relationships. Wednesdays & Fridays, Sep 19–Nov 16 | 12pm Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages Historic Forest Hill Once the estate of John D. Rockefeller and his family, the Forest Hill Historic District has become its own unique neighborhood within East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights. This presentation features maps and historic photographs illustrating Forest Hill’s exceptional history. Sat, Sep 22 | 11am Louis Stokes Wing, 6th Floor Repurposing Sacred Landmarks in Cleveland Historic preservation revitalizes our diverse communities, strengthens the regional economy and enhances the quality of life
in northeastern Ohio. Join Michael Fleenor, Director of Preservation Services of the Cleveland Restoration Society, to learn how building relationships throughout the community helps us to reclaim and preserve our region's remarkable architectural heritage. Sat, Sep 22 | 3pm Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Enjoy an introduction to the elegant arts of Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. No Chinese language background or prior experience in painting or calligraphy is necessary. Saturdays, Sep 22, Oct 27 & Nov 17 | 11am Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages Happy Chinese for Children Children learn basic Chinese pronunciation (pinyin), vocabulary, and expressions through fun activities such as singing, dancing, and crafting. Saturdays, Sep 22 & 29, Oct 13 & 17 and Nov 17 | 3pm Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages T’ai Chi for Adults The ancient Chinese exercise of T'ai Chi embodies profound concepts and principles of health and movement, offering harmony between body and mind and movements that can help calm emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Adults only. Saturdays, Sep 22 & 29, Oct 13 & 27 and Nov 17 | 3pm Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages Chinese Martial Arts for Children This beginning martial arts class for youngsters encourages more physical exercise while introducing the ancient Chinese sport of Kung Fu, which advocates virtue and peace. Saturdays, Sep 22 & 29, Oct 13 & 27 and Nov 17 | 4pm Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
Historical Park Plans of the Cleveland Metroparks Join Cleveland Metroparks Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak to explore the history of Brookside Park and the Zoo. Sat, Oct 6 | 11am Louis Stokes Wing, 6th Floor
Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-8173777 or visit lasclev.org. Tue, Oct 24 | 2–3:30pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor
Club Create Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink and create your own comics, poetry, science fiction, plays, mysteries, and more. Tuesdays & Thursdays through Nov 1 3:30–5pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 477
Rut-Busting Workshop for Writers
National History Day at the Library Students and teachers tour Cleveland Public Library and schedule an appointment with a librarian to get one-onone help and expert guidance for your History Day research. Groups are welcome. Visit tinyurl.com/CPLResearchDay2018 to schedule your appointment. Call 216-623-2864 for more information. Sat, Nov 10 | 10:30am–1pm Louis Stokes Wing, 1st Floor
Instant Photo Workshop Interested in instant photos and Polaroids? Join us for an instant photography workshop to explore analog cameras and photos with Cleveland Print Room. (Ages 8 & up.) Tue, Sep 11 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab
Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book
Nancy Christie, author of The Rut-Busting Book for Writers shares powerful strategies to help writers out of their writing rut… just in time to prepare for the NaNoWriMo challenge. Sat, Oct 6 | 4pm Main Library, 2nd floor Web Maps Workshop Learn the underlying concepts of web maps and learn to use free, online tools to create and customize your own web-based map in our free workshop. Computer, mouse, and internet skills are required. Tue, Oct 9 | 6pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor Know Your Vote Midterm elections are upon us. Learn how to find the important information you need to head to the polls, including candidate information, polling locations, campaign information, and more. Sat, Oct 13 | 2pm Louis Stokes Wing, 1st Floor Arranging Your Family's Archives Learn the basics or organizing your collection along with tips on proper archival materials and storage methods that will keep your family history preserved for future generations. Sat, Oct 13 | 1pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Cleveland Public Poetry: Gothic Poetry
Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book
Open mic poetry reading of original, favorite, or classic frightful works of poetry. Mon, Oct 15 | 12pm Main Library, 2nd Floor
Cleveland Public Poetry: Writers' Open Mic
Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book
Open mic session for writers working in all genres. Read original or favorite works. Mon, Nov 12 | 12pm Main Library, 2nd Floor Introduction to Open Source GIS Workshop Learn how you can use open source GIS software to create maps in a free, hands-on workshop with Robert Booth, GIS consultant and instructor at Northeastern University. Previous map knowledge and computer, mouse, and internet skills are required. Thu, Nov 15 | 6pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & FAMILIES AT MAIN LIBRARY Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) Tuesdays | 10:30am Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services Toddler Story Time (ages 18 months to 3 years) Wednesdays | 10:30am Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services
Celebrate Constitution Day! Happy birthday to our nation's Constitution! Join us for a fun afternoon learning about our country's history. Mon, Sep 17 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services SmartArt: Eric Waugh September is National Piano Month. Join us in the ArtLab to make some piano-inspired art like that of artist Eric Waugh. Wed, Sep 19 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab Fall Family Fun Day Welcome the autumn months with crafts, stories, and more. Sat, Sep 22 | 11am Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab Family Game Day Play some classic board games and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with family and friends. Sat, Oct 6 | 11am Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab SmartArt: Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk October is Photographer Appreciation Month. Join us to make some art work inspired by photographer Gemmy WoudBinnendijk in our ARTLab. Wed, Oct 17 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab
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Free Family Movie Matinee The Secret Life of Pets Sat, Oct 20 | 2pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470 Halloween Grossology Experience some gross-out games, stories, and fun just in time for Halloween. Sat, Oct 27 | 11:30am Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab Spooky Storytime Enjoy spooky but not-too-scary storytimes for Halloween. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Mon, Oct 29 | 12pm Tue, Oct 30 | 1pm Wed, Oct 31 | 2pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab Tissue Box Monsters Create fun, kid-friendly monsters out of empty tissue boxes. Wed, Oct 31 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab Let it Snow Enjoy wintry arts, crafts, stories, and fun as we welcome the winter holiday season. Sat, Nov 17 | 11am Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab TEEN ACTIVITIES AT MAIN LIBRARY Afternoon Adventures: Dungeons and Dragons Thursdays, Sep 6, Oct 4 & Nov 1 3:30pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor Instant Photo Workshop Interested in instant photos and Polaroids? Join us for an instant photography workshop to explore analog cameras and photos with Cleveland Print Room. (Ages 8 & up.) Tue, Sep 11 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab
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Fear Factor: Library Edition Face your fear and challenge your friends to some nerve-wracking stunts! Tue, Oct 23 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470 Adulting 101 Learn the valuable life skills you need to survive adulthood with tips on dealing with stress, dining on more than pizza and ramen, and how to not go broke. Thursdays, Sep 13, Oct 11 & Nov 8 4:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470 Costume & Cosplay Extravaganza Join Urban Otaku for a day of costumes, cosplay, anime, games, music, fun & more! Sat, Oct 20 | 11am Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor Virtual Reality Haunted House Bored by haunted houses? Surround yourself in a 360º VR spooky adventure. Tue, Oct 30 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470 Palestine Story Time Interactive stories and activities for kids and families featuring Palestinian traditions and folktales. Sat, Nov 10 | 1pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab SmartArt: Historical Bridges November is Historic Bridge Awareness Month. Join us in the ArtLab to craft some cool bridge constructions. Wed, Nov 21 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab
eSPORTS There’s something for everyone at one of our eSports events, so whether you’re a player, spectator, enthusiast, or casual fan, don’t miss out! Get your hands on cuttingedge gaming devices, show off your skills, watch great gaming action, network with Northeast Ohio gamers and groups, enjoy virtual reality demos, learn about livestreaming, and get an intro to PC building or game development. GAMING
Saturdays, Sep 15 & Nov 17 10am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor
TE C H C E NTR A L
TechCentral MakerLabs bring technology and learning to you at your neighborhood library. Explore, build, or try something new today. Learn more about TechCentral's offerings at cpl.org/techcentral. 3D PET MONSTER LORAIN Thu, Sep 13 | 4:30pm FLEET Thu, Oct 25 | 4:30pm 3D PRINTING BASICS FLEET Thu, Sep 27 | 4:30pm AWW…SNAP CIRCUITS! ROCKPORT Thu, Sep 13 | 4:30pm Tue, Oct 9 | 3:30pm HARVARD-LEE Thu, Oct 18 | 4:30pm SOUTH Wed, Nov 28 | 4:30pm DUCT TAPE UNIVERSE GLENVILLE Thu, Sep 6 | 4pm LORAIN Mon, Oct 15 | 4:30pm SOUTH BROOKLYN Mon, Oct 22 | 4pm INTRODUCTION TO 3D DESIGN USING TINKERCAD LORAIN Tue, Sep 11 | 4pm STERLING Wed, Sep 26 | 4pm HARVARD-LEE Tue, Oct 9 | 4pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Tue, Nov 13 | 4pm MEMORIAL-NOTTINGHAM Mon, Nov 19 | 3pm KNITTING MADE EASY GLENVILLE Tue, Oct 2 | 4pm WEST PARK Thu, Oct 4 | 4pm JEFFERSON Fri, Oct 12 | 4:30pm
STERLING Sat, Oct 20 | 4pm ROCKPORT Sat, Oct 27 | 12:30pm SOUTH BROOKLYN Fri, Nov 9 | 4pm WOODLAND Thu, Nov 15 | 4pm LASER CUT PUZZLES LORAIN Tue, Sep 18 | 4pm STERLING Wed, Sep 19 | 4pm HARVARD-LEE Tue, Oct 16 | 4pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Tue, Nov 20 | 4pm BROOKLYN Wed, Nov 21 | 4pm LITTLEBITS OPEN PLAY WEST PARK Tue, Sep 25 | 4pm FLEET Tue, Nov 27 | 4:30pm MAKE A DRUM MACHINE FROM ANYTHING GARDEN VALLEY Thu, Oct 11 | 4pm WOODLAND Fri, Oct 26 | 2:30pm WEST PARK Tue, Nov 20 | 4pm MAKE A GIANT PIANO JEFFERSON Tue, Sep 11 | 4:30pm UNION Tue, Sep 18 | 4:30pm WOODLAND Fri, Sep 28 | 2:30pm MAKE A LITTLEBITS SYNTHESIZER HARVARD-LEE Tue, Nov 13 | 4:30pm
MAKE A STATEMENT: BUTTON-MAKING STERLING Wed, Sep 12 | 4pm LORAIN Tue, Sep 25 | 4pm HARVARD-LEE Tue, Oct 23 | 4pm BROOKLYN Wed, Nov 14 | 4pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Tue, Nov 27 | 4pm MAKE YOUR MASTERPIECE: DIGITAL DARKROOM ROCKPORT Tue, Oct 23 | 3:30pm MEMORIAL-NOTTINGHAM Mon, Oct 29 | 4pm MAKE YOUR MASTERPIECE: SKETCHBOOK DRAWING ROCKPORT Mon, Sep 10 | 3:30pm MAKERKIT MANIA! WALZ Tue, Sep 4 | 4:30pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Thu, Oct 18 | 4pm HOUGH Wed, Nov 14 | 4pm GARDEN VALLEY Thu, Nov 29 | 4:30pm MAKERKITS: CONSTRUCTION GARDEN VALLEY Thu, Sep 6 | 4pm HOUGH Wed, Sep 19 | 4pm SOUTH BROOKLYN Fri, Sep 28 | 4pm JEFFERSON Mon, Nov 26 | 4:30pm | MAKING PARACORD SURVIVAL BANDS STERLING Sat, Sep 22 | 4pm WALZ Tue, Oct 30 | 4:30pm The People’s University | cpl.org 21
MAKING SPEAKERS USING STICKY NOTES SOUTH Wed, Oct 24 | 4:30pm GLENVILLE Tue, Nov 6 | 4pm MAKING TUNES: MASTERING MIX TRACKS ROCKPORT Sat, Sep 8 | 12:30pm UNION Thu, Oct 4 | 4:30pm MAKING TUNES: VIRTUAL ROCK BAND ROCKPORT Sat, Oct 6 | 12:30pm HOUGH Wed, Oct 17 | 4pm STERLING Sat, Nov 3 | 2pm MOBILE MAKERSPACE DEMO LORAIN Tue, Sep 4 | 4pm STERLING Wed, Sep 5 | 4pm HARVARD-LEE Tue, Oct 2 | 4pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Tue, Nov 6 | 4pm BROOKLYN Wed, Nov 7 | 4pm PAPERCRAFT 3D MODELING LORAIN Mon, Sep 24 | 4:30pm SOUTH Wed, Sep 26 | 4:30pm TOUGH WALLET UNION Thu, Nov 8 | 4:30pm
Main Library Computer Classes MICROSOFT EXCEL SERIES Saturdays, Sep 1–22 3:15–4:45pm Tuesdays, Oct 2–30 3:15–4:45pm Fridays, Nov 2–30 11:15am–12:45pm EMAIL AND INTERNET BASICS SERIES Tuesdays, Sep 4–25 3:15–4:45pm MICROSOFT WORD SERIES Fridays, Sep 7–28 11:15am–12:45pm Saturdays, Oct 6–27 3:15–4:45pm Tuesdays, Nov 6–27 3:15–4:45pm COMPUTER BASICS SERIES Mondays, Sep 10–24 11:15am–12:45pm Saturdays, Nov 10–24 3:15–4:45pm
CPL 101, RESUME WORKSHOP, JOB SEARCHING ONLINE, CPL & YOUR DEVICE Mondays, Oct 1–29 11:15am–12:45pm MICROSOFT POWERPOINT & PUBLISHER SERIES Fridays, Oct 5–26 11:15am–12:45pm SEARCH THE WEB, RESUME WORKSHOP, JOB SEARCHING ONLINE Mondays, Nov 5–26 11:15am–12:45pm
Main Library computer classes are located in the Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor. Full descriptions at cpl.org/eventsclasses/ computerclassdescriptions Register at 216-623-2980. See branch listings for details regarding neighborhood sessions.
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B R A N C H PRO G R A M S
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Email Basics Series Fridays, Sep 7–28 | 11:15am–12:45pm Introduction to 3D Design Using Tinkercad Wed, Nov 28 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Hispanic Heritage Month: Ojos de Dios Thu, Oct 4 | 4:30pm Engineering Thursdays Thursdays, Nov 1, 15 & 29 | 4:30pm Teen Read Week Get caught reading and check out some new favorites! Mon–Fri, Oct 8–12
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Word Series Fridays, Oct 5–26 | 11:15am–12:45pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS National Peanut Day Thu, Sep 13 | 4:30pm Shel Silverstein’s Birthday Tue, Sep 25 | 4:30pm Johnny Appleseed Wed, Sep 26 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage Month Mondays, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 | 4:30pm
Halloween Hijinks Wed, Oct 31 | 4pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Email Basics Series Saturdays, Oct 6–27 | 11:15am–12:45pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Remembrance Day Sidewalk Chalk Art Tue, Sep 11 | 4pm Pirates at the Library Wed, Sep 19 | 4pm Spy Training Bootcamp Mon, Oct 1 | 4pm Make a Mini Piñata Thu, Oct 11 | 4pm Spooky Scavenger Hunt Tue, Oct 30 | 3pm Making Slime Thu, Nov 15 | 4pm No-Bake Dessert Mon, Nov 26 | 4pm Personal and Neighborhood Safety Safety tips and instruction for kids and families from the Cleveland Police Foundation. Thu, Sep 27 | 4pm Zumba Fitness Get your dance and fitness on with some fun dance steps to great Latin music. Fridays, Sep 14, Oct 12 & Nov 9 | 3pm
Cookies and a Book Adult Book Club Discuss the book of the month while sampling cookies. Wednesdays, Sep 26, Oct 31 & Nov 28 2pm Octavofest Activity Celebrate books and paper arts with the Ohio Center for the Book. Mini-Book Pin Making Tue, Oct 16 | 3:30pm Ohio Wildlife Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon with a naturalist from Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation who will introduce wildlife that lives all around us. Mon, Nov 5 | 4pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Email Basics Series Thursdays, Oct 4–25 | 5–6:30pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Masterpiece Mondays Mondays, Sep 10 & 24 | 4pm Mondays, Oct 15 & 29 | 4pm Mon, Nov 26 | 4pm Miniature Golf Day Thu, Sep 20 | 4pm
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Halloween Hullabaloo Costume Party Tue, Oct 30 | 4pm Thankful for Thanksgiving Tue, Nov 20 | 4pm Teen Activities & Crafts DIY Tumblr Pins Wed, Sep 5 | 4:30pm Mix Tape Madness Wed, Oct 17 | 4:30pm Music Heads Wed, Nov 14 | 4:30pm Octavofest: Mini-Book Pin Making Celebrate books and paper arts with the Ohio Center for the Book. Wed, Oct 24 | 3:30pm Ohio Means Jobs Free assistance for job seekers, employers, and youth: job search assistance, employee recruitment, job training and more. For more information, visit ohiomeansjobs.com. Mondays & Wednesdays | 10am–6pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Excel Series Wednesdays, Oct 3–31 | 3:15–4:45pm Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) Fridays | 10:30am KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Apples Galore Thu, Sep 6 | 3:30pm S.T.R.E.A.M. Team Fridays, Sep 7 & 21 | 3:30pm Fridays, Oct 5 & 19 and Nov 2 | 3:30pm Reading is Sweet Mondays, Sep 10 & 24 | 3:30pm Mon, Oct 22 | 3:30pm Mondays, Nov 5 & 19 | 3:30pm Uno Tournament Thu, Sep 13 | 4pm Hispanic Heritage Celebration Thu, Sep 20 | 3:30pm Acrylic Crafts Thu, Sep 20 | 4:30pm Garden Valley Goes Salsa Thu, Oct 11 | 3:30pm Monster Slime Fri, Oct 12 | 4pm
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Halloween Cupcake Decorating Thu, Oct 25 | 4:30pm The Origins Of Halloween Thu, Oct 25 | 3:30pm Mini Greenhouse Thu, Nov 8 | 4pm Veterans Day Celebration Fri, Nov 9 | 3:30pm Shoe Box Dioramas Thu, Nov 15 | 4:30pm Let's Celebrate Thanksgiving Mon, Nov 19 | 4:30pm TEEN ACTIVITIES Sports Review Series Wednesdays, Oct 10 & Nov 7 | 1:30pm Moments in Time Stroll down memory lane with the music, sights, and sounds of yesteryear as our seniors recall notable moments of the past. Wed, Oct 17 | 12:30pm
COMPUTER CLASSES CPL 101 Sat, Sep 1 | 11:15am–12:45pm Internet Basics Sat, Sep 8 | 11:15am–12:45pm Search the Web Sat, Sep 15 | 11:15am–12:45pm Your Digital Footprint Sat, Sep 22 | 11:15am–12:45pm Microsoft Word Series Thursdays, Nov 1–29 | 3:15–4:45pm Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only.) Questions? Call 1-877-8173777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Sep 8 | 10–11am KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Make-it & Take-it Crafts Tuesdays, Sep 11, Oct 9 & Nov 6 | 4:30pm Celebrate Halloween! Wed, Oct 31 | 4:30pm Construction Club Thu, Nov 8 | 4:30pm Thanksgiving Family Fest Tue, Nov 20 | 4:30pm
Mad Scientist Tuesdays, Sep 25 & Nov 7 | 4:30pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Internet Basics Series Wednesdays, Sep 5–26 | 3:15–4:45pm Resume Workshop Sat, Nov 10 | 11:15am–12:45pm Job Searching Online Sat, Nov 17 | 11:15am–12:45pm CPL & Your Device Sat, Nov 24 | 11:15am–12:45pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Halloween Masks Tue, Oct 9 | 4pm Halloween Decorations Tue, Oct 23 | 4pm Celebrate Halloween Wed, Oct 31 | 4pm Harvard-Lee Open House Thu, Sep 13 | 2:30pm Connecting the Dots: C·L·E·V·E·L·A·N·D Music History Take a tour through Northeast Ohio’s musical past as we spin vinyl records from soul and hip-hop to jazz, rock, classical, and all points in between. Thu, Sep 20 | 4:30pm Monday Movie Nights Enjoy a movie with the whole family! Mondays, Sep 3 & 17 and Oct 22 | 4:30pm Mondays, Nov 5 & 19 | 4:30pm FamilySearch for Beginners Learn the basics and get research tips to help you discover and document your family history. Sat, Oct 27 | 11am NaNoWriMo for Teens It’s National Novel Writing Month. Come in and write all month long! Set a goal for word counts and write your novel. We’ve got prompts, discussions, and encouragement to get you started and help you succeed! Tue, Nov 6 | 4pm
Extreme Couponing 101 Learn organization tips and tricks and discover ways to maximize your savings using coupons. Tue, Nov 20 | 4pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Internet Basics Series Wednesdays, Nov 7–28 | 11:15am–12:45pm Kindergarten Club Prepare your child for school and build support for success in education with fun family activities, school supplies, giveaways, and a free meal at each session. FREE series for families with children ages 4-6. The whole family is welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 216-623-7114 for more information and to register. Kindergarten Clubs are presented in partnership with MYCOM, Family & Children First Council, Starting Point, and PNC Bank. Tuesdays, Sep 4 & 18 | 4:30–6pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS I Spy: Good Books! Tuesdays, Sep 4–Nov 27 | 5:30pm Ojos De Dios Wed, Sep 12 | 4pm Hispanic Heritage Month Movie & Craft Wed, Sep 26 | 4pm Go Blue for Bullying Prevention Mon, Oct 1 | 4:30pm Scarecrow Crafts Wed, Oct 10 | 4pm Frankenstein Friday Fri, Oct 26 | 4pm Monster Mash Bash Wed, Oct 31 | 4pm Make Caramel Apples Wed, Nov 7 | 4pm Skittles Science Wed, Nov 14 | 4pm TEEN ACTIVITIES TAG: Teen Advisory Group Thursdays, Sep 6–Nov 29 | 5:30pm FamilySearch for Beginners Learn the basics and get research tips to help you discover and document your family history. Sat, Oct 20 | 11am
What’s Your Story? Mon, Nov 12 | 4:30pm Dreamcatchers & Legends Mon, Nov 19 | 4:30pm
Wee Read and Play Storytime Stories, songs, and socialization for wee ones from birth to age 4 and their favorite adults. Fridays | 10:30–11:30am
TEEN ACTIVITIES Teen Club Wednesdays, Sep 5 & 19 | 4:30pm Wednesdays, Oct 3 & 17 | 4:30pm Anime Club Fridays | 2:30pm Trivia Battle Wed, Sep 26 | 4:30pm Nail Art Mon, Oct 22 | 4:30pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher Series Tuesdays, Sep 4–25 | 5–6:30pm
Halloween Storytime Storytime with a spooky twist: pumpkin decorating, not-so-scary stories, and treats. Costumes welcome! Fri, Oct. 26 | 10:30–11:30am Club Create Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink and create your own comics, poetry, science fiction, plays, mysteries, and more. Mondays & Thursdays through Nov 1 4:30–6pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Hedgehog Book Buddies Tue, Sep 4 | 4:30pm Just Dance! Fri, Sep 7 | 4:30pm Apple Tasting Mon, Sep 10 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage: Make a Mola Wed, Sep 19 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage: DIY Guiro Tue, Sep 25 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage: Barriletes Tue, Oct 2 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage: Horchata Tue, Oct 9 | 4:30pm Gross Me Out! Tue, Oct 16 | 4:30pm Milk Carton Masks Wed, Oct 24 | 4:30pm Halloween Party Fri, Oct 26 | 4pm Book Face Swap Mon, Oct 29 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage: Sugar Skulls Fri, Nov 2 | 4:30pm Diwali Diya Lamps Wed, Nov 7 | 4:30pm Giant Turkey Thu, Nov 8 | 4:30pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Email Basics Series Thursdays, Sep 6–27 | 5–6:30pm CPL & Your Device Mon, Nov 5 | 5–6:30pm Resume Workshop Mon, Nov 19 | 5–6:30pm Job Searching Online Mon, Nov 26 | 5–6:30pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Heart Healthy Snacks Thu, Sep 6 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage Month Activities Mon, Sep 17 | 4:30pm Talk Like a Pirate Day! Wed, Sep 19 | 5pm Hobbit Day Fri, Sep 21 | 3pm Book Scavenger Hunt Thu, Oct 11 | 4:30pm Halloween Celebration Tue, Oct 30 | 4:30pm Karaoke Thu, Nov 8 | 4:30pm Thanksgiving Turkey Mon, Nov 19 | 4:30pm Tongue Twister Contest Wed, Nov 21 | 1pm TEEN ACTIVITIES Make Some Noise! Thursdays, Sep 20, Oct 18 & Nov 15 | 5pm Design Your Own Halloween Luminary Thu, Oct 25 | 5pm Make Your Own Holiday Stamp Tue, Nov 27 | 5pm The People’s University | cpl.org 25
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Get Your Game On @ Your Library Old school board games, computer games, and video games for kids and teens. Saturdays, Sep 15, Oct 13 & Nov 10 | 1pm
Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3-5. Tuesdays, Sep 11–Oct 16 | 10:15 & 11am
Octavofest: Mini-Book Pin Making Celebrate the book and paper arts with the Ohio Center for the Book. Thu, Oct 4 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Talk Like a Pirate Day Wed, Sep 19 | 3:30pm Happy Halloween Costume Party Wed, Oct 31 | 3:30pm Thanksgiving Craft Wed, Nov 21 | 3:30pm
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COMPUTER CLASSES Internet Basics, Search the Web, and Email Basics Mondays, Oct 1 & 15–29 11:15am–12:45pm Club Create Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink and create your own comics, poetry, science fiction, plays, mysteries, and more. Tuesdays & Thursdays through Nov 1 3:30–5pm Octavofest: Mini-Book Pin Making Celebrate the book and paper arts with the Ohio Center for the Book. Wed, Oct 3 | 3:30pm Maker Monday Freestyle DIY exploration: check out our Mobile MakerSpace equipment (3D printer & laser cutter/engraver), design and make your own button, and more. You might even get to control a mini robot! (Adults and teens age 14 and up.) Mon, Dec 3 | 5–7pm Come Write-In! It’s National Novel Writing Month. Visit us for dedicated writing and meeting space along with resources to help with your NaNoWriMo project. Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book. Saturdays in Nov | 3:30pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Word Series Thursdays, Oct 4–25 | 3:15–4:45pm
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RUSSIAN PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES (IN RUSSIAN) Russian Children's Book Club I (ages 4-7) Saturdays, Sep 22, Oct 20 & Nov 17 11:30am Russian Children's Book Club II (ages 8-12) Saturdays, Sep 22, Oct 20 & Nov 17 4:30pm Kniguru in America: Russian children’s literature & book review contest. Sat, Oct 6 | 3pm Russian Book Club: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Sat, Oct 20 | 1pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Internet Basics Series Wednesdays, Nov 7–28 | 3:15–4:45pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Who is Johnny Appleseed? Wed, Sep 26 | 3:30pm Thanksgiving: What Do You Know? Wed, Nov 21 | 3:30pm TEEN ACTIVITIES Creature Feature Wed, Oct 31 | 3:30pm The History of Labor Day What was work like in the past? When and where were the first Labor Day celebrations held? Why do we celebrate Labor Day? Fri, Aug 31 | 3:30pm
First Steps Story Time (birth to 18 months) Thursdays, Sep 13–Nov 29 | 10:30am
Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) Mondays | 12pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Math Club Tuesdays | 3pm DIY Wednesdays Wednesdays, Sep 12 & 26 | 3pm Wednesdays, Oct 3, 17 & 24 | 3pm Wednesdays, Nov 14 & 28 | 3pm Knit Whits for Kids or Teens Thursdays | 4pm T.G.I.F! Video Game Edition Fridays, Sep 14 & 28 | 3pm Fridays, Oct 12 & 26 | 3pm Fridays, Nov 2, 16 & 30 | 3pm Royal Flush Card Club Wed, Sep 19, Oct 31 and Nov 7 & 28 | 3pm Thanksgiving Break Movie Matinee Fri, Nov 23 | 1pm TEEN ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Knit Whits for Kids or Teens Thursdays | 4pm Royal Flush Card Club Wed, Sep 19, Oct 31 and Nov 7 & 28 | 3pm Upcycled Book Art Tue, Oct 9 | 3pm Rice Knit and Crochet Group Join other crafters to learn, share, and enjoy knitting and crochet. Mondays | 5pm Mini-Book Pin Making Celebrate the book and paper arts with the Ohio Center for the Book. Wed, Oct 10 | 3:30pm Author Visit: Steven Hartov Steven Hartov's real-life experiences in the U.S. Merchant Marine Military Sealift Command, the Israel Defense Force Airborne Corps, and the Israeli Military Intelligence Special Operations Branch pepper his works of fiction and non-fiction. Offered through a partnership with the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival www.mandeljcc.org. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tue, Nov 6 | 12pm | Rice
Harry Potter Celebration Thu, Nov 15 | 4:30pm Chess Club Learn the basics or challenge someone to a game to enhance your skills (all ages). Thursdays, Sep 6, Oct 4 & Nov 1 | 4:30pm LIVING WELL Stress Less Wed, Sep 12 | 1pm Mindfulness Fri, Oct 12 | 11am Healing Gardens Sat, Nov 17 | 12pm
Rockport Best Buy Teen Tech Center Teens explore hands-on coding, filmmaking, music production and design, and much more in partnership with The Clubhouse Network, which connects members to a global community. A new, dedicated space for kids ages 10–18 offers cuttingedge technology, tools and training to build big dreams and a foundation for future success. Join today! Registration is required. For more information and to register call 216-623-7053 or email rockportbbttc@ cpl.org. Opening Day Join the celebration as we open the Rockport Best Buy Teen Tech Center! Wed, Sep 12 | 4–6pm Talk Like A Pirate Day: Pirate Ship Challenge Design a pirate ship from found materials. Will your boat pass the five-minute float challenge? Wed, Sep 19 | 3:30–5:30pm Fresh Films Camp Work with a professional film company and take your movie ideas from script to screen. All equipment is supplied. (Space is limited.) Sat, Sep 22 | 10am–5pm
Tinkercad Class Learn to design and print 3D objects using Tinkercad. Mon, Oct 1 | 3:30–5:30pm Cosplay Props from Duct Tape It’s Open Center Day! Drop in and create cosplay costume props with duct tape. Sat, Oct 27 | 10:30am–5:30pm Black Friday Upcycle Day! Instead of fighting the crowds, join us and upcycle everyday items into gifts. Bring two of the following items to upcycle: old T-shirts, clean soup cans, toilet paper tubes, #2 clean and empty plastic jars, empty water bottles, empty baby food jars or mint tins, old CDs, or empty oatmeal tubs. Fri, Nov 23 | 10:30am–5:30pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Wii-U Gaming Tuesdays, Sep 18, Oct 16 & Nov 6 4:30pm International Talk Like a Pirate Day Wed, Sep 19 | 4:30pm Construction Club Mondays, Sep 24, Oct 29 & Nov 26 4:30pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party Thu, Oct 11 | 4:30pm Halloween Costume Party Wed, Oct 31 | 4:30pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Email Basics, Buying & Selling Online, Your Digital Footprint, CPL & Your Device Wednesdays, Oct 3–31 | 11:15am–12:45pm Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) Mondays | 12pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Artists are the Smartest Tuesdays, Sep 4, Oct 9 & Nov 6 | 4:30pm Mighty Art Mondays Mondays, Sep 10, Oct 8 & Nov 12 | 4:30pm Video Game Day Wed, Sep 12 | 4pm Board Game Days Tuesdays, Sep 18 & Nov 22 | 4:30pm Discovery Days Thursdays, Sep 20, Oct 18 & Nov 15 | 4:30pm Make and Take Fall Craft Fri, Sep 21 | 4:30pm Tech Tuesdays Tuesdays, Sep 25, Oct 30 & Nov 27 4:30pm You're BAKING a fool of yourself! Thu, Oct 25 | 4:30pm Manga Monday Mon, Oct 29 | 4:30pm Make and Take Halloween Craft Wed, Oct 31 | 4:30pm Hispanic Heritage: Sugar Skulls Thu, Nov 1 | 4:30pm Make and Take Veterans Day Craft Thu, Nov 8 | 4:30pm
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Make and Take Thanksgiving Craft Wed, Nov 21 | 2:30pm TEEN ACTIVITIES Guitar Lessons: rock out with an introductory lesson. Bring your own guitar or use one of ours. Wednesdays, Sep 5 & 19 | 4:30pm Wednesdays, Oct 3 & 17 | 4:30pm Wednesdays, Nov 7 & 21 | 4:30pm Knitting Between the Pages Love to knit? Live to knit? Learn the basics or to enjoy the company of other knitters and share projects, ideas and tips. Saturdays, Sep 1 & 29 | 11am Saturdays, Oct 13 & 27 | 11am Saturdays, Nov 10 & 24 | 11am Personal Digital Archiving Afraid you might be losing your digital memories? Learn the fundamentals of digital archiving along with strategies and tools to use. Sat, Nov 10 | 1pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Excel Series Thursdays, Nov 1–15 & 29 | 5–6:30pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Mondays | 11:30am KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Nature Tracks: Neighborhood Nature Fri, Sep 7 | 3:30pm Crafts for Kids Fridays, Sep 14, Oct 5 & 19 and Nov 16 | 4pm
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Gamers' Guild Wednesdays, Sep 19, Oct 17 & Nov 28 | 4pm Spooky Party Wed, Oct 31 | 4pm Octavofest: Mini-Book Pin Making Celebrate the book and paper arts with the Ohio Center for the Book. Thu, Oct 11 | 3:30pm The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking Learn about the types of human trafficking, how to spot it, and where to get help. Mon, Nov 5 | 4pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Excel Series Wednesdays, Sep 5–26 | 11:15am–12:45pm Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months to 3 years) Fridays | 10:30am Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Fridays | 11:30am Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops Let your voice be heard! Tell your story through art with the Art Therapy Studio. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug 6–Nov 1 | 4:30pm KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Come Read With Me Wednesdays | 4:30pm Friday After School Movies Fridays, Sep 7–Oct 5 | 4:30pm
Back to School Ice Cream Social Mon, Sep 10 | 4:30pm Personal Safety for Kids Mondays, Sep 17–Oct 22 | 4:30pm Zombie Slime Mon, Oct 29 | 4:30pm Pumpkin Art Tue, Oct 30 | 4:30pm It's Turkey Time Wed, Nov 7 | 4:30pm Game Day Fridays Fri, Oct 12 | 4:30pm OCTAVOFEST IN PROMISE Make an index card/ring book Sat, Sep 22 | 12pm Create a Mesoamerican art book structure Sat, Oct 13 | 12pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Word Series Mondays, Sep 10–24 | 11:15am–12:45pm Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-8173777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Nov 3 | 10–11am Toddler Storytime (ages 18 months to 3 years) Wednesdays | 11:30am Club Create Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink and create your own comics, poetry, science fiction, plays, mysteries, and more. Tuesdays & Wednesdays through Oct 31 4–5:30pm
Kindergarten Club Prepare your child for school and build support for success in education with fun family activities, school supplies, giveaways, and a free meal at each session. FREE series for families with children ages 4-6. The whole family is welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 216-623-7114 for more information and to register. Kindergarten Clubs are presented in partnership with MYCOM, Family & Children First Council, Starting Point, and PNC Bank. Thursdays, Sep 5 & 19 | 5:30–7pm KIDS’ CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES Halloween Crafts Tue, Oct 30 | 4:30pm Veterans Day Wed, Nov 7 | 4:30pm Thanksgiving Crafts Mon, Nov 19 | 4:30pm TEEN ACTIVITIES Teen Time Tuesdays, Sep 25, Oct 18 & Nov 15 | 4:30pm Know Your History Thursdays, Sep 27, Oct 25 & Nov 27 | 4:30pm Maker Monday Free-style DIY exploration: check out our Mobile MakerSpace equipment (3D printer & laser cutter/engraver), design and make your own button, and more. You might even get the chance to control a mini robot! (Adults and teens age 14 and up.) Mon, Oct 1 | 5–7pm Donuts and Discussion Enjoy donuts and coffee while discussing the hot topic of the day. Thursdays, Oct 4 & Nov 1 | 12pm
Hispanic Heritage Month: Art Tue, Sep 18 | 4:30pm Arrrgh! Pirate Day! Wed, Sep 19 | 4:30pm Stop Bullying Day! Wed, Oct 10 | 4:30pm Day of the Dead Craft Tue, Oct 23 | 4:30pm Halloween Carnival Tue, Oct 30 | 4:30pm Create Seed Mosaics Tue, Nov 6 | 1pm Thanksgiving Craft Tue, Nov 20 | 4:30pm
family is welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 216-623-7114 for more information and to register. Kindergarten Clubs are presented in partnership with MYCOM, Family & Children First Council, Starting Point, and PNC Bank. Saturdays, Sep 8 & 22 | 10:30am–12pm
TEEN ACTIVITIES WalzSpace Wednesdays Wednesdays, Sep 5–Nov 21 | 4pm Make Your Family Tree Tue, Oct 23 | 4:30pm
TEEN ACTIVITIES Stress Less Come unwind and listen to calming music as we explore different tactics to reduce stress. Thu, Nov 1 | 4pm
Brain Games Adult coloring sheets and word and number puzzles have proven benefits in keeping your brain fit and active. Stop by each week and pick up a sheet of "brainy" activities. Something new available every Monday.
Herbs, Herbs, Herbs! Hands-on sessions with a local herbalist. Learn about herbs and their uses, both medicinal and culinary. Tuesdays in September | 5:30pm
The Book Was Better! Book-to-Movie Club Thursdays, Sep 20 & Oct 18 | 4pm
Trivia del Patrimonio Hispano / Hispanic Heritage Trivia Answer daily trivia questions for a chance to win prizes. Responde a preguntas de trivia diarias para tener la oportunidad de ganar premios. Mon–Fri, Sep 17–Oct 15
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Safety Fair Mon, Sep 10 | 4pm Science Fun Thu, Sep 20 | 4pm The Book Was Better! Book-to-Movie Club Thursdays, Sep 20 & Oct 18 | 4pm Hispanic Heritage Movie & Crafts: Coco Thu, Sep 27 | 4pm World Kindness Week Mon–Sat, Oct 1–6 | 4pm Picture Book Month: Stories & Crafts Thu, Oct 18 | 4pm Woodland Creepy Campfire Thu, Oct 25 | 4pm Veterans Day Crafts Thu, Nov 8 | 4pm Stay Warm this Winter Thu, Nov 29 | 4pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Word Series Saturdays, Sep 1–22 | 11:15am–12:45pm Saturdays, Nov 10–24 | 11:15am–12:45pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Scavenger Hunt: Library Style Tue, Sep 4 | 4:30pm Wild Science Returns Tue, Sep 11 | 4:30pm
KINDERGARTEN CLUB Prepare your child for school and build support for success in education with fun family activities, school supplies, giveaways, and a free meal at each session. FREE series for families with children ages 4-6. The whole
COMPUTER CLASSES CPL & Your Device and Computer Basics Mondays, Oct 1 & 15–29 | 5–6:30pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Talk Like a Pirate Day Thu, Sep 20 | 4:30pm Halloween Happenings Thu, Oct 25 | 4:30pm Celebrating the Native Tribes of Ohio Thu, Nov 15 | 4:30pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Computer and Internet Basics Series Thursdays, Sep 6–27 | 3:15–4:45pm Internet Basics, Search the Web and Email Basics Tuesdays, Nov 6–27 | 5–6:30pm
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Wednesdays | 1:30pm
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LIBRARY LOCATIONS Addison | 6901 Superior Ave. | 623-6906
Main Library | 325 Superior Ave. | 623-2800
Brooklyn | 3706 Pearl Rd. | 623-6920
Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing | 525 Superior Ave. | 623-2800
Carnegie West | 1900 Fulton Rd. | 623-6927
Martin Luther King, Jr. | 1962 Stokes Blvd. | 623-7018
Collinwood | 856 East 152nd St. | 623-6934
Memorial–Nottingham | 17109 Lake Shore Blvd. | 623-7039
East 131st St. | 3830 East 131st St. | 623-6941
Mobile Services | 5806 Woodland Ave. | 623-7114
Eastman | 11602 Lorain Ave. | 623-6955
Mt. Pleasant | 14000 Kinsman Rd. | 623–7032
Fleet | 7224 Broadway Ave. | 623-6962
Public Administration Library (in City Hall) | 601 Lakeside Ave. Room 100 | 623-2919
Fulton | 3545 Fulton Rd. | 623-6969 Garden Valley | 7201 Kinsman Rd. | Suite 101 | 623-6976 Glenville | 11900 St. Clair Ave. | 623-6983 Harvard–Lee | 16918 Harvard Ave. | 623-6990 Hough | 1566 Crawford Rd. | 623-6997 Jefferson | 850 Jefferson Ave.| 623-7004 Langston Hughes | 10200 Superior Ave. | 623-6975 Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD) 17121 Lake Shore Blvd. | 623-2911 Lorain | 8216 Lorain Ave. | 623-7011
Rice | 11535 Shaker Blvd. | 623-7046 Rockport | 4421 West 140th St. | 623-7053 South | 2704 Clark Ave. | 623-7060 South Brooklyn | 4303 Pearl Rd. | 623-7067 Sterling | 2200 East 30th St. | 623-7074 Union | 3463 East 93rd St. | 623-7088 Walz | 7910 Detroit Ave. | 623-7095 West Park | 3805 West 157th St. | 623-7102 Woodland | 5806 Woodland Ave. | 623-7109