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SUMMER 2018

PROGRAMS, CLASSES & MORE!

THE AMERICAN LIBRARY FRONT International at Cleveland Public Library

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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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LIBRARY HOURS Main Library Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm Closed Sunday

GIRL POWER Author Ibi Zoboi Speaks at Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium April 6, 2018

CONTENTS 02 FRONT International 04 FEATURED EVENTS 09 CLEVELAND FOR GOOD  10 SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Branch Libraries Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am–7pm

12 LITERARY CLEVELAND

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am–6pm Closed Sunday

13 INKUBATOR

STAY CONNECTED

14 BOOK DISCUSSIONS 15 AUTHOR VISITS 16 MAIN LIBRARY PROGRAMS 17 MAIN LIBRARY COMPUTER CLASSES 18 TECHCENTRAL 20 BRANCH PROGRAMS 29 EARLY LITERACY


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.


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THE AMERICAN LIBRARY BY L AU R A WA LT E R

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Image credit: Marcus Leith ©Royal Academy of Arts, London

t first glance, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, tennis pro Anna Kournikova, guitarist Carlos Santana, and First Lady Melania Trump couldn’t be more different. Even so, they are connected by a single shared factor: they’re all immigrants. This summer, a special art exhibit in Cleveland Public Library’s Brett Hall will highlight the American immigrant experience. The American Library, an installation created by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), will feature thousands of books wrapped in African wax cloth, their spines emblazoned with the names of first- or secondgeneration U.S. immigrants and African Americans affected by the Great Migration from the American South. Artists, athletes, scientists, musicians, writers, physicians, inventors, architects, and other cultural icons—some famous, some not, but all a part of the American immigration story—will be represented in this exhibit. “The work is archival in its content and is essentially about mining the stories of immigrants to the United States from across the globe,” Shonibare explained via email. “I think a library is an apt setting for this work.” Shonibare’s installation is just one part of the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art’s larger An American City program. This project, which will span a range of art exhibitions located at major cultural centers throughout Greater Cleveland, opens July 14 and runs through September 30. The Library will join the Cleveland Museum of Art, Transformer Station, 2

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Cleveland Public Library will showcase an installation focusing on immigration as part of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, which opens city-wide July 14.

SPACES, Playhouse Square, Akron Art Museum, West Side Market, and many other regional cultural institutions in displaying art exhibitions as part of FRONT International. “Art has been part of the library experience here at Cleveland Public Library since day one,” explains Aaron Mason, Assistant Director of Outreach and Program Services at Cleveland Public Library. “We have an endowment for public art and a long history in investing in art and exposing our patrons to it, from world-class illustrations in children’s books to music and performance art and more. So the content of the FRONT exhibition speaks to our strategic priorities.” The American Library’s potential to bolster community engagement and initiate conversation surrounding a timely topic, as well as providing the opportunity to showcase Shonibare, a significant international artist, further aligns with the Library’s mission.

An Interactive Experience

Shonibare, a London-born artist who grew up in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, is known for his work addressing cultural identity, colonialism, race, class, and the economic and political complexities in relationships between African and European nations. He was awarded the decoration of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2004 and nominated as a Royal Academician (RA) in 2013. Shonibare lives in the United Kingdom and conceived of The American Library as a sequel to his 2014 The British Library installation, which honored U.K. immigrants. The American Library will be installed in Brett Hall as a large, open bookcase containing thousands of books inscribed with immigrant names. Like Shonibare’s original British installation, The American Library will include an interactive element. Visitors in Brett Hall can scroll through the exhibit’s tablets to read about the immigrant names in greater detail, while other viewers located


The British Library, 2014 Hardback books, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, gold foiled names, five wooden chairs, five iPads, iPad stands, headphones, interactive Application and antique wind-up clock © Phoebe D'Heurle; Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York

anywhere in the country can access an accompanying website to learn about the exhibit or submit their own immigration stories. “We want this exhibit to have a longer reach, to allow all Americans to share their immigration stories,” says Caitie Moore, Project Manager at FRONT International. “That means sharing our pasts and thinking about our own families and origins, which gives the exhibit an introspective angle. Instead of just showcasing famous people, we’re going to ask, ‘What’s your story?’ In this way, it’s more of a conversation.” Those who wish to document their experiences or family histories surrounding immigration should visit the FRONT International website at frontart.org this summer to locate the exhibit site. Interested visitors may also share their stories on social media by tagging posts with #FRONTArt2018. This interactive element is imperative to both Shonibare’s installation and the larger An American City exhibition— as Moore says, it’s all part of the conversation that will play out on a broader scale throughout Cleveland. “FRONT is more than a single exhibit in a single museum,” she says. “It’s an opportunity to have different pieces of artwork reference each other. It’s not something you see once and it’s over. It’s ongoing, and it’s more of a reflection. This is a project that breaks down barriers and invites everyone to take part and enjoy contemporary art.”

The Research

While Shonibare’s studio made the final decisions regarding the installation’s list of immigrants, Cleveland Public Library staff played a significant role in researching and suggesting many of the names that will appear in The American Library. Based on Shonibare’s specifications, dozens of Library employees produced thousands of names of American immigrants who represent a diverse range of professions, countries of origin, genders, races, sexual orientations, and more. Library staff were also sure to include some Cleveland immigrants, including politician George Voinovich, Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, Cleveland Orchestra harpist Carmela Cafarelli, comic book author

Harvey Pekar, restauranteur Maria De La Luz Galindo, and Myra Merrick, the first female physician in Ohio, among others. Mark Tidrick, who currently works as a Library AssistantComputer Emphasis at Collinwood Branch, helped coordinate the Library’s role in this research. He managed incoming immigrant name suggestions, checked sources, and used the Library’s collections whenever possible to verify research. “Considering our current political climate, this is an important exhibit,” Tidrick says. “I think it will be stunning, and it really has the potential to draw a lot of people to the Library.”

The Immigration Debate

Lastly, the books in The American Library will feature not only the names of immigrants, but also some notable dissenters within the immigration debate. For example, conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham, who is known for her stance against immigration, and Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of criminal contempt and then pardoned by President Trump in 2017 for violating a federal court order to stop racially profiling Latinos, are just two names of immigration dissenters included in the exhibit. “It all comes back to the issue of conversation,” Moore explains. “You can’t have a dialogue with just one side represented. And so dissenters are included, too.” “It’s a debate, and it’s going to remain a complex issue for a long time,” Mason adds of immigration. “While there might not be any easy answers, we do know one thing: isolated cultures die. We need an influx of people with new experiences and skillsets to help society thrive.” As the creator of The American Library, Shonibare describes his installation as a piece that encourages empathy while addressing a critical subject in America’s current political and social landscape. “I hope the Cleveland residents find the work relevant to their own history and the lives of people they know,” Shonibare says. “I hope The American Library will make a significant contribution towards raising important issues of our time.” The People’s University | cpl.org

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FRONT International Partner Programs

Photo by Ricky Rhodes

See Also: Common Energy See Also brings temporary public art to the Eastman Reading Garden each summer. 2018 features an interactive sculpture by Northeast Ohio native, ceramicist, and installation artist, Lauren HerzakBauman. Common Energy, the ninth annual installation of See Also, is made possible through an endowment by the late Lockwood Thompson and generous support from the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation. Common Energy reflects traditional Tibetan prayer wheels, encouraging passersby to spin the wheels and contemplate their positive message based loosely on the Buddhist phrase “lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu,” or, “may all beings be happy and free.” All are invited to enjoy a transformative art experience, connect through the wheel and the mantra, and radiate positive energy out into the world. June through October | Eastman Reading Garden Turning Your Art into a Business Free workshops for creative artists in music, publishing, TV & film, digital media, and the visual arts. This series of ten workshops provides artists with a better understanding of the legal and business aspects of five creative disciplines and empowers them to monetize their art. For more information, contact Outreach and Programming Services at 216-623-2921 or ops@cpl.org. Registration is required. Register at arttobusinesscpl.eventbrite.com Saturdays, Jun 2–Aug 4 | 10am–12pm | Louis Stokes Wing, 1st Floor 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

Exhibit: Cleveland Public Library Services to Immigrants Explore highlights from the library’s history of welcoming and serving the successive waves of immigrants who’ve made Cleveland their home. July–September | Main Library, 3rd Floor

Storytelling with Word and Image Workshop Words and images work together to produce beautifully told stories. Explore the basics of writing and illustrating a story from start to finish with Ellen Weinstein, Pratt Institute graduate and illustrator of Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity. Don’t miss your chance to enter the world of Yoyoi Kusama: see Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the Cleveland Museum of Art July 7–Sep 30 (clevelandart.org). Thu, Jul 19 | 6pm | Main Library, Brett Hall

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CLE Heritage Trolley Tour: Dim Sum to Paczki Board Lolly the Trolley and enjoy a free tour tracing Cleveland's roots. Visit sites with ties to our immigration history. Glimpse yesteryear through historic photographs from the library's extensive collection. The tour begins and ends at the Main Library's Eastman Reading Garden. After the tour, join the celebration in the Garden with music, food, and fun for everyone! Space is limited. Register at cletrolleycpl.eventbrite.com. Adults and children ages 13 and up only; teens 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult. No children 12 or under. Sat, Jul 21 | 11:45am–3pm | Main Library, Eastman Garden Happy Birthday, Cleveland! Celebrate the 222nd anniversary of the founding of our great city with activities, food, music, and entertainment for the whole family, including a live variety show by Pinch and Squeal: An Awful Lot of Vaudeville. Sat, Jul 21 | 3–5pm | Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden Bangla Cultural Celebration Bring the entire family to a colorful celebration of the culture of Bangladesh: traditional music, dance, poetry & literature, fashion and more. This program is presented in partnership with friends from the local Bangladeshi community. Sat, Jul 28 | 2pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

City Stages: Cheick Hamala Diabate West African rhythms from the 800-year-old tradition of Griot storytellers, performed by a master of the n’goni, a stringed lute (ancestor to the banjo): Cheick Hamala fuses the traditional rhythms and vocals of his ancestors with the more electric, American sounds absorbed while living in the U.S. And, don’t miss special extended evening hours for FRONT International: The American Library. Wed, Aug 15 | 7–10pm | Mall B Photo by John Oliver, 2012

Chinese Valentine's Day Dance Performance Qixi (“Chinese Valentine’s Day) honors the legendary love between a weaver girl, the daughter of the Goddess of Heaven, and a cowherd. Represented by the stars Vega and Altair, they meet only once a year, on the seventh night of the seventh lunar month (August 17 in 2018). Enjoy a reenactment in dance by the Yin Tang Dance Company and guests. Sat, Aug 18 | 2pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

Tightly Bound: The Story of Dutch Wax Textiles Dutch wax textiles are a recognizable and distinct element of African culture and identity, but their origins are found in 19 th century Dutch Colonialism and the Industrial Revolution. For decades, Yinka Shonibare has exploited their “fakeness” in his paintings, photographs, and installations, using them as entry points to conversations about global connection and identity. ICA- Art Conservation Textile conservator Jane Hammond will review the history of these wax-resist textiles and some of the conservation challenges faced in their preservation in a presentation for the general public. Thursday, August 23, 6–7pm | Main Library, Brett Hall

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Music at Main The Singers’ Club of Cleveland singersclub.org The finest in music for men’s voices. Sat, Jun 2 | 2pm Main Library, Fine Arts, 3rd Floor

Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys rachelbps.com An energetic mix of swing, country and blues. Friday, June 8 | 12–1pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

Cleveland Clinic Concert Band clevelandclinic.org/concertband Patriotic favorites for the Fourth. Sat, Jun 30 | 2pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

Credo Music Ensemble credomusic.org Live performance by the next generation of classical musicians training at Oberlin College summer programs. Thu, Jul 5 | 12–1pm | Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

Mourning [A] BLKStar mourningablkstar.bandcamp.com A multi-generational, gender- and genrenon-conforming amalgam of black culture. Tuesday, July 10 | 12–1pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

Cleveland Opera Theater clevelandoperatheater.org Opera for all in our marble halls. Sat, Aug 4 | 2pm Main Library, Fine Arts, 3rd Floor

Mike Uva mikeuva.com Smart, understated Indie pop featuring wry observations and catchy melodies. Tuesday, Aug 14 | 12–1pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

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Creating the Superhero in You Choose your secret identity, costume, poses and powers, origin story, and more. Learn inside secrets of comics creators and illustrators and create your own superhero (ages 10-16). Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 216-623-2921 or email ops@cpl.org. Saturdays, Jun 9–Aug 11 Julia de Burgos Cultural Art Center, 2800 Archwood Ave. OuterHaven Northeast Ohio’s premier eSports event organizers bring free eSports gaming to the Cleveland Public Library. Saturdays, Jun 9 & Aug 11 | 10am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor sfxxPLAY YouTube content creators and Twitch.tv streamers, sfxxPLAY, provide entertainment through video games…live and in person! Saturdays, Jun 16, Jul 21 & Aug 18 | 10am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor Urban Otaku Cleveland’s own anime and Japan pop culture fandom community. Saturdays, Jun 23 and Aug 25 | 10am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor

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.

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Sat, July 28 | 10am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing 2nd Floor

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2018

Writers&Readers Presented in partnership with Literary Cleveland

Benjamin Percy

Photograph by Jennifer May

With breathtaking versatility, Benjamin Percy wraps action, adventure, danger, and darkness within compelling narratives in his novels The Dark Net, The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding, several of which are being developed for film/TV, as well as in his acclaimed story collection Refresh, Refresh. His comics work includes DC Comics’ Nightwing, Green Arrow, Teen Titans, and a two-issue special as guest writer for Batman Detective Comics #35 and #36. Percy visits Cleveland Public Library as part of the Writers & Readers Series and also headlines the Cleveland Inkubator, Literary Cleveland’s writing conference. Sat, Aug 4 | 3pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

Paul Beatty

Photograph by Alex Welsh The New York Times / Redux

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 novel The Sellout made him the first American to win the Man Booker Prize in Fiction and earned the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. The Sellout tells the story of a modern-day farmer who reinstates slavery in a scathing satire brimming with Beatty’s outrageous humor and rumbling across his self-proclaimed “Richter scale of racism.” The author, who set out to see if he could make himself flinch, certainly brings the reader to face to face with race, popular culture, racism, and language in America. “It is,” he says, “about embracing the profoundly profane, the absurd…because the stuff that’s most inappropriate is oftentimes the most necessary and the most beautiful.” Sat, Sep 22 | 2pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

José Antonio Vargas

In 2011, Vargas revealed his life as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine, and he appeared a year later with other undocumented immigrants on the cover of Time Magazine in connection with a follow-up cover story that he wrote. As the political climate continues to fuel the storms around those in the U.S. without documentation, Vargas sparks conversation about both sides of this contentious issue. He produced and directed the feature film Documented as well as the MTV television special White People, which explored what it means to be young and white in an America of changing demographics. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nonprofit organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. His memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen (September 2018), promises to advance both his personal story and the larger conversation about American identity. Sat, Oct 13 | 2pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

Susan Orlean

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), describes her Cleveland childhood as “happy and uneventful…back when the Indians were still a lousy team.” Studying literature and history, she dreamt of writing long stories about interesting things, but had no idea how to become a writer. There was no guidebook. So, she set off on a path to law school and a career, landing by chance in an interim gig at a now-defunct magazine, then a weekly alternative paper, and, eventually, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and The Boston Globe, before moving to New York, publishing her first book, and becoming a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her experience is, perhaps, the best proof of the truism: to be a writer, one must write. Orlean’s newest title, The Library Book (October 2018), reopens the unsolved mystery of America’s most catastrophic library fire, underscoring and exploring the treasured place that libraries hold in our culture and in our hearts. Sat, Nov 10 | 2pm | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium 8

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C LE V E L A N D F O R G O O D 

CARNEGIE WEST BRANCH

Branch Revitalization Project Cleveland Public Library’s branch revitalization project moves forward with important repairs scheduled at ten branch libraries.

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s Cleveland Public Library approaches its 150th anniversary, the majority of its branches are slated to be revitalized to best serve Cleveland communities well into the future. During one phase of this capital project, ten branch libraries will undergo critical repair work in 2018 to ensure they can continue to function as safe, inclusive, and sustainable environments. Affected branches will temporarily close on a rolling basis as repairs are made. Construction will be completed in five rounds, with each round of repairs including one east side and one west side branch to minimize inconvenience throughout the greater Library system. Patrons will be redirected to nearby branches while repair work is completed. Lorain and Glenville made up the first round of branch libraries to undergo repairs. Both branches closed temporarily in February and reopened on schedule in mid-April. Lorain Branch received ADA accessibility updates, reading area lighting improvements,

HVAC updates, and electrical circuitry and control updates. Glenville Branch, meanwhile, received ADA accessibility updates, window and wall repairs, roof replacement, parking lot repairs, HVAC upgrades, and electrical circuitry and control updates. Following the completion of repair work, each branch hosted a community party with refreshments and entertainment to celebrate reopening and to thank patrons for their patience during this process. The second wave of branches undergoing maintenance work included Harvard-Lee and Jefferson. These branches temporarily closed in mid-April and are scheduled to reopen in mid to late June. Additional branches scheduled for repairs throughout the remainder of 2018 include Addison, Carnegie West, Collinwood, Fulton, Langston Hughes, Rockport, and South. To stay apprised of all updates surrounding this branch revitalization project, including closures, openings, and more, please visit CLEforgood.cpl.org/Communities. The People’s University | cpl.org

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Read  Log On  Earn Prizes Don’t miss these special events! Lit League Lounge at Parade the Circle

Free Cleveland Cavaliers squishy balls for the first 200 Lit League visitors. Puppet Shows · Special Prizes · Giveaways · Balloon Twisting · Crafts Sat, Jun 9 | 11am–4pm | Wade Oval at University Circle

Books and Ballet

Youth ages 3-8 are invited to story times with a ballerina! Learn basic ballet movements, enjoy fairy tale stories, and take part in our community tea party. These programs are offered in partnership with Cleveland Inner City Ballet. Wed, Jun 6 | 1pm | Hough Wed, Jun 13 | 1pm | Sterling Wed, Jun 27 | 1pm | Lorain Wed, Jul 11 | 1pm | Jefferson

Punch & Paint

Enjoy fruit punch and get creative while painting a cultural masterpiece with Colorful Mess Studios! (Age 8 & up.) Mon, Jun 18 | 1pm | Woodland Tues, Jul 17 | 3:30pm | Main Library, ArtLab, 4th Floor Thurs, July 19 | 1:30pm | Collinwood

Camp Create!

Express yourself in creative ways at a fun two-day writing workshop with Lake Erie Ink. Registration is required. Call or email to register or for more information: 216-623-2921 or ops@cpl.org Ages 8-10 | Mon & Tue, Jun 11 & 12 | 10am–1pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Room B Ages 11-13 | Wed & Thu, Jun 13 & 14 | 10am–1pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Room E

Camp Create Finale Celebration

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Explore art and enjoy a reading of Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity with illustrator Ellen Weinstien. And don’t miss the special exhibit Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, featured at the Cleveland Museum of Art from Jul 7–Sep 30. Thu, Jul 19 | 1pm | Fulton Thu, Jul 20 | 1pm | Langston Hughes

Bilingual Story Time with Author Raquel Ortiz

Travel with Sofi and El Vejigante to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as the author reads her charming children’s book, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural/Sofi y el Mágico Mural Musical. Puppets, music, crafts & more! Mon, Jul 23 | 10:30am | Jefferson Mon, Jul 23 | 1pm | Lorain Wed, Jul 25 | 11am | Woodland Wed, Jul 25 | 1pm | Garden Valley

Puppets at the Beach!

Bring your beach blanket, visit the library Book Box, and enjoy free popcorn and a puppet show on the sand at Edgewater Beach. FREE and open to the public. Thu, Jun 28 | 6pm | Edgewater Park Beach

Rick Riordan Introduces: Aru Shah and the End of Time

Meet New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi as she talks about her middle grade debut, Aru Shah and the End of Time. This adventurous fantasy novel is the first in the Pandava Series. Weds, Jul 18 | 10:30am | Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st Floor

Summer Lit League Finale Celebration

Complete Lit League and earn two free tickets to the Zoo and Rainforest for our Aug 4 celebration including the Cavs Scream Team, z107.9, puppet shows, crafts, and the 12:30pm drawing for the Southwest Airlines gift cards (you must be present to win). Sat, Aug 4 | 10am–2pm | Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Fri, Jun 15 | 10am–1pm | Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor

Books on the Edge Author Visit

Enjoy fun in the sun at Edgewater Beach and meet Tiffany D. Jackson, world explorer and Young Adult author of Allegedly and the newly released Monday's Not Coming. Mon, Jun 18 | 6–8pm | Edgewater Park Beach

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LITE R A RY C LE V E L A N D

“From the start, Library staff were immediately receptive to the idea [of the Inkubator] and willing to take a risk on a new entity that had promise, energy, and enthusiasm.” –Lee Chilcote, Director, Literary Cleveland

CLEVELAND’S LITERARY RENAISSANCE

A partnership between Literary Cleveland and Cleveland Public Library opened a world of opportunities for local writers.

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n 2015, when writer Lee Chilcote proposed creating a free, daylong writing conference to help aspiring Cleveland-area writers learn, network, and find inspiration, he couldn’t know just how much this idea would transform the city’s literary landscape. After partnering with Cleveland Public Library to host the first Inkubator writing conference in August 2015, Chilcote went on to co-found Literary Cleveland, a nonprofit organization that has grown to offer an impressive range of literary events throughout the region. “About 300 people showed up to the first Inkubator, which doubled our expectations and showed there was a need for this type of resource in Cleveland,” Chilcote says. “We couldn't have done it without the Library.” The 2015 Inkubator was held in Cleveland Public Library’s Literature Department, an apt setting for a gathering of writers eager to put pen to paper. The Inkubator has since become an annual event and the capstone of Literary Cleveland’s offerings. In 2017, Inkubator events spanned a week at locations throughout the city, and the Library continues to host the daylong conference. Now held in the newly renovated Learning Commons in the Louis Stokes Wing downtown, this conference offers hundreds of attendees a range of workshops, readings, and literary discussions. Amy Brown, a freelance writer and editor who serves on Literary Cleveland’s board, attended her first Inkubator conference last year. She praised the event’s use of unique Library spaces—including the Louis 12 UpNext Spring 2018

Stokes Auditorium, the Learning Commons, and the Eastman Reading Garden—as well as the fact that the conference is free and inclusive. “I loved that the Inkubator is open to all ages and writers of all interests, and that the workshops are practical and offer tangible tips and advice,” Brown says. “Most of all, there’s no barrier to entry, either for Literary Cleveland or the Library.” Beyond the Inkubator, Literary Cleveland’s ambitious, year-round programming allows writers to enjoy a host of literary events. From panel discussions in local bars, networking mixers in jazz clubs, writing workshops in independent bookstores and more, Cleveland-area writers have plenty of chances to connect, learn, and improve their craft. Literary Cleveland’s ongoing partnership with the Library, meanwhile, adds a new dimension to its offerings. According to Chilcote, this partnership allows Literary Cleveland to offer free programs, attract a diverse attendee base, and serve more beginning and emerging writers, all of which is part of Literary Cleveland’s mission. “From the start, Library staff were immediately receptive to the idea [of the Inkubator] and willing to take a risk on a new entity that had promise, energy, and enthusiasm,” Chilcote says. “When I’ve asked the Library for support, the answer always seems to be yes. Provide logistical and financial support for our annual festival for writers and readers? Check. Transform the second floor of the downtown library into a conference hub? Yes. Provide signage, technology support, loading dock parking, you-name-it logistical support on day of event? Yes. Basically, the Library is always there to help community partners implement good ideas.” The 2018 Inkubator lineup kicks off Tuesday, July 31 and concludes with the daylong conference at the Main Library campus on Saturday, August 4. Author Benjamin Percy will provide the conference’s keynote reading.


I N KU BATO R

Fourth Annual

INKUBATOR WRITING CONFERENCE The fourth annual Inkubator writing conference offers a range of free events for aspiring writers (open to adults and youth ages 14-17). Enjoy writing workshops, seminars, craft talks, panel discussions, reading opportunities, and more. A week of Inkubator events kicks off on July 31, with the final two featured events held at Cleveland Public Library:

Fiction Craft Talk with Benjamin Percy

Join award-winning fiction writer, essayist, comics writer, and screenwriter Benjamin Percy as he gives a fiction craft talk. Friday, August 3 | 7–9pm Louis Stokes Wing | 525 Superior Ave.

Cleveland Inkubator Literary Conference • Workshop sessions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry & more • Craft talks on publishing, marketing your writing & more • Resource fair for writers with independent booksellers

The Inkubator is offered through a partnership between Literary Cleveland and Cleveland Public Library. Visit litcleveland.org to register and to learn about additional Inkubator events that kick off on July 31.

• Readings by local authors • 3pm keynote with author Benjamin Percy Saturday, August 4 | 8:30am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium | 525 Superior Ave.

Writing Workshops with Literary Cleveland Register at litcleveland.org.

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 yours. Poetry Writing Open to poets and aspiring poets of all skill levels. Open to adults and teens ages 14 & up. Saturdays, Jun 9, Jul 14 & Aug 11 | 10:30am–12:30pm | Main Library, 2nd Floor Writing Your Family History For writers of all levels, ages 14 and up. Saturdays, Jun 9 & 16 and Jul 7 & 14 | 10:30am–12:30pm | Eastman Branch Writing and Performing Poetry Create original 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, Aug 18 & 25 and Sep 15 & 22 | 10:30am–12:30pm | Rice Branch

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Award-Winning Book Club Main Library, 2nd Floor The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, 2012 Pen/ Faulkner Award for Fiction Tue, Jun 5 | 4pm

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award Tue, Jul 3 | 4pm Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, Winner of the National Books Critics Award Tue, Aug 7 | 4pm

Brew Pub Book Clubs

Broads, Books, and Beer Masthead Brewery 1261 Superior Ave. American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream by Julia L. Mickenberg Wed, Jun 13 | 5:30pm First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung Wed, Jul 11 | 5:30pm The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang Wed, Aug 8 | 5:30pm

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Books on Tap Masthead Brewery 1261 Superior Ave. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong Tue Jun 26 | 5:30pm Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip—Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by Steve Dublanica Tue, Jul 24 | 5:30pm Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson Tue, Aug 28 | 5:30pm

Brown Bag Book and Movie Club

Louis Stokes Wing, 6th Floor The Saboteur and Army of Shadows Mon, Jun 18 | 12pm Into the Wild Mon, Jul 16 | 12pm In the Heart of the Sea Mon, Aug 20 | 12pm

Get Graphic! A Graphic Novel Book Club: Visions of Violence

Main Library, 2nd floor BAM! BANG! BOOM! Is violence in comics just too much? Has it grown worse over the years? Or

has it always been endemic to the medium? Punisher: The Complete Collection: Volume 1 by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson Thu, Jun 7 | 4pm Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: 30th Anniversary Edition by Frank Miller Thu, Jun 21 | 4pm Scalped: Indian Country by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera Thu, Jul 5 | 4pm Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido Thu, Jul 19 | 4pm

Literary Frolic Fridays

Main Library, 2nd floor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro Fri, Jun 1 | 12pm Silence of the Lambs Fri, Jun 15 | 12pm Hannibal Fri, Jun 29 | 12pm Cold Mountain Fri, Aug 10 | 12pm The Witches of Eastwick Fri, Aug 31 | 12pm

Tremont Think and Drink

Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven Thu, Aug 2 | 4pm

Prosperity Social Club 1109 Starkweather Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard Mon, Jun 11 | 7pm

The Sheriff of Babylon 1: Bang, Bang, Bang by Tom King and Mitch Gerads Thu, Aug 16 | 4pm

World Without Mind: the Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer Mon, Jul 9 | 7pm

It’s Time to Talk! Book Club

Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life by David Giffels Mon, Aug 13 | 7pm

Main Library, 2nd floor Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine Mondays, Jul 9 & 30 | 12pm


AUTH O R V I S IT S

Witness: Cleveland’s Storefront Churches

Author Mark Greenlee explores the religious landscape of Cleveland with a focus on its storefront churches. A book signing will follow. Sat, Jun 9 | 2pm Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor

Coffee and Comics: Comics-Making Workshops Learn from comics: 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 John G., creator of The Lake Erie Monster The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption by Barbara Bisantz Raymond Thu, Jun 14 | 12pm Louis Stokes Wing, 5th Floor

John G. is an illustrator, comics creator and head of Cleveland based Shiner Comics, Inc. He has done posters for Melt Bar & Grilled, Cleveland Cinemas, and Scene magazine. With Jake Kelly, he created and published The Lake Erie Monster, a rust-belt centered horror anthology comic. He co-founded and continues to run Genghis Con. In 2015 TurnStyle Films debuted Draw Hard, a documentary about his work, later selected for the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival. Draw Hard won the Jury Award for Best Ohio Short Film. Saturday, July 14 | 10am–11:30am

Making Comics with Cleveland’s Mike San Giacomo, creator of Phantom Jack

30 LANGUAGES AVAILABLE Rosetta Stone Library Solution online language learning lessons are accessible to all Cleveland Public Library patrons with valid library cards.

Get started at cpl.org/rosetta

Mike San Giacomo has been a reporter at the Plain Dealer since 1989. In 1993 he began the first column dedicated to comic books in a major newspaper. He is the author of several comic books and graphic novels, including Tales of the Starlight Drive-In (Image Comics) which was voted the Best Graphic Novel of the Year in the 2009 Comics Buyer's Guide annual fan poll. His other series, Phantom Jack, is the story of a newspaper reporter who can turn invisible. The series has been collected by Atomic Pop Art Entertainment. His latest work is a religious-horror graphic novel called Chalk. Saturday, July 28 | 10am–11:30am

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Exhibit: Cleveland’s Sacred Places & Communities Explore Cleveland’s sacred spaces, their leaders, and the communities they sustain. Apr 16–Dec 31 | Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor Free Chair Yoga and Meditation Classes Mondays | 1pm | Main Library Cleveland Digital Public Library 3rd Floor Free Yoga Classes Wednesdays & Fridays | 1pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Lunch Time Chess Thursdays | 12:30pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Saturday Action Chess Action chess for players rated under 1600. Saturdays, Jun 6, Jul 7 & Aug 8 | 1pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Art of the Book Series These events are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Register at 216-623-2813 or digitization@cpl.org. Paper Marbling | Sat, Jun 16 | 11am Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden Papermaking | Sat, Jul 21 | 11am Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden Book Binding | Sat, Aug 18 Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Cleveland Public Poetry: Open Mic Guest poet Kathy Fagan followed by an open mic session. Sat, Jun 16 | 12pm Main Library, 2nd Floor

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Downtown Cleveland History by Bike Join a librarian from our Center for Local and Global History for a bike tour of historic downtown Cleveland sites. Bring your own bike or take advantage of UHBikes. Fridays, Jun 29, Jul 27 & Aug 24 5:30–7pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden Scan Day Bring your family photos as we scan and celebrate the cultural diversity of Cleveland. If you like, share your photos as part of our slideshow to celebrate Cleveland's birthday. Saturdays, Jul 14 & Aug 11 | 3pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor When the News Was New Celebrating 200 Years of Newspapers in Cleveland: since the first edition of the Cleaveland Gazette & Commercial Register rolled off the presses on July 31, 1818, Cleveland has had a storied history of print journalism. Explore the papers, the people, the events and the operations of newspaper publishing in Cleveland. Jul 31–Nov 30 Main Library, 2nd Floor Cleveland in the 1950s: Photographs from the Charles S. Hackett Collection Take a visual tour through Cleveland of yesteryear through selected photographs from the more than 13,000 images in this collection by Charles S. Hackett, amateur photographer and dogged documenter of Cleveland’s commercial and industrial landscape. Sat, Aug 11 | 11am Louis Stokes Wing, 4th Floor

YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT Main Library, 4th Floor

Summer Lit League Kick-Off Mon, Jun 4 | 3pm Weekly Programs | Mondays | 3:30pm Finale | Mon, Jul 30 | 3:30pm FREE Summer Lunches for Kids Courtesy of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. (Children up to age 18.) Mon-Fri, Jun 4–Aug 10 | 11:30am–12:30pm Kids’ Activities & Crafts National Donut Day Fri, Jun 1 | 2pm Main Library, ArtLab Smash Saturdays Super Smash Bros gaming (ages 10+) Sat, Jun 2 | 2pm Main Library, Studio 470 National Flip Flop Day Fri, Jun 15 | 3:30pm | ArtLab National Selfie Day: Make Your Own Buttons Thu, Jun 21 | 12:30pm | ArtLab Family Indoor Drive-In Sat, Jul 14 | 1pm Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Sat, Jul 28 | 2pm | ArtLab Make Sunprint Photos Wed, Aug 1 | 1pm Main Library, ArtLab National Book Lovers Day Thu, Aug 9 | 3:30pm Main Library, Studio 470 Spy Training Academy Tue, Aug 14 | 1pm Main Library, Studio 470 Upcycle Book Safe Wed, Aug 22 | 3:30pm Main Library, ArtLab Teen Activities Afternoon Adventures: Dungeons & Dragons Thursdays, Jun 7, Jul 5 & Aug 2 | 3:30pm Main Library, Studio 470


M A I N LI B R A RY CO M PUTE R C L A S S E S

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. COMPUTER & INTERNET BASICS SERIES Tuesdays, Jun 5–26 3:15–4:45pm Fridays, Jul 6–27 11:15am–12:45pm Saturdays, Aug 4–25 3:15–4:45pm CPL & YOUR DEVICE Sat, Jul 28 3:15-4:45pm MICROSOFT EXCEL SERIES Mondays, Jun 4–25 11:15am–12:45pm Tuesdays, Jul 3–31 3:15–4:45pm Fridays, Aug 3–31 11:15am–12:45pm

MICROSOFT WORD SERIES Fridays, Jun 1–29 11:15am–12:45pm Mondays, Jul 2–30 11:15am–12:45pm

Gale Courses

Explore a wide range of free online classes, including computer applications, web design, accounting, personal development, and more. Access a full course listing by visiting cpl.org/galecourses and selecting “View Catalog.”

Tuesdays, Aug 7–28 3:15–4:45pm CODING BASICS SERIES Saturdays, Jun 2–30 3:15–4:45pm JOB SEARCHING ONLINE Sat, Jul 14 | 3:15-4:45pm RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP Sat, Jul 7 | 3:15–4:45pm SEARCH THE WEB Sat, Jul 21 | 3:15–4:45pm MICROSOFT POWERPOINT & PUBLISHER SERIES Mondays, Aug 6–27 11:15am–12:45pm

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MakerLabs 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 COOKIE CUTTER LAB LORAIN 3D Cookie Cutter Lab Tue, Jul 17 | 5:45pm

WEST PARK Tue, Jul 17 | 4pm

UNION Wed, Jul 18 | 4pm

WEST PARK Tue, Jul 10 | 4pm

UNION Mon, Aug 6 | 4pm

WEST PARK Wed, Jul 31 | 4pm

UNION Wed, Jul 11 | 4pm

SOUTH BROOKLYN Wed, Aug 15 | 4pm

GLENVILLE Tue, Aug 14 | 4pm

GLENVILLE Tue, Aug 7 | 4pm

LORAIN Tue, Aug 28 | 5:45pm

GLENVILLE Tue, Aug 28 | 4pm

SOUTH BROOKLYN Wed, Aug 29 | 4pm

SOUTH BROOKLYN Wed, Aug 8 | 4pm

DIGITAL DARKROOM JEFFERSON Fri, Jul 13 | 1pm

LASER CUT PUZZLE WORKSHOP GARDEN VALLEY Tue, Jun 19 | 4pm

MAKERKIT: LITTLEBITS OPEN PLAY WALZ Tue, Jun 19 | 4pm

PANORAMAS WITH PHOTO STITCHING GARDEN VALLEY Thu, Aug 2 | 2pm

FULTON Wed, Jun 20 | 4pm

MAKERKIT: LITTLEBITS SYNTHESIZER COLLINWOOD Thu, Jun 28 | 4:30pm

PAPERCRAFT 3D MODELING STERLING Sat, Jun 2 | 12pm

AWW...SNAP CIRCUITS! STERLING Sat, Jul 14 | 12pm

DIGITAL SKETCHBOOK DRAWING UNION Wed, Aug 1 | 12:30pm STERLING Sat, Aug 11 | 12pm DUCT TAPE UNIVERSE GARDEN VALLEY Thu, Jun 7 | 3pm EASTMAN Mon, Jun 11 | 2pm SOUTH Wed, Jul 25 | 2pm COLLINWOOD Tue, Aug 14 | 1pm INTRO TO 3D DESIGN IN TINKERCAD GARDEN VALLEY Tue, Jun 12 | 4pm

WEST PARK Tue, Jul 24 | 4pm UNION Wed, Jul 25 | 4pm

SOUTH BROOKLYN Thu, Jul 26 | 2:30pm GLENVILLE Wed, Aug 15 | 1:30pm

GLENVILLE Tue, Aug 21 | 4pm

MAKERKITS: CONSTRUCTION MT. PLEASANT Wed, Jun 20 | 1pm

SOUTH BROOKLYN Wed, Aug 22 | 4pm

HOUGH Wed, Jun 27 | 4pm

MAKE A DRUM MACHINE FROM ANYTHING WEST PARK Tue, Jun 5 | 3pm

FULTON Sat, Jul 7 | 2pm

TOUGH WALLET SOUTH Wed, Jun 13 | 2pm

SOUTH BROOKLYN Mon, Jul 9 | 2:30pm

GARDEN VALLEY Thu, Jul 12 | 1pm

WALZ Tue, Aug 7 | 3pm

WALZ Wed, Jul 18 | 1pm

MOBILE MAKERSPACE DEMO GARDEN VALLEY Tue, Jun 5 | 4pm

LORAIN Tue, Aug 21 | 5:45pm

UNION Thu, Jun 14 | 1pm

FULTON Wed, Jun 27 | 4pm

MAKE A STATEMENT: BUTTON-MAKING FULTON Wed, Jun 13 | 4pm

LANGSTON HUGHES Sat, Jun 30 | 2pm

GARDEN VALLEY Tue, Jun 26 | 4pm

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JEFFERSON Wed, Aug 29 | 4:30pm

FULTON Wed, Jun 6 | 4pm

PARACORD SURVIVAL BANDS SOUTH BROOKLYN Mon, Jun 4 | 2:30pm

VIRTUAL ROCK BAND SOUTH Wed, Aug 8 | 2pm


Maker Mondays

Freestyle exploration for makers and aspiring makers of all types! Space and time to work on projects, orientation to maker resources and equipment available at Cleveland Public Library, and a chance to be part of our maker community: sharing ideas, learning from each other and just plain having fun! Available equipment includes sewing machines, laser cutter/engravers, 3D printers, and button makers. Occasional fun add-ons may include drones, robots, and other surprises. Maker Mondays are open to adults or teens ages 14 and up. Mon, Jun 4 | 5–7pm | Langston Hughes Mon, Jul 2 | 5–7pm | Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden Mon, Aug 6 | 5–7pm | Jefferson

Summer Robotics Camps Sphero robots are ready to launch to Mars! Learn fun coding and control the robots! FREE for girls and boys grades 3-8. Space is limited. Register at 216-623-2980.

Mon–Thu, Jun 11–14 | 3–5pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470 Mon–Thu, Jun 25–28 | 3pm–5pm | Collinwood Mon, Jun 18 and Wed–Fri, Jun 20–22 | 3–5pm | Garden Valley Mon, Jul 9 & Wed–Fri, Jul 11–13 | 3–5pm | South Brooklyn Mon & Tue, Jul 16 & 17 and Thu & Fri, Jul 19 & 20 | 3–5pm | Rice Tue–Fri, July 24-27 | 3–5pm | Rockport

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BROOKLYN

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF Wed, Jun 6 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS Wednesdays | Jun 6–27 | 2–3pm Thu, Jul 5 | 2–3pm Wednesdays | Jul 11–25 | 2–3pm FINALE Featuring world music and a dance-off with the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. Wed, Jul 25 | 2pm Little Free Library Book Swap Learn about the Little Free Library initiative and take part in our book giveaway. Have some books you’d like to set free? Bring them to our swap and spread the joy of reading! Mon, Jun 4 | 4pm Computer Classes CPL & Your Device Sat, Jul 7 | 11:15am–12:45pm Internet Basics Sat, Jul 14 | 11:15am–12:45pm Search the Web Sat, Jul 21 | 11:15am–12:45pm Tinkercad Basics Sat, Jul 28 | 11:15am–12:45pm

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COLLINWOOD

Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3-5. Tuesdays, Jul 3–31 & Thu, Jul 5 | 11–11:30am | East 131

Kids’ Activities & Crafts Dad-Worthy Gifts Tue, Jun 12 | 4:30pm Putting Collinwood on the Map Thu, Jul 26 | 1pm Music Heard 'Round the World Tue, Aug 14 | 4:30pm Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt Tue, Aug 14 | 4:30pm

Kids’ Activities & Crafts The Care and Keeping of You! Thu, Jun 14 | 3pm Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character (ages 2-12) Wed, Jul 25 | 1:30pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF Mon, Jun 5 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 1pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 31 | 1pm

Computer Class Microsoft Word Series Fridays, Jul 6–27 | 11:15am–12:45pm

EAST 131

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF Mon, Jun 4 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Mondays | 1pm FINALE | Thu, Aug 2 | 1pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Wednesdays | 10:30am

World Outlook Wednesdays Explore Cleveland’s cultural and ethnic roots and gain a global outlook. Wednesdays | 4:30pm

EASTMAN

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Thu, Jun 7 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 1pm FINALE | Thu, Aug 2 | 1pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Thursdays | 1pm


Kids’ Activities & Crafts Mario Kart Wii-U Wednesdays Wednesdays, Jun 6 & 13 | 1pm Paint a Japanese Fan Thu, Jul 6 | 1pm Mario Kart Wii-U Wednesdays Wednesdays, Jul 11 & 18 | 1pm Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Mon, Jul 23 | 1pm DC/Marvel Trivia and Bingo Tue, Aug 7 | 1pm Mario Kart Wii-U Wednesdays Wednesdays, Aug 15 & 22 | 1pm Let's Do Art! Mon, Aug 20 | 4:30pm Cookies and Book Adult Book Club Join the discussion and enjoy a good book and a cookie. Wednesdays, Jun 27, Jul 25 & Aug 29 | 2pm Ice Cream Social Spend time with friends and family and enjoy some ice cream! Fri, Aug 31 | 4:30pm

FLEET

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Wed, Jun 6 | 10:30am–12:30pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 2pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 31 | 2pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Fridays | 11:30am Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3-5. Wednesdays, Jul 5–Aug 8 | 11–11:30am Kids’ Activities & Crafts Culture Club Thursdays, Jun 28, Jul 26 & Aug 30 | 2–3pm Pin Hole Camera Fri, Jun 29 | 2–3pm Fourth of July Online Scavenger Hunt Sat, Jun 30 | 10:30am Read for Reese's and Rolos Mondays, Jul 9 & 16 | 2–3pm We Scream for Ice Cream Thu, Jul 12 | 2–3pm

Bird Feeders Thu, Aug 2 | 2–3pm Robotic Hands Thu, Aug 16 | 4–4:30pm Four Corners: Let Your Voice Be Heard Mon, Aug 20 | 4:30–5pm

Get Up, Get Out & Go! Free family outings courtesy of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (bus transportation provided). Mon, Jun 18 | 6pm Wednesdays, Jun 27, Jul 11 & 18 | 12:30pm

Teen Activities & Crafts Gamer Day Mon, Jun 18 | 2–3pm World Emoji Day Tue, Jul 17 | 2–3pm Make Your Own Magnet Sat, Aug 11 | 2:30pm

GARDEN VALLEY

Job Seekers’ Clinics Free, one-on-one help with résumés, cover letters, or online job searches. Tuesdays, Jun 5–26 | 12:30pm

Bilingual Story Time with Author Raquel Ortiz Travel with Sofi and El Vejigante to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as the author reads her charming children’s book, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural/Sofi y el Mágico Mural Musical. Puppets, music, crafts & more! Wed, Jul 25 | 1pm | Garden Valley

Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-888-8173777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Jun 9 | 10–11am 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, Jun–Aug 10am–12pm

FULTON

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Sat, Jun 9 | 2pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Thursdays | 12:30pm FINALE | THU, AUG 2 | 2PM Kids’ Activities & Crafts Science Sleuths Tuesdays, Jun 12–Jul 10 | 12:30pm Free Yoga Sessions Sat, Jun 16 | 10am Saturdays, Jun 2–30 | 11am

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF Mon, Jun 4 | 3pm African rhythms, music, and crafts. WEEKLY PROGRAMS Tuesdays | 3pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 31 | 3pm

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Fridays | 10:30am Valley Talk Join an informative, civil discussion of current events. Wednesdays, Jun 6, Jul 18 & Aug 8 | 12pm Moments in Time Stroll down memory lane with music and unforgettable moments, then share your own experiences. Wednesdays, Jun 20 & Aug 22 | 12pm Garden Valley Teen Summits Share your thoughts and ideas about a wide range of topics: school, extracurricular activities, and life in general. Thursdays, Jun 28, Jul 26 & Aug 30 4:30pm

GLENVILLE

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Thu, Jun 7 | 12:30pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Thursdays | 12:30pm GLOBAL CLEVELAND | Thu, Jul 26 | 1pm FINALE | Thu, Jul 26 | 2:30pm

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Sensational Baby Infant Massage Classes

Parents/caregivers with your baby ages 6 weeks to pre-crawling: bond with and soothe your baby, improve digestion, deepen sleep, and stimulate growth. Learn and meet other parents in a relaxing, supportive group environment. FREE series presented by the Achievement Centers for Children. To register, call Jasmine at 216-292-9700, ext. 312. Wednesdays, Jul 11–Aug 8 | 10:30am | Jefferson

Kids’ Activities & Crafts X-S.T.R.E.A.M Summer Activities Tuesdays, Jun 19, Jul 10 & 24 | 2pm Back To School Celebration Thu, Aug 16 | 3:30pm Make It & Take It Thursday Thu, Aug 23 | 4pm

HARVARD-LEE

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Tue, Jun 5 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS: Thursdays, Jun 15 & 28 | 1pm Tue, Jun 19 | 1pm Thursdays, Jul 5 & 17 | 1pm Tuesdays, Jul 12 & 26 | 1pm FINALE | Thu, Jul 26 | 2:30pm Club Create! Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink to make comics, poetry, science fiction, playwriting, mysteries, and more. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug 7–Nov 1 4–5:30pm Kids’ Programs and Activities EcoExplorers: Animal Homes & Habitats (Presented by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo) Tue, Jun 26 | 1pm West African Rhythms: sing, dance, move & celebrate Tue, Jul 3 | 1pm Jungle Terry’s Animal Show Thu, Jul 19 | 1pm

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EcoExplorers: Weather and the Seasons (Presented by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo) Tue, Jul 24 | 1pm

HOUGH

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Tue, Jun 7 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 1pm FINALE | Thu, Aug 2 | 1:30pm Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3-5. Tuesdays, May 22–Jun 26 | 11–11:30am 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 together. 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, May 29, Jun 12 & 26, Jul 10 & 24, Aug 7 & 21 and Sep 4 & 18 | 4:30–6pm

Books and Ballet Youth ages 3-8 are invited to story times with a ballerina! Learn basic ballet movements, enjoy fairy tale stories and take part in our community tea party. These programs are offered in partnership with Cleveland Inner City Ballet. Wed, Jun 6 | 1pm Kids’ Activities & Crafts Eating the Alphabet Mondays, Jun 4–Aug 20 | 1pm Water Cup Races Wed, Jun 20 | 1pm Happy Birthday, America Tue, Jul 3 | 2pm National Ice Cream Month Wed, Jul 18 | 1pm Back to School in Style Wed, Aug 22 | 4pm Teen Events and Activities TAG | Teen Advisory Group Thursdays, Jun 7–Aug 30 | 3pm Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops (Presented by the Art Therapy Studio) Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug 6–30 4:30–5:30pm

JEFFERSON

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Mon, Jun 4 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 1pm FINALE | Wed, Aug 1 | 1:30pm


Preschool Story Time (Ages 18 months to 3 years) Fridays | 10:30am Books and Ballet Youth ages 3-8 are invited to story times with a ballerina! Learn basic ballet movements, enjoy fairy tale stories and take part in our community tea party. These programs are offered in partnership with Cleveland Inner City Ballet. Wed, Jul 11 | 1pm Bilingual Story Time with Author Raquel Ortiz Travel with Sofi and El Vejigante to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as the author reads her charming children’s book, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural/Sofi y el Mágico Mural Musical. Puppets, music, crafts & more! Mon, Jul 23 | 10:30am Club Create! Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink to make comics, poetry, science fiction, playwriting, mysteries, and more. Mondays & Wednesdays, Aug 6–Oct 31 4–5:30pm Kids’ Activities & Crafts Global Fruit and Veggie Jeopardy Wed, Jun 6 | 1pm Putting Tremont on the Map Thu, Jun 7 | 3:30pm My First Garden Mon, Jun 11 | 1pm Nesting Dolls Wed, Jun 13 | 1pm Father's Day Craft Fri, Jun 15 | 1pm Mona Lisa Smiles Wed, Jun 27 | 1pm Fourth of July Craft Mon, Jul 2 | 1pm Karaoke Fri, Jul 6 | 1pm Balloon Tennis Mon, Jul 9 | 1pm The Tallest Tower Wed, Jul 11 | 1pm Ice Cream and a Movie Mon, Jul 16 | 1pm Fairy Tale Puppet Shows Wed, Jul 18 | 1pm

Tie-Dye Day Mon, Jul 23 | 1pm God’s Eyes Craft Wed, Jul 25 | 1pm Coloring Party Tue, Aug 7 | 1pm Stop-Motion Animation Mon, Aug 13 | 1pm Make Your Own Tutu Fri, Aug 17 | 1pm B-I-N-G-O! Mon, Aug 20 | 1pm No-Bake a Treat Wed, Aug 22 | 4:30pm Back to School Craft Mon, Aug 27 | 4:30pm Teen Activities and Events International Film Fest Wed, Jun 20 | 1pm Game Day Mondays, Jun 25 & Jul 30 | 1pm

Books and Ballet Youth ages 3-8 are invited to storytimes with a ballerina! Learn basic ballet movements, enjoy fairy tale stories and take part in our community tea party. These programs are offered in partnership with Cleveland Inner City Ballet. Wed, Jun 27 | 1pm Kids’ Activities & Crafts Get Your Game On @ Your Library! Tuesdays, Jun 19, Jul 17 & 31 | 1pm Book and a Movie Fridays, Jun 8 & 22 and Jul 6 | 1pm Father's Day Cards Tue, Jun 12 | 1pm Painting Time! Thu, Jun 21 | 1pm Papermaking Tue, Jun 26 | 1pm

LANGSTON HUGHES

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Wed, Jun 6 | 12:30pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Wednesdays | 1pm FINALE | Wed, Jul 25 | 1:30pm Computer Class Microsoft Word Series Saturdays, Jun 2–30 | 11:15am–12:45pm

LORAIN

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF (learn African drumming) Tue, Jun 5 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Mondays | 1pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 24 | 1:30pm Bilingual Story Time with Author Raquel Ortiz Travel with Sofi and El Vejigante to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as the author reads her charming children’s book, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural/Sofi y el Mágico Mural Musical. Puppets, music, crafts & more! Mon, Jul 23 | 1pm Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5) Mondays | 10:30am

Intro to Seed Saving with the Cleveland Seed Bank Get the information and techniques you need to know to save your own seeds as a gardener or urban farmer. Grow and share heirloom vegetables with better taste profiles, regionally appropriate weather & disease resistance, and freedom from genetic modification or hybridization. Seed saving and sharing also helps maintain and increase genetic diversity among plants. No experience is required. Free and open to the public. Mon, Jul 30 | 5:45–7pm | Jefferson

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Toddler Storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) Fridays | 11:30am Tutoring in Reading from Grades K-3 The Ohio Department of Education’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee seeks to identify and help students in grades K-3 whose reading skills need improvement. FREE tutoring and support for K-3 students is offered in partnership with Braxton Education and Technology Consulting. Mon–Thu in June | 12:30-2:30pm Club Create! Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink to make comics, poetry, science fiction, playwriting, mysteries, and more. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug 6–Oct 31 4–5:30pm

Stranger Danger Presented by the Cleveland Police Department Tue, Jul 10 | 1pm Snow Cone Day Thu, Jul 19 | 1pm Eco Explorers: Animal Adaptations Presented by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Thu, Jul 26 | 1pm Exotic Fruit Tasting Tue, Aug 14 | 4:30pm Friendship Bracelets Thu, Aug 23 | 4:30pm Computer Classes Microsoft Word Series Thursdays, Jul 5–26 | 5–6:30pm Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics (civil matters only) offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Questions? Call 1-888-817-3777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Jul 14 | 10–11am

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Thu, Jun 7 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Thursdays | 1pm FINALE |Thu, Jul 26 | 1pm Club Create! Join Club Create with Lake Erie Ink to make comics, poetry, science fiction, playwriting, mysteries, and more. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug 7–Nov 1 3:30–5pm Computer Classes Computer Basics & Résumé Series Wednesdays, Jun 6–27 | 11:15–12:45pm Microsoft Word Series Mondays, Aug 6–27 | 11:15–12:45pm

MEMORIAL-NOTTINGHAM

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | WED, JUN 6 | 1PM Balloon-twisting fun to kick off the summer. WEEKLY PROGRAMS Wednesdays, Jun 6–27 | 1pm Thursdays, July 5–26 | 1pm FINALE | Wed, Jul 25 | 1pm

Kids’ Activities & Crafts Happy Father's Day! Thu, Jun 14 | 1pm Neighborhood Animals (Presented by the Cleveland Metroparks) Wed, Jul 18 | 1pm WiiU Gaming Thursdays in Aug | 3pm Russian Language Book Discussions (all programs in Russian) Russian Book Club Iiun’ by Dmitry Bykov Sat, Jun 23 | 1pm Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Sat, Aug 18 | 1pm Russian Children’s Programs Storytelling, arts and crafts, educational games Saturdays, Jun 23, Jul 21 & Aug 18| 3pm Computer Classes Computer Basics, Résumés & Job Search series Mondays, Jul 2–30 | 5–6:30pm Computer and Email Basics Series Saturdays, Aug 4–25 | 11:15am–12:45pm


MT. PLEASANT

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Mon, Jun 4 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 1pm GLOBAL CLEVELAND | Thu, Jul 12 | 1pm FINALE | Thu, Jul 31 | 1pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 2nd and 4th Wednesdays | 10:30am Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3-5. Tuesdays, Jul 3–31 & Thu, Jul 5 10:15–10:45am Kids’ Activities Back to School Party! Thu, Aug 9 | 3pm Computer Classes Computer, Internet & Search the Web Basics Series Thursdays, Aug 2–30 | 3:15–4:45pm

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LIBRARY

Lunchtime Knitting Circle at City Hall Knit and crochet with fellow crafters. Everyone is welcome, beginners to experts. Wednesdays, Jun 27, Jul 25 and Aug 29 12pm

RICE

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Wed, Jun 6 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Wednesdays | 1pm FINALE | Wed, Jul 25 | 2pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Mondays in Jun & Jul | 11:30am Common Ground Social media: Is it healthy or is it mental junk food? Join the community conversation about the ways that social media impacts your personal wellbeing and the impact that it has on the community. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call Tri-C Metro Student Life office at 216-987-4610. Sun, Jun 24 | 2–3:30pm

Computer Classes CPL 101 Wed, Aug 1 | 11:15am–12:45pm CPL & Your Device Wed, Aug 8 | 11:15am–12:45pm Résumé Workshop Wed, Aug 15 | 11:15am–12:45pm Email Basics Series Wednesdays, Aug 22 & 29 | 11:15am–12:45pm

Common Ground Social media: Is it healthy or is it mental junk food? Join the community conversation about the ways that social media impacts your personal wellbeing and the impact that it has on the community. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call Tri-C Metro Student Life office at 216-987-4610. Sun, Jun 24 | 2–3:30pm

ROCKPORT

Computer Classes CPL & your device Wed, Jul 11 | 11:15am–12:45pm Résumé Workshop Wed, Jul 18 | 11:15am–12:45pm Tinkercad Basics Wed, Jul 25 | 11:15am–12:45pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Mon, Jun 4 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Mondays | 1pm FINALE | Mon, Jul 23 | 2pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Thursdays | 11am Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3-5. Wednesdays, May 23–Jun 27 10:15–10:45am Kids’ Activities Friday Flicks Fridays in Jun & Jul | 1pm Jun 1: Smurfs the Lost Village Jun 8: Moana Jun 15: The Incredibles Jun 22: Ice Age Jun 29: Paddington 2 Jul 6: Hotel Transylvania Jul 13: Hotel Transylvania 2 Jul 20: A Bug's Life Jul 27: Wreck-it Ralph Nintendo Switch Gaming Wednesdays, Jun 6 & Aug 1 | 1pm Tue, Jul 3 | 1pm Construction Club Wednesdays, Jun 13 & Jul 11 | 1pm Mon, Aug 27 | 4:30pm Frozen Fruit Pops Wed, Aug 8 | 1pm Welcome Back to School Party Thu, Aug 23 | 4pm WiiU Gaming Tue, Aug 28 | 4:30pm

SOUTH

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Mon, Jun 4 | 2:30pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Wednesdays & Thu, Jul 5 | 3:30pm FINALE | Thu, Aug 2 | 2:30pm Toddler Story Time (ages 18 months to 3 years) Mondays | 12pm Kids’ Activities & Crafts Artists are the Smartest Tuesdays, Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7 | 2:30pm Mighty Art Mondays Mondays, Jun 11, Jul 9 & Aug 13 | 3pm Board Game Day Wed, Jun 13 | 2:30pm Flag Day Trivia Thu, Jun 14 | 2:30pm Make-and-Take Crafts Fri, Jun 15 | 2:30pm African Safari Tue, Jun 19 | 2:30pm Discovery Day Thursdays, Jun 21, Jul 19 & Aug 16 2:30pm Manga Monday Mondays, Jun 25, Jul 30 & Aug 27 4:30pm Tech Tuesdays Tuesdays, Jun 26, Jul 31 & Aug 28 | 2:30pm Make-and-Take Crafts Tue, Jul 3 | 2:30pm

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B R A N C H PRO G R A M S

Kimono Art Fri, Jul 6 | 2:30pm You're BAKING a Fool of Yourself Wed, Jul 11 | 2:30pm Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters Cleveland! Sat, Jul 21 | 2pm Flag Bingo Thu, Jul 26 | 2:30pm We All Scream for Ice Cream! Fri, Jul 27 | 2:30pm Board Game Day Wed, Aug 22 | 4:30pm Fandom Friday: TMNT Edition Fri, Aug 24 | 4:30pm Computer Classes Résumés and Job Search Series Fridays, Jun 1 & 8 | 11:15am–12:45pm Internet Basics & Search the Web Series Fridays, Jun 15 & 22 | 11:15am–12:45pm Tinkercad Basics Fri, Jun 29 | 11:15am–12:45pm Coding Basics Series Wednesdays, Aug 1–29 | 3:15–4:45pm Guitar Lessons Come and rock out with an introductory guitar lesson! Guitars available for use at the library (while supplies last). Thursdays, Jun 7 & 29 | 4:30pm Thursdays, Jul 10 & 25 | 4:30pm Thu, Aug 9 | 4:30pm Knitting Between the Pages Love to knit? Live to knit? Want to learn the basics? Join us to enjoy the company of other knitters and share projects, ideas, and tips. Saturdays, Jun 9 & 23 | 11am Saturdays, Jul 7 & 21 | 11am Saturdays, Aug 4 & 18 | 11am

hoopla books, movies & more!

Borrow a great selection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, television shows, and music albums via your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and via select Android devices).

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SOUTH BROOKLYN

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF |Tue, Jun 5 | 3pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 3pm GLOBAL CLEVELAND | Tue, Jun 19 | 3pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 24 | 3pm Preschool Story Time Fridays | 10:30am Kid’s Activities & Crafts SBN Gamer's Guild (kids & teens) Fridays, Jun 29, Jul 27 & Aug 31 | 4pm I Survived Shark Week! Wed, Jul 18 | 3:30pm Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops (presented by the Art Therapy Studio) Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug 6–30 4–5pm Speak! Poetry Slam Wed, Aug 22 | 4pm Coffee Talk Gather with community members and local organizations to share ideas and information and chat about Old Brooklyn neighborhood topics over a cup of joe. Tuesdays, Jun 19, Jul 17 & Aug 21 | 5:30pm Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-888-817-3777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Aug 11 | 10–11am Computer Classes Microsoft Excel Series Thursdays, Jun 7–28 | 5–6:30pm Internet Basics & Search the Web Series Saturdays, Aug 4 & 11 | 11:15am–12:45pm

Buying and Selling Online Sat, Aug 18 | 11:15am–12:45pm Your Digital Footprint Sat, Aug 25 | 11:15am–12:45pm

STERLING

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Tue, Jun 5 | 2pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS Wednesdays | 2:30pm FINALE | Fri, Jul 27 | 2pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Fridays | 10:30am Summer Arts for Sterling Kids The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning hosts three summer arts-in-residence workshop series for kids in the Sterling Branch neighborhood. Space is limited. Visit the branch for eligibility and registration information. Dancing Sprouts (ages 4-7) Mondays, Jun 18–Jul 2 & Jul 16–30 | 2pm Operation Vegetables! (ages 7-11) Tuesdays, Jun 19 & 26 and Jul 12–Aug 2 2pm Digital Storytelling (ages 11-14) Thursdays, Jun 21 & 28 and Jul 12–Aug 2 2pm Showcase and parent engagement session at 3pm on the final day of each series. Books and Ballet Youth ages 3-8 are invited to story time with a ballerina! Learn basic ballet movements, enjoy fairy tale stories and take part in our community tea party. These programs are offered in partnership with Cleveland Inner City Ballet. Wed, Jun 13 | 1pm Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops (presented by the Art Therapy Studio) Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug 6–30 4:30–5:30pm


Free Summer Lunches for Kids Mon–Fri, Jun 4–Aug 10 | 11:30am–12:30pm All Branches and Main Library Mon–Fri | After School

Courtesy of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (for children up to age 18).

Computer Classes CPL & Your Device Tue, Jun 5 | 5–6:30pm Buying and selling online Tue, Jun 12 | 5–6:30pm CPL 101 Tue, Jun 19 | 5–6:30pm Search the Web Tue, Jun 26 | 5–6:30pm Octavofest at Sterling Enjoy hands-on paper arts workshops for adults: make your own doll books (June), puppets (July), and handmade paper (August). Saturdays, Jun 16, Jul 28 & Aug 25 12–2pm

UNION

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Tue, May 29 | 2pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 12:30pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 31 | 12:30pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3–5) Tuesdays | 10:30am Toddler Storytime (ages 18 months to 3 years) Wednesdays | 10:30am 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

together. 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, May 31, Jun 14 & 28, Jul 12 & 26, Aug 9 & 23, and Sep 6 & 20 5:30–7pm Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3–5. Wednesdays, Jul 5–Aug 8 10:15–10:45am Kids’s Activities & Crafts Juneteenth Mon, Jun 18 | 12:30pm Popcorn & a Movie Wednesdays, Jun 20 & Jul 25 | 11:30am July 4th Crafts Mon, Jul 1 | 12:30pm Teen Event Father's Day Young men learn from their elders how to tie bow ties and ties. Wed, Jun 13 | 3:30pm Computer Classes Internet & Email Basics Series Thursdays, Jun 7–28 | 3:15–4:45pm

WALZ

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Wed, Jun 6 | 2:30pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 1pm GLOBAL CLEVELAND | Tue, Jun 12 | 1pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 31 | 1pm

Tutoring in Reading from Grades K-3 The Ohio Department of Education’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee seeks to identify and help students in grades K-3 whose reading skills need improvement. FREE tutoring and support for K-3 students is offered in partnership with Braxton Education and Technology Consulting. Mon-Thu in June | 12:30-2:30pm Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3–5. Wednesdays, May 23–Jun 27 | 11–11:30am Kids’ Activities & Crafts Fairytale Fanatic! Wed, Jun 6 | 2:30pm Jambo! from Africa Wed, Jun 20 | 2:30pm Spooky Irish Lore Wed, Jun 27 | 2:30pm Learn Japanese! Mon, Jul 2 | 1pm Make a Good Luck Khamsa Wed, Jul 11 | 2:30pm Shadow Puppets Wed, Jul 18 | 2:30pm Make Musica! Wed, Jul 25 | 2:30pm Read Around the World Teen Book Club (ages 12-14) Let’s read and discuss American-Born Chinese by Gene L. Yang. Thursdays, Jun 14–Jul 12 | 1pm

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Go Global Tween Book Club (ages 8-12) Let’s read and discuss Pashmina by Nidhi Charnani. Thursdays, Jun 14–Jul 5 | 2:30pm Cleveland In the Fab 50s Western Reserve Historical Society takes us back to the decade when Cleveland became the home of rock and roll…from poodle skirts to Elvis! Tue, Jun 12 | 2pm Senior Social Socialize and explore past decades with food, games, and music. Tuesdays, Jun 26, Jul 24 & Aug 21 | 2pm

WEST PARK

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Tue, Jun 5 | 2pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Tuesdays | 2pm FINALE | Tue, Jul 24 | 2pm 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 together. 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, May 19, Jun 2, 16 & 23, July 7 & 21, Aug 4 & 18, and Sep 8 | 10:30am–12pm Kids’ Activities & Crafts STEAM Fun Thu, Jun 14 | 2pm Cupcake Wars Thu, Jul 12 | 2pm Bubble Mania Sat, Jul 13 | 2pm Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops (presented by the Art Therapy Studio) Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug 6–30 4:30–5:30pm

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Computer Classes Internet & Email Basics Series Wednesdays, Jun 6–27 | 3:15–4:45pm Microsoft Word Series Thursdays, Aug 2–23 | 5–6:30pm

WOODLAND

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE KICK-OFF | Thu, Jun 7 | 1pm WEEKLY PROGRAMS | Thursdays | 1pm FINALE | Thu, Jul 28 | 1pm Tutoring in Reading from Grades K-3 The Ohio Department of Education’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee seeks to identify and help students in grades K-3 whose reading skills need improvement. FREE tutoring and support for K-3 students is offered in partnership with Braxton Education and Technology Consulting. Mon-Thu in June | 12:30-2:30pm Bilingual Story Time with Author Raquel Ortiz Travel with Sofi and El Vejigante to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as the author reads her charming children’s book, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural/Sofi y el Mágico Mural Musical. Puppets, music, crafts & more! Wed, Jul 25 | 11am | Woodland Woodland Wonderland Babies and children learn first through play. Interactive learning space for families with children from birth to age 5. No appointment necessary. For more info, contact Family Connections at 216-921-2023. Tuesdays | 4–6pm Wednesdays | 10:30am–12:30 and 3:30pm–5pm Preschool Storytime (ages 3–5) Thursdays | 10:30am

Kids’ Activities & Crafts 4-H STEM Adventures Presented by OSU Extension Tuesdays, Jun 12 & Jul 10 | 1pm Summertime STEAM Upcycling Thu, Jun 14 | 3pm Puzzles, Pictures, and Puppets Thu, Jul 21 | 3pm Back-to-School Fun Workshop Thu, Aug 2 | 1pm Computer Classes Microsoft Office Graphics, PowerPoint, and Publisher series Mondays, Jul 2–23 | 11:15am–12:45pm Little Free Library Book Swap Learn about the Little Free Library initiative and take part in our book giveaway. Have books you’d like to set free? Bring them to our swap and spread the joy of reading! Mon, Aug 6 | 4pm


E A R LY LITE R ACY

Be My Neighbor Day Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood comes to you! Meet Daniel Tiger and his friends, pose for a photo, and enjoy fun activities for kids. Toddlers and preschoolers receive a free backpack filled with giveaways (while supplies last). Staff from high-quality Cleveland-area preschools will be on hand to answer questions from parents and caregivers of toddlers and preschoolers, provide information about their programs, and register children. This event is offered in partnership with WIVZ/Ideastream, PNC Bank, and PRE4CLE/Starting Point. Mon, Aug 13 | 10am–2pm | Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

Read to the Beat Reading readiness activities set to a musical beat for preschoolers ages 3-5. Tuesdays, May 22–Jun 26 | 11–11:30am | Hough Wednesdays, May 23–Jun 27 | 10:15–10:45am | Rockport

Free Tutoring

Wednesdays, May 23–Jun 27 | 11–11:30am | Walz Tuesdays, Jul 3–31 & Thu, Jul 5 | 10:15–10:45am | Mt. Pleasant Tuesdays, Jul 3–31 & Thu, Jul 5 | 11–11:30am | East 131 Wednesdays, Jul 5–Aug 8 | 10:15–10:45am | Union Wednesdays, Jul 5–Aug 8 | 11–11:30am | Fleet Kindergarten Clubs Prepare your child for school and build a foundation 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 together. Registration is required. 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, May 29, Jun 12 & 26, Jul 10 & 24, Aug 7 & 21 and Sep 4 & 18 | 4:30–6pm | Hough Branch Thursdays, May 31, Jun 14 & 28, Jul 12 & 26, Aug 9 & 23, and Sep 6 & 20 | 5:30–7pm | Union Branch Saturdays, May 19, Jun 2, 16 & 23, July 7 & 21, Aug 4 & 18, and Sep 8 | 10:30am–12pm | West Park

Tutoring in Reading for Grades K-3

The Ohio Department of Education’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee seeks to identify and help students in grades K–3 whose reading skills need improvement. FREE tutoring and support for K–3 students is offered in partnership with Braxton Education and Technology Consulting. Mon-Thu in June | 12:30–2:30pm • Memorial-Nottingham • Walz • Woodland

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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

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