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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.

OUR MISSION

We are The People’s University, the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community.

OUR VISION

Cleveland Public Library will be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share, and seek out new knowledge in ways that are beneficial to themselves, their community, and the world.

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

THE WORLD OF PUPPETS: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN GRAND OPENING Saturday, March 23, 2018 | Main Library

CONTENTS 03 CPL 150 08 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 10 PATRON STORIES 11 MUSIC AT MAIN 12 SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

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

13 SUMMER LIT LEAGUE RELATED ACTIVITIES

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

14 TECHCENTRAL

STAY CONNECTED

16 BOOK DISCUSSIONS 17 AUTHOR VISITS 18 MAIN LIBRARY PROGRAMS 20 EXHIBITS & FEATURED EVENTS 22 ACTIVITIES & EVENTS FOR TEENS & KIDS AT MAIN LIBRARY 23 BRANCH PROGRAMS


DISCOVERCelebration with Cleveland Public Library

THROUGH NOV 30, 2019 THE WORLD OF PUPPETS: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN MAIN LIBRARY, BRETT HALL Travel the globe with traditional and modern puppets from every corner of the world.

JUN 3–JUL 26, 2019

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE | ALL BRANCHES

Enjoy weekly activities at neighborhood library branches, special events, prizes, and family fun. Open to kids from birth through age 18. Early registration begins May 1.

SAT, JUL 27, 2019

CPL150 STREET FESTIVAL | MAIN LIBRARY

The Library is shutting down the street and celebrating! Enjoy family-friendly fun. Local branches will be closed, and shuttle buses will be provided to our patrons so they can join us downtown on this special day.

SAT, NOV 16, 2019 CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOOK BALL GALA | MAIN LIBRARY First annual Book Ball Gala fundraiser in support of the Cleveland Public Library Foundation.

MON, JAN 20, 2020 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY | MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BRANCH The capstone event of the Library’s 150th anniversary, the ceremony honors 150 Clevelanders who make a difference in their own neighborhoods, families, or libraries.


ASPIRE GREATER CLEVELAND CLASSES High School Equivalency, Adult Basic Skills, English as a Second Language, and Citizenship classes are offered periodically at several Cleveland Public Library locations.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS • Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing, Learning Commons • Eastman • Fleet • Fulton • Langston Hughes • Martin Luther King, Jr. • South • Woodland Please call 833-ASPIRE2 to register and confirm the latest schedules and locations.


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In celebration of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary year, we invite patrons and community members to share their favorite memories involving the Library. Share your own story by visiting cpl.org/stories.

YOUR YEAR,

Your Stories

“For five summers we hosted a little girl, Tanya, from Belarus through the Children of Chernobyl program. Before her first visit, I called Cleveland Public Library, and an International Languages librarian sent a wonderful selection of Russian-language materials to our rural CLEVNET library. When Tanya arrived, exhausted from long flights and some medical problems, there was no way we could communicate— until I remembered those blessed library materials. These offerings built connections between us almost immediately.” –L. G. Weldon

“In high school, I worked as a page in Main Library, which fueled my lifelong love of books. Taking the bus to work gave me independence. Visiting nearby St. John’s Cathedral aided my spiritual moorings. Earning that great minimum wage helped finance my growing need for scooter skirts and burgers. Those two pursuits were clearly at odds with one another, but all that walking certainly helped, too. I do editing work now, and I still love the Library. Thank you, CPL.” –A. Safchuk

“It was at the former Superior Branch that I discovered there were more black authors than Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Langston Hughes. When I was a teenager, the branch created a section of books by black authors, where I discovered James Baldwin and Maya Angelou, among others. I also loved venturing downtown to Main Library, using the Dewey Decimal system to look up books, and wandering through departments to find them. The Library helped develop my love of reading.” –C. Revels

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PARTY in the Streets Break out the balloons, the bands, and the birthday cake—it’s time to celebrate Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary. BY LAURA WALTER

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ibraries don’t turn 150 years old every day. To celebrate the momentous occasion of Cleveland Public Library’s sesquicentennial anniversary—and to give back to the community that has generously supported the Library for so long—the entire city is invited to the free, daylong CPL150 Street Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2019. On this day, Superior Avenue will be closed between E. 3rd and E. 6th Streets in front of the Main Library campus downtown to accommodate a lively festival jam-packed with activities, attractions, and performers. Clevelanders of all ages are invited to this free, fun-filled event. “The CPL150 Street Festival is for everyone,” says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director. “Throughout the day, we’ll have lots of activities appropriate for children and families, and the evening will include programming for adults. This festival will be a colorful, joyous celebration created specifically for the people of Cleveland. Consider this your formal invitation to come downtown on July 27 to take part in the festivities.”

Activities Galore

From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the event will focus on family- friendly entertainment, including an appearance from Eric Litwin, author of Pete the Cat; puppet shows and workshops; balloon twisting demonstrations; an appearance from author and illustrator Raúl the Third; a Hiplet dance performance presenting a fusion of classical ballet, hip-hop, and other urban dance styles; eSports gaming events; and much more. The day’s eclectic range of activities and entertainment will be punctuated by public art and giveaways. Free tickets for

“This festival will be a colorful, joyous celebration created specifically for the people of Cleveland. Consider this your formal invitation to come downtown on July 27 to take part in the festivities.” – Felton Thomas, Jr.

Executive Director, CEO, Cleveland Public Library

The Lion King at Playhouse Square will be given away to the first 200 students at the festival who completed the Summer Lit League program. In addition, the Library will also give away hundreds of backpacks filled with supplies for children and teens. Tours focusing on the Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit will be offered. The CPL150 Street Festival will also unveil the Library’s 2019 See Also art installation in the Eastman Reading Garden. Feel free to inflate your expectations (pun intended) for this bright, bold, and interactive inflatable installation created by Town and Concrete from France. In addition, the Street Festival will display mural art, chalk art, and other artistic creations to expose attendees to both international and locally based artists. As the day wears on, adult-focused programming will kick into gear from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. MOCA will present LOADED at the festival as a preview of their upcoming performance season—an experience set to include performance art, film, and avant-rock, punk, hip-hop, and electronic music. Evening headliners include comedian Roy Wood, Jr., who appears on The Daily

Show (among other Comedy Central programs) and has entertained millions on stage, television, and radio. Following Wood’s comedy act, Dâm-Funk takes the stage for a DJ set to wrap up the evening with selections of soul, funk, R&B, and hip-hop for an 18+ crowd.

Rain or Shine

All neighborhood branch libraries in the Cleveland Public Library system will close on July 27 in honor of the festival, excluding seven branches that will offer free, regularly scheduled shuttle service to and from the festival on Lolly the Trolley. Those branches include Addison, Collinwood, East 131st, Eastman, South, Sterling, and Woodland.

DÂM-FUNK

ROY WOOD, JR.

The CPL150 Street Festival will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, many events can be moved inside the Main Library campus. That means there’s no excuse to miss the city’s biggest party of the year—so we’ll see you there. The CPL150 Street Festival is free and open to all. The festival takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 on Superior Avenue outside Main Library located at 325 Superior Avenue.

CPL150 STREET FESTIVAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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DOCUMENTING a Diverse City Through special storytelling and photography projects, Cleveland Public Library will help capture a snapshot of the city and its people in 2019. BY L AU R A WA LT E R

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leveland, get ready for your close-up. This year, thanks to the Library’s special partnerships with the Cleveland Print Room and ideastream, the lives and times of our city will be documented, shared, and celebrated like never before. These two ongoing, community-based projects—one focusing on photography, the other on storytelling—will also help honor Cleveland Public Library’s 150 th anniversary year. “What better way to celebrate the past of our city than through projects honoring our present and considering our future?” asks Aaron Mason, Cleveland Public Library Director of Outreach and Programming Services. “We are honored to work with ideastream to gather oral histories from our residents and the Cleveland Print Room to solicit and share images of the city and its people from a diverse range of photographers. Both of these projects 6

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are our way of giving back to the residents Cleveland, who have for so long supported the Library’s place in their community.” First, Cleveland 20/20: A Photographic Exploration of Cleveland, a citywide photography program spearheaded by the Cleveland Print Room, aims to capture and preserve Cleveland’s people and places through photography. The multi-faceted program enlists a dozen local photographers along with additional teen photographers to capture images throughout the city. “We hope to focus on the city through the lens of the neighborhoods, the community, and the residents,” says Shari Wilkins, Executive Director of the Cleveland Print Room. “Our city has iconic buildings like the Rock Hall and the West Side Market, but this project will be more entrenched in the community. That’s why it was important to have a wide range


of experiences and ages for our photographers—we’ll have a diverse group of people documenting a diverse city.” Cleveland 20/20 also features community engagement opportunities with nationally renowned photographer Ruddy Roye; public outreach and portrait sessions at community events; photography slams; and special photography displays in neighborhoods. Finally, this project will help bolster the Library’s Photograph Collection. “Our Photograph Collection currently has 1.3 million photos, which range from mid- to late-1800s through the 1990s,” says Olivia Hoge, Subject Department Manager for the Center for Local and Global History. “But we have a gap from the ’90s to present day. We hope this project will help us move forward with making the collection more contemporary.”

Picture Perfect

For Cleveland 20/20 photographer a, the project has the ability to showcase different points of view and to present the city in a more diverse, inclusive light. Jackson intends to set part of her work in the Buckeye-Shaker area, and she also plans to showcase the city from the perspective of its public transportation system by capturing images along RTA bus and train lines. She adds that her youth—at 22, she is one of the project’s youngest adult photographers—and her gender may both prove to be assets as she attempts to connect with her photographic subjects. “I plan to capture as many people as I can to show Cleveland off in the best way,” she says. “I hope this project will have a large impact on Cleveland. I think it’s important to show how the city has changed and to give hope for where it’s going.” While it’s true that a lot has changed in 150 years, one Cleveland 20/20 photographer will bring a piece of the past into the present. Back when Cleveland Public Library opened in 1869, the emerging field of photography was dominated by the wet-plate collodion process, which entails coating a piece of glass or metal with collodion to make it light sensitive before shooting and developing it on the spot. Photographer Greg Martin uses that same process today, which he’ll employ in his work with Cleveland 20/20. “This is one of the oldest of photography methods; it was widely popular in the 1860s,” Martin explains. “It’s great for community engagement. People are fascinated by it. And there’s something about the medium and the industrial history of the city that work well together—the chemistry and the glass and metal all very much ties into the history of Cleveland.” Stephen Bivens, meanwhile, intends to create a photographic timeline of today’s Cleveland. Bivens, a Cleveland Arts Prize winner, says he’ll particularly focus on the Collinwood and Glenville neighborhoods. “My expectations are to get a time capsule of everything that’s going on in Cleveland right now, so 50 or 100 years from now, we’ll see what was going on in these neighborhoods,” he says. “I think this project can bring a lot of pride to the city.” Cleveland 20/20 will culminate in an exhibition of the project’s photographs, which will be on display in Brett Hall in Main Library

in 2020. The Cleveland Print Room will curate the exhibit.

Cleveland Stories

The Library will also capture oral histories of the city’s residents this year through the CPL150 Storytelling Project, which will record the stories of Cleveland residents in their own voices. “We want to document and create a snapshot of where Cleveland is in 2019 for the Library’s 150 th anniversary,” says Justin Glanville, the ideastream reporter/producer who is leading the project. “Hearing someone speak in their own voice about a story that is important to them is such a powerful way to build connection, understanding, and compassion. My hope is that this project draws us closer together as a city and as a region.” Like Cleveland 20/20, the CPL150 Storytelling Project aims to document the lives of today’s Clevelanders and to portray a comprehensive, diverse portrait of our city. Select librarians will be trained to interview patrons who wish to record their stories. These brief interviews may focus on family history, immigration to Cleveland, military service, education, the life and culture of particular neighborhoods, and more, all to create a snapshot of Cleveland in 2019 in residents’ own words. From these initial interviews, Glanville will produce six stories throughout the year, which will air on 90.3 WCPN ideastream during peak hours and also appear online. “I’ll be looking for stories that I feel compelled by, that put me on the edge of my seat—whether it’s because the person is a really great storyteller, or it’s just subject matter that’s interesting, unusual, or speaks to where Cleveland is right now,” he says. “Cleveland has such a rich history, and this storytelling project could be a jumping-off point for getting people’s everyday stories surrounding their lives in this city,” adds Shayna Muckerheide in the Library’s Outreach and Programming Services. “This is a way to capture stories for generations, to learn about people’s lives in different communities. And people trust the Library, so we hope they’ll share their stories with us.” All stories gathered by Library staff will be archived online in its Digital Gallery. The Library also has the capability to record interviews in a patron’s native language, including Spanish, French, Mandarin, Russian, Romanian, Italian, Arabic, or Hungarian. Patrons interested in participating should contact Muckerheide at 216-6232921 to find the closest available location to record a story.

Don’t Be Shy

Both the CPL150 Storytelling Project and Cleveland 20/20 will culminate at the Library’s special Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony, which will take place on January 20, 2020. Until then, both projects will be represented throughout the community, including at the Library’s CPL150 Street Festival on July 27, 2019. All residents are encouraged to participate—whether by sharing their stories or having their photos taken. “You’ll be a part of this history of Cleveland,” says Bivens, “so don’t be shy.”

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CO M M U N IT Y PA R TN E R S H I P S

FEEDING the Community As the Library’s partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank demonstrates, libraries are more than buildings full of books—they can serve as networks to provide hungry children with nutritious meals. BY L AU R A WA LT E R

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n a chilly March Friday outside the Walz Branch in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, dozens of people lined up before an array of squash, corn, strawberries, apples, oranges, pears, lettuce, and milk, all available to qualifying individuals and families at no charge. This monthly mobile food pantry, which is made possible through produce donated by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, helps fulfill a vital need within this branch’s neighborhood—and also highlights just one way Cleveland Public Library is transforming the way libraries serve their communities. “The idea of a library only moving materials, like books, is outdated,” says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “Today, libraries are making the move from being transactional to transformational. Our partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is an excellent example of how we strive to transform our communities here in Cleveland.” While the Walz mobile food pantry is unique within the Library system, Cleveland Public Library’s partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank extends back more than a decade with the express purpose of serving the city’s youth. For years now, these partnering organizations have worked to ensure every Cleveland 8

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Public Library branch provides free, nutritious food to children throughout the year. In the summer, children can visit their local branches on weekdays for a bagged lunch, and in the school year, the Kids’ Café program offers afterschool meals. “The Food Bank has one mission at heart: making sure people who don’t have food have food,” Thomas says. “Food insecurity is huge in our communities. As far as we can be helpful in that process, we’ll be part of the discussion to help level opportunities for our patrons.”

Fighting Food Insecurity

If providing food to hungry children and families seems out of the realm of a library’s services, think again. From the Library’s early adoption of the “open shelf” concept in the late 1800s, which gave patrons direct access to books, to more recent technological and service-related partnerships, Cleveland Public Library has long sought to innovate and change the perception of what a library can be to its community. Fighting food insecurity is one of the latest initiatives that makes the Library a trendsetter—and it’s one that serves a critical purpose. According to Kristin S. Warzocha, President and CEO of Greater


“We know that nutritious food is so critical for kids’ learning, growth, and development. It’s important for these kids to have access to nutritious food on a regular basis.”

Cleveland Food Bank, recent data suggests Cleveland tops the list of U.S. cities with the highest child poverty rates. “We know that a significant number of children live in families where there’s a regular struggle to put nutritious food on table, and we know that nutritious food is so critical for kids’ learning, growth, and development,” –Kristin S. Warzocha she explains. “It’s important President and CEO of Greater for these kids to have access Cleveland Food Bank to nutritious food on a regular basis.” An average meal provided to young library patrons includes a sandwich, a piece of fruit, a vegetable, a carton of milk, and an occasional sweet treat. In the Food Bank’s 2018 fiscal year, the organization provided 189,000 meals to Cleveland Public Library locations, as well as 47,000 pounds fresh produce through the Walz mobile food pantry. The value of that food—which was provided to children at no cost—amounts to nearly $600,000. “A lot of clients who turn to the Food Bank are forced to make very hard choices,” Warzocha says. “They’re choosing between food and medicine, or food and child care, or food and the utility bill, rent, or mortgage. The act of providing a nutritious meal when someone is in need not only provides them with the reinforcement that this is a community that cares, but it also frees up dollars to do other things that are important to that family.” But the worth of this food goes beyond dollars and cents. In fact, it’s priceless. “We cannot address a child’s other needs until the basic needs of food are addressed,” explains Kathleen Lefkowtiz, Branch Manager at Walz. “If children don’t have food, then a library’s books, movies, or computers aren’t as useful.” “This food helps children physically, socially, and emotionally. That nourishment gives them the energy to do their homework and socialize with other kids,” adds Pasha Moncrief Robinson, Fleet Branch Manager. “Providing free meals also helps us get to know the kids at our branch. Originally, libraries were for resources and information, but now we also have to stay relevant in an everchanging world. This partnership helps us sustain our value within the community.”

A True Partnership

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works with many partner organizations, but Warzocha points out that Cleveland Public Library is the Food Bank’s first and largest library partner. This relationship has even influenced how the Food Bank works with other libraries. “Because we’ve worked so successfully together and have reached so many children, we’ve expanded to other library systems,”

she says. “The fact that Cleveland Public Library has 27 branches is pretty extraordinary in terms of network and reach. It’s a wonderful organization that, in my view, really cares about the community and the families that live here.” Administering a program of this scale, however, comes with inherent challenges. The Food Bank must estimate how many meals to deliver to each branch, and the number of children who show up in need of a meal each day can vary based on a number of factors. Thomas also acknowledges that in the beginning, some library staff expressed reticence and questioned how food programs fell within the scope of library work. But as time passed and more young patrons benefited from the meals, attitudes changed. In fact, Thomas says, when staff were recently asked about the most important work they do at their branches, many pointed to the afterschool and summer lunch programs. And Warzocha agrees that libraries are a perfect setting to provide meals to children in need. “If I was struggling to put food on the table, there is nowhere I’d rather my kids be than at a Cleveland Public Library site after

school,” she says. “Not only would I know they’re in a safe space and wonderful learning environment, but I’d also know they have access to that food. I’m thankful I’m not in that situation, but I know that so many moms are—and I’m glad that Cleveland Public Library does such a wonderful job providing this service.”

To learn more about the summer lunch and afterschool meal programs at Cleveland Public Library, please contact your closest neighborhood branch. Visit cpl.org/locations for branch contact information. For more information about the Walz mobile food pantry, please call the branch at 216-623-7095. To learn more about the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, please visit greaterclevelandfoodbank.org. The People’s University | cpl.org

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PATRO N S TO R I E S

“I’m so grateful I’m in a place now where I can say the Library helped me become the person I am today. I’m a perfect example of how the Library can make a difference in a person’s life.” –Juanita O. Brent State Representative, Ohio House District 12

LIBRARIES as Life-Changers State Representative Juanita O. Brent shares how the Library made a difference in her life. BY L AU R A WA LT E R

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s State Representative Juanita O. Brent tells it, Cleveland Public Library changed the trajectory of her career—and set her on the course to become a state representative. Brent, who currently represents Ohio House District 12, turned to Cleveland Public Library when she was 23 years old and in need of professional guidance. At the time, she was working a low-paying job and faced uncertainty surrounding the next step in her career. Enter the Library’s Harvard-Lee Branch, which Brent began visiting on a regular basis as she contemplated her professional future. “This was before I had a smartphone, and I couldn’t afford the internet,” she explains. “Small barriers like that can stop us from moving forward.” The Library helped Brent overcome that barrier. For upwards of three months, she visited the Harvard-Lee Branch nearly every day to use the computers. In the process, library staff took notice. “The librarians built a relationship with me. They finally said, ‘Well, what are you trying to do? We see you here every day, how can we help you?’” Brent recalls. “That makes a difference—that someone took an interest in me.” 10 UpNext June–August 2019

The staff at Harvard-Lee guided Brent toward a career services program, which helped her learn how to improve her résumé by listing concrete goals she had achieved in a job during her college days. The program was particularly useful for a young adult like Brent who had finished college but was “still in that gray area of trying to find out where you’re going in life and how you’re going to get there.” The services Brent obtained for free at the Library not only helped her secure a better job, but helped prepare her for where she is today—and it’s all because Cleveland Public Library staff took an interest in her needs.

Transparency and Equality

Today, Brent remains a steadfast supporter of libraries. She often holds her house district office hours in the meeting rooms at public libraries as a way to signal that all constituents are welcome to meet with her. Most of all, she’s drawn to the fact that libraries offer free assistance equally to everyone. She estimates, for example, that the career assistance she obtained years ago at Harvard-Lee would have cost hundreds of dollars had she paid for the services.

“Our libraries our touching everyone, no matter [a person’s] economic level or race or background or religious beliefs,” Brent says. “So we need to support our libraries.” In her work as a state representative, Brent is particularly passionate about equity in educational services for children. Libraries, she says, help bridge the gap for children in low-income areas by providing free tutoring services and educational enrichment. She also appreciates libraries for providing access to the latest bestselling books; programs that help people live healthier, more fulfilled lives; and access to computers and digital literacy resources. For these reasons and more, Brent believes libraries have become anchors within Cleveland communities. She encourages the public to make use of libraries and to support them in any way possible—because you never know whose life will be changed by a library. “I’m so grateful I’m in a place now where I can say the Library helped me become the person I am today,” Brent says. “I’m a perfect example of how the Library can make a difference in a person’s life.”


M U S I C AT M A I N

Brent Kirby

Curtis Taylor Duo

Saturday, June 1 | 2pm Main Library, Fine Arts, 3rd Floor

Wednesday June 26 | 12–1pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden (Rain venue LSW Indoor Reading Garden)

Diana Chittester

Moustache Yourself

Voted Best Musician, Best Singer, and Best Male Vocalist in Cleveland Scene, Brent Kirby performs at the Library with the spirit of Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan.

Cleveland singer-songwriter Diana Chittester blends her intricate fingerpicking guitar style with intelligent and thoughtful lyrics.

Friday, July 5 | 12–1pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden (Rain venue LSW Indoor Reading Garden)

Jazz trumpeter Curtis Taylor comes to the Library to perform in the Eastman Reading Garden.

Moustache Yourself brings gypsy jazz and Django Rhinehardt from the cafés of Paris to downtown Cleveland.

Saturday, August 3 | 2pm Main Library, Fine Arts, 3rd Floor

Cleveland Clinic Concert Band

The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band returns to Cleveland Public Library for their annual concert. Come enjoy patriotic music and marches in preparation for Independence Day.

Saturday, June 29 | 2pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden (Rain venue LSW Auditorium)

Victor Samalot

An instrumental guitarist who draws on his Latin roots, Samalot fuses timeless Latin groove with jazz stylings topped with a rock edge to appeal to listeners of world fusion music.

Wednesday August 7 | 12–1pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden (Rain venue LSW Indoor Reading Garden)

The Real Thing Band

Live jazz cross-pollinated with the sounds and rhythms of Africa from Kamal Abdul-Alim, Larry Hancock, and Kevin Muhammed.

Wednesdays, Jun 19, Jul 17 & Aug 21 | 12 noon Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

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Summer Lit League

Open to children and teens from birth through age 18. Register at your local Cleveland Public Library branch, in the Youth Services Department at Main Library, or visit https://cpl.beanstack.org.

Weekly themed activities at your library

June 4: Puppets 101

July 2: Acting, Games & Fun, Oh My!

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm All Branches and the Youth Services Department, Main Library, 4th Floor

June 11: Every Puppet Tells a Story

July 9: Make a Stage

Explore the many types of puppets used around the world. Make and take your own paper puppet.

Choose a character from your favorite story or create your own character and bring it to life as a stick puppet.

June 18: Skits Are for Kids

Have fun with finger puppets and choose or write a script and build a story for your end-of-summer puppet performance.

June 25: Puppet Creations

Now that your team has a script, choose a style and start creating puppets!

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Get ready for the spotlight! Learn acting techniques and play games with castmates and neighborhood friends.

Your puppet show is two weeks away! Make a stage for your big day.

July 16: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse! Practice your show with friends and peers, the end-of-summer program is almost here!

July 23: Show Time!

It’s show time! Invite your family, neighbors, and friends to the coolest puppet show in the CLE performed by Summer Lit League readers!


S U M M E R LIT LE AG U E R E L ATE D AC TI V ITI E S

FREE Summer Lunches for Kids

Free lunches for children up to age 18 provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Mon–Fri | 11:30am–12:30pm All branch locations and Youth Services Department, Main Library, 4th Floor

TechCentral Robotics Camps

Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students and registration is required. Registration opens four weeks before the first date of each session. Call 216-623-2980 to register.

Mon–Thu, Jun 10–13 | 3–5pm | South Mon–Thu, Jun 17–20 | 3–5pm | Union Mon–Thu, Jun 24–27 | 3–5pm | Eastman Mon–Thu, Jul 8–11 | 3–5pm | Addison Mon–Thu, Jul 15–18 | 3–5pm | Woodland

Summer Preschool Story Times

Story times for preschool children and their families/caregivers foster the early literacy skills kids need to learn to read and to succeed in school and help build social skills. Parents/caregivers and siblings can also learn easy, fun ways to foster literacy at home. (Please see branch listings for details and age group for these events.)

Mondays | 11:30am | South Brooklyn Tuesdays | 10:30am | Union Tuesdays | 10:30am & 11am | West Park Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jun 4 – Aug 8 | 3pm | Eastman Wednesdays | 10:30am | Union Wednesdays | 5pm | Woodland Thursdays | 11:30am | Rockport Thursdays, Jun 13 & 20, Jul 11 & 18, and Aug 8 & 22 | 2pm | Fleet Fridays | 10:30am | Garden Valley Fridays | 10:30am | Jefferson Fridays | 11am | South Saturdays, Jun 8, Jul 6, & Aug 3 | 11am | Carnegie West Saturdays in Jun & Jul | 11:30am | Brooklyn Saturdays | 11:30am | Jefferson

CLE Reads Book Fest

Celebrate and explore teen and young adult literature and hear from some of the best YA authors, including Mark Oshiro, Mindy McGinnis, Tiffany Jackson, and more! Presented in partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland.

Sat, Jul 13 | 10am–2pm | Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor

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TE C H C E NTR A L

Branch Computer Classes All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Monday, May 20. July class registration opens Monday, June 24. August class registration opens Monday, July 22. Call 216-623-2980 or the branch at which classes are scheduled to register. BUYING AND SELLING ONLINE Mon, Jun 17 | 5–6:30pm Langston Hughes Thu, Jul 18 | 5–6:30pm Carnegie West Wed, Aug 21 | 11:15am–12:45pm Langston Hughes COMPUTER AND INTERNET BASICS SERIES Saturdays, Jun 1–22 11:15am-12:45pm | Eastman Mondays, Jun 3–24 11:15am-12:45pm South Brooklyn Wednesdays, Jun 5–26 11:15am–12:45pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Thursdays, Jun 6–27 3:15–4:45pm | East 131st Street Wednesdays, Jul 3–31 11:15am–12:45pm | South Thursdays, Aug 1–29 3:15–4:45pm | Walz Mondays, Aug 5–26 5–6:30pm Memorial-Nottingham Wednesdays, Aug 7–28 3:15–4:45pm | Rice COMPUTER BASICS: A BEGINNER’S INTRODUCTION Sat, Aug 3 | 11:15am–12:45pm Eastman COMPUTER BASICS: ORGANIZING FILES Mon, Jul 8 | 5–6:30pm | Lorain Sat, Aug 10 | 11:15am–12:45pm Eastman

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COMPUTER BASICS SERIES Tuesdays, Jul 2–16 | 5–6:30pm Glenville COMPUTER & EMAIL BASICS SERIES Saturdays, Jun 1–22 11:15am-12:45pm | Union COMPUTER, INTERNET, & EMAIL BASICS SERIES Thursdays, Aug 1–29 5–6:30pm | Woodland

JOB SEARCHING ONLINE Thu, Jun 20 | 5–6:30pm Garden Valley Fri, Jun 28 | 11:15am–12:45pm Collinwood Sat, Jul 13 | 11:15am–12:45pm West Park Tue, Jul 30 | 5–6:30pm | Glenville Sat, Aug 31 | 11:15am–12:45pm Eastman

CPL & YOUR DEVICE Thu, Jun 27 | 5–6:30pm | Garden Valley

MICROSOFT EXCEL SERIES Thursdays, Jul 11–25 11:15am–12:45pm | Sterling

Mon, Jul 1 | 5–6:30pm | Lorain

Mondays, Aug 5–26 11:15am–12:45pm | Fulton

Sat, Jul 20 | 11:15am–12:45pm Addison Sat, Jul 20 | 11:15am–12:45pm West Park EMAIL BASICS Thu, Jun 6 | 5–6:30pm Garden Valley Fri, Jun 14 | 11:15am–12:45pm Collinwood Sat, Jul 6 | 11:15am–12:45pm Addison Mon, Jul 15 | 5–6:30pm | Lorain Sat, Aug 17 | 11:15am–12:45pm Eastman INTERNET AND SEARCHING BASICS Wednesdays, Aug 7 & 14 11:15am–12:45pm | Langston Hughes INTERNET BASICS Mon, Jun 3 | 5–6:30pm Langston Hughes

MICROSOFT OFFICE GRAPHICS Fri, Aug 2 | 11:15am–12:45pm Harvard-Lee MICROSOFT PUBLISHER SERIES Fridays, Aug 23–30 11:15am–12:45pm | Harvard-Lee MICROSOFT POWERPOINT SERIES Fridays, Aug 9–16 11:15am–12:45pm | Harvard-Lee MICROSOFT WORD SERIES Tuesdays, Jun 4–25 5–6:30pm Jefferson Wednesdays, Jun 5–26 3:15–4:45pm | Rockport MICROSOFT WORD SERIES & MAIL MERGE Mondays, Jul 1–29 11:15am–12:45pm | Martin Luther King, Jr.

Explore, build, or try something new today! Saturdays, Aug 3–31 11:15am–12:45pm | Hough RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP Thu, Jun 13 | 5–6:30pm Garden Valley Fri, Jun 21 | 11:15am–12:45pm Collinwood Sat, Jun 29 | 11:15am–12:45pm Eastman Sat, Jun 29 | 11:15am–12:45pm Union Sat, Jul 6 | 11:15am–12:45pm West Park Sat, Jul 13 | 11:15am–12:45pm Addison Mon, Jul 22 | 5–6:30pm Lorain Tue, Jul 23 | 5–6:30pm Glenville Sat, Aug 24 | 11:15am–12:45pm Eastman SEARCH THE WEB Fri, Jun 7 | 11:15am–12:45pm Collinwood Mon, Jun 10 | 5–6:30pm Langston Hughes Thu, Jul 11 | 5–6:30pm | Carnegie West YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT Mon, Jun 24 | 5–6:30pm | Langston Hughes Thu, Jul 25 | 5–6:30pm | Carnegie West Wed, Aug 28 | 11:15am–12:45pm Langston Hughes


MAKERKIT MANIA! Fri, Jun 14 | 3pm | Woodland Thu, Jul 11 | 2:30pm | Garden Valley Tue, Aug 13 | 3pm | Addison Wed, Aug 21 | 2:30pm | South Mon, Aug 26 | 4:30pm | Lorain MAKERKITS: CONSTRUCTION Wed, Jul 3 | 2:30pm | South Fri, Jul 12 | 1pm | Hough Mon, Aug 5 | 1pm | Lorain MAKING PARACORD SURVIVAL BANDS Thu, Jun 27 | 1pm | Carnegie West Thu, Aug 8 | 2:30pm | Garden Valley

MakerLabs

Fri, Aug 9 | 3pm | Woodland

Learn how to create something new by attending one of our MakerLab programs available at Main Library and throughout our branches. All MakerLabs are offered free of charge. No registration is required. 3D PET MONSTER Mon, Jun 3 | 1pm | Lorain AWW...SNAP CIRCUITS: MAKING ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS Mon, Jun 10 | 1pm | Jefferson Wed, Jun 19 | 2:30pm | South CODING BASICS SERIES Tuesdays, Aug 6–27 5–6:30pm | Brooklyn DUCT TAPE UNIVERSE Tue, Aug 6 | 3pm | Addison INTRODUCTION TO 3D DESIGN USING TINKERCAD Tue, Jun 11 | 4pm | Fulton Sat, Jun 15 | 2pm | Jefferson Tue, Jul 16 | 4pm | Garden Valley Tue, Aug 13 | 4pm | Collinwood

KNITTING MADE EASY Wed, Jul 17 | 1pm | Rockport Wed, Jul 31 | 3pm | Addison LASER ENGRAVER WORKSHOP Tue, Jun 18 | 4pm | Fulton Tue, Jul 23 | 4pm Garden Valley Tue, Aug 20 | 4pm | Collinwood LITTLEBITS ELECTRONIC KIT OPEN PLAY Mondays, Jun 17, Jul 15 & Aug 5 1pm | Lorain Mondays, Jul 15 & Aug 5 | 1pm Jefferson Make a Drum Machine from Anything Mon, Jul 8 | 1pm | Lorain MAKE A GIANT PIANO Mon, Jul 22 | 1pm | Lorain

MAKE A LITTLEBITS SYNTHESIZER Mon, Jul 1 | 1pm | Lorain MAKE A STATEMENT: BUTTON-MAKING Tue, Jun 25 | 4pm | Fulton Fri, Jul 30 | 4pm | Garden Valley Tue, Aug 27 | 4pm | Collinwood MAKE A TOUGH WALLET OUT OF A MAIL ENVELOPE Wed, Jun 5 | 1pm | Rockport

MAKING TUNES: MASTERING MIX TRACKS Fri, Jun 21 | 1pm | Jefferson MAKING TUNES: VIRTUAL ROCK BAND Fri, Jun 7 | 1pm | Hough Mon, Jul 29 | 3pm | Woodland MOBILE MAKERSPACE DEMO Tue, Jun 4 | 4pm | Fulton Tue, Jul 9 | 4:pm | Garden Valley PAPERCRAFT 3D MODELING Mon, Aug 12 | 1pm | Lorain

MAKE YOUR MASTERPIECE: DIGITAL DARKROOM Fridays, Jun 7 & 28 | 1pm Jefferson Thu, Jun 13 | 2:30pm | Garden Valley Fri, Jun 28 | 1pm | Jefferson

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BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Classic Novel Book Club

Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd floor To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Tue, Jun 4 | 4pm

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tue, Jul 2 | 4pm

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Tue, Aug 6 | 4pm

Get Graphic! Queer Comix

Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd floor

Iceman: Amazing Friends by Sina Grace

Thu, Jun 6 | 4pm

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson

Thu, Jun 20 | 4pm

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Thu, Jul 18 | 4pm

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Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles by Mark Russell

Thu, Aug 1 | 4pm

Abbott by Saladin Ahmed

Thu, Aug 15 | 4pm

Short Story Book Club

Lorain You’ll actually have time to do the reading for this book club! Instead of a whole book, read and discuss some short stories with your neighbors. “Bloodchild” by Octavia Butler, from her book of the same title

Sat, Jun 8 | 3pm

“The Fliers of Gy” Ursula K. Le Guin, from The Unreal and the Real Vol. 2

Sat, Jun 22 | 3pm

“Chivalry” by Neil Gaiman, from his collection Smoke and Mirrors

Sat, Jul 6 | 3pm

“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM” by Rebecca Roanhorse, from Apex Magazine.

Sat, Jul 20 | 3pm

“Jackalope Wives” by Ursula Vernon, from Apex Magazine.

Sat, Aug 3 | 3pm

“Black Betty” by Nisi Shawl, from Crossed Genres.

Sat, Aug 17 | 3pm

“As Good as New” by Charlie Jane Anders, from her collection Six Months, Three Days, Five Others.

Sat, Aug 31 | 3pm

Tremont Think and Drink Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather Ave.

Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel Mon, Jun 10 | 7pm

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

Mon, Jul 8 | 7pm

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Mon, Aug 12 | 7pm

Thursday Book Club South Brooklyn

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Thu, Jun 20 | 4pm

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Thu, Jul 18 | 4pm

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Thu, Aug 22 | 4pm


AUTH O R V I S IT S

An Evening with Dan Coughlin

Hometown sports reporter and anchor Dan Coughlin shares stories from his most recent book, Just One More Story...

Thu, Jun 13 | 6pm | West Park

What Every Tenant Should Know Do you rent a home or apartment in the city of Cleveland? Attend a free seminar presented by judges, magistrates, specialists, and social workers from the Housing Division of Cleveland Municipal Court. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Cleveland as well as assistance and resources available through the Cleveland Housing Court, including:

Cleveland Law Library Book Discussion

The Public Administration Library and the Cleveland Law Library welcome local author and attorney Michael Jordan to host a discussion of his novel, The Company of Demons.

Fri, Jun 21 | 12:30–2pm The Cleveland Law Library, Cuyahoga County Courthouse, 4th Floor, 1 W. Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

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Assistance from Housing Specialists Tips for entering into the landlord-tenant relationship Resolving problems with your landlord What to expect if you go to eviction court Myths vs. reality, mediation Social services referrals A newly-enacted Housing Court Local Rule which allows for sealing of eviction records (similar to expungement).

Registration is requested. Call 216-664-6927 or email gonzalezj@cmcoh.org for more information or to register.

Mon, Jun 3 & Tue, Jul 30 | 4–6pm | Fulton Tue, Jun 18 & Thu Jul 16 | 5:30–6:30pm | Walz Thu, Aug 1 | 2–4pm | Collinwood Thu, Aug 15 | 2–4pm | Woodland Sat, Aug 24 | 11am–1pm | Hough

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M A I N LI B R A RY PRO G R A M S

FILM SCREENING: Uptight

Enjoy a free screening of the Jules Dassin’s film Uptight, filmed on Cleveland’s East Side and involving many of Cleveland’s own as actors, extras, and production crew. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of this relevant and sometimes controversial film, which reflects the urban turmoil in Cleveland and other cities during the 1960s and still resonates today.

Sat, Jun 15 | 2pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

No Sweat Core Strengthening Classes

Most people think core training requires a bunch of sit ups. Pilatesinspired no sweat core is about isolating the deepest abdominals attached to the exhale of your breath, leaving you refreshed, but not too sweaty. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Mondays and alternating Fridays | 1–1:45pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor

Yoga

Free yoga sessions for everyone.

Wednesdays and alternating Fridays | 1–1:45pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor

Cleveland Public Poetry

Open mic for participants to read original or favorite works of poetry.

Mondays, Jun 17, Jul 15, & Aug 19 | 12pm Main Library, 2nd floor

Lunchtime Knitting Circle at City Hall

From beginners to experts, all are welcome to join us and learn to knit or crochet!

Wednesdays, Jun 19, Jul 17, & Aug 21 | 12pm Public Administration Library, City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave., Room 100

Paper Making

We’ll create pulp and use frames and decorative elements to make paper together. It’s fun! All are welcome.

Saturdays, Jun 15 & Aug 10 | 1pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor

Take Charge of Your Health

Quick games and speed chess. All are welcome.

Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Mad Skillz Challenge

The Thinkers Club: An Un-Book Club and Discussion

Lunch Time Chess

Thursdays | 12:30pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor Learn some skills you need to compete in the real game of LIFE! Put your skills to the test or learn a few you didn’t know you needed: basic car maintenance, plumbing, banking, and more. We’re teaming up with partners like the Cleveland Federal Reserve, the Ohio Technical College, and Lowe’s to bring you an afternoon of fun, good-natured competition, a scavenger hunt, fun prizes, giveaways, and more. Don’t miss it!

Sat, Jun 8 | 1pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

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Mondays, Jun 24 and Aug 26 | 10am–12:30pm Louis Stokes Wing, Indoor Reading Garden, 1st Floor

A small-group ambiance to discuss some big ideas in the relaxed setting of our outdoor Eastman Reading Garden (or the Indoor Garden in bad weather). No need to read anything, but keep an eye on our social media channels or #CPLThink for items to spark your thinking. Join us for an enjoyable chat with other curious thinkers like you!

Wednesdays, Jun 26, Jul 31, & Aug 28 | 12pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden


Urban Otaku

Cleveland’s own anime and Japan pop culture fandom community: gaming, animation, art, cosplay, and more.

Sat, Aug 31 | 10am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor

Cleveland Family Album Scan Day

Are you the keeper of your family archives? Bring a dozen or so photographs, and we’ll show you how to use library equipment to scan and share images from your family archives. If you’re interested, you can also make your photos a part of our online Cleveland Family Album.

Saturdays, Jul 13 & Aug 10 | 1pm Main Library, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 3rd Floor

Coffee and Comics

Learn from comics pros how to create your own comics or refine your sequential art skills—all while enjoying free Rising Star coffee! For participants of all skill levels.

Saturdays, Aug 10 & 24 | 10am Rising Star Coffee Roasters: The Roastery, 3617 Walton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Genealogy @ CPL Photograph Collection

CPL’s Photograph Collection contains over 400,000 images of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio people and places. Learn how to use this valuable resource to illustrate your family’s genealogy.

Sat, Aug 31 | 11am Louis Stokes Wing, 4th Floor

Cleveland Club Men in Caricature

Discover and enjoy the turn of the 20 th century fad of compiling a book of caricatures of prominent Cleveland citizens.

Sat, Aug 10 | 11am Louis Stokes Wing, 6th Floor

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E X H I B IT S & F E ATU R E D E V E NT S

THE WORLD OF PUPPETS:

From Stage to Screen

Reawaken the wonder of puppetry as part of the library’s year-long celebration of its 150 th anniversary. Travel the globe with traditional and modern puppets from every corner of the world. Enjoy puppets, artifacts, videos, interactive activities, and live performances throughout the year. Free and open to everyone.

Mar 23–Nov 30 Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st Floor

Gaming & eSports at Cleveland Public Library

There’s something for everyone: Atari to VR, tournaments (streamed on Twitch), panels and discussions, and time to meet and hang out with gamers from all over Northeast Ohio (and beyond!). Monthly events alternate between casual and competitive gaming. Gamers and visitors get the best of both worlds: competitions and leisurely, social gaming each have their own dedicated spaces.

eSports@CPL Tournaments: Saturdays, Jun 22 & Aug 24 | 10am–5pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor Casual & Variety Gaming: Sat, Jul 27 at the CPL150 Street Festival

Family History Day

Don’t miss Cleveland Public Library’s first genealogy and local history conference featuring locally and nationally recognized genealogists, including two keynote addresses by J. Mark Lowe, a professional genealogist, speaker, and author who has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? Throughout the day, attendees can choose from four additional genealogy workshops and presentations. All sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Boxed lunches will be provided. Visit cpl.libcal.com/calendar/events/familyhistoryday for more information and to register. Questions? Call 216-623-2864.

Sat, Jun 29 | 10:30am–5:30pm Louis Stokes Wing, Learning Commons, 2nd Floor

5th Annual Cleveland Inkubator

The Inkubator writing conference offers a range of free events for aspiring writers. A series of events throughout the week culminates with a free, full-day conference at Cleveland Public Library, including: • Workshop sessions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more. • Craft talks on publishing, marketing your writing, and more. • Resource fair for writers, including independent booksellers. • Readings by local authors. 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.

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Common Ground 2019 Painting the Possible: Art as Community Builder

On a single day, the Cleveland Foundation coordinates an exciting regionwide initiative to explore our community’s power to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer, and more dynamic home. Common Ground creates a network of community conversations where residents can meet, share a meal, connect, and discuss this year’s theme: My environment was... My environment is... My environment will be... Our environment and our surroundings shape who we are as individuals. They influence our collective identity. Public art is one way to brighten our surroundings and infuse beauty into the everyday world. How has public art improved your environment? How can we work together to expand public art around us? Join us for a free meal and conversation to discuss public art’s role in influencing Cleveland’s environment and its residents and the ways that public art could serve as inspiration, therapy, and opportunity for Cleveland's neighborhoods. Conversation leaders from FRONT International and Transformer Station help us to explore how Cleveland's art renaissance has impacted our community and to discuss future public art opportunities. Registration is requested at https://paintingthepossible.eventbrite.com.

Sun, Jun 30 | 1–3pm | Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take Charge of Your Health

Mondays, Jun 3, Jul 1, and Aug 5 10am–12:30pm South Brooklyn Mondays, Jun 10, Jul 8, and Aug 12 10am–12:30pm | Fulton

Live a healthier life with FREE help and advice from MetroHealth medical personnel and NEOMED residents: take free health screenings, get advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, and arrange for home health visits.

Mondays, Jun 17, Jul 15, and Aug 19 10am–12:30pm | Langston Hughes

Benefits specialists will also be on hand to help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Brought to your library in partnership with MetroHealth Medical System, NEOMED: The Northeast Ohio Medical University, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and the Partnership for Urban Health.

Wednesdays, Jun 5, Jul 3, and Aug 7 10am–12:30pm | Walz

Mondays, Jun 24 and Aug 26 | 10am–12:30pm Louis Stokes Wing, 1st Floor Mon, Jul 29 | 10am–12:30pm | Garden Valley

Wednesdays, Jun 12, Jul 10, and Aug 14 10am–12:30pm | Harvard-Lee Wednesdays, Jun 19, Jul 17, and Aug 28 10am–12:30pm | Rice Wed, Jul 31 | 10am–12:30pm | South

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AC TI V ITI E S & E V E NT S F O R TE E N S & K I D S AT M A I N LI B R A RY

KIDS TechCentral Robotics Camp

Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students and registration is required. Registration opens Thursday, June 20. Call 216-623-2980 to register.

Mon–Thu, Jul 22–25 | 3–5pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services

Summer Lit League

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services

Summer Lit League Special Events: Paper Plate Puppets Tue, Jun 4 | 3:30pm | Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st Floor

Lunch Bag Puppets

Tue, Jul 2 | 3:30pm | Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st Floor

Get Active with Little Giants

A trainer from Little Giants leads fun, active workouts that exercise your body and teach you how to be a good neighbor and friend! (Free, drop-in sessions. No registration is required.)

Wednesdays, Jun 5–26 and Jul 10 & 17 4:30pm Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden 22 UpNext June–August 2019

Father’s Day Celebration

It’s time to celebrate dads everywhere! Join us for fun crafts and activities.

Sat, Jun 15 | 2pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab

Make Your Own Sun Prints

Make your own photos using UV light from the sun!

The Daring Escape Room

Can you escape? Find the clues, solve the puzzles, and unlock the door to claim a sweet prize!

Sat, Aug 24 | 1pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services

Afternoon Adventures

Bubble Party!

Come to a beginner-friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons where players of all skill levels are welcome! Join us for a fun, exciting adventure where YOU get to be the hero!

Sat, Jun 29 | 2pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services

Y.O.U. Job Ready

Mon, Jun 24 | 2:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab

What’s more fun than bubbles? Learn some bubble science and try out fun bubble creations!

Make Your Own Ocean Slime

Drop in and make-and-take some ocean slime.

Wed & Thu, Jul 24 & 25 | 2:30–5:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab

TEENS Manga Book Club

The Promised Neverland Vol. 1 by Kaiu Shirai

Mon, Jun 10 | 4:30pm

Death Note Vol 1 by Tsugumi Ohba

Mon, Jul 8 | 4:30pm

Food Wars! Vol 1 & Vol 2 by Yuto Tsukuda

Mon, Aug 26 | 4pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470

Mondays, Jun 3 & 17, Jul 1, 15 & 29, and Aug 12 & 26 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, ArtLab Free job assistance and résumé help for teens in partnership with Youth Opportunities Unlimited. Drop-in, one-onone sessions. No appointment necessary.

Wednesdays, Jun 5 & 19, Jul 3 & 17, and Aug 7 & 21 | 1–5pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services

Mock Interviews for Teens

Looking for your first job? Come to the library for a 30-minute mock interview with a librarian, feedback, and tips on improving your interviewing skills.

Fridays, Jun 7, Jul 5, & Aug 2 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Youth Services


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

ADDISON COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for July classes opens on Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-6236906 to register. Email Basics Sat, Jul 6 | 11:15am–12:45pm Résumé Workshop Sat, Jul 13 | 11:15am–12:45pm CPL & Your Device Sat, Jul 20 | 11:15am–12:45pm

MAKERLABS

Knitting Made Easy Wed, Jul 31 | 3pm Duct Tape Universe Tue, Aug 6 | 3pm MakerKit Mania! Tue, Aug 13 | 3pm TechCentral Robotics Camp Mon–Thu, Jul 8–11 | 3–5pm Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students per location and registration is required. Registration opens June 10. Call 216-623-2980 to register.

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

BROOKLYN MAKERLABS

Summer Lit League Special Events:

Coding Basics Series Tuesdays, Aug 6–27 | 5–6:30pm

Tuesdays, June 4– July 23 | 1pm Elephant and Piggie Theater Wed, Jun 12 | 1pm Who Am I? Wed, Jun 19 | 1pm Puppets A to Z Thu, Jul 25 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright! Thu, Jun 6 | 3pm Catapults! A STEM Program Thu, Jun 27 | 1pm The Riddle at the Library Tue, Jul 2 | 3pm Moon Shapes: A STEM Program Thu, Jul 11 | 1pm July 16, 1969: The Moon Landing Tue, Jul 16 | 1pm Solar S’mores Thu, Aug 8 | 3pm Dog Days of Summer Thu, Aug 15 | 3pm The Great Addison Games Thu, Aug 22 | 3pm Trash to Treasure Tue, Aug 27 | 4pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

SUMMER STORY TIMES

Saturdays in June & July | 11:30am

CARNEGIE WEST COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for July classes opens on Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6927 to register. Search the Web Thu, Jul 11 | 5–6:30pm Buying and Selling Online Thu, Jul 18 | 5–6:30pm Your Digital Footprint Thu, Jul 25 | 5–6:30pm

MAKERLABS

Making Paracord Survival Bands Thu, Jun 27 | 1pm Saturday Family Storytime Saturdays, Jun 8, Jul 6, & Aug 3 | 11am Drop in for lively stories followed by crafts.

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

Read to the Beat Wednesdays, Jul 3–Aug 7 | 10:15am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

COLLINWOOD COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6934 to register. Search the Web Fri, Jun 7 | 11:15am-12:45pm Email Basics Fri, Jun 14 | 11:15am-12:45pm Résumé Workshop Fri, Jun 21 | 11:15am-12:45pm Job Searching Online Fri, Jun 28 | 11:15am-12:45pm

MAKERLABS

Make a Statement: Button-Making Tue, Aug 27 | 4pm Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Tue, Aug 13 | 4pm Laser Engraver Workshop Tue, Aug 20 | 4pm Read to the Beat Wednesdays, May 22–Jun 26 | 10:15am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Weekly activities for kids Tuesdays, June 4– July 23 | 1pm

Summer Lit League Special Event:

Exquisite Corpse Drawing Wed, Aug 7 | 1pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

What Every Tenant Should Know Thu, Aug 1 | 2–4pm Do you rent a home or apartment in the city of Cleveland? Attend this free seminar presented by judges, magistrates, specialists, and social workers from the Housing Division of Cleveland Municipal Court. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Cleveland as well as assistance and resources available through the Cleveland Housing Court, including a new rule that may allow past eviction records to be sealed. Registration is requested. Call (216) 664-6927 or email gonzalezj@cmcoh.org for more information or to register.

EAST 131 COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6941 to register. Computer and Internet Basics Series Thursdays, Jun 6–27 | 3:15–4:45pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, June 4– July 23 | 1pm

Summer Lit League Special Events:

Sat, Jun 29 | 11:15am–12:45pm Computer and Internet Basics Series Saturdays, Jun 1–22 | 11:15am–12:45pm Computer Basics: Beginner’s Introduction Sat, Aug 3 | 11:15am–12:45pm Computer Basics: Organizing Files Sat, Aug 10 | 11:15am–12:45pm Email Basics Sat, Aug 17 | 11:15am–12:45pm Résumé Workshop Sat, Aug 24 | 11:15am–12:45pm Job Searching Online Sat, Aug 31 | 11:15am–12:45pm TechCentral Robotics Camp Mon–Thu, Jun 24–27 | 3–5pm Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students and registration is required. Registration opens May 28. Call 216-623-2980 to register. Super Sleuth Readers Story Time (ages 3–5) Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jun 4 – Aug 8 | 3pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Make a Cat Bobble Head Puppet Mon, Jun 17 | 1pm

Summer Lit League Special Events:

Make Boy and Girl Sock Puppets Mon, Jun 24 | 1pm Make Spoon Puppet People Mon, Jul 22 | 1pm Upcyle Puppets Wed, Aug 7 | 12:30pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

EASTMAN COMPUTER CLASSES

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Résumé Workshop

Make a Barack Obama Puppet Mon, Jun 10 | 1pm

Make Your Own Marionette Puppet Mon & Wed, Jun 17 & 19 | 1pm

Patriotic Garland Lights Mon & Wed, Jul 1 & 3 | 1pm

Mon, May 20. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6955 to register.

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on

Tuesdays, June 4– July 23 | 1pm Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Fri, Jun 7 | 1pm

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Fri, Jul 12 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Spider-Man Movie Release Party Thu, Jun 27 | 1pm

Just Dance 2019 Fridays, Jun 21, Jul 12, & Aug 9 | 1pm Ice Cream Social Wed, Aug 14 | 3:30pm


Crayon Explosion Lantern Craft Tue, Aug 20 | 4pm

FLEET COMPUTER CLASSES All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for July classes opens on Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6962 to register. Microsoft PowerPoint Series Wednesdays, Jul 10–17 | 3:15–4:45pm Microsoft Publisher Series Wednesdays, Jul 24–31 | 3:15–4:45pm Microsoft Office Graphics Wed, Jul 3 | 3:15–4:45pm MakerKits: Construction Thu, Aug 1 | 3pm

STORY TIMES

Super Sleuth Readers (ages 3–5) Thursdays, Jun 13 & 20, Jul 11 & 18, and Aug 8 & 22 | 2pm Read to the Beat Tuesdays, Jul 2–Aug 6 | 11:30am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

Summer Lit League Special Event:

TEEN ACTIVITIES Upcycle Jewelry Thu, Jun 27 | 1pm 4 Corners Thu, Jul 25 | 1pm

Get Up, Get Out and Go! Free family outings to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Free transportation provided from Fulton Branch and back.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Cane Pole Fishing at Kendall Lake

Book Talk Wednesdays, Jun 26, Jul 24, & Aug 21 1:30pm Read a good book lately? Share your latest reads with others and learn about upcoming titles. Seniors Social Thu, Aug 15 | 11am–1pm Enjoy social time and refreshments while browsing library materials, enjoying board games and breakout activities.

FULTON COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6969 to register. Microsoft Excel Series Mondays, Aug 5–26 | 11:15am–12:45pm

MAKERLABS

Mobile MakerSpace Demo Tue, Jun 4 | 4pm

Paper Bag Puppets Thu, Jul 11 | 1pm

Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Tue, Jun 11 | 4pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

Laser Engraver Workshop Tue, Jun 18 | 4pm

Fleet Summer Literacy Celebration Fri, Jun 7 | 10:30am Make a Mask Thu, Jul 18 | 1pm Friendship Day Tue, Aug 6 | 1pm Library Card Holder Craft Tue, Aug 13 | 1pm Family Movie Nights Mondays, Jun 3 & 17, Jul 1, 15, & 29, and Aug 12 & 26 | 4:30pm

FAMILY EVENTS

Make a Statement: Button-Making Tue, Jun 25 | 4pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Putting Clark Fulton on the Map Wed, Jul 24 | 12:30pm

Cuyahoga Valley National Railroad Trip Mon, Jun 17 | 6–9pm Wed, Jul 3 | 12:30–4pm Hiking & Games at Ledges Shelter Wed, Jul 10 |12:30–4pm Silly Stories, Songs & Games Wed, Jul 17 | 12:30–4pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

What Every Tenant Should Know Mon, Jun 3 & Tue, Jul 30 | 4–6pm Do you rent a home or apartment in the city of Cleveland? Attend these free seminars presented by judges, magistrates, specialists, and social workers from the Housing Division of Cleveland Municipal Court. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Cleveland as well as assistance and resources available through the Cleveland Housing Court, including a new rule that may allow past eviction records to be sealed. Registration is requested. Call 216-664-6927 or email gonzalezj@cmcoh.org for more information or to register. Beginning Sewing Saturdays, Jun 8–Jul 13 | 1pm Free basic sewing lessons for adults. Sewing machines, workbooks, and fabric are provided. Space is limited and seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Take Charge of Your Health Mondays, Jun 10, Jul 8, and Aug 12 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

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GARDEN VALLEY COMPUTER CLASSES

Ain’t Gonna Paint No More Mon, Jul 15 | 2pm

Origami Puppets Thu, Jun 13 | 1pm

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6976 to register.

Marble Run Roller Coaster Mon, Aug 26 | 4pm

Clothespin Puppets Thu, Jun 20 | 1pm

Email Basics Thu, Jun 6 | 5–6:30pm

Take Charge of Your Health Mon, Jul 29 | 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Résumé Workshop Thu, Jun 13 | 5–6:30pm Job Searching Online Thu, Jun 20 | 5–6:30pm CPL & Your Device Thu, Jun 27 | 5–6:30pm

MAKERLABS

Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Thu, Jun 13 | 2:30pm Mobile MakerSpace Demo Tue, Jul 9 | 4pm MakerKit Mania! Thu, Jul 11 | 2:30pm Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Tue, Jul 16 | 4pm Making Paracord Survival Bands Thu, Aug 8 | 2:30pm Laser Engraver Workshop Tue, Jul 23 | 4pm Make a Statement: Button-Making Fri, Jul 30 | 4pm

STORY TIMES

Super Sleuth Readers (ages 3–5) Fridays | 10:30am Read to the Beat Tuesdays, Jul 2–Aug 6 | 10:15am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Indoor Beach Mon, Jun 17 | 2pm

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PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Upcycled Marionette Thu, Jul 25 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

Teddy Bear Picnic (Bring Your Teddy Bear!) Wed, Jul 10 | 1pm World Emoji Day Wed, Jul 18 | 1pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

GLENVILLE COMPUTER CLASSES

Legal Aid at the Library Sat, Jul 13 | 10–11am Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-817-3777 or visit lasclev.org.

Job Searching Online Tue, Jul 30 | 5–6:30pm

Take Charge of Your Health Wednesdays, Jun 12, Jul 10, and Aug 14 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6983 to register. Résumé Workshop Tue, Jul 23 | 5–6:30pm

Computer Basics Series Tuesdays, Jul 2–16 | 5–6:30pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

HARVARD LEE COMPUTER CLASSES

Microsoft Office Graphics Fri, Aug 2 | 11:15am–12:45pm Microsoft PowerPoint Series Fridays, Aug 9 & 16 | 11:15am–12:45pm Microsoft Publisher Series Fridays, Aug 23 & 30 | 11:15am–12:45pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

Summer Lit League Special Events: Puppet Play Thursdays, Jun 6 & 27 | 1pm

HOUGH COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6997 to register. Microsoft Word Series & Mail Merge Saturdays, Aug 3–31 | 11:15am–12:45pm

MAKERLABS

Making Tunes: Virtual Rock Band Fri, Jun 7 | 1pm MakerKits: Construction Fri, Jul 12 | 1pm


SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm Kindergarten Club Tuesdays, May 21, Jun 4–25, Jul 9 & 16, and Aug 6 & 13 | 5–6:30pm K-Club prepares your child for kindergarten and builds support for their first year of school. (For children ages 4 to 6 who have not attended pre-school.) Enjoy fun family learning activities, giveaways, free school supplies, and a free meal for the family at each session. All other children in the family are welcome to attend as well, regardless of age. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 216-623-7115.

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Best Friends Day Wed, Jun 5 | 1pm

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Wed, Jul 31 | 1pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Legal Aid at the Library Sat, Jun 8 | 10–11am Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-817-3777 or visit lasclev.org. What Every Tenant Should Know Sat, Aug 24 | 11am–1pm Do you rent a home or apartment in the city of Cleveland? Attend this free seminar presented by judges, magistrates, specialists, and social workers from the Housing Division of Cleveland Municipal Court. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Cleveland as well as assistance and resources available through the Cleveland Housing Court, including a new rule that may allow past eviction records to be sealed. Registration is requested. Call (216) 664-6927 or email gonzalezj@cmcoh.org for more information or to register.

JEFFERSON COMPUTER CLASSES

Fourth of July Fun Wed, Jul 3 | 1pm

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7004 to register.

Fun in the Sun Thu, Jul 11 | 3pm

Microsoft Word Series Tuesdays, Jun 4–25 | 5–6:30pm

Sundae Love Tue, Jul 30 | 4pm

MAKERLABS

Back to School Bash Tue, Aug 13 | 1pm

Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Fridays, Jun 7 & 28 | 1pm Aww...Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Mon, Jun 10 | 1pm Making Tunes: Mastering Mix Tracks Fri, Jun 21 | 1pm Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Fri, Jun 28 | 1pm littleBits electronic kit Open Play Mondays, Jul 15 & Aug 5 | 1pm Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Sat, Jun 15 | 2pm

STORY TIMES

Wee Read and Play (ages 18 months to 3 years) Fridays | 10:30am Raising Readers Saturdays | 11:30am Family story time incorporating stories, songs, and crafts. Drop in and join the fun!

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Whatever Wednesdays Wednesdays | 1pm Father’s Day Craft Thu, Jun 13 | 1pm

Time to Tie Dye Thu, Jul 18 | 3pm

BINGO Bash Tue, Aug 27 | 4:30pm Farewell to Summer Thu, Aug 29 | 4:30pm

TEEN ACTIVITIES

eGaming Thursdays in Jun & Aug | 1pm Trivia Tuesday Tue, Aug 6 | 1pm Spelling Bee Tue, Aug 20 | 4pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Tremont Think and Drink Mon, Jun 10 | 7pm Held at Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather Ave. Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery Mon, Jul 8 | 7pm 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Hararik Mon, Aug 12 | 7pm

Flag Day Craft Fri, Jun 14 | 1pm Movie Mondays Mondays, Jun 3, 17, & 24 | 1pm Mondays, Jul 1, 8, 22, & 29 | 1pm Mondays, Aug 12, 19, & 26 | 1pm

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LANGSTON HUGHES COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-6975 to register. Internet Basics Mon, Jun 3 | 5–6:30pm Your Digital Footprint Mon, Jun 24 | 5–6:30pm Wed, Aug 28 | 11:15am–12:45pm Buying and Selling Online Mon, Jun 17 | 5–6:30pm Wed, Aug 21 | 11:15am–12:45pm Internet and Searching Basics Wednesdays, Aug 7 & 14 | 11:15am–12:45pm Search the Web Mon, Jun 10 | 5–6:30pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Take Charge of Your Health Mondays, Jun 17, Jul 15, and Aug 19 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

LORAIN COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-6237011 to register.

Email Basics

Marble Run

Mon, Jul 15 | 5–6:30pm

Fri, Jul 12 | 1pm

Résumé Workshop Mon, Jul 22 | 5–6:30pm

Meet and Greet: Cleveland Police Wed, Jul 17 | 1pm

MAKERLABS

Diary of a Worm Wed, Jul 24 | 1pm

3D Pet Monster Mon, Jun 3 | 1pm littleBits Electronic Kit Open Play Mondays, Jun 17 & Jul 15 | 1pm Make a littleBits Synthesizer Mon, Jul 1 | 1pm Make a Drum Machine from Anything Mon, Jul 8 | 1pm Make a Giant Piano Mon, Jul 22 | 1pm

Exotic Fruit Tasting Wed, Aug 14 | 1pm Snow Cone Day Thu, Aug 29 | 4:30pm

TEEN ACTIVITIES

Upcycled Paper Bead Jewelry Mon, Jun 10 | 1pm

MakerKits: Construction Mon, Aug 5 | 1pm

Minute to Win It Mondays, Jun 24 & Jul 22 | 1pm

Papercraft 3D Modeling Mon, Aug 12 | 1pm

Button Bonanza Mon, Aug 19 | 1pm

MakerKit Mania! Mon, Aug 26 | 4:30pm

Sewing Fundamentals with Cosmic Bobbins Saturdays, Jun 15–Jul 20 | 11am–2pm Learners ages 10 and over will be introduced to the fundamentals of hand and machine sewing. Make and take fun projects during each class. Earn a Certificate of Achievement for participating in all six sessions.

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, June 4– July 23 | 1pm

Summer Lit League Special Event: Summer Garden Party Tue, Jun 4 | 2pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Painting Time! Wed, Jun 5 | 1pm Painting Time! Wed, Jun 5 | 1pm Origami Hour Thursdays, Jun 6–Aug 29 | 1pm Slime Time Wed, Jun 12 | 1pm Father’s Day Cards Thu, Jun 13 | 1pm Tie-Dye T-Shirts Wed, Jun 19 | 1pm

CPL & Your Device Mon, Jul 1 | 5–6:30pm

Beading Fun Wed, Jul 3 | 1pm

Computer Basics: Organizing Files Mon, Jul 8 | 5–6:30pm

Boondoogle Keychains Wed, Jul 10 | 1pm

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Build a Bee House! Fri, Aug 9 | 1pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Short Story Book Club You’ll actually have time to finish reading for this book club! Instead of a whole book, read and discuss a short story with your neighbors. “Bloodchild” by Octavia Butler, from her book of the same title. Sat, Jun 8 | 3pm “The Fliers of Gy” Ursula K. Le Guin, from The Unreal and the Real Vol. 2. Sat, Jun 22 | 3pm “Chivalry” by Neil Gaiman from his collection Smoke and Mirrors. Sat, Jul 6 | 3pm “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM” by Rebecca Roanhorse from Apex Magazine. Sat, Jul 20 | 3pm


“Jackalope Wives” by Ursula Vernon from Apex Magazine. Sat, Aug 3 | 3pm “Black Betty” by Nisi Shawl from Crossed Genres. Sat, Aug 17 | 3pm “As Good as New” by Charlie Jane Anders from her collection Six Months, Three Days, Five Others. Sat, Aug 31 | 3pm

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7018 to register. Computer Basics & Internet Series Wednesdays, Jun 5–26 | 11:15am-12:45pm Microsoft Word Series & Mail Merge Mondays, Jul 1–29 | 11:15am–12:45pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Read to the Beat Wednesdays, May 22–Jun 26 | 11:30am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Book Bingo! Mon–Fri, Jun 3–7 | 2pm

CPL 150 Scavenger Hunt Mon–Fri, Jul 8–12 | 2pm

Making Puppets with Recycled Materials Thu, Jul 18 | 1pm

Russian Children’s Book Clubs Storytelling and educational games in Russian Ages 2–5 | 11am–1pm Saturdays, Jun 15 & Aug 10 Ages 5–12 | 3–5pm Saturdays, Jun 15 & Aug 10

North and South by John Jakes Sat, Aug 10 | 1–3pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

MT. PLEASANT COMPUTER CLASSES

Computer and Internet Basics Series Mondays, Aug 5–26 | 5–6:30pm

Shadow Puppetry Thu, Jun 13 | 1pm

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

Fantastic Fridays Fridays, Jun 7–Jul 26 | 2pm

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7039 to register.

Summer Lit League Special Events:

Storytelling with Puppets Thu, Jun 20 | 1pm

Books to Movies Wednesdays, Jun 5–Jul 31 | 1pm

MEMORIAL-NOTTINGHAM COMPUTER CLASSES

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

Back to School Notebooks Tue, Aug 20 | 4pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

MLK Line Dance Crew Fridays, Jun 7–Aug 9 | 4pm Move and groove to the sounds of E-Mania. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Mon, Jul 15 | 3pm Read to the Beat Tuesdays, May 21–Jun 25 | 10:15am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

Russian Book Discussion Group (Adults) Read and discuss a variety of titles translated into Russian. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Sat, Jun 15 | 1–3pm

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

MakerKits: Construction

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

Cleveland Metroparks Eco-Explorers Thu, Jun 27 | 1pm Cat in the Hat Craft Thu, Jun 27 | 1pm

RICE COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7046 to register. Computer and Internet Basics Series Wednesdays, Aug 7–28 | 3:15–4:45pm

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7032 to register.

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Microsoft Word Series Fridays, Jul 5–26 | 11:15am–12:45pm

Vision Boarding for Kids: Setting a Goal for the New School Year Thu, Aug 1 | 12:30pm

MAKERLABS

Aww …Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Tue, Jun 25 | 3pm

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

Collage Making: Telling a Story Through Pictures Thu, Jun 27 | 12:30pm

Making Salsa and Salsa Dancing Thu, Aug 22 | 12:30pm

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Rice Knit and Crochet Group Mondays | 5pm Join other crafters to learn, share, and enjoy knitting and crochet. Take Charge of Your Health Wednesdays, Jun 19, Jul 17, and Aug 28 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

ROCKPORT COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-6237053 to register. Microsoft Word Series Wednesdays, Jun 5–26 | 3:15–4:45pm

MAKERLABS

Make a Tough Wallet Out of a Mail Envelope Wed, Jun 5 | 1pm Knitting Made Easy Wed, Jul 17 | 1pm

STORY TIMES

Growing Readers (ages 3–5) Thursdays | 11:30am Rockport Best Buy Teen Tech Center Summer Hours: Mondays, Jun 3 & 17, Jul 29, and Aug 12 & 26 | 12–7pm Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12–7pm Wednesdays & Fridays | 12–6pm Saturdays, Jun 1, 15 & 29, Jul 20, and Aug 10 & 24 | 12–6pm A dedicated space for kids ages 10–18 offering cutting-edge technology, tools, and training to build big dreams and a foundation for future success. Explore 30 UpNext June–August 2019

hands-on coding, film-making, music production, design, and much more. Join today! For more information and to register, call 216-623-7053 or email rockportbestbuyteentechcenter@cpl.org. Rockport Best Buy Teen Tech Center Summer Open House Events Rockport BBTTC members open the doors to younger kids for hands-on maker activities! Father’s Day Open House Make-and-take a keychain or lanyard for Dad (ages 5 & up). Fri, Jun 14 | 2pm Red, White, and Boom! Make & launch small rockets (ages 8 & up). Tue, Jul 2 | 2pm Let the Sun Shine! Make-and-take a bracelet or necklace with beads that change color in the sun and make sun prints using photosensitive paper (ages 5 & up). Sat, Aug 10 | 2pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Friday Flicks Fridays in, Jun & Jul | 1pm

Video Game Day Thursdays, Jun 13, Jul 18, & Aug 8 | 1pm ArtLab Thursdays, Jun 27, Jul 25, & Aug 29 | 1pm

SOUTH COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7060 to register. Computer, Internet, & Email Basics Series Wednesdays, Jul 3–31 | 11:15am–12:45pm

MAKERLABS

Aww...Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Wed, Jun 19 | 2:30pm MakerKits: Construction Wed, Jul 3 | 2:30pm MakerKit Mania! Wed, Aug 21 | 2:30pm

STORY TIMES

Super Sleuth Readers (ages 3–5) Fridays | 11am Kindergarten Club Mondays, May 20, Jun 3–24, Jul 8 & 15, and Aug 5 & 12 | 5:30–7pm K-Club prepares your child (ages 4 to 6) for kindergarten and builds support for their first year of school. Enjoy fun family learning activities, giveaways, free school supplies, and a free meal for the family at each session. All children in the family are welcome to attend, regardless of age. Se habla español! Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 216-623-7115

Cleveland Metropark Nature Tracks Wed, Jul 24 | 1pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Construction Club Mon, Aug 26 | 4:30pm

TechCentral Robotics Camp Mon–Thu, Jun 10–13 | 3–5pm Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students and registration is required. Registration opens Monday, May 20 th. Call 216-623-2980 to register.

Welcome Back Party Tue, Aug 27 | 4pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

How to Use Digital Resources at CPL Mon, Jun 17 & Sat, Jun 29 | 12pm Learn how to use the CLEVNET app along with OverDrive, Libby, Hoopla, Flipster, and Kanopy on your personal electronic device.

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm


KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Father’s Day Craft Fri, Jun 14 | 2:30pm

Craft n’ Creations Mondays, Jun 10, Jul 8, & Aug 12 | 2:30pm STEM Day! Thursdays, Jun 20, Jul 18, & Aug 15 | 2:30pm Independence Day Wed, Jul 3 | 2:30pm PS4 N’ More! Wed, Jul 17 | 2:30pm Friendship Day Fri, Aug 2 | 2:30pm

TEEN ACTIVITIES

Audio Recording Classes Wednesdays, Jun 12, Jul 10, & Aug 14 4:30pm South Studio Orientation Wednesdays, Jun 26, Jul 31, & Aug 28 4:30pm Otaku Tree House Mondays, Jun 24, Jul 29, & Aug 26 4:30pm Drumming Class Wed, Jul 24 | 4:30pm Marvel Movie Marathon Thu, Aug 8 | 1pm

FAMILY ACTIVITIES Family Coloring Day Sat, Jul 6 | 1pm

Make Your Own Book Sat, Aug 3 | 1pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Knitting Between the Pages Saturdays, Jun 8 & 22, Jul 6 & 20, and Aug 3 & 17 | 11am Love to knit? Live to knit? Learn the basics or just bring your knitting and enjoy the company of other knitters while sharing projects, ideas, and tips.

Coffee and Coloring Sat, Jun 8 | 1pm Coloring books are not just for kids anymore! Join us in discovering the relaxing benefits of coloring and enjoy some coffee or tea. Then, leave the Library feeling stress-free. Coloring books and supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials from home. Take Charge of Your Health Wed, Jul 31 | 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Twilight Bowling League Sat, Aug 17 | 1pm Join us for a game of Wii bowling for adults. Just drop in and have fun. No registration is required. Retro Gaming Sat, Aug 31 | 1pm Reminisce about your younger years while playing these oldies but goodies.

SOUTH BROOKLYN COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7067 to register. Computer and Internet Basics Series Mondays, Jun 3–24 | 11:15am–12:45pm

STORY TIMES

Growing Readers (ages 3–5) Thursdays | 11:30am Kindergarten Club Mondays, May 20, Jun 3–24, Jul 8 & 15, and Aug 5 & 12 | 5–6:30pm K-Club prepares your child (ages 4 to 6) for kindergarten and builds support for their first year of school. Enjoy fun family learning activities, giveaways, free school supplies, and a free meal for the family at each session.

All children in the family are welcome to attend, regardless of age. Se habla español! Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 216-623-7115

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm Kids Celebrate Through Music Series Ukulele Workshop Fri, Jun 14 | 4pm Join Roots of American Music for this fun-filled introduction to playing the ukulele! No experience is required, and ukuleles will be provided. Classics for Kids! Fri, Jul 12 | 4pm Live, kid-friendly classical music by the Double-Digit Piano Duo. Back to School Karaoke Party Fri, Aug 16 | 4pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

Movie & Craft Mondays, Jun 17, Jul 22 & Aug 19 | 1pm

TEEN ACTIVITIES

Gamers’ Guild Game Days Wednesdays, Jun 12 & 26, Jul 10 & 24, and Aug 14 & 28 | 3:30pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Take Charge of Your Health Mondays, Jun 3, Jul 1, and Aug 5 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Thursday Book Club The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton Thu, Jun 20 | 4pm A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult Thu, Jul 18 | 4pm

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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca Thu, Aug 22 | 4pm

STERLING COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-6237074 to register. Microsoft Excel Series Thursdays, Jul 11–25 | 11:15am–12:45pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

Ice Cream and Books Fridays, Jun 7–28 and Jul 12–26 | 2pm Paint Days Mondays, Jun 10, Jul 8, & Aug 5 | 3pm Game Days Thu, Jun 20, Jul 18, & Aug 8 | 3pm

UNION COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for June classes opens on Mon, May 20. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7088 to register. Computers and Email Basics Series Saturdays, Jun 1–22 | 11:15am–12:45pm Résumé Workshop Sat, Jun 29 | 11:15am–12:45pm

STORY TIMES

Toddler Story Time (18 mos - 36 mos) Tuesdays | 10:30am Preschool Story Time (ages 3–5) Wednesdays | 10:30am Read to the Beat Tuesdays, May 21–Jun 25 | 11:30am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

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Kindergarten Club Thursdays, May 23, Jun 6–27, Jul 11 & 18, and Aug 8 & 15 | 5:30–7pm K-Club prepares your child (ages 4 to 6) for kindergarten and builds support for their first year of school. Enjoy fun family learning activities, giveaways, free school supplies, and a free meal for the family at each session. All children in the family are welcome to attend, regardless of age. Se habla español! Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 216-623-7115.

Computer and Internet Basics Series Thursdays, Aug 1–29 | 3:15–4:45pm

TechCentral Robotics Camp Mon–Thu, Jun 17–20 | 3–5pm Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students and registration is required. Registration opens May 28. Call 216-623-2980 to register.

Puppet Palooza Puppet Show Wed, Jun 5 | 1pm

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Father’s Day Movie Night Tue, Jun 11 | 5pm Independence Day Crafts Wed, Jul 3 | 12:30pm Labor Day Crafts Thu, Aug 29 | 4:30pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Legal Aid at the Library Sat, Aug 10 | 10–11am Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-817-3777 or visit lasclev.org.

WALZ COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7095 to register.

Read to the Beat Wednesdays, Jul 3–Aug 7 | 11:30am Reading readiness and early literacy skills set to a musical beat (for preschoolers ages 5 and under).

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, June 4– July 23 | 1pm

Summer Lit League Special Events:

Make your Own Puppet! Wednesdays, Jun 12 & 19 | 1pm Say What?! Learn to Write a Puppet Script! Wed, Jun 26 | 1pm Puppets from Around the World Wed, Jul 3 | 1pm Puppet Stage Craft and Background Music Wed, Jul 10 | 1pm Practice Makes Perfect! Wed, Jul 17 | 1pm Puppet Palooza Puppet Finale Wed, Jul 24 | 1pm & 5:45pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Take Charge of Your Health Wednesdays, Jun 5, Jul 3, and Aug 7 | 10am–12:30pm Free health screenings, advice on living with and managing chronic health conditions, registration for home health visits, screening and help from benefits specialists who will help you sign up for Medicare, food stamps, and other assistance programs. Sessions are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Crafts on a Shoestring Wednesdays, Jun 19, Jul 17, & Aug 21 | 10am Mobile Pantry Fridays, Jun 28, Jul 26, & Aug 23 | 11am Free fresh fruit and vegetables for lowincome families provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Please bring your own bags and/or cart.


What Every Tenant Should Know Tue, Jun 18 & Thu Jul 16 | 5:30–6:30pm Do you rent a home or apartment in the city of Cleveland? Attend this free seminar presented by judges, magistrates, specialists, and social workers from the Housing Division of Cleveland Municipal Court. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Cleveland as well as assistance and resources available through the Cleveland Housing Court, including a new rule that may allow past eviction records to be sealed. Registration is requested. Call 216-664-6927 or email gonzalezj@cmcoh.org for more information or to register.

WEST PARK COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. July class registration opens Mon, Jun 24. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-6237102 to register. Résumé Workshop Sat, Jul 6 | 11:15am-12:45pm Job Searching Online Sat, Jul 13 | 11:15am-12:45pm CPL & Your Device Sat, Jul 20 | 11:15am-12:45pm

MAKERLABS

Making Paracord Survival Bands Tue, Jun 4 | 3pm Duct Tape Universe Tue, Aug 13 | 3pm

STORY TIMES

Bouncing Babies! (birth–18 months) Tuesdays | 10:30am Wee Read and Play! (18 months–3 years) Tuesdays | 11am

KINDERGARTEN CLUB

Wednesdays, May 22, Jun 5–26, Jul 10 & 17, and Aug 7 & 14 | 10:30am–12pm K-Club prepares your child (ages 4 to 6) for kindergarten and builds support for their first year of school. Enjoy fun family learning activities, giveaways, free school

supplies, and a free meal for the family at each session. All children in the family are welcome to attend, regardless of age. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 216-623-7115.

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

Making Paracord Survival Bands Fri, Aug 9 | 3pm

STORY TIMES

Super Sleuth Readers (ages 3–5) Wednesdays | 5pm

Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30-5:30pm Express Yourself Youth Art Workshops Let your voice be heard! Tell your story through art whether you’re a beginner or are ready to take your art to the next level with experts from the Art Therapy Studio.

TechCentral Robotics Camp Mon–Thu, Jul 15–18 | 3–5pm Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students and registration is required. Registration opens Monday, May 20. Call 216-623-2980 to register.

Father’s Day Craft Thu, Jun 13 | 1pm

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

4th of July Craft Wed, Jul 3 | 1pm Cleveland Metroparks Nature Tracks Thu, Aug 1 | 1pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

An Evening with Dan Coughlin Thu, Jun 13 | 6pm Dan Coughlin will be sharing stories from his most recent book, Just One More Story...

WOODLAND COMPUTER CLASSES

All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. August class registration opens Mon, Jul 22. Call 216-623-2980 or 216-623-7109 to register. Computers, Internet, and Email Basics Series Thursdays, Aug 1–29 | 5–6:30pm

Back to School Ice Cream Social Sat, Aug 24 | 12pm Thu, Apr 11 | 4:30pm

PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS

What Every Tenant Should Know Thu, Aug 15 | 2–4pm Do you rent a home or apartment in the city of Cleveland? Attend this free seminar presented by judges, magistrates, specialists, and social workers from the Housing Division of Cleveland Municipal Court. Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Cleveland as well as assistance and resources available through the Cleveland Housing Court, including a new rule that may allow past eviction records to be sealed. Registration is requested. Call 216-664-6927 or email gonzalezj@cmcoh.org for more information or to register.

SUMMER LIT LEAGUE

Tuesdays, Jun 4–Jul 23 | 1pm

MAKERLABS

MakerKit Mania! Fri, Jun 14 | 3pm Making Tunes: Virtual Rock Band Mon, Jul 29 | 3pm

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Public Administration Library (in City Hall)

601 Lakeside Ave. Room 100 | 623-2919

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20 Rockport | 4421 West 140th St. | 623-7053

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Eastman | 11602 Lorain Ave. | 623-6955

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Fleet | 7224 Broadway Ave. | 623-6962

22 South Brooklyn | 4303 Pearl Rd. | 623-7067

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23 Sterling | 2200 East 30th St. | 623-7074

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24 Union | 3463 East 93rd St. | 623-7088

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Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD)

10 Glenville | 11900 St. Clair Ave. | 623-6983

25 Walz | 7910 Detroit Ave. | 623-7095

11 Harvard–Lee | 16918 Harvard Ave. | 623-6990

26 West Park | 3805 West 157th St. | 623-7102

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UpNext Summer 2019: Programs, Classes & More at Cleveland Public Library  

UpNext Summer 2019: Programs, Classes & More at Cleveland Public Library