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LIBRARY HOURS Main Library Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm Closed Sunday
MAKER FAIRE CLEVELAND November 2, 2019 | Great Lakes Science Center
CONTENTS 01 LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR 02 PATRON STORIES 04 CLEVELAND 2020 06 FACILITIES MASTER PLAN 08 WRITERS & READERS
Branch Libraries Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am–7pm
10 CPL 150
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am–6pm Closed Sunday
12 COMPUTER CLASSES
14 MAKERLABS 15 BOOK DISCUSSIONS
COVER PHOTO: Billy Delfs for Cleveland 20/20
16 FEATURED EVENTS 18 MAIN LIBRARY PROGRAMS 20 BRANCH PROGRAMS
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t is my honor to introduce this Winter 2019-2020 issue of UpNext, which serves as a bridge between our 150 th anniversary year of 2019 and our focus on civic engagement in 2020. In fact, Cleveland Public Library’s yearlong theme for this coming year is Democracy 2020. What does Democracy 2020 mean, and why are we dedicating a year to this theme? In short, Democracy 2020 speaks to our role as a public library in encouraging thoughtful, informed civic engagement. This year, we strive to help our patrons prepare for and participate in major events such as the 2020 Census and the U.S. presidential election. Throughout the year, programming focusing on the census and election will help educate the public while fostering deeper discussions surrounding what it means to vote, to be counted, and to participate in an active democratic system. Civic engagement and awareness will be integrated throughout our coming year of programs and events. On January 20, 2020, our 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative program will honor not only the legacy of Dr. King, but also 150 members of the public who have contributed positively to their communities through charity work, community engagement, neighborhood beautification, youth outreach, sustainability initiatives, or simply by being dedicated citizens who consistently spread goodwill. Recognizing this group of everyday
Clevelanders is our way of celebrating how we can all work to improve our neighborhoods and city at large. The articles and programs in this issue of UpNext also highlight our theme of Democracy 2020. Browse these pages to find book clubs, eSports events, children’s programming, open mics, technology education, and other programs that bring people together and help form cohesive communities. Speaking of community, an update about the Library’s Facilities Master Plan on page 6 provides a glimpse of the large-scale changes we’ll be making to all our branches in the coming decade. This process will ensure our neighborhood libraries are transformed into innovative, aesthetically pleasing spaces that best serve those who matter most: our patrons. On page 4-5, we share photographs from our special Cleveland 20/20 project, which is spearheaded by the Cleveland Print Room. Through the work of a diverse range of local photographers, this project helps document our city, its people, and its neighborhoods to present a holistic look at Cleveland in 2019. These pages also offer two excerpts from the CPL150 Storytelling Project, an ideastream project that captures Clevelanders’ stories in their own words. Both of these community projects give a boots-on-the-ground look at the people and places that make up the communities that surround us.
The latest event in our esteemed Writers & Readers series will center a conversation on race, racism, and bias with the acclaimed authors Robin DiAngelo and Jennifer Eberhardt. Their books—White Fragility and Biased, respectively— illuminate how race and bias impact our lives while providing avenues to help us talk to one another about these issues. This discussion is sure to engage our audience in conversation surrounding timely and culturally relevant topics—which is, of course, at the heart of civic engagement. Learn more on page 8. Finally, this issue includes a profile on one of our young patrons: Joswen Colon, a teenager who uses South Branch’s sound booth to learn how to play the guitar and piano. Joswen is perhaps the best example we have of our contributions to the democratic process: providing a curious young person with the tools and education to learn, grow, and find his place in the larger world. I hope you enjoy this issue of UpNext as we embark on a new year full of promise, civic engagement, and strengthened community connections.
Felton Thomas, Jr. Executive Director and CEO Cleveland Public Library The People’s University | cpl.org
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THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Teen Joswen Colon uses South Branch’s sound booth to learn new instruments, produce music, and make his parents proud. BY LAURA WALTER
hen Joswen Colon began visiting South Branch last year, he was looking for a place to spend time with friends and maybe play some video games. What he found, however, amounted to so much more. Before long, he was using professional recording software, learning to play two instruments, developing leadership skills, and forging new paths for the future. It all started with a love of music—and with Cleveland Public Library. “I like coming here because I like music and hanging out with friends,” Joswen explains. “The Library is one of my favorite places. I don’t write music, but I’ll play and then remember the notes. It’s fun, and I’m proud of myself because I make the music sometimes.” Joswen’s initiative caught the attention of Joel Lefkowitz, Library Assistant-Youth Emphasis at South Branch. Known as “Mr. J.” to the kids and teens, Joel manages the branch’s sound booth and teaches the orientation class all patrons must enroll in before using the equipment and instruments. While he helped Joswen learn to use the recording software and start learning guitar, he can’t take credit for Joswen’s talents on the keyboard. “Joswen just started playing the piano on his own. He taught himself,” Joel says. “One day I saw him watching YouTube [instructional videos], and then he was playing along to a variety of pop songs. He plays Beethoven, too. I didn’t push him—he did this all on his own.” Joswen’s musical education at the Library includes participating in a Tri-C Vocal Arts Academy program and, more recently, taking 2
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guitar lessons offered by the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. He’s also developing additional valuable skills. As the person in his friend group with the most experience with the sound booth, Joswen has taken on a leadership role, helping his friends play and create music. This love of music seems to run in the family. Joswen’s younger sister, Jazmine, enjoys playing the ukulele and writing her own music. Just as Joswen is drawn to both to the latest pop hits and classical composers like Beethoven, Jazmine’s musical tastes also run deep. When she first told Joel what songs she’d like to learn, for example, one of her answers surprised him: “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra. “I laughed,” Joel recalls. “That was not what I was expecting.”
Joswen was 13 when he started visiting South Branch in late 2018 following his family’s move to the neighborhood from Parma. Their timing was perfect, considering the newly preserved, renovated, and expanded branch reopened in November 2018. As a Carnegie library building that first opened in 1911, the preserved South Branch retains a sense of its history and original architecture while also offering modern amenities, including the sound booth. All this adds up to a perfect place for teens like Joswen and Jazmine to visit during afterschool hours. “We’re super proud they’re finding positive choices in the world to take,” says Wendie, Joswen and Jazmine’s mother. “Paying for private lessons isn’t something we could do, so this is an awesome
service the Library is providing. The Library is a true gem to the community. It’s just essential that we have access to that information and programs.” Joswen’s father, José, echoes Wendie’s gratitude for the Library. He’s recently learned to use Cleveland Public Library to access computers or search for a job. Most of all, he’s pleased the Library can help enrich the lives of his children while fostering a love of music. As a singer and someone who maintains a deep appreciation for many kinds of music, José is especially glad to see his kids express an interest in this area. “I want to encourage them to do different things, like singing, music, sports, and talking to the different people they might meet at the Library,” José says. “I want them to have many opportunities.”
Gaining Skills for the Future
South Branch’s sound booth includes guitars (bass, acoustic, and electric), a ukulele, an electronic drum set, a keyboard, a microphone, and Pro Tools, professional-grade sound recording and production software. Giving kids and teens access to this equipment helps the Library create communities of learning. According to Joel, a young patron who takes the sound booth orientation class can then help teach the next person who wants to learn, who can then teach the next person, and so on. Using the sound booth also helps kids learn important lessons surrounding collaboration and responsible use of equipment. Joel, who earned an associate’s degree in Recording Arts and Technology at Tri-C and a bachelor’s in Digital Media from Cleveland State University, particularly enjoys watching young patrons develop new skills, explore potential career paths, and become more responsible and disciplined. “At first, kids go into the south booth and think it’s going to be instant success and sound like it does on the radio,” he observes. “They have to learn how it works and get permission to be there. They have to show up on time, they have to work hard and not get distracted, and they need to make the most of the time while they have it.” As an eighth grader, Joswen is mostly living in the moment and experimenting with making music, but his experiences in the sound booth just might influence his future. He’s expressed interest in studying musical or digital arts in school one day, and it’s even possible that the Library might play another role in his life in the coming years—that of an employer. “I think I’d like to have a job at the Library,” Joswen says. It is, after all, one of his favorite places in the world. The sound booth at South Branch is open to youth ages 13 and up and adults with a valid Cleveland Public Library card. Patrons must take an hour-long orientation class, which is held from 4:30–5:30pm on the last Wednesday of the month (or by appointment if necessary). After orientation, patrons can reserve up to two 2-hour sessions in the sound booth a week; additional walk-in time may be permitted if the space is not in use. For more information, please contact South Branch at 216-623-7060. The People’s University | cpl.org
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Da'Shaunae Jackson for Cleveland 20/20
SHARING CLEVELAND′S STORY THROUGH WORDS AND IMAGES Two ongoing community projects—one focusing on storytelling, the other on photography—help capture and celebrate Cleveland’s past, present, and future. BY LAURA WALTER
n honor of Cleveland Public Library’s 150 th anniversary year, Library staff, community partners, patrons, and Cleveland residents alike are stepping up to help document Cleveland in 2019. Throughout the year, snapshots of present-day Cleveland— not to mention hints of the city’s history and even its future—have been captured through special photography and storytelling projects. First, the Cleveland Print Room has partnered with the Library to spearhead Cleveland 20/20: A Photographic Exploration of Cleveland, a community photography project that tasked local photographers with documenting Cleveland’s people and places. A diverse range of local photographers, as well as teen photographers, snapped photos throughout the city to ensure Cleveland was documented like never before. Shari Wilkins, Executive Director of the Cleveland Print Room, explained in the project’s early days that its focus surrounds “the 4
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neighborhoods, the community, and the residents.” At its heart, she added, the project “will be entrenched in the community.” Clevelanders will have several opportunities to view the project’s photos. Some photographs appear online; a curated selection of images produced for Cleveland 20/20 will be displayed in a special exhibit in the Library’s Brett Hall in 2020; and all photographs will also be added to the Library’s Photograph Collection.
The Art of Storytelling
Next, a partnership with ideastream helps bring Clevelanders’ stories and memories to life through the CPL150 Storytelling Project. Library staff members specially trained to conduct interviews gathered a collection of audio conversations with patrons and residents. From that initial pool of interviews, ideastream selects stories to produce for radio, video, and the web.
Shelly Duncan for Cleveland 20/20
As of this writing, ideastream has produced four stories as part of the project. One features 92-year-old Bud Koscinski of Newburgh Heights; another takes the form of a conversation between Silk Allen and her teenage son, Caillou Allen; one features font collector and amateur typographer Robert Donona; and the latest story explores teacher Ted Carter's mission to break down barriers for students. These stories can be accessed at ideastream.org/stories-from-cleveland. To round out the project, ideastream will produce three more stories by the Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative ceremony on January 20, 2020. For now, enjoy a snippet from each project right here in these pages. The photographs accompanying this article are from Cleveland 20/20, and excerpts from two initial interviews conducted as part of the CPL150 Storytelling Project can be found below.
Interview excerpts have been lightly edited and condensed. A Canopy of Elms
I’m a lifelong resident of Glenville. Growing up in Cleveland, I had a unique experience because we lived on Wade Park, which was originally a very exclusive, all-white neighborhood. The first black person to move in the neighborhood, Dr. Charles Garvin, would become our next-door neighbor. He served on the Cleveland Public Library board, he was a doctor at Cleveland Clinic, he was on the board at Howard University, and he was one of the people who started the Quincy Savings and Loan and Dunbar Life Insurance because he believed in black economic solidarity, and because banks would not loan black people money to buy houses.
My main memory of growing up on Wade Park is that the street had a canopy of elm trees that met across the street, so you were under this beautiful green lace canopy. I’d lie on my back in the car and knew we were almost home when I saw that lace canopy. It was so beautiful, but then of course the Dutch elm epidemic killed most of the elms in Cleveland. We had a big beautiful backyard with a cherry tree and an apple tree and swings and a seesaw and a jungle gym. We had the best backyard in the neighborhood. My dad used to show movies in the summer in the backyard on a big canvas. We spent a lot of time in that backyard. It was wonderful. —Sherrie Tolliver, a cultural history interpreter and actress interviewed in Special Collections
Running Away to Cleveland
I’m originally from Erie, PA. I was a runaway. I ran away here to live with my aunt when I turned 18. She lived in Parma on Snow Road. It was just me and my two cousins, and we were a handful of black people in this white school. Erie is small, and Cleveland is huge. I was like a kid in the candy store, riding the Rapid, trying the different kinds of food, the beaches for swimming, the reservations and hiking trails—I’m a nature buff, I’ll go outside all day. I honestly did not finish high school. I dropped out in eleventh grade. But I’m working on getting my GED. I would love to go to college, but with my children, I think I’ll do an online program. I’m just weighing my options and am honestly proud I’m getting my GED. I love writing, and I’m trying to write a book right now. I’ve lived in the Garden Valley community for 9 years. It’s a community. This library [Garden Valley Branch] is like a family. They know everyone, they know the children, they’ve watched my children grow up. I respect them. This library is a safe house, a safe spot. I’m a single mother of five children, and I’m taking care of them by myself. Coming to the library is our recreation. —Pasha Warner, a patron interviewed at Garden Valley Branch The People’s University | cpl.org
FAC I LITI E S M A S TE R PL A N
REIMAGINING OUR LIBRARIES OF TOMORROW
Through the Facilities Master Plan, Cleveland Public Library reveals how its branch libraries will be transformed over the next decade. BY LAURA WALTER
hen Cleveland Public Library opened its doors in 1869, the first patrons surely couldn’t imagine how library services would change over the next 150 years. Similarly, if we try today to envision our world 150 years into the future, we couldn’t possibly anticipate all the complex ways libraries might evolve. What we can do is prepare for the future by revitalizing and reimagining our branch libraries, which provide vital materials, services, programs, and experiences to Clevelanders throughout the city. During a special State of the Library address last February held in honor of the Library’s 150 th anniversary, Executive Director and CEO Felton Thomas, Jr., revealed that all neighborhood branches will be transformed through an extensive ten-year project. “We must look to our future and start our course for the next 150 years,” Thomas said. “Aesthetically, we will change the experience and the environment in every one of our branches. We make that commitment to ensure that Cleveland has some of the best libraries in the country—if not the best libraries in the country.” This commitment to improve all branch libraries was cemented when Cleveland residents voted in favor of the tax levy in 2017. Initial research and planning, however, began in earnest years earlier when the Library, in conjunction with Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC), held community meetings to determine what patrons most need from neighborhood libraries and how those facilities could be improved. Now, with the support of the public and the tax levy, the Library is moving forward to make large-scale, system-wide changes to ensure Clevelanders have the libraries they need for the next 150 years and beyond. “To embark on this ten-year plan now, during the Library’s 150 th anniversary, is significant,” says Jeremiah Swetel, Chief Operations Officer. “We want to use this moment in our long history as a springboard for what the 21st century library can be.”
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Facilities Master Plan
To turn this ambitious goal into reality, the Library’s Facilities Master Plan outlines recommendations for how all branch libraries will be improved, updated, and reimagined to better service their communities in the years to come. Based on these recommendations, some branch libraries will be renovated and expanded while others will be entirely rebuilt. In all cases, the Facilities Master Plan focuses on meeting emerging service patterns and usage needs while emphasizing forward-thinking design to create functional, efficient, and beautiful library spaces. While designs will vary from branch to branch, in general, patrons can expect increased access to technology, quiet study rooms, flexible common areas, and additional meeting rooms. The public can turn to South Branch, one of the Library’s historic Carnegie buildings, for an example of the scope of changes other branches may undergo. South Branch, which first opened in 1911, underwent a major renovation and preservation process in recent years. The branch reopened in December 2018 to boast a new addition and modern amenities along with preserved historic features, such as the building’s stone façade and interior woodwork. Jamie Declet, Manager of South Branch, called the renovated building “a nearly 110-year-old-library that has all the amenities of a 21st century library.” While every branch’s renovations will be personalized to the particular building’s needs, Swetel created a set of design principles that will be applied to all. First, the building interior spaces will be reorganized around a central gathering area; rebalanced to focus strongly on people as well as collections; and reconfigured in terms of furniture and fixtures to allow for future change and adjustment of the space. Meanwhile, barriers between people, knowledge, and resources will be removed while the library buildings are revealed to the greater community by being placed in prominent, visual locations. Finally, the historic character of the library buildings will be retained in order to preserve the story of the city and neighborhood across generations.
Components for Success
Cleveland Public Library is approaching this process holistically and with care to ensure branch libraries reflect their communities and can best serve the public moving forward. Key parts of this project include: Community. Honoring the specific communities these libraries serve is the heart of this initiative. As each branch undergoes its own planning process, a special steering committee will help guide the particular vision for the project. Steering committees will be made up local residents and patrons—the people who will actually use the library branch in the years to come. Safety. The safety of patrons and staff is always a top priority, and Swetel explains that safety will be engineered into the design of the renovated or rebuilt libraries. Creating low, visible sight lines throughout the branch, providing easily accessible exits in the event of an emergency, and making the space open and transparent can all play a role in making the neighborhood libraries safer and more welcoming. History. While many exciting developments are on the horizon in terms of new buildings, additions, and modern amenities, the Library can’t overlook its 150-year history. Just as some of South Branch’s beloved historic features were preserved, the Library intends to preserve meaningful parts of these branch’s pasts and honor the culture and histories of the local communities they serve. Diversity. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial parts of this process and are given serious consideration every step of the way. To that end, the Library has assembled diversity committees consisting of both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the Facilities Master Plan creates pathways for diversity in the design, engineering, and construction of library spaces. That means diversity and equity are taken into account at every level—from selecting architects to the design of the space and beyond. “Cleveland Public Library made a commitment to serve a diverse community, and to do so, we need to mirror the people who live here,” says Dr. Sadie Winlock, Chief Equity, Education, and Engagement Officer. “As we prepare to invest the taxpayers’ money into our branch libraries, we need to be as inclusive, as diverse, and as equitable as possible. Throughout this process, that’s what we did.”
Looking to the Future
Libraries have evolved rapidly in recent decades, from the materials they contain to the programs and services they offer, but not everything has changed. Public libraries continue to stand as centers for learning and growth, where community members can access books, computers, childhood literacy programs, employment assistance, tutoring, arts programming, and so much more. Most of all, the physical space of a library provides a free, accessible, inclusive place where people can engage with one another. Through this Facilities Master Plan, Cleveland Public Library pledges to improve and transform each of its branch libraries—and help build a better, stronger, and more connected community in the process. “The investment and the commitment we’re making for each of these branch libraries will be transformative for the communities they’re located in,” says Swetel. “The nature of what we’re doing transcends the changes we’ll make internally with the space—it’s about how the community will drive and influence the design, and how Clevelanders will be better served in the process.”
The Facilities Master Plan: Fast Facts Who: This ambitious, large-scale project has the power to positively impact all Clevelanders who make use of library materials, programs, or services. What: Cleveland Public Library’s neighborhood branches will be renovated or rebuilt to create functional, aesthetically pleasing 21st century libraries. Where: All Cleveland Public Library branch locations throughout the city (excluding Main Library and the Public Administration Library). When: The 13 branches in the first phase of the Facilities Master Plan are projected to be completed in 2024, while the entire project is tentatively expected to be complete in about a decade. Why: To give Clevelanders the libraries they need and deserve today and into the future. How: Based on the system-wide scope of the Facilities Master Plan, the project will be broken into phases. The first five branches to undergo renovations include Hough, Jefferson, Walz, West Park, and Woodland.
Additional details surrounding the Facilities Master Plan will be posted to cpl.org in the coming months. The People’s University | cpl.org
W R ITE R S & R E A D E R S
Writers&Readers The Books that Shape our Lives Authors Robin DiAngelo and Jennifer Eberhardt appear in conversation to discuss race, racism, and the power of bias. “We all have ideas about race, even the most open-minded among us,” Jennifer Eberhardt writes in Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. “Those ideas have the power to bias our perception, our attention, our memory, and our actions—all despite our conscious awareness or deliberate intentions.” On February 8, Cleveland Public Library will welcome Eberhardt along with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, for a frank conversation surrounding race relations, implicit bias, reform, and why discussing racism can be so fraught for so many Americans. This event is part of the Library’s Writers & Readers series, which engages authors, academics, and public figures in discussions surrounding the books and stories that have shaped their lives. In addition to discussing the impact of stories, Eberhardt and DiAngelo will encourage attendees to think more deeply about how race plays a role in their lives and in the larger world. As Eberhardt writes in Biased, “Confronting implicit bias requires us to look in the mirror . . . By acknowledging the distorting lens of fear and bias, we move one step closer to clearly seeing each other. And we move one step closer to clearly seeing the social harms—the devastation—that bias can leave in its wake.” Eberhardt is a social psychologist and Stanford University professor who explores the psychological association between race and crime. Her research focuses on how racialized judgments “suffuse our culture and society, and in particular shape 8
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actions and outcomes within the domain of criminal justice.” DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, and her primary area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis. She’s also a consultant and trainer for racial and social justice issues. In White Fragility, DiAngelo uses her “insider status” as a white person to investigate and challenge the racism embedded in our culture. She implores other white Americans to find a way to talk about racism and to investigate their own blind spots, defensive arguments, and the discomfort of acknowledging implicit racism. In the process, DiAngelo aims not to level judgments against white people, but to show how everyone is unconsciously conditioned in a culture steeped in racist ideology. As she writes in White Fragility, “racism is a structure, not an event.” “I came to see that the way we are taught to define racism makes it virtually impossible for white people to understand it. Given our racial insulation, coupled with misinformation, any suggestion that we are complicit in racism is a kind of unwelcome and insulting shock to the system,” DiAngelo writes. “If, however, I understand racism as a system into which I was socialized, I can receive feedback on my problematic racial patterns as a helpful way to support my learning and growth.” This event aligns with the Library’s mission of serving as the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. All Clevelanders are invited to listen, consider, and engage with the topics raised by these two acclaimed authors.
Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D.
Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D.
“Jennifer Eberhardt and Robin DiAngelo are experts exploring vital cultural issues, and we’re honored to have them appear at the Library for this thought-provoking and timely discussion,” says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director of Cleveland Public Library. “This conversation might not always be easy, but it’s important—and it’s one with the power to challenge, inspire, and benefit our community.” As DiAngelo explains in White Fragility, engaging in these discussions can help elevate our discourse while, ideally, bringing about change: “My hope is that you may gain insight into why people who identify as white are so difficult in conversations regarding race and/or gain insight into your own racial responses as you navigate the roiling racial waters of daily life,” she writes.
Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 2pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium Cleveland Public Library 525 Superior Avenue
This event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to register online at cpl.libcal.com/event/5761779.
Les Délices A photographic celebration of everyday Cleveland in honor of CPL′s 150th anniversary. January 20 through November 2020 | Brett Hall
Check out a copy at your local library today!
ERIC KLINENBERG 2020 Selection A collaboration among the City Club of Cleveland, ideastream, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems, One Community Reads is designed to broaden and deepen our appreciation of reading and to cultivate dialogue based upon a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community.
Les Délices, Cleveland's acclaimed early music ensemble, presents Medieval Explorations, strange and wonderful 14th-century music for voices, lute, harp, recorders, and fiddle that will transport you to another world. Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) explores the dramatic potential and emotional resonance of longforgotten music. Sat, Jan 11 | 11am | Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Celebrate the kickoff of One Community Reads and the opening of Cleveland 20/20, a community photography exhibit at Cleveland Public Library. Mon, Jan 20 | 4:30pm | Main Library, 1st Floor, Brett Hall Author Eric Klinenberg visits the Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square to bring the series to a close. Registration is required. Mon, Mar 9 | 7pm | Ohio Theatre Call 216-771-4444 or visit onecommunityreads.org or playhousesquare.org for registration and information. Our streaming partner—ideastream—will also broadcast the Playhouse Square event live at local libraries. Visit onecommunityreads.org for a list full list of discussions, special programs, and live-stream locations.
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ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, MORE THAN 400 GUESTS gathered in Main Library to mingle, dine, and dance at Cleveland Public Library’s 150th Anniversary Affair. Hosted by the Cleveland Public Library Foundation, this event honored the Library’s sesquicentennial anniversary and encouraged philanthropic support. Local authors Dan Chaon, Raquel Eatmon, Paula McLain, Philip Metres, D.M. Pulley, and Loung Ung attended as honored guests; awards were bestowed upon Thomas D. Corrigan and Robert Pincus; and the festivities included puppetry exhibit tours, live music, themed cocktails, dancing, dessert, and more. Visit cplfdn.org to learn how you can support Cleveland Public Library.
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Main Library Computer Classes
Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Conference Room D All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for December classes opens on Monday, November 25. January class registration opens Monday, December 30. February class registration opens Monday, January 27. Call 216-623-2980 to register.
BUYING AND SELLING ON THE INTERNET Sat, Jan 11 | 3:15pm COMPUTER BASICS I, II, III Mondays, Jan 6, 13, & 27 | 11:15am Mondays, Feb 3, 10, & 24 | 11:15am CPL AND YOUR DEVICE Sat, Jan 4 | 3:15pm
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JOB SEARCHING ONLINE Sat, Jan 25 | 3:15pm MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 I, II, III Fridays, Dec 6, 13, & 20 | 11:15am MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 I, II, III, IV Fridays, Jan 10 – 31 | 11:15am Fridays, Feb 7–28 | 11:45am MICROSOFT WORD 2010 I, II, III Tuesdays, Dec 3, 10, & 17 | 3:15pm
MICROSOFT WORD 2010 I,II,III,IV Tue, Jan 7–28 | 3:15pm Tuesdays, Feb 4–25 | 3:15pm OFFICE GRAPHICS, MICROSOFT POWERPOINT I-II, PUBLISHER I-II Saturdays, Dec 7 – 21 | 3:15pm Saturdays, Feb 1–22 | 3:15pm RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP Sat, Jan 18 | 3:15pm
Branch Computer Classes All classes are offered free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration for December classes opens on Monday, November 25. January class registration opens Monday, December 30. February class registration opens Monday, January 27. Call 216-623-2980 or the branch at which classes are scheduled to register.
BUYING AND SELLING ONLINE Fri, Jan 31 | 11:15am | South COMPUTER BASICS: A BEGINNER'S INTRODUCTION Mon, Dec 9 | 11:15am | West Park Wed, Dec 11 | 11:15am | Brooklyn Tue, Jan 14 | 5pm | Woodland Thu, Feb 13 | 5pm | Memorial-Nottingham COMPUTER BASICS: MOUSE & KEYBOARD Mon, Dec 2 | 11:15am | West Park Wed, Dec 4 | 11:15am Brooklyn Tue, Jan 7 | 5pm | Woodland Thu, Feb 6 | 5pm | Memorial-Nottingham COMPUTER BASICS: ORGANIZING FILES Mon, Dec 16 | 11:15am | West Park Wed, Dec 18 | 11:15am | Brooklyn Tue, Jan 21 | 5pm | Woodland Thu, Feb 20 | 5pm | Memorial-Nottingham CPL & YOUR DEVICE Fri, Jan 24 | 11:15am | South Mon, Jan 27 | 11:15am | Lorain Mon, Feb 24 | 5pm | Rice EMAIL BASICS Fri, Jan 17 | 11:15am | South Fri, Feb 14 | 11:15am | Fulton INTERNET BASICS Fri, Jan 10 | 11:15am | South Tue, Jan 28 | 5pm | Woodland Fri, Feb 7 | 11:15am | Fulton
JOB SEARCHING ONLINE Mon, Jan 13 | 11:15am | Lorain Mon, Feb 10 | 5pm | Rice Fri, Feb 28 | 11:15am | Fulton MICROSOFT OFFICE GRAPHICS, MICROSOFT PUBLISHER 2010 I & II Fridays, Dec 6–20 | 11:15am | Collinwood JOB SEARCHING ONLINE Sat, Dec 14 | 11:15am | Mount Pleasant MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2010 I & II Saturdays, Jan 4 & 11 | 11:15am | Addison Wednesdays, Feb 5 & 12 | 11:15am | Sterling MICROSOFT PUBLISHER 2010 I & II Saturdays, Jan 18 & 25 | 11:15am | Addison Wednesdays, Feb 19 & 26 | 11:15am Sterling MICROSOFT WORD 2010 I, II & III Mondays, Dec 2–16 | 5pm | Garden Valley MICROSOFT WORD 2010 I–IV Saturdays, Feb 1–22 | 11:15am | Eastman Thursdays, Jan 9–30 | 5pm | Union Microsoft Word Mail Merge Saturday, Feb 29 | 11:15am | Eastman RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP Sat, Dec 7 | 11:15am | Mt. Pleasant Mon, Jan 6 | 11:15am | Lorain Mon, Feb 3 | 5pm | Rice Fri, Feb 21 | 11:15am | Fulton Thu, Feb 27 | 5pm | Memorial-Nottingham
Legal Aid at the Library
Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-817-3777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Dec 7 | 10–11am | Rice Sat, Jan 25 | 10–11am | Woodland Sat, Feb 8 | 10–11am | Carnegie West
YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT Sat, Dec 21 | 11:15am | Mt. Pleasant
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MakerLabs 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 COOKIE CUTTER LAB Thu, Dec 5 | 4pm Carnegie West Wed, Dec 18 | 4:30pm | South 3D PET MONSTER Wed, Dec 27 | 1pm | Lorain AWW…SNAP CIRCUITS Mon, Dec 9 | 4:30pm East 131st Street Mon, Jan 6 | 2:30pm | Walz Tuesdays, Jan 28 & Feb 11 | 10am | Carnegie West Wed, Feb 19 | 4pm | Addison Tue, Feb 25 | 3:30pm | Eastman DUCT TAPE UNIVERSE Wed, Dec 4 | 4:30pm East 131st Street Wed, Dec 11 | 4pm | Fulton Wed, Jan 8 | 3pm | Harvard-Lee Wed, Jan 15 | 4:30pm | Lorain Thu, Jan 16 | 4:30pm | Union Fri, Feb 28 | 4pm | Jefferson INTRODUCTION TO 3D DESIGN USING TINKERCAD Mon, Dec 16 | 4:30pm East 131st Street Tue, Jan 14 | 4pm | Fleet Wed, Jan 29 | 4pm | Addison Tue, Feb 11 | 4pm | Sterling Wed, Feb 26 | 4pm | Jefferson LASER ENGRAVER WORKSHOP Tue, Dec 17 | 4pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Wed, Dec 18 | 4pm | Lorain
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Tue, Jan 21 | 4pm | Fleet Tue, Feb 18 | 4pm | Sterling Wed, Feb 19 | 4pm | Jefferson MAKE A DRUM MACHINE FROM ANYTHING Tue, Dec 10 | 4pm | Collinwood Tue, Dec 31 | 2:30pm | Walz Tue, Jan 7 | 5pm | Rockport Mon, Jan 13 | 4pm | Jefferson MAKE A STATEMENT: BUTTON-MAKING Tue, Dec 10 | 4pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Wed, Dec 11 | 4pm | Lorain Wed, Jan 15 | 4pm | Addison Tue, Jan 28 | 4pm | Fleet Tue, Feb 25 | 4pm | Sterling MAKE A TOUGH WALLET OUT OF A MAIL ENVELOPE Mon, Feb 10 | 3:30pm Mt. Pleasant MAKE AND PLAY A GIANT FLOOR PIANO Wed, Dec 11 | 5pm Langston Hughes Tue, Jan 14 | 4pm | Collinwood Tue, Jan 21 | 4pm | Addison MAKE YOUR MASTERPIECE: DIGITAL DARKROOM Tue, Dec 10 | 3:30pm West Park
something new today!
Wed, Feb 5 | 11:30am | Public Administration Library, City Hall Mon, Feb 10 | 4pm | Hough Thu, Feb 13 | 4pm | Collinwood MAKE YOUR MASTERPIECE: SKETCHBOOK DRAWING Mon, Jan 6 | 4pm | Hough
Kids & Teens: Thursdays, Dec 5, 12, & 19 | 5pm | Rockport Tue, Dec 10 | 3:30pm | Glenville Mon, Dec 16 | 4:30pm | Lorain Wed, Jan 15 | 4pm | Fulton
Wed, Jan 29 | 4:30pm East 131st Street
Mon, Jan 27 | 3:30pm Mt. Pleasant
Wed, Feb 12 | 4:30pm | Walz
MAKING PARACORD SURVIVAL BANDS Thu, Dec 5 | 4pm | Jefferson
MAKERKIT: LITTLEBITS ELECTRONIC KIT OPEN PLAY Wed, Jan 8 | 4:30pm East 131st Street MAKERKIT: LITTLEBITS SYNTHESIZER Mon, Dec 16 | 3:30pm Mt. Pleasant Fri, Jan 17 | 4:30pm East 131st Street MAKERKIT MANIA! Thu, Jan 9 | 4:15pm Garden Valley MAKERKITS: CONSTRUCTION Mon, Dec 2 | 4:30pm | Lorain Thu, Jan 23 | 4pm | Eastman Mon, Feb 3 | 4:30pm East 131st Street Wed, Feb 12 | 3:30pm Glenville Mon, Feb 24 | 4pm | Brooklyn
Tue, Jan 14 | 4:30pm | South
MAKING BASICS: KNITTING MADE EASY Mon, Dec 2 | 4:30pm East 131st Street
Mon, Jan 27 | 4:30pm East 131st Street
Adults & Seniors: Thursdays, Dec 5, 12, & 19 | 2pm | Rockport
Fri, Jan 10 | 3pm | Woodland
Explore, build, or try
Wed, Dec 11 | 4pm | Addison Thu, Dec 19 | 4:15pm Garden Valley Mon, Dec 23 | 4pm | Walz MAKING TUNES: VIRTUAL ROCK BAND Wed, Jan 15 | 3:30pm | Glenville Thu, Feb 6 | 4pm | Fulton Fri, Feb 21 | 3pm | Woodland MOBILE MAKERSPACE DEMONSTRATION Tue, Dec 3 | 4pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Wed, Dec 4 | 4pm | Lorain Tue, Jan 7 | 4pm | Fleet Wed, Jan 8 | 4pm | Addison Tue, Feb 4 | 4pm | Sterling Wed, Feb 5 | 4pm | Jefferson PAPERCRAFT 3D MODELING Mon, Jan 6 | 3:30pm West Park Mon, Jan 13 | 4pm | Brooklyn Wed, Feb 5 | 3pm Harvard-Lee Thu, Feb 6 | 3:30pm | Eastman Thu, Feb 20 | 4:15pm Garden Valley
Award-Winning Book Club
Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd Floor, Literature Department
The Power by Naomi Alderman Tue, Dec 3 | 4pm Severance by Ling Ma Tue, Feb 4 | 4pm The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Tue, Jan 7 | 4pm
Get Graphic! Cosmic Comics Redux
Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd Floor, Literature Department
Blackbird by Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel Thu, Dec 5 | 4pm Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky Thu, Dec 19 | 4pm
Isola by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl Thu, Jan 2 | 4pm Black Magick by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott Thu, Jan 16 | 4pm Die by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie Thu, Feb 6 | 4pm
Literary Frolic Friday: A Christmas Carol
Sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Book Main Library, 2nd Floor, Literature Department
Discussion of Dickens’ holiday classic followed by a screening of Scrooge. Fri, Dec 27 | 12pm
Skyward by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett Thu, Feb 20 | 4pm
warm UP CLEVELAND
Do you sew, knit, crochet, or quilt?
Donate handmade items at any Cleveland Public Library location year-round to help neighbors in need! For more information, contact Outreach and Programming Services at 216-623-2921 or email@example.com. Donations of yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks are also welcome. These supplies will be used to make items for Warm Up Cleveland and to teach others to knit or crochet.
Find us! ravelry.com/groups/warm-up-cleveland
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New Year. New Name. New Game.
CPL Gaming & eSports is now CPL PLAY!
Whether you’re a competitor, spectator, enthusiast, or a casual fan, there’s more for you at CPL PLAY!
ACCESS: It’s all FREE and open to the public. There is no charge to attend or to compete. COMMUNITY: Connect with fellow gamers. Network with Northeast Ohio’s gaming and eSports world including local game developers, business owners, and more. ACHIEVEMENT: Level up to earn recognition and unlock new opportunities.
What’s new in 2020?
Expanded access to new technology and new ways to play, more guests, and new workshops and presentations.
All CPL PLAY events now feature both FREE PLAY and VERSUS PLAY elements. FREE PLAY puts the focus on new gaming experiences and includes everything from video games to board games. VERSUS PLAY is competitive gaming, live-streamed events, and eSports coverage.
Visit cpl.org/gaming for more info and a calendar of events. Saturdays, Jan 25 & Feb 29 | 10am–5pm | Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Learning Commons
Cleveland Public Library is pleased to announce that Kanopy, an on-demand film streaming service, is now available to patrons.
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Tutoring in All Subjects for Grades K–8 Math • Science • History Language Arts • Homework Help One-on-one and/or group tutoring and homework help offered in partnership with Cleveland State University’s America Reads tutoring services.
Mon–Thurs | 3–6pm • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Collinwood East 131 Fleet Fulton Garden Valley Glenville Hough Langston Hughes Rice Rockport Sterling Walz Woodland
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M A I N LI B R A RY PRO G R A M S
Lunchtime chess including blitz and quick chess and, perhaps, a few games of bughouse or other chess variants. Thursdays | 12:30pm | Main Library, 3rd Floor, Cleveland Digital Public Library
Cleveland Public Poetry Open Mic
Join us for an afternoon of poetry and prose. Step up to the mic and share original or favorite works that express the spirit and traditions of the holiday season. Saturdays, Dec 7 & Jan 11 | 12pm | Main Library, 2nd Floor, Literature Department
Art of the Book: Papermaking
Come and make some simple paper from recycled pulp. It's fun, it's colorful, and you can pour mush into frames. Sat, Dec 28 | 1pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab and 3rd Floor, Cleveland Digital Public Library
Cleveland Public Poetry: Poetry of Love
Step up to the mic or just sit back and enjoy readings of original or classic poems that celebrate the romantic tradition of Valentine’s Day. Fri, Feb 14 | 12pm | Main Library, 2nd Floor, Literature Department
Lunchtime Knitting Circle at City Hall
From beginners to experts, all are welcome. Learn to knit or crochet or just bring your current project and enjoy the company of other crafters. Wednesdays, Dec 11, Jan 15 & 29, and Feb 12 & 26 | 12pm | Public Administration Library, City Hall
Lorain-Carnegie & Main Avenue Bridges: Cleveland's High Level Sister Bridges Local bridge experts Dario Gasparini and Bill Vermes share the history of two of Cleveland's iconic landmarks, the sister viaducts of the Lorain-Carnegie and Main Avenue Bridges. Sat, Dec 14 | 11am | Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Learning Commons
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Genealogy & Family History Research Clinic
Free, informal sessions offering genealogy research instruction and help from expert volunteers and Library staff. Everyone is welcome from beginners to those whose research is already underway. Saturdays, Jan 11 & Feb 8 | 10:30am–2pm Louis Stokes Wing, 6th Floor, Center for Local and Global History
Art of the Book: Finding Fonts
Come make a simple set of fonts from your handwriting and use your personalized font on your computer. Then, view items from our special collections that demonstrate beautiful calligraphy, manuscript technique, and handwriting. Sat, Jan 25 | 1pm Main Library, 3rd Floor, Cleveland Digital Public Library & Special Collections
Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Learn and practice Chinese calligraphy and ink painting as the Tao (the way of harmony) to inspire calm and peace. No experience is required. Fridays, Feb 8 & 22 | 1pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
Chinese Language for Beginners
Offers basic communication skills for individuals who are interested in learning Chinese language. Wednesdays & Fridays, Feb 12–28 | 11am Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
Aims to improve Chinese learners’ language skills and expand their knowledge. Students are expected to have acquired basic knowledge of the Chinese pronunciation system (Pinyin). Students will gain more vocabulary, cultural sights, and practical skills. Wednesdays & Fridays, Feb 12–28 | 12pm Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
Art of the Book: Paper Marbling
Make your own swirly, decorative marbled paper and see examples of marbled paper from Special Collections. You can also
digitize your marbled paper and share it on our Digital Fridge. Sat, Feb 29 | 1pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab and 3rd Floor, Cleveland Digital Public Library
MAIN LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5)
Children ages 3 through 5 are now Super Sleuth Readers. After reading fun stories, singing songs and rhymes, our Super Sleuths will look further into their stories through play and crafts. Tuesdays | 10:30am Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab
Wee Read and Play (ages 18 months to 3 years)
Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills: toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes, and time for play. Wednesdays | 10:30am Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab
Join us for a fun storytime supportive of children with special needs. Have fun reading stories, singing songs, and socializing in a safe environment. Sensory elements and an activity schedule board will be on hand to enhance the experience. Registration is required for each child. Please call 216-6232834 to register or for more information. Thursdays, Dec 5, Jan 2, & Feb 6 | 11am Saturdays, Dec 7, Jan 4, & Feb 1 | 11am Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 477, Storytime Room
Drawing and Scanning for the Digital Fridge
Join us in the ArtLab and draw a picture or two. Then, scan and load your drawings onto Cleveland Public Library's Digital Fridge, the fun place to show how kids see the world through art. If you have drawings at home that you'd like to share on the Digital Fridge, feel free to bring them, as well. Saturdays, Dec 7 & Jan 4 , & Feb 1 | 1pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab Department
Easy Gift Wrapping
Gift-givers of all ages are welcome to learn how to wrap beautiful gifts. Wrapping paper, ribbons, and bows will be provided, so bring a gift to wrap, or use one of our practice gifts! Sat, Dec 14 | 2pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470
New Year's Resolution
Create your own book of New Year's resolutions. Mon, Jan 6 | 1pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab
Yetis, Bigfoots, and Trolls, Oh My!
Ohio History Day: Library Research Day
Main Library is rich with primary and secondary resources including historic newspapers, photographs, maps, diaries, autobiographies, and government documents. Take a tour of the library, meet with library experts one-on-one, discuss and fine tune your project, and find and use relevant materials. RSVP via the Library’s online Events Calendar or call 216-6232864 by December 6. Sat, Dec 7 | 10:30am Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Learning Commons
Investigate the stories behind these mysterious winter creatures with a story, craft, and a winter experiment. Sat, Jan 11 | 1pm Main Library, 4 th Floor, Room 458, Artlab
Game On Fridays
Happy Chinese, Happy Singing
Get a Job Workshop with Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Kids have fun learning the Chinese language while singing, dancing, and playing. (Parents are welcome to join.) Saturdays, Feb 8 & 22 | 3pm Main Library, 4th Floor, International Languages
Valentine's Day Craft
Make-and-take Valentine's Day crafts for kids. Wed, Feb 12 | 1pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab
Paint Your Heart Out
Celebrate Valentine's Day with paint! Make your own Valentine's Day card, or paint whatever you'd like! Fri, Feb 14 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab
MAIN LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR TEENS Afternoon Adventures
Enjoy 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! Mondays, Dec 2, 16, & 30; Jan 13 & 29; and Feb 10 & 24 | 3:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, Artlab
Try out some new party games and play some old school card games. Fridays, Jan 17 & 31 and Feb 14 & 28 3:30pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470
Create your own résumé and get job hunting tips from Youth Opportunities Unlimited in this two-part workshop series. Wednesdays, Jan 15 & 22 | 4pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 477, Storytime Room
Manga Book Club
Read some new and old manga series and watch the first episode of the anime. Dec 4: Case Closed Vol. 1 Feb 5: Naruto Vol. 1 Wednesdays, Dec 4 & Feb 5 | 4:30pm Main Library, 4th Floor, Studio 470
The Daring Library Puzzle Room: Valentine’s Edition
Can you unlock the Valentine’s Day Treasure Chest? Find the clues, solve the puzzles, and unlock the chest to claim a sweet prize! Sat, Feb 15 | 2pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 477, Storytime Room
Discover a decade that you never experienced. Create some cool 90s keychains, pom pom people, Nintendo 64, and play some 90s slang bingo, accompanied by the perfect 90s soundtrack. Wed, Feb 19 | 3:30pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, ArtLab and Studio 470
MUSIC AT MAIN
An innovative instrumental fusion of classical, new age, jazz, pop, and rock.
Sat, Dec 7 | 2pm Main Library, 3rd Floor
2000s Throwback Party
To celebrate 2020, let’s take a step back to the millennium! We'll have DDR, CD crafts, text lingo trivia, a tech graveyard, and a costume contest for the best dressed of Y2K. Fri, Feb 7 | 3:30pm | Main Library, 4th Floor, Room 458, ArtLab and Studio 470
The Whitehouse Band
Cleveland jazz group celebrates AfricanAmerican History Month.
Sat, Feb 8 | 2pm Louis Stokes Wing, 1st Floor, Indoor Reading Garden
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ADDISON COMPUTER CLASSES
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 I & II Saturdays, Jan 4 & 11 | 11:15am Microsoft Publisher 2010 I & II Saturdays, Jan 18 & 25 | 11:15am
Making Paracord Survival Bands Wed, Dec 11 | 4pm Mobile MakerSpace Demonstration Wed, Jan 8 | 4pm Make a Statement: Button-Making Wed, Jan 15 | 4pm Make and Play a Giant Floor Piano Tue, Jan 21 | 4pm Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Wed, Jan 29 | 4pm Aww…Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Wed, Feb 19 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS
After School Coding Club Mondays & Wednesdays | 3:30pm Using Code.org’s unplugged (without technology) and plugged (with an iPad) lessons, kids learn computer science and problem-solving skills through fun activities such as game and app design or computer drawing. Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Fri, Dec 6 | 4:30pm 20 UpNext Winter 2019–2020
Penguins Marching Into Your Library Sat, Dec 14 | 4pm Ticket to Ride Tue, Dec 17 | 4:30pm Kitchen Science: pH Tue, Jan 7 | 4:30pm I Have a Dream Thu, Jan 16 | 4:30pm Laser Engraver Workshop Wed, Jan 22 | 4pm Lunar New Year Crafts Sat, Jan 25 | 4pm Red Light, Green Light Tue, Feb 4 | 4:30pm STEM Escape Room Sat, Feb 22 | 4pm
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Beginning Writing: Developing a Writing Habit Saturdays, Feb 8–22 | 12pm Free, hands-on workshops offered in partnership with Literary Cleveland. Beginners and emerging writers are welcome. Sharpen your craft, read and comment on others' work, and receive suggestions for yours. Register at litcleveland.org. Make and Take: Learning Toys Thu, Feb 13 | 4:30pm Parents and caregivers: explore simple early learning activities to help your
children learn and practice the skills they need to succeed in preschool and kindergarten. Make kits to use at home with your children to improve hand-eye coordination.
BROOKLYN COMPUTER CLASSES
Computer Basics: Mouse & Keyboard Wed, Dec 4 | 11:15am Computer Basics: A Beginner's Introduction Wed, Dec 11 | 11:15am Computer Basics: Organizing Files Wed, Dec 18 | 11:15am
Papercraft 3D Modeling Mon, Jan 13 | 4pm MakerKits: Construction Mon, Feb 24 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Holiday Wreaths Wed, Dec 4 | 4:30pm
3-D Snowflakes Wed, Dec 11 | 4:30pm 3-D Angels, Faeries, and Holiday Trees Wed, Dec 18 | 4:30pm
Family Holiday Movie Marathon 11:30am How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG, 2000) 1:30pm Home Alone (PG, 1990) 3:30pm Rise of the Guardians (PG, 2012) Sat, Dec 21 New Year's Eve Noise Makers Tue, Dec 31 | 4:30pm Chess Club Saturdays, Jan 4 & Feb 1 | 1pm DIY Inspirational Necklaces Fri, Jan 17 | 4:30pm Lunar New Year Story & Craft Fri, Jan 24 | 4:30pm Groundhog Day Story & Craft Fri, Jan 31 | 4:30pm Valentine's Day Crafts Thu, Feb 13 | 4:30pm Mardi Gras Crafts Mon, Feb 24 | 4:30pm
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Hatha Yoga Saturdays, Jan 4–25 | 10:30am Keep your health and wellness resolutions and join us for Hatha Yoga. This class will include an introduction to meditation, breathing exercises, and mindful, gentle movement. Perfect for beginners, but all levels are welcome.
CARNEGIE WEST MAKERLABS 3D Cookie Cutter Lab Thu, Dec 5 | 4pm
Aww…Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Tuesdays, Jan 28 & Feb 11 | 10am
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Saturdays, Dec 7 & 21, Jan 4 & 18, and Feb 1, 15, & 29 | 11am Christmas Craft Make-n-Take Wed–Sat, Dec 11–14 | 4pm Mon–Wed, Dec 16–18 | 4pm Valentine Craft Make-n-Take Wed, Feb 12 | 4pm
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-8173777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Feb 8 | 10–11am
COLLINWOOD COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Office Graphics Fri, Dec 6 | 11:15am
Microsoft Publisher 2010 I Fri, Dec 13 | 11:15am Microsoft Publisher 2010 II Fri, Dec 20 | 11:15am
Make a Drum Machine from Anything Tue, Dec 10 | 4pm Make and Play a Giant Floor Piano Tue, Jan 14 | 4pm Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Thu, Feb 13 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Winter Holidays Around the World Tue, Dec 17 | 4:30pm
African American History Month: Living Museum Tue, Feb 4 | 4:30pm
EAST 131 MAKERLABS
Making Basics: Knitting Made Easy Mon, Dec 2 | 4:30pm
Make Your Masterpiece: Sketchbook Drawing Wed, Jan 29 | 4:30pm MakerKits: Construction Mon, Feb 3 | 4:30pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Express Yourself Art Workshops Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30pm
EASTMAN COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Word 2010 I Sat, Feb 1 | 11:15am
Microsoft Word 2010 II Sat, Feb 8 | 11:15am Microsoft Word 2010 III Sat, Feb 15 | 11:15am Microsoft Word 2010 IV Sat, Feb 22 | 11:15am Microsoft Word Mail Merge Sat, Feb 29 | 11:15am
MakerKits: Construction Thu, Jan 23 | 4pm Papercraft 3D Modeling Thu, Feb 6 | 3:30pm Aww…Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Tue, Feb 25 | 3:30pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Wednesdays | 4pm
Duct Tape Universe Wed, Dec 4 | 4:30pm
Chess Club Tuesdays | 4pm
Aww…Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Mon, Dec 9 | 4:30pm
Paint an Ornament Tue, Dec 10 | 3:30pm
Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Mon, Dec 16 | 4:30pm MakerKit: littleBits Electronic Kit Open Play Wed, Jan 8 | 4:30pm MakerKit: Make a littleBits Synthesizer Fri, Jan 17 | 4:30pm
D.I.Y. Mini Spa Kit Thu, Dec 19 | 3:30pm Make a Balloon Bowl Thu, Jan 16 | 3:30pm DIY Stress Release Ball Tue, Jan 28 | 3:30pm
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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Cookies and Book: Adult Book Club On the last Wednesday of the month, come in for a fun discussion of the book of the month and a sampling of cookies. Wednesdays, Jan 29 and Feb 26 | 2pm
Mobile MakerSpace Demonstration Tue, Jan 7 | 4pm Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Tue, Jan 14 | 4pm Laser Engraver Workshop Tue, Jan 21 | 4pm Make a Statement: Button-Making Tue, Jan 28 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Thursdays, Dec 5 & 19; Jan 2, 16, & 30, and Feb 13 | 2pm Coloring & Cocoa Tue & Thu, Dec 17 & 19 | 4pm Peace Craft Mon, Jan 13 | 4pm Black Athletes through Time Thu, Feb 6 | 4pm Valentine's Day Party Thu, Feb 13 | 4pm
Breakout: Old Town Road Thu, Jan 9 | 4:30pm Breakout: Storm Area 51 Thu, Feb 20 | 4:30pm
FULTON COMPUTER CLASSES Email Basics Fri, Feb 14 | 11:15am Internet Basics Fri, Feb 7 | 11:15am Job Searching Online Fri, Feb 28 | 11:15am Résumé Workshop Fri, Feb 21 | 11:15am
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Duct Tape Universe Wed, Dec 11 | 4pm Making Basics: Knitting Made Easy Wed, Jan 15 | 4pm Making Tunes: Virtual Rock Band Thu, Feb 6 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Wordplay Mondays | 4pm
After School Crafts Thursdays | 4pm Fulton Winterfest for Kids Thu, Dec 19 | 4pm Pop-Up Valentine Craft Thu, Feb 13 | 4pm Mean Green Science Machine Wednesdays, Dec 4 and Feb 12–26 | 3pm Three Kings' Day Celebration Tue, Jan 7 | 4:30pm
GARDEN VALLEY COMPUTER CLASSES
Microsoft Word 2010 I, II, III Mondays, Dec 2, 9, & 16 | 5pm
Making Paracord Survival Bands Thu, Dec 19 | 4:15pm MakerKit Mania Thu, Jan 9 | 4:15pm Papercraft 3D Modeling Thu, Feb 20 | 4:15pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Fridays | 10:30am Chess Club Fridays | 1:30pm Construction Club Wednesdays | 4:15pm Make a Holiday Ornament Thu, Dec 5 | 4:15pm Garden Valley Game Day Saturdays, Dec 7, Jan 4, and Feb 1 | 3:30pm
Sweet Architecture Thu, Dec 12 | 4:15pm A Season of Holidays Tue, Dec 17 | 4:15pm Decorate a Gingerbread Man Fri, Dec 20 | 4:30pm Create with Perler Beads Thu, Jan 16 | 4:15pm Warm Up and Watch! Thu, Jan 23 | 4:15pm We Have a Dream! Fri, Jan 24 | 4:30pm Sweet Reading with a Technology Twist Thu, Feb 13 | 4:15pm Lift Every Voice and Sing Wed, Feb 19 | 4:15pm
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Fri, Feb 221 | 4:30pm Learn the signs of a healthy dating relationship and what you need to know to protect yourself, a friend, or family member whose relationship may be problematic. An expert from the Rape Crisis Center helps teens know how to identify the first signs of verbal, physical, and mental abuse and domestic/dating violence and shares the resources and assistance available to those experiencing dating or domestic violence.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Moments in Time Wed, Jan 22 | 12pm Seniors stroll down memory lane through music and unforgettable moments, sharing Cleveland stories while enjoying light refreshments. Book vs. Movie Book Club: The Lovely Bones Thu, Feb 27 | 4:15pm Book or film? You decide which is better! Read the book of the month on your own, then join us for a free film screening and discussion of The Lovely Bones (PG-13).
Making Basics: Knitting Made Easy Tue, Dec 10 | 3:30pm Making Tunes: Virtual Rock Band Wed, Jan 15 | 3:30pm MakerKits: Construction Wed, Feb 12 | 3:30pm
HARVARD LEE MAKERLABS
Make Your Masterpiece: Sketchbook Drawing Wed, Dec 4 | 3pm Duct Tape Universe Wed, Jan 8 | 3pm Papercraft 3D Modeling Wed, Feb 5 | 3:00pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS DIY Jewelry Making Tue, Dec 3 | 5pm
Craft a Gift Wed, Dec 4 | 4:30pm Ornament Decorating Tue, Dec 10 | 4:30pm Winter Board Game Day Thu, Dec 19 | 4:30pm Happy Valentine's Day! Wed, Feb 12 | 4:30pm
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Thursdays, Jan 16 & 23 | 4:30pm View portions of the PBS documentary Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, which looks at the last five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Making Tunes: Virtual Rock Band Mon, Dec 2 | 4pm Make Your Masterpiece: Sketchbook Drawing Mon, Jan 6 | 4pm Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Mon, Feb 10 | 4pm Special Family Event Jolly Storytime Trolley Thu, Dec 5 | 5–8pm Ride Lolly the Trolley for a special FREE holiday storytime tour around town. Wear your favorite pajamas and join the fun as we read The Polar Express and enjoy hot chocolate while we take a holiday lights tour from one of five branch libraries. One ride per person. An adult must accompany all children under 18. Registration and completed waiver forms are required. Visit participating Library locations to complete waivers or call 216-6232921 for more information. Register at jollytrolley2019hough.eventbrite.com.
New Book Club Wednesdays, Dec 11, Jan 8, & Feb 12 | 1pm Harvard-Lee Branch and Oak Street Health partner to host a new monthly book club for adults. You help choose the titles we'll read and discuss each month while enjoying light refreshments and engaging company.
Scrap Booking & Grief Thu, Jan 9 | 11:30am Learn to cope with the loss of a loved one by making a scrapbook of memories.
Mobile MakerSpace Demonstration Wed, Feb 5 | 4pm
Introduction to Healthy Smoothies Wed, Jan 15 | 4:30pm Interested in making smoothies for health? Sample some smoothies and take away some recipes to make at home!
Making Paracord Survival Bands Thu, Dec 5 | 4pm Make a Drum Machine from Anything Mon, Jan 13 | 4pm
Make a Statement: Button-Making Wed, Feb 12 | 4pm Laser Engraver Workshop Wed, Feb 19 | 4pm Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Wed, Feb 26 | 4pm
Duct Tape Universe Fri, Feb 28 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS
Wee Read and Play Storytime (ages 18 months to 3 years) Fridays | 10:30am Raising Readers Family Story Time Saturdays | 11am – 2pm Drop-in storytime for readers of all ages. Stop in anytime between 11am and 2pm for stories, games, songs, activities, and crafts for all. Laugh and sing with us as we share a love of literacy and language. Express Yourself Art Workshops Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30pm Let your voice be heard! Express yourself! Tell your story through art with the Art Therapy Studio. STEAM Wednesdays Wednesdays | 4pm Whatever Wednesdays Wednesdays | 4pm Game Nights Fridays, Dec 6 & 20, Jan 6 & 17, and Feb 7 & 21 | 4pm BINGO Bash Mon, Dec 2 | 4pm Holiday Karaoke Thu, Dec 12 | 4pm Holiday Card Design Mon, Dec 16 | 4pm Cookie Decorating Thu, Dec 19 | 4pm Noon Year's Eve Tue, Dec 31 | 11:30am Time for Something Shocking Thu, Jan 9 | 4pm I Have A Dream Thu, Jan 16 | 4pm Poetry Jam Mon, Jan 27 | 4pm Right Day to Write Mon, Feb 3 | 4pm
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President's Day Trivia Mon, Feb 10 | 4pm Stand Up For Stand Up! Mon, Feb 24 | 4pm
TEEN ACTIVITIES Anime Club Tuesdays | 4pm
eGaming Fri, Dec 6 | 4pm
LANGSTON HUGHES MAKERLABS
Make and Play a Giant Floor Piano Wed, Dec 11 | 5pm MakerKit: littleBits Electronic Kit Open Play Thu, Jan 30 | 5pm
LORAIN COMPUTER CLASSES Résumé Workshop Mon, Jan 6 | 11:15am
Holiday Karaoke Thu, Dec 12 | 4pm
Job Searching Online Mon, Jan 13 | 11:15am
Adulting 101 Fridays, Dec 13, Jan 30, & Feb 21 | 4pm
CPL & Your Device Mon, Jan 27 | 11:15am
Holiday Card Design Mon, Dec 16 | 4pm
Poetry Jam Mon, Jan 27 | 4pm Right Day to Write Mon, Feb 3 | 4pm Stand Up For Stand Up! Mon, Feb 24 | 4pm
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Tremont Think and Drink Book Club Held at Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather Ave. Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary Norris Mon, Dec 9 | 7pm Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain Mon, Jan 13 | 7pm The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison Mon, Feb 10 | 7pm Adult Clubhouse Saturdays, Jan 18 & Feb 8 | 2pm Are you tired of adulting? Do you miss being a kid? Celebrate your inner kid with crafts, games, and other fun usually reserved for kids along with snacks and a few mocktails.
Tue, Dec 31 | 11:30am Sock Puppet Pets Thu, Jan 2 | 1pm Spaghetti Tower Mon, Jan 6 | 4:30pm Get Your Game On Wed, Jan 8 | 4:30pm A Day at the Beach Mon, Jan 13 | 4:30pm Marble Maze Mon, Jan 27 | 4:30pm Rubber Band Guitar Mon, Feb 3 | 4:30pm
MakerKits: Construction Mon, Dec 2 | 4:30pm
African American History Trivia Tue, Feb 4 | 4:30pm
Mobile MakerSpace Demonstration Wed, Dec 4 | 4pm
Cards of Love Wed, Feb 12 | 4:30pm
Make a Statement: Button-Making Wed, Dec 11 | 4pm
Heart Healthy Snacks Tue, Feb 18 | 4:30pm
Making Basics: Knitting Made Easy Mon, Dec 16 | 4:30pm
Lemon Battery Mon, Feb 24 | 4:30pm
Laser Engraver Workshop Wed, Dec 18 | 4pm
3D Pet Monster Wed, Dec 27 | 1pm Duct Tape Universe Wed, Jan 15 | 4:30pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Mondays | 10:30am Origami Hour Thursdays | 4:30pm Reindeer Fun Tue, Dec 3 | 4:30pm Happy Birthday, Nostradamus! Mon, Dec 9 | 4:30pm Putting Lorain Branch on the Map Tue, Dec 10 | 4:30pm Holiday Tree Ornament Tue, Dec 17 | 4:30pm Tape Resist Painting Mon, Dec 23 | 12:30pm
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Noon Years Eve Party
Healthy Relationships Tue, Jan 14 | 4:30pm Experts from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will help youth learn how to identify the warning signs and risks of an unhealthy relationship and set goals for their own relationships.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Short Story Book Club The book club you’ll actually have time to read for! Instead of a whole book, read and discuss a short story with your neighbors. Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" from her book A Good Man is Hard to Find. Sat, Dec 7 | 3pm Shalom Auslander's "Smite the Heathens, Charlie Brown" from his book Beware of God. Sat, Dec 21 | 3pm Graham Greene's classic story of creation via mayhem, "The Destructors," from his collection Twenty-One Stories. Sat, Jan 4 | 3pm
Amy Hempel's "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried," available at fictionaut.com. Sat, Jan 18 | 3pm John Cheever's classic "The Swimmer" available through the Library of America at loa.org. Sat, Feb 1 | 3pm Jonathan Goldstein's story of love and disaster, "Samson and Delilah" from his story collection Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible! Sat, Feb 15 | 3pm Alexandra Kleeman's "You, Disappearing" available from guernicamag.com. Sat, Feb 29 | 3pm Sewing Fundamentals Part 2 with Cosmic Bobbins Sat, Feb 29 | 3pm Take a refresher course for hand and machine sewing and learn new skills while completing a variety of make-and-take projects during this six-week series.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MAKERLABS
Mobile MakerSpace Demonstration Tue, Dec 3 | 4pm Make a Statement: Button-Making Tue, Dec 10 | 4pm Laser Engraver Workshop Tue, Dec 17 | 4pm
MEMORIAL-NOTTINGHAM COMPUTER CLASSES
Computer Basics: Mouse & Keyboard Thu, Feb 6 | 5pm Computer Basics: A Beginner's Introduction Thu, Feb 13 | 5pm Computer Basics: Organizing Files Thu, Feb 20 | 5pm Résumé Workshop Thu, Feb 27 | 5pm Special Family Event: Jolly Storytime Trolley Thu, Dec 5 | 5–8pm Ride Lolly the Trolley for a special FREE holiday storytime tour around town. Wear your favorite pajamas and join the fun as we read The Polar Express and enjoy hot
chocolate while we take a holiday lights tour from one of five branch libraries. One ride per person. An adult must accompany all children under 18. Registration and completed waiver forms are required. Visit participating Library locations to complete waivers or call 216-6232921 for more information. Register at jollytrolley2019memnott.eventbrite.com.
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Grow the Grinch's Heart Tue, Dec 17 | 4:30pm Minute to Win It Tue, Jan 21 | 4:30pm
TEEN ACTIVITIES Open Mic Monday Mon, Jan 13 | 5pm
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS Russian Children's Holiday Program Traditional holiday activities for kids featuring beloved Russian seasonal figures Grandfather Frost and Snow Maiden. Singing, dancing, and games (in Russian). Ages 2–5 | 12 -1:30pm Sat, Dec 21 Ages 6–10 | 3–5pm Sat, Dec 21 Russian Book Club (Adults) Dni Saveliia by G. Sluzhitel (reading and discussion in Russian). Sat, Jan 18 | 1pm
MT. PLEASANT COMPUTER CLASSES Résumé Workshop Sat, Dec 7 | 11:15am
Job Searching Online Sat, Dec 14 | 11:15am Your Digital Footprint Sat, Dec 21 | 11:15am
MakerKit: Make a littleBits Synthesizer Mon, Dec 16 | 3:30pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Wednesdays, Dec 4 & 19, Jan 15 & 22, and Feb 5 & 19 | 10:30am Wintering with the Wii U Tuesdays & Thursdays in Dec | 4:30pm Super Mario Party! Mon, Dec 9 | 4:30pm Winter Holidays Around the World Mon, Dec 23 | 4:30pm Making Old Time Radio Today Tuesdays in January | 4:30pm Cryptozoology and Cookies Tue, Jan 28 | 4:30pm Choose Your Own Adventure: Live in the Library Tue, Feb 18 | 4:30pm
RICE COMPUTER CLASSES Résumé Workshop Mon, Feb 3 | 5pm
Job Searching Online Mon, Feb 10 | 5pm CPL & Your Device Mon, Feb 24 | 5pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Gingerbread Houses Tue, Dec 3 | 2:30pm Wintertime BINGO Tue, Dec 10 | 2:30pm New Year, New Vision Tue, Jan 7 | 2:30pm DIY Valentine's Day Cards Tue, Feb 11 | 2:30pm Black History Month Trivia Tue, Feb 18 | 2:30pm Slam Poetry Live Tue, Feb 25 | 2:30pm
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PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Legal Aid at the Library Sat, Dec 7 | 10-11am Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only). Questions? Call 1-877-8173777 or visit lasclev.org.
MAKERLABS Making Basics: Knitting Made Easy Adults & Seniors: Thursdays, Dec 5, 12, & 19 | 2pm Making Basics: Knitting Made Easy Kids & Teens: Thursdays, Dec 5, 12, & 19 | 5pm Make a Drum Machine from ANYTHING Tue, Jan 7 | 5pm
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Thursdays | 11:30am Board Game Club Thursdays, Dec 5, Jan 9, & Feb 6 | 4:30pm Holiday Movie and Hot Chocolate Bar Thu, Dec 19 | 4:30pm Your Name in Code Sat, Jan 11 | 2pm Great Lakes Science Center Series Tuesdays, Jan 14 - Feb 25 | 4:30pm
ROCKPORT BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER
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 hands-on coding, filmmaking, music production, design, and much more. Join today! For more information and to register, call 216-623-7053 or email rockportbestbuyteentechcenter@cpl. org. The RBBTTC is open most Tuesdays through Fridays after school along with select Monday and Saturday hours. For a full schedule, visit cpl.libcal.com/calendar/ RBBTTC.
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National Letter Writing Day BBTTC members, mentors, and Best Buy Employees will assist guests in writing a letter in honor of National Letter Writing Day. Sat, Dec 7 | 4pm Sphero Robot Obstacle Course A two-day Sphero robotics workshop for BBTTC Members and Mentors: learn and explore programming the Sphero robots, then instruct your robot to complete an obstacle course. Thu & Fri, Jan 9 & 10 | 3:30pm REACH Media Festival Open House BBTTC members will showcase their past and present submissions to the REACH media festival and will lead tours of the space. Mon, Feb 10 | 7pm REACH Media Festival Viewing Party Open to BBTTC members, mentors, and Best Buy employees: view the galleries of the REACH media festival and vote for your choices in each category. Sat, Feb 29 | 2pm Teen Activities Minute to Win It Mondays Mondays, Jan 13 & 27 and Feb 3, 10, & 24 4:30pm Special Program for Teens & Adults FAFSA Completion Workshop Tue, Dec 3 | 5pm Are you going to college or interested in going to college? Come learn about financial aid and get assistance filling out a FAFSA with financial aid specialists from Cuyahoga Community College! *Please bring a copy of your 2017 income information (1040s/federal tax return or transcripts, W2s) and documentation of any untaxed income with you to the workshop. If you have already created your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID (fsaid.ed.gov) please bring it, as well. For the Fall 2019/ Spring 2020/Summer 2020 Semester: Use the 2019-2020 FAFSA (2017 income information is needed)
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society Free guitar lessons from the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. All ages: Mondays | 2:30pm Teens: Mondays | 4pm
COMPUTER CLASSES Internet Basics Fri, Jan 10 | 11:15am Email Basics Fri, Jan 17 | 11:15am CPL & Your Device Fri, Jan 24 | 11:15am Buying and Selling Online Fri, Jan 31 | 11:15am
3D Cookie Cutter Lab Wed, Dec 18 | 4:30pm Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Tue, Jan 14 | 4:30pm Make Your Masterpiece: Sketchbook Drawing Wed, Feb 19 | 4:30pm Special Family Event: Jolly Storytime Trolley Thu, Dec 5 | 5–8pm Ride Lolly the Trolley for a special FREE holiday storytime tour around town. Wear your favorite pajamas and join the fun as we read The Polar Express and enjoy hot chocolate while we take a holiday lights tour from one of five branch libraries. One ride per person. An adult must accompany all children under 18. Registration and completed waiver forms are required. Visit participating Library locations to complete waivers or call 216-6232921 for more information. Register at jollytrolley2019south.eventbrite.com.
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Thursdays | 5:30pm
Tween VR Time Thursdays, Dec 5 & 19, Jan 9 & 23, and Feb 6 & 20 | 4:30pm
Tween Club Wednesdays, Dec 11, Jan 15, & Feb 19 | 4:30pm Craft n’ Creations Mon, Dec 9, Jan 12, & Feb 10 | 4:30pm Gingerbread Houses Thu, Dec 12 | 4:30pm
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Knitting Between the Pages Saturdays, Dec 7 & 21, 4 & 18, Feb 15 & 29 11am
The Three Stooges Fri, Jan 17 | 4:30pm
Coffee and Coloring Sat, Dec 7 | 1pm
Friday Film Talk Discuss films, their history, and their impact on culture.
STEM Days Thursdays, Dec 19, Jan 16, & Feb 20 | 4:30pm
Twilight Bowling League Tuesdays, Dec 10, Jan 14, & Feb 11 | 1pm
Spike Lee Fri, Feb 28 | 4:30pm
South Brooklyn Book Club
Sat, Jan 18 | 1pm
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish Thu, Jan 23 | 4:30pm
Mon, Dec 23 | 4:30pm Kwanzaa Crafts Thu, Dec 26 | 4:30pm Tech Tuesdays Tuesdays, Dec 31, Jan 28, & Feb 25 | 4:30pm Deck the Halls Fri, Dec 20 | 4:30pm Three Kings' Day Crafts Mon, Jan 6 | 4:30pm I Have a Dream Craft Sat, Jan 18 | 2:30pm Heart Art Fri, Feb 14 | 4:30pm Drumming Class Wed, Feb 19 | 4:30pm
Teen VR Hour Tuesdays, Dec 3 & 17, Jan 7 & 21, and Feb 4 & 18 | 4:30pm Audio Recording Class for Teens Wednesdays, Dec 11, Jan 8, & Feb 12 | 4:30pm South Studio Orientation (13 and up) Wednesdays, Dec 18, Jan 29, & Feb 26 | 4:30pm Otaku Tree House Mondays, Jan 27 & Feb 24 | 4:30pm
FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Coloring Day Sat, Jan 4 | 1pm
Family Book Making Sat, Dec 21 | 1pm
SOUTH BROOKLYN KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) Thursdays | 11:30am
Rock, Paper, Scissors Obstacle Course Wed, Dec 4 | 4:30pm Winter Craft: Tissue Paper Painting Wed, Dec 11 | 4:30pm Life-Sized Candyland Wed, Jan 22 | 4:30pm I Have A Dream Crafts Fri, Jan 17 | 4:30pm Valentine's Day Craft Wed, Feb 12 | 4:30pm
Family Game Night Tuesdays, Dec 10, Jan 14, & Feb 11 | 4:30pm Collaborative Art Thursdays, Dec 12, Jan 9, & Feb 13 | 4:30pm Holiday Karaoke Party Fri, Dec 20 | 4:30pm Cleveland Metroparks: Exploring Forest Habitats Wed, Jan 29 | 4:30pm Ohio Sea Grant: The Problem with Plastic Wed, Feb 5 | 4:30pm
Gamers' Guild: Game Days Tuesdays, Dec 3 & 17, Jan 7 & 21, Feb 4 & 18 4:30pm Anime and Manga Club Wednesdays, Dec 18, Jan 15, & Feb 19 | 4:30pm
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Thu, Feb 20 | 4:30pm
STERLING COMPUTER CLASSES
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 I & II Wednesdays, Feb 5 & 12 | 11:15am Microsoft Publisher 2010 I & II Wednesdays, Feb 19 & 26 | 11:15am
Mobile MakerSpace Demonstration Tue, Feb 4 | 4:00pm Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Tue, Feb 11 | 4pm Laser Engraver Workshop Tue, Feb 18 | 4pm Make a Statement: Button-Making Tue, Feb 25 | 4pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Express Yourself Art Workshops Wednesdays & Fridays | 4:30pm Snowman Crafts Tue, Dec 3 | 4:45pm Reindeer Crafts Thu, Dec 5 | 4:45pm Holiday Music Tue, Dec 10 | 4:45pm Snowflake Crafts Thu, Dec 12 | 4:45pm Holiday Cookie Crafts Tue, Dec 17 | 4:45pm Christmas Tree Crafts Thu, Dec 19 | 4:45pm The People’s University | cpl.org 27
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New Year's Resolution Tue, Jan 7 | 4:45pm African American History Month Book Club Whoever You Are by Mem Fox and Leslie Staub Thu, Jan 9 | 4:45pm The ABC's of Black History: A Children's Guide by Craig Thompson Tue, Feb 4 | 4:45pm Important People in Black History Tue, Jan 14 | 4:45pm Rhythm Sticks Thursdays, Jan 16 & Feb 20 | 4:45pm Let's Celebrate MLK Tue, Jan 21 | 4:45pm I Have a Dream Thu, Jan 23 | 4:45pm What Color Is My World? Thu, Feb 6 | 4:45pm Be My Valentine Crafts Tue & Thu, Feb 11 & 13 | 4:45pm Who's Your Favorite African American Performer? Tue, Feb 18 | 4:45pm
UNION COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Word 2010 I–IV Thursdays, Jan 9–30 | 5pm
Duct Tape Universe Thu, Jan 16 | 4:30pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Santa Slime Thu, Dec 19 | 4:30pm
New Years Eve Bash Tue, Dec 31 | 2pm New Year, New You Wed, Jan 8 | 4:30pm Family Game Night Tue, Jan 28 | 5pm Valentine's Day Cards Thu, Feb 13 | 4:30pm
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Black History Trivia Bingo Thu, Feb 20 | 4:45pm Special Family Event Jolly Storytime Trolley Thu, Dec 5 | 5–8pm Ride Lolly the Trolley for a special FREE holiday storytime tour around town. Wear your favorite pajamas and join the fun as we read The Polar Express and enjoy hot chocolate while we take a holiday lights tour from one of five branch libraries. One ride per person. An adult must accompany all children under 18. Registration and completed waiver forms are required. Visit participating Library locations to complete waivers or call 216623-2921 for more information. Register at jollytrolley2019union.eventbrite.com.
Making Paracord Survival Bands Mon, Dec 23 | 4pm Make a Drum Machine from Anything Tue, Dec 31 | 2:30pm Aww…Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits Mon, Jan 6 | 2:30pm Make Your Masterpiece: Sketchbook Drawing Wed, Feb 12 | 4:30pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Minute to Win it Wed, Dec 4 | 4:30pm
Chess Day Wed, Dec 11 | 4:30pm Make a Holiday Gift Wed, Dec 18 | 4:30pm Kwanzaa Bracelet Craft Thu, Dec 26 | 4:30pm Romare Bearden Collage Thu, Jan 2 | 4:30pm Tie Dye Fun Tue, Jan 7 | 1pm I Have a Dream Cloud Mobile Thu, Jan 16 | 4:30pm
Learn to Edit Video Like a Pro! Tue, Jan 21 | 4:30pm Super STEM with Mr. Imani (grades 3 – 8) Wednesdays, Jan 22 – Feb 26 | 4:30pm Freedom Quilt Craft Thu, Jan 23 | 4:30pm Black History Trivia Tue, Feb 4 | 4:30pm Splash of Red Thu, Feb 6 | 4:30pm Valentine's Day Candy Bingo Tue, Feb 11 | 4:30pm Basquiat-Style Artwork Thu, Feb 13 | 4:30pm Let's Explore: African Games Tue, Feb 18 | 4:30pm Flag Story Quilt Thu, Feb 20 | 4:30pm Celebrate Maya Angelou in Words and Images Thu, Feb 27 | 4:30pm
PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS
Movie to Book Discussions Read or watch and join us for donuts and a discussion. The Shack by William Paul Young Sat, Dec 7 | 10:30am Wonder by R.J. Palacio Sat, Jan 4 | 10:30am Book to Movie Discussion Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Sat, Feb 1 | 10:30am
WEST PARK COMPUTER CLASSES
Computer Basics: Mouse & Keyboard Mon, Dec 2 | 11:15am Computer Basics: A Beginner's Introduction Mon, Dec 9 | 11:15am Computer Basics: Organizing Files Mon, Dec 16 | 11:15am
Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Tue, Dec 10 | 3:30pm Papercraft 3D Modeling Mon, Jan 6 | 3:30pm Special Family Event Jolly Storytime Trolley Thu, Dec 5 | 5–8pm Ride Lolly the Trolley for a special FREE holiday storytime tour around town. Wear your favorite pajamas and join the fun as we read The Polar Express and enjoy hot chocolate while we take a holiday lights tour from one of five branch libraries. One ride per person. An adult must accompany all children under 18. Registration and completed waiver forms are required. Visit participating Library locations to complete waivers or call 216623-2921 for more information. Register at jollytrolley2019westpark.eventbrite.com.
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Express Yourself Art Workshops Tuesdays & Thursdays, | 4:30pm Indoor Snowball Fight Thu, Dec 5 | 3:30pm Winter Stem Challenge: Build an Igloo Thu, Dec 12 | 4:30pm Gingerbread Houses Tue & Thu, Dec 17 & 19 | 3:30pm Sock Snowmen Thu, Dec 19 | 4:30pm Noon Year's Eve Tue, Dec 31 | 11:30am Snowman BINGO Tue, Jan 14 | 3:30pm Cupcake Wars Thu, Jan 16 | 4pm MLK Day Dream Boards Tue, Jan 21 | 4:30pm Lunar New Year Craft Thu, Jan 23 | 3:30pm Groundhog Day STEM Challenge Tue, Feb 4 | 4:30pm Valentine Card Crafts Thu, Feb 13 | 3:30pm
Mardi Gras Masks Tue, Feb 25 | 3:30pm
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Happy Birthday, Elvis Wed, Jan 8 | 11am-5pm Celebrate the King's birthday with a movie and music marathon featuring Blue Hawaii (1961), Jailhouse Rock (1957), and Viva, Las Vegas (1964).
WOODLAND COMPUTER CLASSES
Computer Basics: Mouse & Keyboard Tue, Jan 7 | 5pm Computer Basics: A Beginner's Introduction Tue, Jan 14 | 5pm Computer Basics: Organizing Files Tue, Jan 21 | 5pm Internet Basics Tue, Jan 28 | 5pm
Make Your Masterpiece: Digital Darkroom Fri, Jan 10 | 3pm
the Snowman (G), The Grinch (PG), and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (G). Perfectly Poignant and Poetic Wed, Jan 8 | 3pm Explore the world of music, lyricism, and poetry from all over the world, including right here in Cleveland.
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Legal Aid at the Library Free brief advice and referral clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (civil matters only.) Questions? Call 1-877-8173777 or visit lasclev.org. Sat, Jan 25 | 10–11am Graphic Content: The Art of Social Change Wed, Feb 12 | 3pm Explore the world of comics and graphic art as they relate to community building, social justice, and activism. We'll take a look at the origins of the comic book art form, its roots here in Cleveland, and peruse current comics, graphic novels, and political cartoons.
Making Tunes: Virtual Rock Band Fri, Feb 21 | 3pm
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS Futuristic Realistic Wed, Dec 11 | 3pm Tell Me a Story!
Introduction to 3D Design using Tinkercad Fri, Dec 13 | 3pm S.T.R.E.A.M. Under the Stars Thu, Dec 19 | 4:30pm Express Yourself Thu, Jan 9 | 4:30pm The New Year Around the World Thu, Jan 16 | 4:30pm Name That Tune Thu, Jan 23 | 4:30pm Name That Tune: What About Love? Thu, Feb 13 | 4:30pm
Family Holiday Movie Marathon Sat, Dec 14 | 10am-3pm Enjoy free screenings of Elf (PG), Frosty
Kids’ Café FREE healthy, nutritious bagged meals for kids up to age 18 courtesy of a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Meals are served for one hour after school at each location. Serving times vary by location based on neighborhood school schedules. Contact your local branch for the schedule. Mon-Fri | 3:30–4:30pm
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LIBRARY LOCATIONS M Main Library | 325 Superior Ave. | 623-2800
14 Langston Hughes | 10200 Superior Ave. | 623-6975
Louis Stokes Wing | 525 Superior Ave.
Public Administration Library (in City Hall)
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 100 | 623-2919
Addison | 6901 Superior Ave. | 623-6906
Brooklyn | 3706 Pearl Rd. | 623-6920
Carnegie West | 1900 Fulton Rd. | 623-6927
17121 Lake Shore Blvd. | 623-2911 18 Mt. Pleasant | 14000 Kinsman Rd. | 623–7032
Collinwood | 856 East 152nd St. | 623-6934
19 Rice | 11535 Shaker Blvd. | 623-7046
East 131st St. | 3830 East 131st St. | 623-6941
20 Rockport | 4421 West 140th St. | 623-7053
Eastman | 11602 Lorain Ave. | 623-6955
21 South | 3096 Scranton Rd. | 623-7060
Fleet | 7224 Broadway Ave. | 623-6962
22 South Brooklyn | 4303 Pearl Rd. | 623-7067
Fulton | 3545 Fulton Rd. | 623-6969
23 Sterling | 2200 East 30th St. | 623-7074
Garden Valley | 7201 Kinsman Rd. | Suite 101 | 623-6976
24 Union | 3463 East 93rd St. | 623-7088
15 Lorain | 8216 Lorain Ave. | 623-7011 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. | 1962 Stokes Blvd. | 623-7018 17 Memorial–Nottingham | 17109 Lake Shore Blvd. | 623-7039
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
12 Hough | 1566 Crawford Rd. | 623-6997
27 Woodland | 5806 Woodland Ave. | 623-7109
13 Jefferson | 850 Jefferson Ave.| 623-7004