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36th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop

2019-04-27 09:00:00 2019-04-27 16:30:00 America/New_York 36th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers Conference for a fourth year, making it FREE for writers. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Saturday, April 27
9:00am - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-27 09:00:00 2019-04-27 16:30:00 America/New_York 36th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers Conference for a fourth year, making it FREE for writers. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers Conference for a fourth year, making it FREE for writers.

AGENDA

9:00-9:30 AM - CHECK-IN, LIGHT BREAKFAST, HOT DRINKS
OPTIONAL/FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE AT 1:45 PM: Drop off FOUR COPIES of the first page of your work-in-progress at check-in. (See guidelines below, under FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE at 1:45 PM.) 

9:30 AM - WELCOME & CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Deanna R. Adams, Conference Coordinator
Laurie Kincer, William N. Skirball Writers' Center 

9:40-10:20 AM - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: David Giffels, Writer in Residence at the William N. Skirball Writers' Center on "Writing When You Think You Have No Ideas"
David Giffels is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin and a Measure of Life. His previous books include The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt and All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House. A former Akron Beacon Journal columnist, Giffels is an associate professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Note: Sessions with an asterisk (*) include a writing exercise.

10:30-11:30 AM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

1. *Writing Like Mr. Potato Head / David Giffels. In Meeting Room ABC. Participants learn techniques to engage all the senses in observing, drafting and refining their creative nonfiction prose. 

2. *Kiss, Marry, Kill: How to Create Compelling Characters / Bree Barton. In Writers' Center Meeting Room. Learn to craft the kind of irresistible characters who set your book apart, people who leap off the page, lie and cheat, enchant and beguile—and make your book unputdownable. Come with a character (or two) in your back pocket to use in a fun, hands-on writing prompt.

3. Drafting the Nonfiction Book Proposal / Deanna Adams: Learn step-by-step how to put together your book proposal so you can win over the agent or publishing company of your choice.

 

11:30-11:45 AM - BREAK & PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.
During four breaks today, winners whose names were drawn April 1st will meet with editors Judy Allen or Lex Hupertz  for 15-minute individual editing sessions.

 

11:45 AM-12:45 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:


1. *Writing Historical Fiction: Avoid Tumbling Down the Research Rabbit Hole / Marin McGinnis. In Homework Center. Delve into the issues writers should consider when writing historical fiction, and find out answers to questions you’ll ask yourself as you plot and write. 

2.  *The Situation and the Story / Charlotte Morgan. In Meeting Room ABC. Learn about memoir and essay writer Vivian Gornick’s theory on writing less about the situation and more about the story. There will be time for attendees to work on this strategy. 

3. The Legal Matters in Publishing / Steve Grant. In Writers' Center Meeting Room. Learn how to deal with the traditional publishing world, and how to protect yourself from unscrupulous companies in the self-publishing world. 

 

12:45-1:45 PM - LUNCH BREAK PLUS BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNINGS
Brown bag or go out. Restaurant map available at check-in table. Lunches may be eaten in the Writers' Center main room today but not elsewhere in the library.

1:30-1:45 PM - PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.

 

1:45-2:45 PM - FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE: Panelists David Giffels, Bree Barton and Deanna Adams. Submit FOUR COPIES of the first page of your work in progress (prose only, fiction or nonfiction) at the check-in table until 12:00 noon. Submissions must be double-spaced, Times New Roman-12, with title and genre indicated at the top of the page. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME. Each panelist will raise a hand at the point where they would stop reading and will comment on what stopped them. Pages will be randomly selected.

2:45-3:00 PM - BREAK & PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.  

3:00-4:00 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

1. *The Art of the Short Story / Scott Lax. In Writers' Center Meeting Room. Take the leap—learn about dialogue, character, setting, and plot and write that short story you’ve been thinking about.

2.  Selling Without Being Sales-y / J. Thorn. In Meeting Room ABC. Traditionally published authors and independents alike must learn how to effectively get their book in front of the right people. J. Thorn shows you how to engage online, and in real life, without feeling like a salesperson.

3. *Poetry Matters / Damien Ware. In Homework Center. Poetry, in its many forms, should inform and inspire. In this workshop, Damien will enlighten the poet in you.

4:00-4:15 PM - PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.

4:00-4:30 PM - DOOR PRIZES, BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNINGS

TODAY’S PRESENTERS

Deanna Adams is an award-winning writer, speaker, essayist, and author of six books, both fiction and nonfiction. She is the longtime coordinator of this conference, the “Book Whisperer” for Cuyahoga County Public Library, and teaches online writing courses for the Pennwriters organization. Her book, The Writer’s GPS: A Guide to Writing & Selling Your Book, instructs aspiring writers how to get their book written from beginning to end. Her website is www.deannaadams.com. 

Judith Allen has worked as a copywriter and freelance writer for fifteen years, editing manuscripts for fiction, nonfiction, young adult, children's, and other genres. She instructs business writing for colleges and corporations. Visit her website at www.zoneexcel.com/editing for more information on her editing services.

Bree Barton is a writer and dance teacher in Los Angeles. Heart of Thorns, the first novel in her YA fantasy trilogy, came out from HarperCollins in 2018, and has been published in seven countries and translated into Spanish, Polish, and Italian. She has published op-eds in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and short fiction in The Iowa Review and McSweeney's.

David Giffels is the author of five books, including the critically acclaimed memoirs, Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life (Scribner, 2018) and All the Way Home (William Morrow, 2008), and the essay collection The Hard Way on Purpose (Scribner, 2014). His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Parade, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, and other publications. He is a professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative nonfiction and is currently Writer in Residence at the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s William N. Skirball Writer’s Center.

Steve Grant is an intellectual property attorney with Standley Law Group, where he practices patent, trademark and copyright law. Additionally, Steve is an adjunct professor at the Capital University Law School, where he teaches intellectual property law and copyright law. A popular and frequent speaker at this conference, Steve draws on over thirty years of experience in addressing issues concerning writers.

Lex Hupertz has her BA in English with a Concentration in Writing from Denison University, and her Master's in Creative Writing from the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. She has a background in both traditionally and self-published works, which she uses to help her clients succeed. Lex has developed a wide and varied group of associates, from content editors to graphic designers and photographers.

Scott Lax is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, short story writer, journalist, essayist, playwright, and movie producer. A graduate of Hiram College, a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholar in Nonfiction, and a Sewanee Writers Conference Fellow in Fiction, Scott teaches creative writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His works include novels, The Year That Trembled, named one of “1998’s Milestones in Fiction,” by the Denver Post, and Vengeance Follows.

A lawyer in real life, Marin McGinnis feeds her soul by writing Victorian era romance and mystery. She has four historical romances published with the Wild Rose Press and is hard at work on a new cozy mystery series set in the English Lake District, one of her favorite places on earth. She lives in a drafty 105-year-old Cleveland Heights house with her husband, son, and poodles, Larry and Sneaky Pete.

Charlotte Morgan is a longtime journalist and nonfiction writer based in Cleveland, Ohio where she teaches Composition and Rhetoric, as well as Intro to Fiction at Cleveland State University. From time to time, she leads workshops in nonfiction writing in the hopes of helping others find their creative voice. Her upcoming memoir, Glenville: My Side of Paradise, is in revision. 

J. Thorn has published two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. He is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. He is a full-time writer, part-time professor at John Carroll University, co-owner of Molten Universe Media, podcaster, FM radio DJ, musician, and a certified Story Grid nerd.

Damien Ware is a poet, literacy advocate and literary artist. Since 2010, he has used love for the literary arts as means to bring community together through the arts.  He developed and leads a weekly creative writing workshop called “Veterans’ Voice,” designed to encourage and support US military veterans to write and share their military experience as a community.

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South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Brijin Boddy

Hours
Mon, Mar 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Mar 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Mar 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 22 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Mar 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Mar 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

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Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Come join the fun of rhymes, songs, movement and stories in Hebrew with your little ones. Ages 0-5.

Meeting Room C (77)
Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your craft projects and creativity and join a group of needlework enthusiasts.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Join us as we watch anime. We'll have a mix of classics as well as the latest shows. For Grades 7th-12th.
Registration is now closed

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Mar 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for pizza and engaging conversation for the whole family.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in sound recording orientations. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. The last orientation session will not start after 3:45 PM. Make sure to bring your library card.

Thu, Mar 21, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Get feedback on your poem. #readwritepoetry

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.  

Tech Classroom (48)
Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Introduction to Pressbooks Public.

Tech Classroom (48)
Fri, Mar 22, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Part 2 is a Work Session in the Tech Lab. Prerequisite: Part 1.

Fri, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon in January and February to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Mar 22, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Mar 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums, such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included. Grades K-8.

Meeting Room A (97)
Sat, Mar 23, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Find a wonderful selection of bargains at our book sale. All types of materials for all age groups will be available. Proceeds help support library programming.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Mar 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Mar 25, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Tue, Mar 26, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Mar 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Mar 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Mar 26, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Mar 26, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Tue, Mar 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an introduction to our audio converting equipment in the Memory Lab. Learn how to update your vinyl records and audio cassette tapes to digital files.
This event is full

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Mar 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Wed, Mar 27, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Mar 27, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Mar 28, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Mar 28, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.  

Meeting Room A (97)
Fri, Mar 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
AARP Frau Watch Network will provide an overview of the many types of scams and fraud plus share methods for how to avoid them.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Mar 29, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon in January and February to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Mar 29, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Mar 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums, such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included. Grades K-8.

Sat, Mar 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Drop in sound recording orientations. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. The last orientation session will not start after 4:45 PM. Make sure to bring your library card.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Apr 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Apr 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for experiments, movies, food fun or a combination of all of the above. Learn something new, meet a new friend and never be bored again with Tween Time! For those in grades 4-6.

Mon, Apr 01, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Apr 01, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Tue, Apr 02, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Apr 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 02, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Apr 02, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Apr 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn about one-act playwriting and create a first draft in a six-week workshop that meets on the first and third Tuesday evenings in February, March and April.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 03, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Apr 03, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Apr 03, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Join us as we watch anime. We'll have a mix of classics as well as the latest shows. For Grades 7th-12th.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Apr 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Apr 04, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Thu, Apr 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in sound recording orientations. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. The last orientation session will not start after 3:45 PM. Make sure to bring your library card.

Thu, Apr 04, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Apr 04, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.  

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Curious about self-publishing?

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Thu, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us as award-winning poet Jericho Brown announces the new class of Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. #readwritepoetry
This event is full

Tech Classroom (48)
Fri, Apr 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Introduction to Pressbooks Public.

Tech Classroom (48)
Fri, Apr 05, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Part 2 is a Work Session in the Tech Lab. Prerequisite: Part 1.

Fri, Apr 05, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Apr 05, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon in January and February to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Apr 05, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Apr 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums, such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included. Grades K-8.

Sat, Apr 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn about the equipment and software in the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Meeting Room B (100)
Sat, Apr 06, 10:00am - 11:30am
Terrence Spivey who met Marcel Marceau, will teach basic mime exercises such as mirror reflections, imaginary wall, tug-a-war, climbing the ladder and more. Come and have fun. No experience necessary.

Storytime Room (125)
Sat, Apr 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
For kindergarteners and their parent/caregiver Discuss books and take part in fun activities – enjoy a time to read, talk and do! See a librarian for a copy of each month’s title

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Sun, Apr 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a mixture of yoga and creative poetry exercises. No yoga or poetry experience necessary. #readwritepoetry

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Apr 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room B+C (177)
Mon, Apr 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
For children entering kindergarten in the fall 2019, not in a preschool or child care center.

Mon, Apr 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn about the equipment and software in the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Apr 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for experiments, movies, food fun or a combination of all of the above. Learn something new, meet a new friend and never be bored again with Tween Time! For those in grades 4-6.

Mon, Apr 08, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Apr 08, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Tue, Apr 09, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Apr 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 09, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Apr 09, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fiction writers with a year or more of previous workshop experience will continue to hone and polish their fiction through in-class critique and by studying examples of professional writing.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 10, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Wed, Apr 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for pizza and engaging conversation for the whole family.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Wed, Apr 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fiction writers with at least one workshop experience who understand how workshops proceed will bring in previously written stories or chapters from novels that have gone through at least one draft.
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Apr 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Students will learn the basics of making a bracelet with a clasp. All supplies will be included, just bring your creativity.
This event is full

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Apr 11, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Thu, Apr 11, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Apr 11, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Thu, Apr 11, 4:30pm - 8:00pm
High school writers are invited to read their creative writing. Sponsored by Hathaway Brown School and The William N. Skirball Writers' Center at Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Apr 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.  

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Apr 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fiction writers new to the workshop experience will learn how to give and receive comments on your and others' writing in a group setting.
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Apr 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon in January and February to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Apr 12, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Apr 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums, such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included. Grades K-8.

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Drop in sound recording orientations. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. The last orientation session will not start after 10:45 AM. Make sure to bring your library card.

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award winner Chris Myers and award-winning theatre artist Kaneza Schaal lead art exercises and storytelling activities to help teens creatively share their stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sat, Apr 13, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Special event for poets and poetry readers. #readwritepoetry

Tech Classroom (48)
Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn from the person who literally wrote the book on how to study for this exam. Participants will receive free books from Kaplan.

Sun, Apr 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Calling all poetry lovers: read your favorite poem (written by someone else) aloud. Listeners are welcome, too! #readwritepoetry

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Australian author Heather Morris will visit to discuss her bestselling debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sun, Apr 14, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A new poetry open mic, moderated by the City of South Euclid's first Poet Laureate, "Doc" Janning. #readwritepoetry

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Apr 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for experiments, movies, food fun or a combination of all of the above. Learn something new, meet a new friend and never be bored again with Tween Time! For those in grades 4-6.

Mon, Apr 15, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Tue, Apr 16, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs specialist is available for job placement and individualized employment planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 16, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn about one-act playwriting and create a first draft in a six-week workshop that meets on the first and third Tuesday evenings in February, March and April.
This event is full

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your craft projects and creativity and join a group of needlework enthusiasts.

Wed, Apr 17, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Join us as we watch anime. We'll have a mix of classics as well as the latest shows. For Grades 7th-12th.

Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Drop in sound recording orientations. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. The last orientation session will not start after 7:45 PM. Make sure to bring your library card.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches for non-native speakers of the English language.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Get feedback on your poem. #readwritepoetry

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.  

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stewart O’Nan will visit to discuss Henry, Himself, a thoughtful new novel about a member of the greatest generation looking back on the loves and losses of his past.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon in January and February to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Apr 19, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums, such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included. Grades K-8.