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37th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop

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

*If the parking lot is full, free parking is available across the street at Notre Dame College.*

AGENDA

9:00-9:30 AM -- CHECK-IN, LIGHT BREAKFAST, HOT DRINKS. In Meeting Room A/B/C.
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. In Meeting Room A/B/C.
Deanna R. Adams, Conference Coordinator
Laurie Kincer, William N. Skirball Writers' Center 

9:40-10:20 a.m. -- Keynote: Why Write? Dr. Mary E. Weems, Writer in Residence at the William N. Skirball Writers' Center. In Meeting Room A/B/C.

Dr. Mary E. Weems will discuss the importance of writing, including why she started to write and the significance of practicing all aspects of the craft: reading across genres, writing regularly, developing first drafts, and the editing process, as well as participating in writing workshops, classes, and writing groups.

Dr. Weems is a poet, playwright, author, performer, imagination-intellect theorist and social/cultural foundations scholar. She is the author of 13 books, including Blackeyed: Plays and MonologuesWritings of Healing and Resistance: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect; and Public Education and the Imagination-Intellect: I Speak From the Wound in My Mouth. Her five chapbooks include white, and she has written numerous poems, articles and book chapters.

Dr. Weems received a 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize for her full-length drama MEAT, and her play Another Way to Dance won Cleveland Public Theatre’s Chilcote Award. Both of her books of poems – For(e)closure and An Unmistakable Shade of Red and the Obama Chronicles – were finalists for Ohioana Book Awards. She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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

10:30-11:30 a.m. -- BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

1.  The Art of Interviewing Sources for Your Nonfiction Book / Christopher Johnston (Nonfiction). Delve into professional interviewing techniques to mine information and colorful stories that are vital to shaping compelling, content-rich books. This workshop will cover how to effectively engage subjects, avoid barriers, and build trust with interview subjects. The session will also zero in on how to employ compassionate approaches to interviewing individuals who have suffered trauma.

2.  * Poetry Power! / Dr. Mary E. Weems (Poetry). In this interactive workshop, Dr. Weems will focus on the importance of writing poetry, including to speak truth to power, share life experiences and observations. We will also discuss the importance of writing poetry to help the poet and others heal.

3.  * The HeArt of Storytelling / Deanna Adams (Fiction/Memoir). Whether you’re writing fiction or a memoir, your story must mean something to the reader, get them emotionally involved. Deanna Adams will guide you through the key elements of storytelling by discussing how to create memorable fictional characters, or make real-life ones come alive.

11:30-11:45 a.m. -- BREAK & PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers' Center Writing Rooms. 

During four breaks today, winners whose names were drawn March 1st will meet with Judy Allen or Amandah T. Blackwell for an individual 15-minute editing session.

11:45 AM-12:45 p.m. -- BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

1. World Building in Sci-Fi and Fantasy / Kit Alloway (Fiction). Creating a new universe from scratch can be daunting. Alloway will teach you how to conceive, develop, populate, and decorate your new or future world by considering character, geography, and technology--and then how to keep track of everything!

2. Creating Diverse Characters in a Diverse World / Abby L. Vandiver (Fiction). Learn how to find the voices of your characters to make them authentic and believable, stepping out of yourself and into the lives of those not like you to create characters that look and act like real people.

3. Publishing after 50 / Annie Hogsett (Business): This author of three (so far) mysteries set in Cleveland, found her agent and her publisher in her sixties. In this session, she will share the joys and the challenges of being published after fifty—and beyond.

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 p.m. -- FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE. Panelists Dr. Mary Weems, Annie Hogsett, and Deanna Adams. In Meeting Room A/B/C.

Submit FOUR COPIES of the first page of your work in progress (prose only, fiction or nonfiction) at the check-in table before 11:00 a.m. 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 she would stop reading and will comment on what stopped them. Pages will be randomly selected.

2:45-3:00 p.m. -- BREAK & PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers' Center Writing Rooms.  

3:00-4:00 p.m. -- BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

1. Ins and Outs of the Publishing World / Brandi Larsen (Business). In this session, Brandi will talk about different types of publishing houses, what editors expect, and the roles at a traditional publisher.

2. * Writing & Submitting Your Short Stories / Marie Vibbert (Fiction). How do you fit a compelling emotional arc in one thousand to five thousand words? This session will cover plot structure, beginnings and endings, and common pitfalls new writers make in crafting story. Learn about the different genres of short stories, the lengths to shoot for, and how to follow a story from initial idea to final sale.

3. * Breaking into a National Magazine as a Freelance Writer / Mark Oprea (Nonfiction). Explore the ways in which a writer just starting out can build their way into national publications. Mark will share valuable tips and advice for getting the attention of editors and other professionals in the business. There will also be a “pitch prompt”—a writing exercise to get you on your way to publication!

4:00-4:15 p.m. -- PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS

4:00-4:30 p.m. -- DOOR PRIZES, BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNINGS. In Meeting Room A/B/C.

TODAY'S PRESENTERS

Deanna Adams is an award-winning writer, speaker, essayist, and author of eight 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 deannaadams.com

Judy Allen has worked as a copywriter and freelance writer for 15 years, editing manuscripts for fiction, non-fiction, young adult, children's, and other genres. Her goal is to edit your manuscript with all of the enthusiasm and integrity it deserves. She has been an editor for this conference since 2012. Visit www. zoneexcel.com/editing/ for more information on her editing services.

Kit Alloway writes sci-fi and historical fiction for teenagers. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Spalding University, graduated from the Feminist Leadership Academy of Cincinnati, and owns Belonging Books, a small feminist romance press. She is also an accomplished mixed media artist and an award-winning quilter.

Amandah Tayler Blackwell is a creative, servant leader, content and digital marketing professional, published author, editor, and screenwriter who provides editing and content and digital marketing consulting services. Additionally, she has written several nonfiction books and screenplays and participated in the 48 Hour Film Project. Amandah is developing children's picture books and painting Sci-Fi, tech, travel, animal, and seasonal-inspired abstract art. Visit Savvy-Writer.com for more information.

Annie Hogsett is the author of the “Somebody’s Bound to Wind Up Dead Mysteries," published by Poisoned Pen/Sourcebooks. She lives (and writes) ten yards from the shores of Lake Erie in Collinwood with her husband, Bill, and their cat, Cujo. She has never won a $550 million lottery jackpot. The Devil’s Own Game is third in her series.

Christopher Johnston is a freelance journalist, playwright, and director. He has published 3,000+ articles in publications including American Theatre, Christian Science Monitor, and Scientific American. He teaches playwriting and creative nonfiction for Cleveland State University, Literary Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Public Library's Writer’s Center. His book, Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice (Skyhorse) was published in May 2018.

Brandi Larsen is a writer, speaker, and coach who connects creative people to each other. Her publishing expertise helped create New York Times bestsellers, her journalism accomplishments received Emmy nominations, and her chutzpah propelled her to persist in spite of the impossible. Learn more at https://brandilarsen.com/.

Mark Oprea is a journalist based in Ohio City. He’s written for the Cleveland Magazine, OZY, Narratively and the Pacific Standard, and worked as a foreign correspondent in Mexico in 2018. His work has been featured in the Reader’s Digest, Longreads and The Week.

Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Abby L. Vandiver has written as an indie as well as a traditionally published author. Abby has written more than twenty self-published books. Penguin Berkley will publish the first book in her new cozy mystery series, Ice Cream Parlor Mysteries, beginning May 12.

Marie Vibbert has sold over 40 short stories to professional publications such as Analog Science Fiction & Fact, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Vice's Motherboard, Lightspeed, Escape Pod, and more. Her works have been translated into Chinese and Vietnamese. By day she is a computer programmer at Case Western Reserve University. 

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South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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Phone: 216-382-4880
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Branch manager
Brijin Boddy

Hours
Mon, Mar 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Mar 31 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 02 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 03 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 04 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 05 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

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Mon, Mar 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Mar 30, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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Mon, Mar 30, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
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Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

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Tue, Mar 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Mar 31, 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.

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Tue, Mar 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Mar 31, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Mar 31, 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.

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Wed, Apr 01, 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.

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Wed, Apr 01, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

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Wed, Apr 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dr. Thomas Froehlich joins us to discuss a variety of falsehoods that have entered the information marketplace including misinformation, disinformation, self-deception, doxing and fake news.

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Wed, Apr 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for an intermediate level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on building upon simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment.

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Thu, Apr 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, 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.

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Thu, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rachel from Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People will share how older adults can stay financially healthy and live independently and safely in their homes. Attend 1 or all 6 sessions.

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Thu, Apr 02, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, 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.

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Thu, Apr 02, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

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Thu, Apr 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Curious about self-publishing?

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Fri, Apr 03, 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.

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Fri, Apr 03, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

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Fri, Apr 03, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Fri, Apr 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Sat, Apr 04, 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.

Sat, Apr 04, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Featuring the Columbus troupe of award-winning poets, Concrete Wink, made up of Sandy Feen, Chuck Salmons, and Rikki Santer.

Sun, Apr 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Homework Center (56)
A new, peer-led creative writing group at the Writer’s Center, meeting the first Sunday of every month.

Mon, Apr 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Apr 06, 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.

Mon, Apr 06, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

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Mon, Apr 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us at the library as we learn all about cooking simple Mexican style dishes.

Tue, Apr 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Apr 07, 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.

Tue, Apr 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 07, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 07, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Call the Reference Desk to sign up for one-on-one help with your Memory Lab conversion project. Participants must have completed an orientation prior to attending.

Tue, Apr 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Learn the basics of writing fiction

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Wed, Apr 08, 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.

Wed, Apr 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room B+C (177)
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

Wed, Apr 08, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
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Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 08, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

Wed, Apr 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (97)
Please join us for an intermediate level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on building upon simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment.

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

Canceled
Thu, 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.

Thu, Apr 09, 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.

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Thu, Apr 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rachel from Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People will share how older adults can stay financially healthy and live independently and safely in their homes. Attend 1 or all 6 sessions.

Thu, Apr 09, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

Thu, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

Thu, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Apr 09, 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.

Fri, Apr 10, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Apr 10, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Apr 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Sat, Apr 11, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
This NASA-run series will involve basic intermediate and advanced skills and welcomes teens of all ages. Problem-solving + teamwork + programming = science fun!

Mon, Apr 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Apr 13, 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.

Mon, Apr 13, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 13, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 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.

Tue, Apr 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 14, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 14, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mary Norris, long-time contributor for The New Yorker, will visit to discuss her latest book, Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 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.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your craft projects and creativity and join a group of needlework enthusiasts. This group meets the third Wednesday of the month. All skill levels welcome. Bring your projects and have fun!

Wed, Apr 15, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 15, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Try your hand at competitive cupstacking! We'll go over the basics before battling for the quickest speed.

Wed, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (97)
Please join us for an intermediate level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on building upon simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment.

Wed, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A special two-part master class in bringing works to the stage. Join us for Part I tonight and Part II on Wednesday, May 20.

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

Canceled
Thu, 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.

Thu, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speak one-on-one with Dr. Mary Weems, the 2019-2020 Writer in Residence.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rachel from Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People will share how older adults can stay financially healthy and live independently and safely in their homes. Attend 1 or all 6 sessions.

Thu, Apr 16, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

Thu, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Get feedback on your poem. #readwritepoetry

Fri, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

Fri, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Apr 17, 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.

Fri, Apr 17, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Sat, Apr 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Discuss books and take part in fun activities.

Sat, Apr 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Sun, Apr 19, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Calling all poetry lovers: read your favorite poem (written by someone else) aloud. Listeners are welcome, too!

Sun, Apr 19, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A new poetry open mic, moderated by the City of South Euclid's first Poet Laureate, "Doc" Janning.

Mon, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 20, 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.

Mon, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C (77)
Join us for a lively discussion of this month's title. March 16 - Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens April 20 - The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas May 18 - The Overstory - Richard Powers

Mon, Apr 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
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 20, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

Mon, Apr 20, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Tech Classroom (48)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Tue, Apr 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 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.

Tue, Apr 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 21, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Apr 21, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

Tue, Apr 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Learn the basics of writing fiction

Canceled
Wed, Apr 22, 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.

Wed, Apr 22, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fun crafts? Quirky tech? None of the above? It's always something new and different at Teen Scene -- come check it out.

Wed, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (97)
Please join us for an intermediate level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on building upon simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment.

Thu, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 23, 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 23, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Thu, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Apr 23, 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.

Fri, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Apr 24, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Sat, Apr 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Homework Center (56)
A Certified Arborist from the South Euclid Tree Commission will talk about the majesty of trees and how to care for them. Stay after for a tree-riffic craft.

Sat, Apr 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Drop in and write at the Writers' Center any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Meet Literary Cleveland's Gordon Square Review editors and other local writers.

Mon, Apr 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Mon, Apr 27, 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.

Mon, Apr 27, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 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.

Tue, Apr 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Apr 28, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Explore art and food, learn art techniques from the country and culture. You will create a piece of art and prepare a dish using our modular kitchen for the group to sample... no passport needed!

Tue, Apr 28, 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.

Wed, Apr 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Canceled
Wed, Apr 29, 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.

Wed, Apr 29, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (97)
Please join us for an intermediate level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on building upon simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment.