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WordPlay

A new, peer-led creative writing group at the Writer’s Center, meeting the first Sunday of every month.

If you enjoy writing but don’t know what to write about or are concerned you don't have writing experience, then this group is for you. Join us for a fun afternoon of exploration and playing with the magic of the written word. We all have an inner artist and writing is one of the best ways to express it. 

You will be given a prompt—such as a phrase, a sentence, an image--and then you'll be given time to create and see what unfolds. It might be a poem, an idea for a movie, or the lyrics to a song—whatever. It might even lead to a piece that you can later add to your portfolio, or it could prove to be the inspiration for something bigger, you never know!

In addition, you will learn a simple 3-step process so that you can continue to connect to your inner artist at home.

It is open to adults only. No prior writing experience is needed. Registration is optional.

The Co-Facilitators:

Sri Rahm is an amateur writer who gets joy out of crafting sentences. He kept his day job as a corporate trainer while writing and attending writing/publishing workshops and conferences; he has one published short story and one published book, and he is getting two more books ready for printing. In addition to creative writing, he has done a lot of business writing and marketing copy over the years.

Deb Bradt is a certified Yoga Teacher, writer, mother and trauma survivor and is passionate about empowering others to find the artist within. She has a special love for poetry and is working on her first non-fiction book project. Deb has been dealing with depression and chronic pain for many years and has found that creativity eases her symptoms and helps her find comfort and peace, even in her lowest moments. She is also an entrepreneur and the creator of the “Purple Butterfly Project," a program designed to help prevent the spread of suicide. She is planning to open a non-profit in the Cleveland area.

Andrew Sykaluk is a graphic designer and writer. Andrew first found his love for art in a vocational program entitled Interactive Media. He completed his Administrative Office Systems degree in 2014 but realized that working in an administrative capacity lacked the gratification that creativity provided him. He decided to go back to school and graduated in 2019. He is looking forward to a fulfilling career in graphic design and is currently writing his first book, a true story based on his brother’s struggle with cystic fibrosis.

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

seumgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Brijin Boddy

Hours
Mon, Jul 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 10 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 11 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 12 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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Tue, Jul 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Jul 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.

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Tue, Jul 07, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jul 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jul 07, 5:40pm - 9:00pm
Fun crafts? Quirky tech? None of the above? It's always something new and different at Teen Scene -- come check it out.

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Wed, Jul 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

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Wed, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

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Thu, Jul 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, Jul 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.

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Thu, Jul 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jul 09, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

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Thu, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This historical fiction graphic novel imagines the lives of blue-collar workers involved in the real-life Lake Erie tunnel disaster in Cleveland in 1916.

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Fri, Jul 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jul 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Fri, Jul 10, 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, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Sun, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A new poetry open mic, moderated by the City of South Euclid's first Poet Laureate, "Doc" Janning.

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Mon, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Jul 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jul 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jul 13, 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.

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Tue, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Jul 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.

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Tue, Jul 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jul 14, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Four-part series about writing books for children, focusing on chapter books and middle grade novels.

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Wed, Jul 15, 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.

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Wed, Jul 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bring copies of a 1-2 page writing sample to practice editing techniques.

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Thu, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, Jul 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.

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Thu, Jul 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jul 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

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Thu, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jul 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jul 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Fri, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Sat, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

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Mon, Jul 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Jul 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jul 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jul 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Jul 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.

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Tue, Jul 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jul 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn the fundamentals of digital marketing.

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Thu, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, Jul 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.

Canceled
Thu, Jul 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jul 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jul 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jul 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Fri, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jul 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Jul 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jul 27, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jul 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 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.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn the fundamentals of digital marketing.

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

Canceled
Thu, Jul 30, 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
Thu, Jul 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Thu, Jul 30, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jul 31, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 31, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Sun, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A new, peer-led creative writing group at the Writer’s Center, meeting the first Sunday of every month.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Aug 03, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Artist, Rozenia Cunningham will teach beginners to advanced students various mediums and painting techniques through guided instruction.

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Tue, Aug 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.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 04, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Aug 05, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 05, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 05, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
For teens 6-12 grade. Learn how to incorporate technology into your art and take home your very own green screen picture.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn the fundamentals of digital marketing.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 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.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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. 

Canceled
Thu, Aug 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Curious about self-publishing?