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35th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference

2018-04-28 09:00:00 2018-04-28 16:30:00 America/New_York 35th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers’ Conference for a third year, making it free of charge for writers. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Saturday, April 28
9:00am - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-04-28 09:00:00 2018-04-28 16:30:00 America/New_York 35th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers’ Conference for a third year, making it free of charge for writers. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers’ Conference for a third year, making it free of charge for writers.

*PARKING also available at Notre Dame College, directly across from the library. Uniformed personnel will be available during library hours to help pedestrians cross South Green Road.*

9:00-9:30 AM / REGISTRATION, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, COFFEE


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: Literary Agent Elizabeth Kaplan in Conversation 

Literary agent Elizabeth Kaplan will be interviewed by her client and current Cuyahoga County Public Library Writer in Residence Claire McMillan about Ms. Kaplan's job as an agent, how she approaches representing authors, how she chooses new clients, her advice for writers seeking an agent, and her thoughts on trends in the publishing industry.  There will be time for audience Q&A. 

Elizabeth Kaplan has represented numerous critically acclaimed and best-selling authors throughout her 20-year career as a literary agent, including Greg Mortenson, E. Lockhart, and Michael Ruhlman. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Elizabeth moved to New York City and began her publishing career as the assistant to Jim Silberman, the founder of Summit Books. Elizabeth worked as an editor at Summit for three years before moving on to assist another publishing legend, the literary agent Sterling Lord. Before beginning her own agency in 2002, she worked as an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic and the Ellen Levine Agency. Elizabeth's main areas of focus include literary fiction, young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction (especially issue-based books), history, biography, food writing and cookbooks and memoir.

Claire McMillan, the current Writer in Residence at the William N. Skirball Writers' Center, is the author of The Necklace, an intoxicating novel set in Cleveland that BookPage calls "absorbing." Her debut novel, Gilded Age, also set in Cleveland, transforms Edith Wharton's House of Mirth into a powerful modern story of one woman's struggle with independence and love. McMillan grew up in and around Pasadena, CA. She practiced complex corporate litigation in San Francisco until 2003 and then received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She lives on a family farm near Cleveland with her husband and their two children.

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

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

1. The Seven Universal Plots / Claire McMillan. CCPL’s Writer in Residence and Simon & Schuster author, Claire McMillan, will teach you how to deepen character by thinking about the seven universal plots.   

2.  Taboo Writing / Laura Walter. Learn how to respectfully approach controversial subject matter in your writing and how to face common challenges and pitfalls.

3. *Powerful Words for Powerful Nonfiction Prose / Sunny Morton. Powerful prose is lean and muscular. Learn to adjust your writing for a strong technical manual, slim precise ad copy, or toned-and-smooth consumer prose.

11:30-11:45 AM / BREAK & PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. Individual editing sessions with editors Judy Allen and Laura Walter.

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

1. What's the Real Story and How to Get It / Mike Olszewski. With this veteran writer’s help, explore different research methods and learn how to get the real story you need for that nonfiction article or book.

2.  *The All-Important Query Letter / Deanna R. Adams. Writing a good query letter is an art, and one you’ll need to perfect if sending your work to an agent or traditional publisher.

3. *Writing the Personal Essay / Jacqueline Marino. Develop your story senses, from inspiration to completed personal essay.

12:45-1:45 PM / LUNCH BREAK PLUS BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNINGS
Brown bag or go out. Restaurant map available at registration table.

1:30-1:45 PM / PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. Individual editing sessions with editors Judy Allen and Laura Walter.

1:45-2:45 PM / FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE. Panelists Elizabeth Kaplan, Claire McMillan and Renee Rosen. Submit the first page of your work in progress (prose only, fiction or nonfiction) at check-in on conference morning. Submissions must be double-spaced, Times New Roman-12, with Title/Genre. 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. Individual editing sessions with editors Judy Allen and Laura Walter.  

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

1. *Revise & Edit Like a Pro / Renee Rosen. Explore the importance of editing and revision, how to effectively polish your work and get it in shape for submitting to agents and editors.

2. The Benefits of Blogging / Jill Grunenwald. Learn how blogging can help you engage with your readers, plus the best ways to create valuable and memorable content.

3. 15 Tips for Writing a Play / Kelly Boyer Sagert. Kelly will share step-by-step how to write a script.

4:00-4:15 PM / PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. Individual editing sessions with editors Judy Allen and Laura Walter.

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

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 22
Mon, Nov 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 16 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Nov 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Nov 18 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

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Nov 19, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Nov 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)
Mon, Nov 19, 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)
Mon, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writing about Ohio for a larger audience.

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Nov 20, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL classes. For information please call 1-833-ASPIRE2 or visit www.aspiregreatercleveland.org

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Nov 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)
Tue, Nov 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.

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

Tue, Nov 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for an introduction to our video converting equipment available in the Memory Lab. We will cover how to update your VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, and Super 8 film to DVD or digital files.
This event is full

Meeting Room C (77)
Wed, Nov 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your craft projects and creativity and join an enthusiastic group of needlework enthusiasts.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Nov 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. 

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Nov 21, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C® Aspire Program provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Canceled
Wed, Nov 21, 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.

Canceled
Wed, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a beginning level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on helping you learn simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment. No experience required.

Canceled
Thu, Nov 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Canceled
Thu, Nov 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Nov 23, 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. 

Meeting Room A (97)
Sat, Nov 24, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sat, Nov 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Every Saturday in November, come to the Writers' Center to work on your NaNoWriMo project. Bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours.

Sat, Nov 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Attend an orientation to become a user of the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Branch. Learn about the equipment and software in the space.

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

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Nov 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)
Mon, Nov 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, Nov 27, 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, Nov 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Nov 27, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL classes. For information please call 1-833-ASPIRE2 or visit www.aspiregreatercleveland.org

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Nov 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Nov 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)
Tue, Nov 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.

Tue, Nov 27, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Stop by our Holiday Pop-Up Shop and give the gift of reading!

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Nov 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C® Aspire Program provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Nov 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Come join the fun of rhymes, songs, movement and stories in Hebrew with your little ones. Ages 0-5.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Nov 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)
Wed, Nov 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Nov 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C® Aspire Program provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Wed, Nov 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The legendary Cleveland Browns quarterback will visit to discuss his book, Learning to Scramble.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Wed, Nov 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a beginning level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on helping you learn simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment. No experience required.

Thu, Nov 29, 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.

Thu, Nov 29, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the South Euclid Branch with one of our Licensed or Certified Career Services Counselors/Coaches.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Nov 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Nov 29, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL classes. For information please call 1-833-ASPIRE2 or visit www.aspiregreatercleveland.org

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Nov 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)
Thu, Nov 29, 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, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Nov 30, 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, Nov 30, 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, Dec 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Attend an orientation to become a user of the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Branch. Learn about the equipment and software in the space.

Storytime Room (125)
Sat, Dec 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet local Cleveland author Cory Tilson, author of The Pasta Family goes to Marinara Beach.

Meeting Room B+C (177)
Sat, Dec 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Put your decorative spin on a classic dish. Participants will get to paint a serving dish that is sure to be the centerpiece of the season. All supplies will be provided.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 03, All day
Make your very own personalized holiday card with the use of our green screen. We will take your photograph and enhance it with a winter themed background.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Dec 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)
Mon, Dec 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.

Tue, Dec 04, All day
Make your very own personalized holiday card with the use of our green screen. We will take your photograph and enhance it with a winter themed background.

Tue, Dec 04, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Dec 04, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Attend an orientation to become a user of the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Branch. Learn about the equipment and software in the space.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Dec 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)
Tue, Dec 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Dec 04, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C® Aspire Program provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Tue, Dec 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Acclaimed bluesman Austin "Walkin' Cane" makes a welcome return to the library. Austin has performed internationally and has played and recorded with the finest musicians in the genre.

Tue, Dec 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a discussion of books and the latest news in Science Fiction.

Wed, Dec 05, All day
Make your very own personalized holiday card with the use of our green screen. We will take your photograph and enhance it with a winter themed background.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Dec 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. 

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Dec 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join us as we watch Anime. We'll have a mix of classics as well as the latest shows. For Grades 7th-12th.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Dec 05, 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Dec 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C® Aspire Program provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an introduction to our imaging equipment in the Memory Lab. We will cover how to use the document, slide and photo scanners. This will also serve as an orientation for this space.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Wed, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a beginning level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on helping you learn simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment. No experience required.

Thu, Dec 06, All day
Make your very own personalized holiday card with the use of our green screen. We will take your photograph and enhance it with a winter themed background.

Thu, Dec 06, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Dec 06, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Dec 06, 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, Dec 06, 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 (97)
Thu, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn the proper way to care for and preserve personal/family history items and how best to prepare these items to pass on to future generations.

Fri, Dec 07, All day
Make your very own personalized holiday card with the use of our green screen. We will take your photograph and enhance it with a winter themed background.

Fri, Dec 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
With the holiday season around the corner, the Information & Technology Literacy Department would like to invite staff to participate in holiday gift making workshops in CCPL’s Innovation Centers.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Dec 07, 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, Dec 07, 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, Dec 08, All day
Make your very own personalized holiday card with the use of our green screen. We will take your photograph and enhance it with a winter themed background.

Meeting Room A (97)
Sat, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us to discover your inner artist! Ambe Art Studios will instruct you on how to paint a special seasonal portrait. Sign up to create a scene featuring birch trees!
This event is full

Storytime Room (125)
Sat, Dec 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Come celebrate winter and decorate a graham cracker “gingerbread” house.

Sat, Dec 08, 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Mon, Dec 10, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Dec 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)
Mon, Dec 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.

Meeting Room A (97)
Mon, Dec 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn tips for managing anxiety and depression that can be associated with the holiday season.

Tue, Dec 11, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Dec 11, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Dec 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)
Tue, Dec 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Dec 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C® Aspire Program provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Dec 11, 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

Meeting Room C (77)
Tue, Dec 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for the book discussion that pairs books on a similar topic or theme. Choose to read Helen Rappaport's The Romanov Sisters, Ariel Lawhon's I Was Anastasia, or both.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Dec 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)
Wed, Dec 12, 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, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Join us as we explore stop motion animation.

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C® Aspire Program provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Wed, Dec 12, 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.

Wed, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for pizza and engaging conversation for the whole family.

Wed, Dec 12, 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.

Meeting Room A+B (197)
Wed, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cleveland poet George Bilgere will visit and share his latest collection, Blood Pages.

Meeting Room C (77)
Wed, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for a beginning level Spanish course for adults. In this program, we will focus on helping you learn simple spoken Spanish in an immersive environment. No experience required.

Thu, Dec 13, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Dec 13, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 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

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Dec 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Celebrating this holiday season doesn't have to come at the expense of your waist line! Trudie Burrell from Heinen's will share tips for making healthy choices during this sweet and savory season.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Dec 14, 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, Dec 14, 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.

Storytime Room (125)
Sat, Dec 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Participants from our Kindergarten Boost Summer Camp and their families are invited to discuss books and take part in fun activities.

Sat, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Attend an orientation to become a user of the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Branch. Learn about the equipment and software in the space.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Dec 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. 

Mon, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Attend an orientation to become a user of the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South-Euclid Lyndhurst Branch. Learn about the equipment and software in the space.

Tue, Dec 18, 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.

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Tue, Dec 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.