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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
Mon, Jan 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 25 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jan 26 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jan 27 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

Tue, Jan 22, 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, Jan 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Jan 22, 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.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Jan 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Jan 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)
Tue, Jan 22, 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, Jan 22, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Jan 23, 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, Jan 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. 

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Jan 23, 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, Jan 23, 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, Jan 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jan 23, 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

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Jan 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Jan 24, 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, Jan 24, 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, Jan 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Jan 25, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Jan 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. 

Meeting Room C (77)
Sat, Jan 26, 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, Jan 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
A great cover gets the click, but good copy wins the purchase. Learn how to write copy like master novelists. Led by Weston Kincade.

Meeting Room A+B (197)
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Chef Giulia shares ways to eat healthy. Learn about the wide variety of plant-based foods available, ideas for swapping plant-based foods into your current diet, and how to prepare low-carb snacks.
This event is full

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Organize your book marketing efforts and make them more effective.

Sat, Jan 26, 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, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Jan 28, 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, Jan 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)
Mon, Jan 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.

Meeting Room A (97)
Mon, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rachel from ESOP and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will discuss the financial impact of caregiving and provide some tips to prevent the financial drain.

Tue, Jan 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.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Jan 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Jan 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Jan 29, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Jan 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)
Wed, Jan 30, 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, Jan 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Jan 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jan 31, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Jan 31, 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, Jan 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Jan 31, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Meet your writing and publishing goals.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Jan 31, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Feb 01, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Feb 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)
Fri, Feb 01, 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, Feb 02, 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.

Storytime Room (125)
Sat, Feb 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Come join us for our Valentine’s Dance Party!

Meeting Room C (77)
Sat, Feb 02, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join Trudie Burrell from our neighborhood Heinen's for healthy eating tips for making your Valentine's Day sweet, without the added sugar.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Feb 04, 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, Feb 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)
Mon, Feb 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.

Meeting Room A (97)
Mon, Feb 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Create a personalized expression of your love with our Cricut machine. Make a Valentine’s Day card that lets you record a personal audio message.

Tue, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Feb 05, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Feb 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)
Tue, Feb 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)
Tue, Feb 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Feb 05, 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.

Tue, Feb 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a discussion of books and the latest news in Science Fiction.

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Feb 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Feb 06, 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.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Feb 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Feb 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.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Feb 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)
Thu, Feb 07, 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, Feb 07, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Feb 08, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Feb 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)
Fri, Feb 08, 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+B+C (274)
Fri, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
International bestselling author Ian Rankin will visit to discuss his new novel, In a House of Lies.

Sat, Feb 09, 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 162 (20)
Sat, Feb 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bring a printed copy of one of your poems to revise in the workshop.

Storytime Room (125)
Sat, Feb 09, 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

Rescheduled
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Sunday, February 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Be part of a dynamic afternoon of presentations and discussions as we reflect upon the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and its role in history, the history of us all. We invite you to join us.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Get to the root of the words in a poem for a fresh view of language.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Feb 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Feb 11, 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, Feb 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)
Mon, Feb 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 (97)
Mon, Feb 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Paul Goebbel tells of the five African Americans that chose to join John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Learn how they arrived at this decision and why they put their fates in the hands of this leader.

Tue, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Feb 12, 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 A+B+C (274)
Tue, Feb 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New York Times bestselling author Tara Conklin will visit and discuss her new novel, The Last Romantics.

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Feb 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Wed, Feb 13, 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

Wed, Feb 13, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Feb 13, 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.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Feb 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Feb 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.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Feb 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)
Thu, Feb 14, 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, Feb 14, 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

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Feb 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Fri, Feb 15, 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.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Feb 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)
Fri, Feb 15, 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 B+C (177)
Sat, Feb 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Local author Dan Rager will share his knowledge about the Maple Leaf Route, the interurban train that ran through northeast Ohio from 1899 to 1925.

Sat, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Feb 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Be part of a dynamic afternoon of presentations and discussions as we reflect upon the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and its role in history, the history of us all. We invite you to join us.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Feb 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)
Mon, Feb 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)
Mon, Feb 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Advice on how to explore one of the richest yet most difficult subject areas of personal nonfiction writing.

Mon, Feb 18, 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, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Feb 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Feb 19, 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.

Meeting Room C (77)
Tue, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for the book discussion that pairs books on a similar topic or theme. Books will be available for check out a month before the discussion. Choose to read one title, or both!

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

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Feb 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. 

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Feb 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cant stomach the sweet stuff? Join us at our Anti-Valentines Day Party! Well have trivia, games, and giveaways. For Grades 7th-12th.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Feb 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)
Wed, Feb 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Feb 20, 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.

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Feb 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.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Feb 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, Feb 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, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Get feedback on your poem.

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Thu, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.