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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, Sep 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Sep 29 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Sep 30 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, Sep 25, 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, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Sep 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Sep 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Come join the fun of rhymes, songs, movement and stories in Hebrew with your little ones. Ages 0-5.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Show off your Mario Kart skills, plus enjoy crafts and activities.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Sep 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Sep 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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 experienced is required.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Sep 26, 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.

Thu, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Sep 27, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Meeting Room A (97)
Thu, Sep 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Why do some people become addicts and others don't? What exactly is an addict, and how does being one change your brain? How did this opiate crisis get so bad in our community?

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Sep 28, 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, Sep 29, 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, Sep 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Compete against other players and put your skills to the test in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U!

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sun, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Weekly creative writing workshop for veterans on Sunday afternoons from September 9 to November 11.

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

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

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Oct 01, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

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

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 02, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Write stories prompted by objects from your recent or not-so-recent past.
This event is full

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Oct 02, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Oct 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Oct 02, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Tue, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Music from many European traditions, as well as from South & North America. Exotic Tangos, rollicking Mazurkas and other melodic song styles, on piano, violin, accordion, mandolin and guitar.

Tue, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a discussion of books and the latest news in Science Fiction.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Oct 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. 

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Oct 03, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join us as we watch Anime. We'll have a mix of classics as well as the latest shows.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Oct 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Oct 03, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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 experienced is required.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 04, 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.

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

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

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

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Oct 04, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

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

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Oct 05, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

Sat, Oct 06, 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.

Meeting Room A (97)
Sat, Oct 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mark Dawidziak author of vampire-centric books such as The Night Stalker Companion and The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dracula will present a program about Count Dracula.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sun, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Weekly creative writing workshop for veterans on Sunday afternoons from September 9 to November 11.

Meeting Room A+B (197)
Sun, Oct 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Enjoy sweet tunes from the Cleveland Clinic Concert Band, comprised of hospital volunteers and employees.

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

Mon, Oct 08, 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.

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

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Oct 08, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

Mon, Oct 08, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
For children entering kindergarten in the fall 2018, not in a preschool or child care center.

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Mon, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts 2016 - a surreal year of American politics - in his new nonfiction book, Beautiful Country Burn Again.

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

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Write stories prompted by objects from your recent or not-so-recent past.
This event is full

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Oct 09, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Oct 09, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Oct 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Oct 10, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Oct 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Oct 10, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Oct 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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 experienced is required.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Oct 10, 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.

Thu, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 11, 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.

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

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

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Oct 11, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Oct 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 162 (20)
Thu, Oct 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fiction writers new to the workshop experience will learn how to give and receive comments on your and others' writing in a group setting.
This event is full

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

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Oct 12, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

Sat, Oct 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join the South Euclid Fire Department for some fire safety fun! Explore a fire truck and check out some firefighter gear while learning about the importance of staying safe. All ages welcome.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sun, Oct 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Weekly creative writing workshop for veterans on Sunday afternoons from September 9 to November 11.

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

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

Homework Center (56)
Mon, Oct 15, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

Mon, Oct 15, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Mon, Oct 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Techniques for developing voice and first-person character.

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

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

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Meeting Room C (77)
Tue, Oct 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for a quarterly book discussion of memoir titles, as we discuss new and interesting life stories. October's title is "Educated" by Tara Westover.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Write stories prompted by objects from your recent or not-so-recent past.
This event is full

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Oct 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Try your hand at competitive cupstacking! We'll go over the basics before battling for the quickest speed.

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Oct 16, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Tue, Oct 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for the book discussion that pairs books on a similar topic or theme. Choose to read Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy, Tayari Jones' An American Marriage, or both!

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Oct 17, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Wed, Oct 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room C (77)
Wed, Oct 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bring your craft projects and creativity and join an enthusiastic group of needlework enthusiasts.

Homework Center (56)
Wed, Oct 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. 

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join us as we watch Anime. We'll have a mix of classics as well as the latest shows.

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

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Oct 17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for pizza and engaging conversation for the whole family.

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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 experienced is required.
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room B+C (177)
Wed, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Edgar Award-winning author will discuss November Road, his unforgettable new crime novel set against the assassination of JFK.

Thu, Oct 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.

Thu, Oct 18, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

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

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Oct 18, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

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

Meeting Room A (97)
Thu, Oct 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Explore hands-on digital creation as you create your own design using 3-D modeling program, Tinkercad!

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

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Fri, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet David Rosenfelt, award-winning mystery author of the Andy Carpenter novel series.

Homework Center (56)
Fri, Oct 19, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

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

Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Sat, Oct 20, 12:30pm - 4:45pm
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Storytime Room (125)
Sat, Oct 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us to discover your inner artist! Ambe Art Studio will instruct you on how to paint a special autumn portrait. Sign up to create an autumn forest scene!
This event is full

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Sun, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Weekly creative writing workshop for veterans on Sunday afternoons from September 9 to November 11.

Sun, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrating 45 years of writing and sharing poetry.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Oct 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Oct 22, 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, Oct 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)
Mon, Oct 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.

Storytime Room (125)
Mon, Oct 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grades 2-6. Come join us for fun, hands on activities that let you get close to the action! Be prepared to get in and get messy.

Meeting Room A+B (197)
Mon, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry will visit to discuss her new historical novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, which spotlights the life and work of Joy Davidman.

Meeting Room C (77)
Mon, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A workshop on where and how to send out your nonfiction writing

Tue, Oct 23, 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, Oct 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 23, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Storytime Room (125)
Tue, Oct 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Tue, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Write stories prompted by objects from your recent or not-so-recent past.
This event is full

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Oct 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. 

Homework Center (56)
Tue, Oct 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)
Tue, Oct 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Storytime Room (125)
Wed, Oct 24, 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, Oct 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)
Wed, Oct 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.

Tech Classroom (48)
Wed, Oct 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Meeting Room A (97)
Wed, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for an introduction to the Cricut machine to create and cut personalized projects for the home, scrapbooking, and more in the library's Memory Lab.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 24, 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.

Thu, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 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.

Meeting Room 162 (20)
Thu, Oct 25, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Oct 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Homework Center (56)
Thu, Oct 25, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Are you 18 or younger? Looking for a place to have a nutritious meal during the school year? We will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last. 

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

Storytime Room (125)
Thu, Oct 25, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.