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Monday Evening Book Discussion

The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry

2024-06-17 19:00:00 2024-06-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Monday Evening Book Discussion Join us for an always-interesting discussion. Attend in-person or virtually! Maple Heights Branch - Maple Heights Branch Zoom 2, Small Meeting Room (12)

Monday, June 17
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-17 19:00:00 2024-06-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Monday Evening Book Discussion Join us for an always-interesting discussion. Attend in-person or virtually! Maple Heights Branch - Maple Heights Branch Zoom 2, Small Meeting Room (12)

Maple Heights Branch

Maple Heights Branch Zoom 2, Small Meeting Room (12)

Join us for an always-interesting discussion. Attend in-person or virtually!

The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry

When a woman discovers a rare book that has connections to her past, long-held secrets about her missing sister and their childhood spent in the English countryside during World War II are revealed.

In the war-torn London of 1939, fourteen-year-old Hazel and five-year-old Flora are evacuated to a rural village to escape the horrors of the Second World War. Living with the kind Bridie Aberdeen and her teenage son, Harry, in a charming stone cottage along the River Thames, Hazel fills their days with walks and games to distract her young sister, including one that she creates for her sister and her sister alone—a fairy tale about a magical land, a secret place they can escape to that is all their own.

But the unthinkable happens when young Flora suddenly vanishes while playing near the banks of the river. Shattered, Hazel blames herself for her sister’s disappearance, and she carries that guilt into adulthood as a private burden she feels she deserves.

Twenty years later, Hazel is in London, ready to move on from her job at a cozy rare bookstore to a career at Sotheby’s. With a charming boyfriend and her elegantly timeworn Bloomsbury flat, Hazel’s future seems determined. But her tidy life is turned upside down when she unwraps a package containing an illustrated book called Whisperwood and the River of Stars . Hazel never told a soul about the imaginary world she created just for Flora. Could this book hold the secrets to Flora’s disappearance? Could it be a sign that her beloved sister is still alive after all these years?

As Hazel embarks on a feverish quest, revisiting long-dormant relationships and bravely opening wounds from her past, her career and future hang in the balance. An astonishing twist ultimately reveals the truth in this transporting and refreshingly original novel about the bond between sisters, the complications of conflicted love, and the enduring magic of storytelling.

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Maple Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 216.475.5000
Fax: 216.587.7281
Branch manager
Deva Walker

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Maple Heights Branch serves as the headquarters for Aspire Greater Cleveland, a nonprofit organization that provides free comprehensive adult education services in Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County. Pearson Vue testing services are also offered at this location.

The Maple Heights Branch is also home to The Centers for Families and Children’s Debra Ann November Early Learning Center, the first early learning center to be located inside a public library in the State of Ohio.

This branch is a Student Success Center and a Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Café location.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
Storytime Room (30)
Introduce preschoolers to coding and computational thinking with unplugged coding challenges featuring Sphero Indi Robots.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
Join us for a film and discussion exploring the holiday and one man’s journey to understanding its story and origins. Screening made possible by the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Maple Heights Branch Zoom 2,Small Meeting Room (12)
Join us for an always-interesting discussion. Attend in-person or virtually!

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Let's explore the 'A' in STEAM!

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
Explore color and paint on canvas in this fun and relaxing class. Accompanied by meditational music, you will tap into your creativity and express your energy through art!
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet up with friends and enjoy trying a new activity each month.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room (30)
Explore the wonders of the natural world with books, songs, and rhymes.

Fri, Jul 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Small Meeting Room (12)
This is a 12-week class running July 8-September 24, 2024. Please text/call 216-990-8271 for more information.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New date Thursday, July 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Maple Heights Branch Zoom 2,Small Meeting Room (12)
Join us for an always-interesting discussion. Attend in-person or virtually!