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Monday Evening Book Discussion

The First Ladies by Marie Benedict & Victoria C. Murray

2024-07-15 19:00:00 2024-07-15 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, July 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-15 19:00:00 2024-07-15 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 First Ladies by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

A novel about the extraordinary partnership between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune—an unlikely friendship that changed the world, from the New York Times bestselling authors of the Good Morning America Book Club pick The Personal Librarian.

The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Mary McLeod Bethune refuses to back down as white supremacists attempt to thwart her work. She marches on as an activist and an educator, and as her reputation grows she becomes a celebrity, revered by titans of business and recognized by U.S. Presidents. Eleanor Roosevelt herself is awestruck and eager to make her acquaintance. Initially drawn together because of their shared belief in women’s rights and the power of education, Mary and Eleanor become fast friends confiding their secrets, hopes and dreams—and holding each other’s hands through tragedy and triumph.
 
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president, the two women begin to collaborate more closely, particularly as Eleanor moves toward her own agenda separate from FDR, a consequence of the devastating discovery of her husband’s secret love affair. Eleanor becomes a controversial First Lady for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights. And when she receives threats because of her strong ties to Mary, it only fuels the women’s desire to fight together for justice and equality.
 
This is the story of two different, yet equally formidable, passionate, and committed women, and the way in which their singular friendship helped form the foundation for the modern civil rights movement.

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Maple Heights Branch

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

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 21 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

Fri, Jul 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.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (100)
College Now of Greater Cleveland will administer an ACT boot camp.

Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 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 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (100)
College Now of Greater Cleveland will administer an ACT boot camp.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 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 23, 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 24, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (100)
College Now of Greater Cleveland will administer an ACT boot camp.

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 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.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Uncover the fundamentals of successful marketing in this comprehensive session.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (100)
College Now of Greater Cleveland will administer an ACT boot camp.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room (30)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 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.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Jul 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.

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Decompress at the end of the week with an open craft hour for teens.

Mon, Jul 29, 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 30, 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 30, 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 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Homework Center (100)
Meet an amazing menagerie of animals - furry, feathered, and scaly! Trained animal educator Nora's interactive presentation will wow the whole family.

Wed, Jul 31, 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 31, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Storytime Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Explore techniques for communicating effectively, maintaining viewer engagement and conquering camera shyness. 

Thu, Aug 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.

Fri, Aug 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.

Mon, Aug 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, Aug 05, 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, Aug 06, 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, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet up with friends and enjoy trying a new activity each month.

Tue, Aug 06, 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, Aug 07, 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, Aug 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.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
Learn to make simple salsas.

Fri, Aug 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.

Mon, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
Join us for a fun, adapted program with a different theme each month. This program is open to all adults but is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Tue, Aug 13, 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, Aug 13, 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, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Meeting Room (56)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.