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Three Poets: Jeremy Jusek, Dianne Borsenik & Alissa Sammarco

2024-07-13 14:00:00 2024-07-13 15:00:00 America/New_York Three Poets: Jeremy Jusek, Dianne Borsenik & Alissa Sammarco Join us when poets Jeremy Jusek, Dianne Borsenik, and Alissa Sammarco visit to read from their latest collections. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writers Center Conference Room (65)

Saturday, July 13
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-13 14:00:00 2024-07-13 15:00:00 America/New_York Three Poets: Jeremy Jusek, Dianne Borsenik & Alissa Sammarco Join us when poets Jeremy Jusek, Dianne Borsenik, and Alissa Sammarco visit to read from their latest collections. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writers Center Conference Room (65)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Writers Center Conference Room (65)

Join us when poets Jeremy Jusek, Dianne Borsenik, and Alissa Sammarco visit to read from their latest collections.

About the authors:

Dianne Borsenik is active in the northern and mid-Ohio poetry communities. Recent work has appeared in I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices, Songs of Wild Ohio , and Poem for Cleveland. Raga for What Comes Next, a full-length collection of Borsenik’s poems, was studied as part of the Modern & Contemporary American Poetry course at Muskingum University. Flight of Honey, another full-length collection, was published in May, 2023. Actor Jonathan Frid used three of her poems in his one-man tour Genesis of Evil, Speak of the Devil (Lorain, Ohio) named a cocktail after her, and Lit Youngstown printed her poem “Disco” on their t-shirts, all of which makes her feel like a rock star. Borsenik lives in Elyria, Ohio. Find her on Facebook and at www.dianneborsenik.com.

Once when I was little and very frightened, I was handed a jar of honey and a spoon. I closed my eyes and tasted beams of sun. Dianne Borsenik’s Flight of Honey reveals the bitter sweetness we discover in dark moments and closes its eyes to taste the moments of love we return to comfort in. There’s a new discovery in each taste from this collection. From the stark “Up the Mountain” through the inquisitive romp of the title poem to the introspection of “Knotted Together,” Borsenik sets us on a beeline path through her gracious mind with all of the wry humor and thoughtfulness we expect from this poetic trailblazer. In life, “blood doesn’t always call to blood” but this collection, like honey, beads warm amber and asks you simply to slow and savor.

—Jonie McIntire, Lucas County Poet Laureate, author of Semidomesticated (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2022), winner of Red Flag Poetry’s 2020 Chapbook Contest

 

Jeremy Jusek is the poet laureate of Parma, Ohio. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University and chemistry/theatre degrees from Marietta College. He has authored more than a half-dozen plays and three poetry collections: We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns, The Less-Traveled Street, and The Details Will Be Gone Soon. He hosts the Ohio Poetry Association's podcast Poetry Spotlight, runs the West Side Poetry Workshop, teaches through Literary Cleveland, and founded the Flamingo Writers’ Guild. To learn more, please visit www.jeremyjusek.com.

The Details Will Be Gone Soon is a close investigation of the primordial underpinnings behind Alzheimer’s disease and the emotional wreckage left in its wake. This poetry collection follows the speaker and his grandmother, Nana, and the various memories shared between the two. At times, the collection seeks to illustrate the loose word associations, frustrations, and existential cloud cover that darkens dementia’s horizons. Other poems steer toward youth and hope, extolling love, lessons learned, and shared experiences. This dichotomy allows the collection to successfully walk that critical line that families of Alzheimer’s patients often experience: one that straddles between the unfairly diminished, barely-present caricature versus the vibrant, vigor-filled past-selves that close friends and family spent a lifetime loving.

Alissa Sammarco uses cinematic imagery to freeze those moments in time and evoke the feeling of revisiting them.  She examines the common in life and relationships to find the extraordinary. Her work has appeared in Sheila-Na-Gig, Black Moon Magazine, Change Seven, Quiet Diamonds, The Main Street Rag, Stone Canoe, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, Rat’s Ass Review, the 2021 and 2022 Lexington Poetry Month Anthologies, and elsewhere. She is the author of two chapbooks, Beyond the Dawn and I See Them Now.  Alissa lives and practices law in Cincinnati, Ohio. www.AlissaSammarco.com.

Moon Landing Day navigates the trajectories of relationships blasted off course by miscalculations, unmet expectations, abuse, and addiction.  In cinematic imagery, these poems reveal the difficult truths of a young woman, the harm that is passed from generation to generation, and the painful journey of acceptance to forgiveness.  From the total loss of control to the emergent spark of self-awareness, this young woman grapples to break the pattern.  She unravels her life and knits it back together in these poems.  They will hold you in their grip and bring you in for a safe landing.

 

Books will be available for purchase.

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South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Steve Haynie

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 South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch is home to the William N. Skirball Writers' Center, a welcoming space for writers for all ages and levels of experience. The Writers' Center offers free access to private writing rooms, laptops, writing workshops and a special collection of materials on the art of writing.

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

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Six-month fiction writing workshop focused on creating and completing a new short story or the beginning of a novel.
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Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Jul 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join us when author Wanda Morris visits to discuss her new thriller, What You Leave Behind.
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Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Learn how to do a few line-dancing moves with Ms. Brenda!

Tue, Jul 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (90)
Join us for a presentation to help demystify the world of Medicare. 

Tue, Jul 16, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system
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Wed, Jul 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
How books make money.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the Mandel Memory Lab

Thu, Jul 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different textile techniques.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Bring 15 copies of your one-page poem for feedback.

Fri, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join us to learn how to make a nutritious snack.

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 20, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Call the Writers' Center up to one month before the office hours date to book an appointment.

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Tell a true, 8-minute (or under) story and listen to others' at this first ever free pop-up version of Story Club.

Mon, Jul 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Jul 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Audio and Video Recording Studios throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tue, Jul 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
What's your natural poetic temperament: Story, Structure, Music, or Imagination? Understand yours and learn which ones to strengthen. All poets and prose writers welcome.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Rescheduled
Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us when local author Deanna Adams visits to discuss her new novel, A Place We Belong.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different techniques for crafting handmade jewelry.

Thu, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children's Department
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room C (30)
10K Movement is Hip Hop & Street Dance platform designed to provide students, young artists, and the larger community with in-depth educational experiences

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tech Classroom (16)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Jul 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Explore poems of witness and give shape to your unique poetic voice in this afternoon retreat of poem-making and community building.

Mon, Jul 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jul 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
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 - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Wed, Jul 31, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
An immersive writing experience to unleash your creativity.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Aug 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different textile techniques.

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Curious about self-publishing?

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join the local literary community to honor James Baldwin (1924-1987)—iconic American writer and civil rights activist—on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

Fri, Aug 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Mon, Aug 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, Aug 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
What's your natural poetic temperament: Story, Structure, Music, or Imagination? Understand yours and learn which ones to strengthen. All poets and prose writers welcome.

Wed, Aug 07, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Your preschooler is ready to learn! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children ages 3-4 not in formal preschool. Connect with other families for fun and playful learning activities.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Join us and experiment with different techniques for crafting handmade jewelry.

Fri, Aug 09, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Children's Department
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Aug 10, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Amp up your writing at this FREE conference for fiction writers (all levels and genres), courtesy of Great Lakes Fiction Writers. Register

Sat, Aug 10, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Take a photo on our green screen, pick a background, and make a button with it to decorate your backpack!

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Your preschooler is ready to learn! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children ages 3-4 not in formal preschool. Connect with other families for fun and playful learning activities.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Call the Writers' Center up to one month before the office hours date to book an appointment.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovations Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.

Wed, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Try out flying a drone!

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Wed, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writers Center Conference Room (65)
Learn what makes book pitches work and craft yours.

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (45)
Learn about the equipment and software in Innovation Centers and Memory Lab in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system.