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36th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop

2019-04-27 09:00:00 2019-04-27 16:30:00 America/New_York 36th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers Conference for a fourth year, making it FREE for writers. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Saturday, April 27
9:00am - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-27 09:00:00 2019-04-27 16:30:00 America/New_York 36th Annual Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers Conference for a fourth year, making it FREE for writers. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

The William N. Skirball Writers' Center proudly hosts the Western Reserve Writers Conference for a fourth year, making it FREE for writers.

*If the parking lot is full, there's free parking available on side streets (Greenway and Golfway), two doors north of the library.*

AGENDA

9:00-9:30 AM - CHECK-IN, LIGHT BREAKFAST, HOT DRINKS
OPTIONAL/FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE AT 1:45 PM: Drop off FOUR COPIES of the first page of your work-in-progress at check-in. (See guidelines below, under FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE at 1:45 PM.) 

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: David Giffels, Writer in Residence at the William N. Skirball Writers' Center on "Writing When You Think You Have No Ideas"
David Giffels is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin and a Measure of Life. His previous books include The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt and All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House. A former Akron Beacon Journal columnist, Giffels is an associate professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Note: Sessions with an asterisk (*) include a writing exercise.

10:30-11:30 AM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

1. *Writing Like Mr. Potato Head / David Giffels. In Meeting Room ABC. Participants learn techniques to engage all the senses in observing, drafting and refining their creative nonfiction prose. 

2. *Kiss, Marry, Kill: How to Create Compelling Characters / Bree Barton. In Writers' Center Meeting Room. Learn to craft the kind of irresistible characters who set your book apart, people who leap off the page, lie and cheat, enchant and beguile—and make your book unputdownable. Come with a character (or two) in your back pocket to use in a fun, hands-on writing prompt.

3. Drafting the Nonfiction Book Proposal / Deanna Adams. In Homework Center. Learn step-by-step how to put together your book proposal so you can win over the agent or publishing company of your choice.

 

11:30-11:45 AM - BREAK & PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.
During four breaks today, winners whose names were drawn April 1st will meet with editors Judy Allen or Lex Hupertz  for 15-minute individual editing sessions.

 

11:45 AM-12:45 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:


1. *Writing Historical Fiction: Avoid Tumbling Down the Research Rabbit Hole / Marin McGinnis. In Homework Center. Delve into the issues writers should consider when writing historical fiction, and find out answers to questions you’ll ask yourself as you plot and write. 

2.  *The Situation and the Story / Charlotte Morgan. In Meeting Room ABC. Learn about memoir and essay writer Vivian Gornick’s theory on writing less about the situation and more about the story. There will be time for attendees to work on this strategy. 

3. The Legal Matters in Publishing / Steve Grant. In Writers' Center Meeting Room. Learn how to deal with the traditional publishing world, and how to protect yourself from unscrupulous companies in the self-publishing world. 

 

12:45-1:45 PM - LUNCH BREAK PLUS BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNINGS
Brown bag or go out. Restaurant map available at check-in table. Lunches may be eaten in the Writers' Center main room today but not elsewhere in the library.

1:30-1:45 PM - PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.

 

1:45-2:45 PM - FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE: Panelists David Giffels, Bree Barton and Deanna Adams. Submit FOUR COPIES of the first page of your work in progress (prose only, fiction or nonfiction) at the check-in table until 12:00 noon. Submissions must be double-spaced, Times New Roman-12, with title and genre indicated at the top of the page. 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. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.  

3:00-4:00 PM - BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

1. *The Art of the Short Story / Scott Lax. In Writers' Center Meeting Room. Take the leap—learn about dialogue, character, setting, and plot and write that short story you’ve been thinking about.

2.  Selling Without Being Sales-y / J. Thorn. In Meeting Room ABC. Traditionally published authors and independents alike must learn how to effectively get their book in front of the right people. J. Thorn shows you how to engage online, and in real life, without feeling like a salesperson.

3. *Poetry Matters / Damien Ware. In Homework Center. Poetry, in its many forms, should inform and inspire. In this workshop, Damien will enlighten the poet in you.

4:00-4:15 PM - PREARRANGED EDITING SESSIONS. In Writers’ Center Writing Rooms.

4:00-4:30 PM - DOOR PRIZES, BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNINGS

TODAY’S PRESENTERS

Deanna Adams is an award-winning writer, speaker, essayist, and author of six books, both fiction and nonfiction. She is the longtime coordinator of this conference, the “Book Whisperer” for Cuyahoga County Public Library, and teaches online writing courses for the Pennwriters organization. Her book, The Writer’s GPS: A Guide to Writing & Selling Your Book, instructs aspiring writers how to get their book written from beginning to end. Her website is www.deannaadams.com. 

Judith Allen has worked as a copywriter and freelance writer for fifteen years, editing manuscripts for fiction, nonfiction, young adult, children's, and other genres. She instructs business writing for colleges and corporations. Visit her website at www.zoneexcel.com/editing for more information on her editing services.

Bree Barton is a writer and dance teacher in Los Angeles. Heart of Thorns, the first novel in her YA fantasy trilogy, came out from HarperCollins in 2018, and has been published in seven countries and translated into Spanish, Polish, and Italian. She has published op-eds in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and short fiction in The Iowa Review and McSweeney's.

David Giffels is the author of five books, including the critically acclaimed memoirs, Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life (Scribner, 2018) and All the Way Home (William Morrow, 2008), and the essay collection The Hard Way on Purpose (Scribner, 2014). His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Parade, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, and other publications. He is a professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative nonfiction and is currently Writer in Residence at the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s William N. Skirball Writer’s Center.

Steve Grant is an intellectual property attorney with Standley Law Group, where he practices patent, trademark and copyright law. Additionally, Steve is an adjunct professor at the Capital University Law School, where he teaches intellectual property law and copyright law. A popular and frequent speaker at this conference, Steve draws on over thirty years of experience in addressing issues concerning writers.

Lex Hupertz has her BA in English with a Concentration in Writing from Denison University, and her Master's in Creative Writing from the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. She has a background in both traditionally and self-published works, which she uses to help her clients succeed. Lex has developed a wide and varied group of associates, from content editors to graphic designers and photographers.

Scott Lax is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, short story writer, journalist, essayist, playwright, and movie producer. A graduate of Hiram College, a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Scholar in Nonfiction, and a Sewanee Writers Conference Fellow in Fiction, Scott teaches creative writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His works include novels, The Year That Trembled, named one of “1998’s Milestones in Fiction,” by the Denver Post, and Vengeance Follows.

A lawyer in real life, Marin McGinnis feeds her soul by writing Victorian era romance and mystery. She has four historical romances published with the Wild Rose Press and is hard at work on a new cozy mystery series set in the English Lake District, one of her favorite places on earth. She lives in a drafty 105-year-old Cleveland Heights house with her husband, son, and poodles, Larry and Sneaky Pete.

Charlotte Morgan is a longtime journalist and nonfiction writer based in Cleveland, Ohio where she teaches Composition and Rhetoric, as well as Intro to Fiction at Cleveland State University. From time to time, she leads workshops in nonfiction writing in the hopes of helping others find their creative voice. Her upcoming memoir, Glenville: My Side of Paradise, is in revision. 

J. Thorn has published two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. He is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. He is a full-time writer, part-time professor at John Carroll University, co-owner of Molten Universe Media, podcaster, FM radio DJ, musician, and a certified Story Grid nerd.

Damien Ware is a poet, literacy advocate and literary artist. Since 2010, he has used love for the literary arts as means to bring community together through the arts.  He developed and leads a weekly creative writing workshop called “Veterans’ Voice,” designed to encourage and support US military veterans to write and share their military experience as a community.

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Meeting Room 162 (20)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.

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Meeting Room A (97)
There are several resources that explore issues and candidates on the ballot. Come discover what they are to be an informed voter.

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Meeting Room C (77)
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.
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Thu, Sep 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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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.

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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.

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Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Homework Center (56)
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book sale set up

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Fri, Sep 27, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Presented in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sat, Sep 28, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A (97)
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.

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Meeting Room 162 (20)
Volunteer tutor training for Aspire Greater Cleveland Basic Skills program.

Sat, Sep 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C (77)
Local historian Craig Schermer will portray first lady Caroline Harrison.

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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.

Mon, Sep 30, 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 Specialist's availability.

Mon, Sep 30, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

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

Mon, Sep 30, 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.

Mon, Sep 30, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

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Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
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Tue, Oct 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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Tue, Oct 01, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tech Classroom (48)
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, 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 Specialist's availability.

Wed, Oct 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Wed, Oct 02, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

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

Wed, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C (77)
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.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Meet three Cleveland Heights poets -- Gail Bellamy, Meredith Holmes and Christine Howey -- whose work appears in a poetry collection of Great Lakes poets laureate on social justice.

Thu, Oct 03, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Thu, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Oct 03, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Thu, Oct 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Session #1 in a new, eight-part series on how to self-publish your book.

Fri, Oct 04, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Oct 04, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Presented in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Fri, Oct 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
TICKETED EVENT - $25

Sat, Oct 05, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Volunteer tutor training for Aspire Greater Cleveland Basic Skills program.

Sat, Oct 05, 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.

Mon, Oct 07, 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 Specialist's availability.

Mon, Oct 07, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Mon, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Oct 07, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Fun crafts? Quirky tech? None of the above? It's always something new and different at Teen Scene -- come check it out.

Mon, Oct 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (97)
Tom Strong, local patient advocate and medical lecturer, will share the fascinating history of prescription medications from 1898 to today's pharmaceuticals.

Mon, Oct 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tech Classroom (48)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
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Tue, Oct 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

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

Tue, Oct 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Oct 08, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 08, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tech Classroom (48)
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.

Tue, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an introduction to our imaging equipment available in the Memory Lab. We will cover how to use the document scanner, as well as the slide and photo scanner.

Tue, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Live music led by acclaimed guitarist, Joey Leone and two other musicians covering the history, influence and impact of American blues music through songs and stories.

Wed, 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 Specialist's availability.

Wed, Oct 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Wed, Oct 09, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, 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.

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

Wed, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.
This event is full

Wed, Oct 09, 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.

Wed, Oct 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C (77)
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.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

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

Thu, Oct 10, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Students don't just DO their homework in our branches. They receive FREE homework assistance from trained staff through our after-school Homework Centers.

Thu, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Oct 11, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Presented in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sat, Oct 12, 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.

Sat, Oct 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Storytime Room (125)
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.

Sun, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Celebrating 46 years of writing and sharing poetry.

Sun, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A new poetry open mic, moderated by the City of South Euclid's first Poet Laureate, "Doc" Janning.

Mon, Oct 14, 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 Specialist's availability.

Mon, Oct 14, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Mon, Oct 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Oct 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
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.

Mon, Oct 14, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room B+C (177)
For children entering kindergarten in the fall 2019, not in a preschool or child care center.

Mon, Oct 14, 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, Oct 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Tue, Oct 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (197)
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.

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

Tue, Oct 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Oct 15, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Six-week memoir class, October 15 to November 19.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 15, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tech Classroom (48)
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, 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 Specialist's availability.

Wed, Oct 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C (77)
Bring your craft projects and creativity and join a group of needlework enthusiasts. This group meets the third Wednesday of the month. All skill levels welcome.

Wed, Oct 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Wed, Oct 16, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

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

Wed, Oct 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C (77)
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.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Thu, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Oct 17, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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

Thu, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Get feedback on your poem. #readwritepoetry

Thu, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Oct 18, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Fri, Oct 18, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Presented in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sat, Oct 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Ever wanted to write a novel? Now is the time to try!

Sat, Oct 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Discuss books and take part in fun activities.

Sat, Oct 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

Sat, Oct 19, 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.

Mon, Oct 21, 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 Specialist's availability.

Mon, Oct 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
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.

Mon, Oct 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Oct 21, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for fun, hands on activities that let you get close to the action! Be prepared to get messy. Led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society. Families invited to stay and participate.
Registration opens Monday, September 23 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (97)
Many aquatic species we know and love today were once believed to be sea monsters. Come take a closer look at some of these intriguing animals with the staff from the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
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.

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

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tech Classroom (48)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
Registration opens Monday, September 23 2019 at 9:00am

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

Tue, Oct 22, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Six-week memoir class, October 15 to November 19.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 22, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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 22, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tech Classroom (48)
Tri-C Aspire provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (274)
Poet, novelist, and National Poetry Slam Champion Elizabeth Acevedo will visit to discuss her work.

Tue, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.