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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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South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
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Brijin Boddy

Hours
Mon, Jan 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Wed, Jan 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Fri, Jan 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
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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, Jan 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.

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

Tue, Jan 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jan 21, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A workshop for writers of memoir, biography and personal essays.
Registration is now closed

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Homework Center (56)
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Tue, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (97)
Join Terry Martin, avid photographer, as he shares his enlightening experience hiking the Appalachian Trail. Martin will lead you on a magical, virtual tour through his stories and photographs.

Wed, Jan 22, 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.

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Homework Center (56)
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Homework Center (56)
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Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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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.

Thu, Jan 23, 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.

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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.

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Homework Center (56)
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Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Jan 24, All day
Meeting Room A (97)
Set up book sale.

Fri, Jan 24, 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, Jan 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

Fri, Jan 24, 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.

Sat, Jan 25, 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.

Sat, Jan 25, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Experience this process of memory priming and the value of sharing and listening to others' stories. 
This event is full

Sat, Jan 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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, Jan 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 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, Jan 27, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Fun crafts? Quirky tech? None of the above? It's always something new and different at Teen Scene -- come check it out.

Tue, Jan 28, 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, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jan 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jan 28, 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, Jan 28, 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, Jan 29, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A (97)
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, Jan 29, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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.
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Wed, Jan 29, 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, Jan 29, 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, Jan 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jan 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.

Thu, Jan 30, 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, Jan 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.

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

Fri, Jan 31, 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, Jan 31, 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, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Sat, Feb 01, 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, Feb 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Feb 03, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A (97)
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, Feb 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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.
This event is full

Mon, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (197)
Shari Hunter will delight audiences with a trip down memory lane with a tribute to jazz.

Tue, Feb 04, 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, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Feb 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Feb 04, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A workshop for writers of memoir, biography and personal essays.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 04, 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, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 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, Feb 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Storytime Room (125)
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.

Thu, Feb 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Feb 06, 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, Feb 06, 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, Feb 06, 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, Feb 06, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Feb 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for an introduction to our video converting equipment available in the Memory Lab. We will cover how to update your VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, and Super 8 film to DVD or digital files.
This event is full

Fri, Feb 07, 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, Feb 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.

Fri, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Sat, Feb 08, 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, Feb 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Learn the ins and outs of hiring an editor for your work.

Sat, Feb 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for a special Valentine’s themed Saturday storytime! Wear your heart on your sleeve as we read books, make a craft, make a special Valentine’s day card, and sing and dance the afternoon away!

Sat, Feb 08, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

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

Mon, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 10, 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, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 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.

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

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

Tue, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 11, 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, Feb 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Teens ages 11-18, learn to program a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot to complete a variety of challenges. Then take what you’ve learned and design your own challenges! Registration required.

Wed, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B (100)
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.

Thu, Feb 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Thu, Feb 13, 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.
This event is full

Fri, Feb 14, 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, Feb 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.

Fri, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Sat, Feb 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Discuss books and take part in fun activities.

Sat, Feb 15, 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.

Mon, Feb 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Mon, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 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.

Mon, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 18, 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, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Feb 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Feb 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
A workshop for writers of memoir, biography and personal essays.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Feb 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.

Tue, Feb 18, 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, Feb 19, 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. Bring your projects and have fun!

Wed, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 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, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 162 (20)
Writing your own "love notes."

Wed, Feb 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A (97)
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.

Thu, Feb 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speak one-on-one with Dr. Mary Weems, the 2019-2020 Writer in Residence.

Thu, Feb 20, 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.

Thu, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (125)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

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