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Poetry With a Hefty Trowel of Attitude

Poetry Writing Workshop

Featuring the Columbus troupe of award-winning poets, Concrete Wink, made up of Sandy Feen, Chuck Salmons, and Rikki Santer.

To write excellent poetry, you must practice the art of packing the maximum punch with a minimum of words. In this three-hour workshop, participants will explore model poems that demonstrate specialized techniques such as how to move or anchor poems through line and stanza breaks and how to synchronize form and content to maximize meaning.                    

Participants will also respond to writing prompts that reflect such topics as mining memory, honoring place, and cultivating personal voice.  Bring a laptop or pen/paper and be ready to write.  At the end of the workshop all participants will have an opportunity to share their work with the group.

Sandra Feen is a former associate editor of Pudding magazine and currently works as an independent poetry and urban fiction editor. Sandy has been a featured reader in venues in and out of Ohio for over 30 years as well as former co-facilitator for several reading series. In addition, she performs work by Holocaust writers in Susan Millard Schwarz's Anahata Music Project. A member of the Ohio Poetry Association, Bistro Poets, and former director of the Ohio Poetry Therapy Writers’ Group, Sandy has a BFA in Creative Writing and a BS in English Education from Bowling Green State University, as well as an MA in Literature from Wright State University. She was one of twelve teachers selected for a National Endowment of the Arts first "Change Course" program through Wright State University's Institute on Writing and Its Teaching. Her publications include Columbus Creative Cooperative’s anthology The Ides of March, Poetry Motel, Pudding House’s Elastic Ekphrastic and Pudding House Gang, work commissioned as part of Thin Places: Poetry and Art Exhibits and Installations at Columbus, Ohio’s Jung Haus, and Cap City Poets: Columbus and Central Ohio’s Best Known, Read, and Requested Poets anthology. A collection of her poems was named finalist for The Lascaux Review’s 2018 Lascaux Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, Fragile Capacities: School Poems (Night Ballet Press, 2018)—nominated for the Ohioana Book Award—highlights her 32-year teaching career in an urban school system. The poem “Palms Monday” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
 
Native Columbus resident Chuck Salmons is currently President of the Ohio Poetry Association. His poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Pudding Magazine, Evening Street Review, Olentangy Review, Common Threads, The Fib Review, Red Thread Gold Thread, Everything Stops and Listens, and Appleseeds. He won the 2011 William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest, sponsored by The Poetry Forum of Columbus, and regularly gives readings throughout Ohio. His chapbook, Stargazer Suite, was released in December 2016 and is available from 11th Hour Press. His second chapbook, Patch Job, was published by NightBallet Press in 2017. He is a recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for his poetry. Chuck loves science, which often influences his poems, and is thrilled about the discovery of water on Mars and gravitational waves. Learn more at www.chucksalmons.com.  

Rikki Santer’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications both nationally and abroad including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, The Journal of American Poetry, Hotel Amerika, Crab Orchard Review, Grimm, Slipstream and The Main Street Rag. Her work has received many honors including four Pushcart and three Ohioana book award nominations as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her seventh collection, In Pearl Broth, was published this spring by Stubborn Mule Press.  She lives in Columbus, Ohio. Contact her at www.rikkisanter.com.

 

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South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

seumgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Brijin Boddy

Hours
Mon, Jun 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 02 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 03 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 05 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 06 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 07 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

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Sun, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A new, peer-led creative writing group at the Writer’s Center, meeting the first Sunday of every month.

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Mon, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Jun 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jun 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Jun 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 09, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Jun 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jun 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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, Jun 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Enjoy a performance from the Music Settlement.

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Wed, Jun 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

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Wed, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

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Wed, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for an evening with Maggie Smith as she discusses her latest book, Keep Moving.

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Thu, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, Jun 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jun 11, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A fiction writing workshop for writers with previous workshop experience.

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Fri, Jun 12, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jun 12, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Fri, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

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Fri, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Sat, Jun 13, 9:30am - 4:30pm
All-day memoir writing workshop

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Sun, Jun 14, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A new poetry open mic, moderated by the City of South Euclid's first Poet Laureate, "Doc" Janning.

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Mon, Jun 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Jun 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jun 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a lively discussion of this month's title led by branch staff. Copies available at the library one month prior to the discussion.

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Mon, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Jun 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Four-part series about writing books for children, focusing on chapter books and middle grade novels.

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Wed, Jun 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Please welcome Magic Jack Grady as he dazzles and entertains the audience with his slapstick comedy magic tricks that are fun for the whole family!

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Wed, Jun 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Write a poem prompted by lines from other poems.

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Thu, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, Jun 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jun 18, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Speak one-on-one with Dr. Mary Weems, the 2019-2020 Writer in Residence.

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Thu, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jun 19, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jun 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Fri, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

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Fri, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jun 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Jun 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jun 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jun 22, 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.

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Tue, Jun 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Jun 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Jun 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jun 24, 10:00am - 3:00pm
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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Wed, Jun 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us at the library for live animals and fun as we welcome the one and only Jungle Terry! Get close with a crocodile, slither with a snake or touch a turtle. Be prepared for a wild time.

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Wed, Jun 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, Jun 25, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jun 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jun 26, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Fri, Jun 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Fri, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

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Fri, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Sat, Jun 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
A seminar on various genres of storytelling.

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Sat, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
One-on-one meetings with Deanna Adams, a seasoned multi-published writer to discuss your writing needs.

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Mon, Jun 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Mon, Jun 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Mon, Jun 29, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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Tue, Jun 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Tue, Jun 30, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Four-part series about writing books for children, focusing on chapter books and middle grade novels.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 01, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Wed, Jul 01, 10:45am - 11:30am
Welcome Imaginos Productions bringing their Goblins Puppet Show to the library! Watch as they perform entertaining story telling and engage with the audience that's fun for all families!

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Wed, Jul 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

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Thu, Jul 02, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jul 02, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

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Thu, Jul 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Curious about self-publishing?

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Fri, Jul 03, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dedicated time every Friday afternoon to work on your writing project in the company of other writers.

Canceled
Fri, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Sun, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A new, peer-led creative writing group at the Writer’s Center, meeting the first Sunday of every month.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 06, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.