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Charlie Chan

The Chinese-Hawaiian detective born just outside Cleveland!

Lou Armagno, the blogger behind "The Postman on Holiday" will share his extensive knowledge of all things Charlie Chan and Earl Derr Biggers.

During the Golden Age of Detective Fiction (1920-1939), the American detective story genre emerged and filled a void for mysteries written on this side of the Atlantic. Prior to then, many authors followed the formula of their European predecessors: the country village, trains, cruise ships and a protagonist of title and wealth to solve a crime. However, American authors traded the sleepy country villages for city streets, and the wealthy aristocrats for American tough guys - tough guys who were good with their fists or wits - tough guys who doggedly pursued their quarry!  And while all this was happening, Warren, Ohio author Earl Derr Biggers reached across the Pacific to Honolulu, Hawaii and introduced an iconic Chinese-Hawaiian policeman to American mystery fiction for all time.

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Fairview Park Branch
Phone: 440.333.4700
Fax: 440.333.0697
Branch manager
Jesse Sanders

Mon, Aug 03 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 07 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 08 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Aug 09 Closed

About the branch

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

Upcoming events

Thu, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Join us at Fairview Park Senior Center, 20769 Lorain Road (behind City Hall) as we discuss The Lost Man by Jane Harper.

Thu, Aug 06, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
If you like creating with fuse beads, challenge your skills and join us. We will attempt to make a fun new project each month.

Sat, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Are you a fan of the Disney series The Descendants? Then join us for an afternoon of activities inspired by the children of well known fairy tale characters. Registration required.

Mon, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Beat the heat and enjoy a movie at the library. Each week will feature a new family-friendly title. Registration required.

Tue, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for interactive activity learning stations that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Registration required.

Tue, Aug 11, 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Interested in video games, coding, or new tech? We will be exploring a new piece of technology each month

Tue, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Catherine from the Western Reserve School of Cooking will share what ingredients and equipment are needed to create classic sushi rolls. Samples provided.

Sat, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
If you are looking for a way to put your maker skills to the test, challenge yourself by joining us and making a flashlight.

Tue, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Each month we will have a new building challenge. First we build with Lego blocks, then we build with Minecraft. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Thu, Aug 20, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Put your critical thinking skills to the test, as we create unique STEAM projects.

Sat, Aug 22, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Bring your girl (or borrow one) and join the fun! We will help our dolls into yoga poses, including partner and whole group poses. Meet others through yoga play and more. Registration required.

Thu, Sep 03, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Join us at Fairview Park Senior Center, 20769 Lorain Road (behind City Hall) as we discuss Be Frank with Me by Julia C. Johnson.