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Monday Night Book Discussion

Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover

Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it." (Provided by publisher)

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Parma-Snow Branch

pasmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216.661.4240
Fax: 216.661.1019
Branch manager
Stacey Boycik

Hours
Mon, Oct 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Oct 25 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

Wed, Oct 21, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Wed, Oct 21, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Oct 21, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 21, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 22, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Thu, Oct 22, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

Fri, Oct 23, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Fri, Oct 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
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, Oct 23, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Oct 24, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Sun, Oct 25, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Mon, Oct 26, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Mon, Oct 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Oct 26, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Oct 26, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Oct 27, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Tue, Oct 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
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

Tue, Oct 27, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Oct 28, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Wed, Oct 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Oct 28, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 28, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 29, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Thu, Oct 29, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 30, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Fri, Oct 30, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Oct 31, All day
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go origami activity that can be completed at home.

Mon, Nov 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 02, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 02, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 03, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 04, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 04, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 04, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 05, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Nov 06, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 09, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 09, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Tue, Nov 10, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 11, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 11, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Auditorium (400)
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Thu, Nov 12, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Great for beginning fiction writers.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Nov 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Nov 13, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 16, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 16, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 16, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Bullet journaling is one of the latest ways to get and stay organized. Learn what it's all about and how to start a bullet journal of your own. This class will be held virtually using Zoom.

Tue, Nov 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Tue, Nov 17, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 18, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 18, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 19, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

Fri, Nov 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Nov 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.