close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
Image for event: 2022 Cleveland Rocks Writing Conference

Registration now closed

2022 Cleveland Rocks Writing Conference

2022-08-13 09:00:00 2022-08-13 16:30:00 America/New_York 2022 Cleveland Rocks Writing Conference Amp up your writing and meet members of the new Great Lakes Fiction Writers organization at this FREE conference for fiction writers at all levels and in all genres. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch -

Saturday, August 13
9:00am - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-13 09:00:00 2022-08-13 16:30:00 America/New_York 2022 Cleveland Rocks Writing Conference Amp up your writing and meet members of the new Great Lakes Fiction Writers organization at this FREE conference for fiction writers at all levels and in all genres. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch -

Amp up your writing and meet members of the new Great Lakes Fiction Writers organization at this FREE conference for fiction writers at all levels and in all genres.

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Great Lakes Fiction Writers (GLFW) was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1986 by a group of dedicated writers who were as passionate about the romance industry as they were about becoming published. Originally known as Northeast Ohio Romance Writers of America (NEORWA), we were a chapter of the Romance Writers of America until disaffiliating from RWA in October 2021 and changing our name to GLFW.

GLFW was originally established to provide support and encouragement for all authors writing in any sub-genre of romance. We now welcome fiction writers in any genre, at any point in their career, who wish to explore writing romance or including romantic elements in their stories. 

Whether you’re a newbie just starting out or a veteran author with multiple publications to your name, we invite you to stop by and check us out. For more information about GLFW or to learn how you can become a member, visit our website.

AGENDA


9:00-9:30 AM -- CHECK-IN

 

9:30 AM / WELCOME & CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Laurie Kincer, William N. Skirball Writers' Center

Marin McGinnis, President, Great Lakes Fiction Writers

 

9:40-10:20 AM / KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Introduction by Marin McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis is the author of multiple novels that span many genres. From historical to fantasy, contemporary to gothic thriller, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us. In her most recent releases, The Initial Insult, and its sequel, The Last Laugh, Mindy draws inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and masterfully delivers a dark, propulsive mystery in alternating points of view that unravels a friendship...forevermore. Visit her online at www.mindymcginnis.com

 

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

 

1. Diving into Writing a Romance / Miranda Liasson. Do you love romance? After reading one, do you close the book, heave a sigh, and ask yourself how the author worked that special magic? This talk is geared for the beginning writer with a burning desire to try her/his hand at writing a romance and will focus on how on earth to begin. We will discuss developing an idea, how to set up your story with lots of conflict and tension, the ups and downs of plot structure, and the critical importance of the first chapter. It is specifically focused on romance but also can also be helpful to anyone plotting a fiction book. (Romance)

2. Psychology of Characters / Abbie Roads. What makes us fall in love with a character, hate another one, or find amusement in another’s antics. What makes characters feel like they’re real? Personality. If we are successful writers, we create characters that readers believe are REAL. Abbie Roads will guide you on your journey to discover the psychology of characters through their personalities. (Craft)

3. Build Your Own Audio Book / Amanda Uhl. Audio is the up-and-coming market, but the price of entry can be a high $300-$500 per finished hour and up. Amanda Uhl said to herself “Hmmm. I wonder if I could do that myself?” She found out she could, and you can too. She’ll explain how you can narrate and publish your own audiobook by discussing her audio journey. (Business)

 

11:30-11:45 AM / BREAK

 

11:45 AM-12:30 PM / Q&A PANEL

What to Expect When You’re Connecting: The Author-Agent Relationship / GLFW Members. Signing with an agent means choosing a partner for your career. It’s important to choose carefully. GLFW authors Chloe Flowers, Miranda Liasson, Julie Anne Lindsey, Marin McGinnis, and Amanda Uhl will discuss the ups and downs of their agent-author relationships. Panel members will also take questions from attendees.

 

12:30-1:30 PM / LUNCH BREAK & BOOK SALE
Local restaurant map available at check-in table, or you may bring lunch and picnic outdoors, in your car, or in the Writers' Center.



1:30-2:30 PM / BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

 

1. Beyond Banter: Mastering the Art of Dialogue in Romance / Angie Hockman. Dialogue is often a writer’s most underestimated tool. But what your characters say—or don’t say—can reveal their emotional journeys, drive romantic conflict, and hook readers from page one. Join Angie Hockman to learn how to use the art of dialogue to heighten tension, strengthen characterization, create conflict, and propel your story forward. (Romance)

2. Wielding the Red Pen: Giving (and Receiving!) Critique Like a Pro / Jess Everlee. Starting out, most writers don’t have access to professional editorial feedback. We rely on each other to be critique partners, beta readers, and cheerleaders. But feedback from an agent or in-house editor can look a lot different! Using examples from real edit letters, learn how to give more useful notes to your writer friends, find the gems in well-meant critique on your own work, and build a critique group that is supportive, useful, and enjoyable for everyone. (Craft)

3. Training Yourself to Be a More Productive and Prolific Writer / Abigail Drake. Abigail Drake has written twenty award-winning novels in under six years. In this lighthearted and inspirational workshop she’ll discuss the tips and tricks that helped her achieve this success, including the best advice she ever received as a writer. Not every writer works at the same pace, but Abigail will help you figure out the system that best fits your needs. With a little discipline, and by creating better habits, learn how you can change what you’ve been doing wrong and reach your writing goals. (Productivity)

 

2:30-2:45 PM / BREAK

 

2:45-3:45 PM / BREAKOUT SESSIONS, choose one:

 

1. Love on the Run / Julie Anne Lindsey. Ever wonder what it takes to write romantic suspense? Or how authors blend romantic chemistry and relentless danger to create explosive, page-turning stories? Join Harlequin Intrigue author Julie Anne Lindsey, as she explores the popular tropes, elements, concepts and techniques that take romance to the next level. (Romance)

2. How to Write a Connected Series / Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta, & Kate Karyus Quinn. Join authors Mindy McGinnis, Kate Karyus Quinn, and Demetria Lunetta to discuss writing a series. Come talk world building, pacing, and character development across multiple series. Perfect for writers of YA, UF, and Paranormal. The authors will also discuss co-authoring and answer questions about being hybrid authors. (Craft)  

3. Life After the Orphaned Book Blues: A Self-Publishing Story / Michelle Levigne. Early in 2018, Desert Breeze Publishing closed its doors, leaving two author friends with a gob of orphaned books on their hands, and a major investment in promotion that was showing some great returns. Initial inquiries revealed what they feared: most publishing houses weren't willing to pick up previously published books. After years of driving to writing meetings together and occasionally talking about starting their own small press, the solution was kind of obvious. They were already working on an anthology, and it only made sense to turn it into the launch book for their new label: Mt. Zion Ridge Press. Michelle Levigne will talk about the path they forged, the choices they made and why, lessons learned, tricks and shortcuts. The MZRP path might not be the path you will choose, but you might still learn something. Even if it's what not to do ... (Business) 

  

3:45-4:30 PM / DOOR PRIZES, BOOK SALE & AUTHOR SIGNING

PRESENTERS

Abigail Drake has spent her life traveling the world, collecting stories wherever she visited. She majored in Japanese and Economics in college and worked in import/export and as an ESL teacher before she committed herself full time to writing. She is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, novellas, and short stories. She also blogs about her dog, a Labrador named Capone. Abigail is represented by Lauren Bieker of FinePrint Literary Management.

Jess Everlee is the author of The Gentleman’s Book of Vices, the first book in the queer, Victorian Era Lucky Lovers of London series. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she studied English and Gender Studies at The Ohio State University, focusing on Victorian Literature and public health topics. She now lives in Northeast Ohio with her small family of furballs and fellow humans.

Chloe Flowers is an award-winning author and the recipient of the University of Akron, Wayne College 2018 Writer of the Year Award. She writes small-town contemporary women’s fiction, and American historical romance novels about scoundrels, pirates, and spunky, independent heroines. Chloe has a weakness for good red wine, Calvin & Hobbes comics, pie, dark chocolate and brown-eyed guys with beards, which is probably why she digs pirates, men in uniform and treasure hunters and writes about action and adventure and of course romance, which is the greatest adventure of all.

Angie Hockman is a RWA Golden Heart Award® winner. Her professional background includes stints in law, education, and eco-tourism, but these days you can find her writing romantic stories, enjoying the outdoors with her family, or dreaming of her next travel adventure. Author of Shipped and Dream On, she lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, young son, sweet old-lady cat, and an ornery golden retriever.

Michelle Levigne started writing for fanzines in college, while earning a bunch of useless degrees in theater, English, film/communication, and writing. Her first professional publication came from winning first place in the Writers of the Future contest in 1990. She has over 100 published books and novellas in SF, fantasy, and romance. A tea snob, she freelance edits for a living and terrorizes writers and readers through two small presses she co-owns: Mt. Zion Ridge Press and Ye Olde Dragon Books. Be afraid…be very afraid.

Miranda Liasson is a bestselling author who writes about the important relationships in women’s lives. Her heartwarming and humorous romances have won numerous accolades and have been praised by Entertainment Weekly for the way she “deals with so much of what makes life hard . . . without ever losing the warmth and heart that characterize her writing.” A proud native of Northeast Ohio, she lives in a neighborhood of old homes that serve as inspiration for her books.

Julie Anne Lindsey is an award-winning and bestselling author of mystery and romantic suspense. She’s published fifty novels since her debut in 2013 and currently writes series as herself, as well as under multiple pen names, for Harlequin, Kensington, Sourcebooks and Crooked Lane Books. She is the 2020 Golden Quill Award Winner for Series Romance, a double finalist (and winner) of the National Readers’ Choice Award for Romance Adventure, Winner of the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery & Suspense, the Stiletto Award for Romantic Suspense and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award for romantic suspense. When Julie’s not creating new worlds or fostering the epic love of fictional characters, she can be found in Kent, Ohio, plotting murder with her shamelessly enabling friends.

Demitria Lunetta is the author of novels for children and adults. She has many dogs and many books. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and events. Demetria is represented by Maura Kye-Casella of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

A lawyer by day, Marin McGinnis feeds the more creative part of her soul by writing historical romance and mystery. She’s spent more than half her life in a tree-lined, unabashedly liberal suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She lives with her husband and two standard poodles. While her very first completed manuscript will forever languish under the bed, Marin subsequently published four Victorian-era romances. In a never-ending quest to ditch the day job, Marin also works as a freelance copy editor, teaches at Lawson Writer’s Academy, and lectures on various writing topics. When she’s not writing, editing, teaching, networking, or lawyering, she’s cooking for family and friends, learning how (and how not) to bake bread, and spending far too much time watching superhero movies.

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. While her settings may change, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us. A graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in English literature and religion, Mindy lives in Ohio.

Kate Karyus Quinn is a Chapstick addict with a love for live theater and a BFA from Niagara University to prove it. After growing up in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, Kate left her hometown for Southern California and film school, where she earned an MFA in Film and Television Production from Chapman University. She currently lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband, three children, and 2 dogs. Kate is first and foremost an avid reader and unapologetic booknerd. Although she mostly reads YA and romance, she often samples different genres in her constant search for the next great read.
 
Abbie Roads is the bestselling author of the Fatal Dream Series and the Fatal Truth Series. Her novels have been finalists in the Golden Heart, The Daphne Du Maurier, and many others. Her debut novel Race the Darkness was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick Fall Romance and Never Let Me Fall is an Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Romance. By day Abbie is a mental health counselor always focusing on the bright side. By night she writes on the dark side, but always with hope and a happily-ever-after. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Amanda Uhl is an award-winning author of fast-paced, romantic suspense novels with a paranormal twist and humorous, big city contemporary romance with small town heart. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater and a Master’s degree in Marketing. Over the past twenty years, she has worked as an admissions representative and graphic designer, owned her own freelance writing company, and managed communications for several Fortune 500 companies. Amanda is an avid reader and tea connoisseur and lives with her husband and three children in Cleveland, Ohio. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her gathering beach glass on the Lake Erie shoreline or biking in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

 

TAGS: | Writing |

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

seumgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Steve Haynie

Hours
Mon, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 30 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Oct 01 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Oct 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Mon, Sep 26, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Sep 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Homework Center
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Sep 26, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Sep 27, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Tue, Sep 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.
This event is full

Tue, Sep 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free pantry packages or fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Sep 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Homework Center
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Sep 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.

Wed, Sep 28, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Wed, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C (30)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Homework Center
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Sep 29, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Thu, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Sep 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Homework Center
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join us when author Hafizah Augustus Geter visits to discuss her new memoir, The Black Period with and A.E. Osworth.

Fri, Sep 30, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Fri, Sep 30, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Fri, Sep 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Homework Center (56)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Oct 01, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Sat, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.

Sun, Oct 02, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 03, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Mon, Oct 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Oct 04, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Oct 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.

Wed, Oct 05, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Wed, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Wed, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch.

Wed, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B (45)
The Compact allows students who owe money to their former school, the opportunity to continue their post-secondary education.

Thu, Oct 06, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Thu, Oct 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Oct 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the lab

Thu, Oct 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teen Area
Design and construct custom necklaces using beads and charms.

Thu, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Oct 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Curious about self-publishing?

Fri, Oct 07, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Fri, Oct 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Free "Poem for Cleveland" writing workshops for adults 55 and above on the first Friday of the month from October through June.

Fri, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Fri, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Check in at the Writers' Center desk to get your name on the list to meet with Abby today.

Fri, Oct 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Stop by after school for fun activities, games, or art projects!

Sat, Oct 08, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Canceled
Sat, Oct 08, 10:00am - 11:15am
Drop-in audio studio orientations. No registration required. First come first served. Sessions typically last 10-15 minutes. Bring your library card or a photo ID.

Rescheduled
Sat, Oct 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
New date Saturday, October 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session #1 in Writer in Residence Abby L. Vandiver's yearlong series on writing your novel.

Sat, Oct 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Come learn about NaNoWriMo and how to write a novel in a month.

Sun, Oct 09, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 10, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Get creative while you learn how to upcycle and make new works of art with all kinds of old art supplies.

Mon, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Six-month fiction writing workshop focusing on novels and long fiction.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
One-on-one appointments.

Tue, Oct 11, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Oct 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.

Wed, Oct 12, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Wed, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join a librarian to learn about the animation technique of stop motion.

Wed, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Six-month fiction writing workshop focused on short stories and novel chapters.

Thu, Oct 13, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Thu, Oct 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Oct 13, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Storytime Room (40)
Get ready to test your knowledge of classic and contemporary scary movies!

Thu, Oct 13, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join us when Achut Deng visits to discuss her memoir for young adults, Don't Look Back.

Fri, Oct 14, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Fri, Oct 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join other families to explore all sorts of fun activities designed to engage your little one's mind and body.

Fri, Oct 14, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Oct 15, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Sat, Oct 15, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room A+B (90)
“Can you find your fortune in a random poem?” Join us for an interactive performance by Denis Michael Griesmer.

Sun, Oct 16, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 17, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Mon, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Oct 18, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Tue, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Oct 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (30)
Design a monstrous creature to guard your page number.

Tue, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Oct 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.

Wed, Oct 19, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Storytime Room (40)
This is a curriculum-based program that promotes language, literacy, and movement by engaging students through tactile learning, creative thinking, and imagination by Dance Cleveland.

Wed, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Oct 20, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Thu, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Oct 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
One-on-one help in the lab

Thu, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Come join us for fun, hands on activities that let you get close to the action! Be prepared to get in and get messy. Led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society.

Thu, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Fri, Oct 21, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Fri, Oct 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tech Classroom (16)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Oct 21, 10:15am - 11:45am
Children's Department
Boost your baby’s brain through play!
This event is full

Fri, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Fri, Oct 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Stop by after school for fun activities, games, or art projects!

Sat, Oct 22, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Sat, Oct 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Learn about this new digital history project on African American leisure presented by Dr. J. Mark Souther of Cleveland State University.

Sun, Oct 23, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 24, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Mon, Oct 24, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Mon, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Oct 25, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Tue, Oct 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Oct 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free pantry packages or fresh produce to those in need.

Tue, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C (30)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Memory Lab at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tue, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Tue, Oct 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Learn the basics of writing fiction.

Wed, Oct 26, All day
Visit the library during September and October for a fall-themed scavenger hunt at the Children's Department.

Wed, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
Get messy with us and make Oobleck, the weird slime that's both solid and liquid.

Wed, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
Free homework help! We offer homework assistance, internet access, educational books and games, and PC and database access.

Wed, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Join us when Abby Collette (also writing as Abby L. Vandiver, the library's Writer in Residence) visits to discuss the latest title in her Books & Biscuits mystery series, Soul of a Killer.