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Meet Author Jamie Ford

2022-08-10 19:00:00 2022-08-10 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jamie Ford Join us when author Jamie Ford visits to discuss his latest novel, <i>The Many Daughters of Afong Moy</i>. Parma-Powers Branch - Meeting Room A/B (150)

Wednesday, August 10
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-10 19:00:00 2022-08-10 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Jamie Ford Join us when author Jamie Ford visits to discuss his latest novel, <i>The Many Daughters of Afong Moy</i>. Parma-Powers Branch - Meeting Room A/B (150)

Parma-Powers Branch

Meeting Room A/B (150)

Join us when author Jamie Ford visits to discuss his latest novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy.

About the author:

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations. His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and a one-eyed pug.

In The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living. As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn’t the only thing she’s inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who’s loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Parma-Powers Branch

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Phone: 440.885.5362
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Hours
Mon, Nov 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
(The Library is close at 5:30pm in observance of Thanksgiving Day.)
Thu, Nov 24 Closed
(The Library is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.)
Fri, Nov 25 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Nov 26 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Nov 27 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Mon, Nov 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
MOS/ESOL Class

Mon, Nov 28, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.
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Mon, Nov 28, 12:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes. An instructor provides tutoring to adult students from 1-3:30 PM, then hosts an entrepreneurship class from 6-8:30 PM.

Mon, Nov 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Tue, Nov 29, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Nov 29, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.
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Tue, Nov 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 30, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
MOS/ESOL Class

Wed, Nov 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Technology Learning Center (16)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Wed, Nov 30, 10:30am - 10:55am
Story/Craft Room (49)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.
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Thu, Dec 01, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Thu, Dec 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 02, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Fri, Dec 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Art isn't just about making something beautiful, but can be used for self-expression, communication, confidence and feeling good.
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Sat, Dec 03, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Create some holiday themed jewelry.
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Sat, Dec 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Make a set of holiday themed earrings based on a "Who-hating" grouch.
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Sun, Dec 04, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Sun, Dec 04, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Visit the library during the City of Parma's Frosty Fest for fun activities and giveaways.

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Mon, Dec 05, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
MOS/ESOL Class

Mon, Dec 05, 12:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes. An instructor provides tutoring to adult students from 1-3:30 PM, then hosts an entrepreneurship class from 6-8:30 PM.

Mon, Dec 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B (80)
Come make a holiday gnome of your very own to take home and enjoy! Drop in program, open to the first 20 participants. Doors open at 6:55 pm.

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 06, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Wed, Dec 07, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
MOS/ESOL Class

Wed, Dec 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Meeting Room B (80)
Make a beautiful holiday card using the cricut.

Thu, Dec 08, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Thu, Dec 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150),Conference Room (35)
Mark your calendar ! The Raisin' Canes are back.

Fri, Dec 09, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Fri, Dec 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Homework Center (49)
Art isn't just about making something beautiful, but can be used for self-expression, communication, confidence and feeling good.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 10, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Sat, Dec 10, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Are you a high school Senior, or an Adult Learner planning to attend or re-enroll in college in the Fall or Spring of 2022-2023? If so, join us to get help completing your FAFSA.

Sat, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Hands-on building and technology challenges give you the chance to solve problems, be creative and work with real engineers from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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Sun, Dec 11, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Mon, Dec 12, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Mon, Dec 12, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
MOS/ESOL Class

Mon, Dec 12, 12:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes. An instructor provides tutoring to adult students from 1-3:30 PM, then hosts an entrepreneurship class from 6-8:30 PM.

Mon, Dec 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meeting Room B (80)
Join us for a fun evening creating seasonal crafts.
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Tue, Dec 13, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 13, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (50)
Join us for a discussion TBD. Books will be available a month in advance.

Tue, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 14, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Wed, Dec 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D (40)
MOS/ESOL Class

Wed, Dec 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C/D (90)
Monthly film discussion group. December film is Christmas in Connecticut.

Thu, Dec 15, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 16, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Fri, Dec 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Dec 17, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Sat, Dec 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Listen to stories and make a graham-cracker gingerbread house for the holiday season. Bring extra candy for decorating if you wish.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Listen to stories and make a graham-cracker gingerbread house for the holiday season. Bring extra candy for decorating if you wish.
This event is full

Sun, Dec 18, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Mon, Dec 19, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Mon, Dec 19, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Discover your next favorite book. Register for a book bag that contains one book to KEEP from our Great Books List, along with GOODIES. Click on "BookJoy" for info. Pickup is only available @ Parma.

Mon, Dec 19, 12:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes. An instructor provides tutoring to adult students from 1-3:30 PM, then hosts an entrepreneurship class from 6-8:30 PM.

Mon, Dec 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (150)
Wrap a fresh book in festive paper and exchange it for a new surprise read. Then stick around and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tue, Dec 20, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 20, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 21, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Wed, Dec 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 22, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Thu, Dec 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 23, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Fri, Dec 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Dec 24, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Sun, Dec 25, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Mon, Dec 26, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Mon, Dec 26, 12:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room D (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes. An instructor provides tutoring to adult students from 1-3:30 PM, then hosts an entrepreneurship class from 6-8:30 PM.

Mon, Dec 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Dec 27, All day
Read books to collect colorful brag tags! Pick up a mini game board. Record your books and add stickers to your chart. Receive a cable for collecting your tags with the first award.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 27, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.