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Cleveland Elders, Tell Your Story in Poetry

2022-10-07 10:30:00 2022-10-07 11:30:00 America/New_York Cleveland Elders, Tell Your Story in Poetry Free "Poem for Cleveland" writing workshops for adults 55 and above on the first Friday of the month from October through June. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)

Friday, October 07
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-10-07 10:30:00 2022-10-07 11:30:00 America/New_York Cleveland Elders, Tell Your Story in Poetry Free "Poem for Cleveland" writing workshops for adults 55 and above on the first Friday of the month from October through June. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch - Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

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.

Poets are the means by which a place comes to know itself.  -- Maj Ragain

Join us at these free monthly writing workshops where elders (55 and above) can share Cleveland stories and, with the help of youth poets, turn them into poems to be included in the “Poem for Cleveland” anthology. Each hour-long session will include poetry prompts about Cleveland, including favorite places, people, family memories, and growing up a Clevelander.

Funded by an American Academy of Poetry grant, these workshops will bring together youth poets and elders to create a poetic mosaic celebrating our city. The year-long project will culminate in an anthology of poems and a celebratory reading of youth and elder poets next July at the Cleveland Public Library. 

These workshops will be led by Ray McNiece, Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate and Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and Raja Belle Freeman youth poetry instructor from Lake Erie Ink. They will also include two poets from the Poem for Cleveland Project youth poetry cohort. 

These workshops are made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Mellon Foundation.

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South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 216-382-4880
Fax: 216-382-4584
Branch manager
Steve Haynie

Hours
Mon, Dec 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 08 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 10 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The City of South Euclid will conduct a resurfacing project on South Green Road between Mayfield Road and Cedar Road that we anticipate will result in travel delays. The resurfacing project is expected to begin Monday, April 3, 2023, and continue through late fall. During that time, we encourage all visitors to the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library to plan accordingly and allow themselves ample travel time. The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch will remain open for normal hours of operation during construction.  

Click here for more information about the Green Road resurfacing project from the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works.

Upcoming events

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Wed, Dec 06, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Wed, Dec 06, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
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Wed, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
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Wed, Dec 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Wed, Dec 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Dec 07, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Thu, Dec 07, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Thu, Dec 07, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Homework Center (56)
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Canceled
Fri, Dec 08, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Fri, Dec 08, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
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Fri, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
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Sat, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A (45)
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Mon, Dec 11, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Mon, Dec 11, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Mon, Dec 11, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Mon, Dec 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Mon, Dec 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
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Tue, Dec 12, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Tue, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (45)
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Wed, Dec 13, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Wed, Dec 13, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
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Wed, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Wed, Dec 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Study Room 2
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Wed, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
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Wed, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
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Thu, Dec 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Thu, Dec 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Thu, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Thu, Dec 14, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Thu, Dec 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (30)
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Fri, Dec 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fri, Dec 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fri, Dec 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Fri, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
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Mon, Dec 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Mon, Dec 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
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Mon, Dec 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Storytime Room (40)
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Mon, Dec 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Study Room 2
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Mon, Dec 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room (40)
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Tue, Dec 19, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

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Wed, Dec 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Wed, Dec 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
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Wed, Dec 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, Dec 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Study Room 2
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Wed, Dec 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

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Thu, Dec 21, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Thu, Dec 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Thu, Dec 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Bring 15 copies of your one-page poem for feedback.

Canceled
Fri, Dec 22, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Fri, Dec 22, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
Schedule a time with an Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) Career Counselor. They can connect businesses to job seekers and provide career services to all Ohioans.

Fri, Dec 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

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Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

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Tue, Dec 26, 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Tue, Dec 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Cuyahoga County Public Library is collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to distribute free, fresh produce to those in need.

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Wed, Dec 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Wed, Dec 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
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Wed, Dec 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
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Wed, Dec 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Study Room 2
Schedule a time with an Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) Career Counselor. They can connect businesses to job seekers and provide career services to all Ohioans.

Wed, Dec 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

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Thu, Dec 28, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Thu, Dec 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Dec 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
Mindfully assess this year and shape the next one.

Canceled
Fri, Dec 29, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Intake sessions for Cleveland Housing Network. Please contact the branch to be forwarded to the specialist.

Fri, Dec 29, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Study Room 2
Schedule a time with an Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) Career Counselor. They can connect businesses to job seekers and provide career services to all Ohioans.

Fri, Dec 29, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Sat, Dec 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room B+C (75)
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Tue, Jan 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jan 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B+C (75)
Join the library and your little mover for hands-on exploration and play designed to develop motor skills and engage their brains.

Wed, Jan 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jan 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B+C (120)
Your preschooler is ready to learn! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children ages 3-4 not in formal preschool. Connect with other families for fun and playful learning activities.

Wed, Jan 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Children's Department
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jan 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jan 04, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Come play at the library! In addition to our regular play area, FamilySpace will feature additional toys and staff dedicated to connecting you to services you need. Join the fun!

Thu, Jan 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Fri, Jan 05, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Writer’s Center Conference Room (65)
This event will be held in-person in the Writers' Center meeting room.

Fri, Jan 05, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Storytime Room (40)
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