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Meet Author Adam Gopnik

2023-03-15 19:00:00 2023-03-15 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Adam Gopnik Join us when author Adam Gopnik visits to discuss his book <i>The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Wednesday, March 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-15 19:00:00 2023-03-15 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Adam Gopnik Join us when author Adam Gopnik visits to discuss his book <i>The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Beachwood Branch

Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Join us when author Adam Gopnik visits to discuss his book The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery.

About the author:

Adam Gopnik is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has won three National Magazine Awards for essays and for criticism. The author of numerous best-selling books, including Paris to the Moon, he lives in New York City.

In The Real Work, Adam Gopnik became obsessed by a fundamental matter: How did the people he was writing about learn their outlandish skill, whether it was drawing a nude or baking a sourdough loaf? In The Real Work—his title the term magicians use for the accumulated craft that makes for a great trick—Gopnik apprentices himself to an artist, a dancer, a boxer, and even a driving instructor (from the DMV), among others, trying his late-middle-age hand at things he assumed were beyond him. He finds that mastering a skill is a process of methodically breaking down and building up, piece by piece—and that true mastery, in any field, requires mastering other people’s minds. Exuberant and profound, The Real Work is ultimately about why we relentlessly seek to better ourselves in the first place.

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

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Beachwood Branch

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Phone: 216-831-6868
Fax: 216-831-0412
Branch manager
Amia Wheatley

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Beachwood Branch first opened to the public on October 31, 1982. At the time, it was the first branch in the CCPL system to have an automated circulation system. Located just a few hundred yards from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the branch offers a drive-up window where customers can pick up requested materials, dedicated spaces for kids and teens, and a beautiful outdoor reading garden.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Debbie Darling presents her series of musical talks that are both entertaining and informative.

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Come celebrate Father's Day with music by Yiddishe Cup.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Have a great time dancing and moving to your favorite storytime music with beanbags, rhythm sticks, and more!

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Join us at the Beachwood branch for knitting and informal chats about what everyone is reading.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Monthly book discussion led by library staff.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents her series on the lives and works of beloved artists.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Have a great time dancing and moving to your favorite storytime music with beanbags, rhythm sticks, and more!

Mon, Jun 24, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Storytime Room
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio’s Early Childhood Standards.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Follow the TikTok trend and make a four room pop up house.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Step into the world of floral design and learn the techniques to achieve a beautiful arrangement.
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Fri, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room
Practice reading judgement free with a certified Therapy Dog

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Have a great time dancing and moving to your favorite storytime music with beanbags, rhythm sticks, and more!

Mon, Jul 01, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
In remembrance of 100 years since the passing of author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Literary Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Public Library partner to host a discussion of his life, work, and influence.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

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

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Have a great time dancing and moving to your favorite storytime music with beanbags, rhythm sticks, and more!

Mon, Jul 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Please join us for a discussion of "The Whalebone Theatre" by Joanna Quinn.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents her series on the lives and works of beloved artists.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
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