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Indie Author Conference & Showcase

2018-10-13 10:00:00 2018-10-13 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference & Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Saturday, October 13
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-13 10:00:00 2018-10-13 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference & Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages.

Join us at the third Indie Author Conference & Showcase, a free conference for writers and a showcase of local self-published authors for readers.  

Conference / 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  
In Administration Building Auditorium

Writers and authors: learn more about self-publishing. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

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10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. / “Find Your Writing Tribe”

You don’t have to write and publish alone with such a vibrant writing scene around you. Meet local representatives from nearby writing organizations and learn how they can support, encourage and improve your writing and publishing:

Literary Cleveland
Literary Akron
Northeast Ohio Romance Writers of America
Northeast Ohio Sisters in Crime
Northern Ohio Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Each organization will have a table outside the conference where you can ask questions and find more information.

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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. / Mary Kathleen Glavich and Abby L. Vandiver, “Hybrid Authors: Best of Both Worlds”

Two successful authors, two paths to becoming hybrid: Mary Kathleen Glavich went from traditionally published to self-published, and Abby L. Vandiver went from self-published to traditionally published, both for very good reasons. Hear their stories and learn the pros and cons of being hybrid authors.  

Mary Kathleen Glavich is a Sister of Notre Dame. Among her dozens of spiritual books are the traditionally published The Catholic Companion to Mary and Praying on Empty, and the self-published historical romance, The Fisherman's Wife: The Gospel According to St. Peter's Spouse.

Abby L. Vandiver has self-published over 20 mystery and science fiction books and hit the Wall Street Journal Bestsellers list in 2017. That same year, she contracted with Henery Press for a three-book deal to pen the Romaine Wilder Mysteries series. The first book, Secrets, Lies and Crawfish Pies, came out in June. Abby is represented by Rachel M. Brooks at Bookends Literary Agency.

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12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. / Jacqueline Lipton, "Legal Issues for Self-Published Writers”

Understand the basic legal issues self-published writers can face in today’s publishing world, such as copyright, trademark infringement, privacy and defamation. Jacqueline Lipton, M.F.A., Ph.D., is a law professor specializing in intellectual property law, privacy law, and the law of digital technology and has published numerous books on these subjects. She is the founder of Authography LLC, a company dedicated to assisting authors and artists with legal and business issues.

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Showcase / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
In Parma-Snow Auditorium

Browse this huge local author fair with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Meet over 50 local, independent authors and talk with them about their publishing experiences. Books will be available for purchase and signing, perfect for yourself or as birthday and holiday gifts. Our featured authors all published at least one new book in 2016, 2017, or 2018:

Carmen Ambrosio
Eli Auerbach
M. T. Bass
Tito M. Bradley
John C. Bruening
Lauren Burnett
Camille Caliman
Andrea Campbell
Chip and Denise Caviness
Tiara Church
Mara Dabrishus
Michael DeBenedictis
Braddon Dennison
Beth Donaldson
David Allen Edmonds
Brittany Ervin
Billie Gilliam
Carole Fowkes
Kathleen Glavich
Stacey Greene
Destiny Hawkins
Margo Haas
Destiny Hawkins
Gabrielle Jarrett
Nakia Jones
Michael Dean Kiggans
Linda Kupiec
Cici Lamar
M. Lauren
Michelle L. Levigne
Ian Lewis
Jacqueline Lipton
Mia Mae Lynne
Matt Marshall
J. Holly McCain
Marin McGinnis
Brittany L. McGrew
Harold T. Milton
Mary Oluonye
Eryka Parker
Molly Perry
Kathy Pickett
Cliff Protzman
Nancy Rudisill
S. Alexandrial Russell
Nancy Loyan Schuemann
Kelly M. Shaw
Abby L. Vandiver
J. J. Winston
M. B. Wood

TAGS: | Writing | Author |

Parma-Snow Branch

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

Hours
We're closed Sunday April 21
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed
(Library CLOSED in observance of Easter Sunday)

About the branch
Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, Apr 18, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Story/Craft Room (75)
Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required. Thursdays at 10:00 AM from March 7 to April 25.

Thu, Apr 18, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in preparation for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.
This event is full

Resource Room (75)
Fri, Apr 19, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, Apr 19, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Apr 22, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Tue, Apr 23, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Story/Craft Room (75)
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:20am
Caregivers & their children ages birth to 18 months. Join us for rhymes songs fingerplays and stories. Tuesdays beginning March 5 through April 30  10:00 AM. No registration required. 

Tue, Apr 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Parma-Snow Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Tue, Apr 23, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boost your baby’s brain through play! Join us for a 5 week club for caregivers and children ages birth to 2, connect with your kids and other families plus get answers about your growing child.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 0 to 8. No registration required. Tuesdays at 6:30 from March 5 to April 30, 2019.

Resource Room (75)
Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County for a discussion of herbs and the multitude of their uses, including ornamental, culinary, fragrances, and dyes.

Auditorium (400)
Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meet Martha Hall Kelly, author of the million-copy bestseller, Lilac Girls, and its prequel, Lost Roses.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, Apr 24, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories for toddlers ages 19 to 36 months. No registration required. Wednesdays at 10:00 AM from March 6 to April 24.

Wed, Apr 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required. Wednesdays at 6:30 PM from March 6 to April 24.

Innovation Center
Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for an introduction to basic vinyl design using the Roland Vinyl Cutter and the Heat Press Machine in the library's Innovation Center.
This event is full

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, Apr 25, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Story/Craft Room (75)
Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration required. Thursdays at 10:00 AM from March 7 to April 25.

Resource Room (75)
Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us as we discuss The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Books will be available at the checkout desk one month before the discussion.

Thu, Apr 25, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment. Become part of the maker movement and create your own project. Staff will be present to monitor and assist.
This event is full

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in preparation for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

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

Fri, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Auditorium (400)
Fri, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Named “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet” by The Atlantic, bestselling author Austin Kleon will visit to discuss his new book, Keep Going.

Sat, Apr 27, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Fill up a bag with book sale items for only $4 per bag at our Friends of the Parma Libraries Bag Sale! Stock up on books at a great deal! 9 AM - 2 PM. Bags will be provided.

Resource Room (75)
Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Help out, meet new people, and have fun. Refreshments.

Auditorium (400)
Sat, Apr 27, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a Sensory Friendly Movie event, where the sound is lower and the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable! 

Sat, Apr 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Play fun board games, enjoy refreshments and meet new people.

Mon, Apr 29, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Resource Room (75)
Mon, Apr 29, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Mon, Apr 29, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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

Mon, Apr 29, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Tue, Apr 30, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Apr 30, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 10:20am
Caregivers & their children ages birth to 18 months. Join us for rhymes songs fingerplays and stories. Tuesdays beginning March 5 through April 30  10:00 AM. No registration required. 

Tue, Apr 30, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Parma-Snow Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Tue, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Tue, Apr 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 0 to 8. No registration required. Tuesdays at 6:30 from March 5 to April 30, 2019.

Conference Room A/B (75)
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Participants engage in an hour of fun to out-compete one another with basic civics knowledge. Emcee will facilitate a timed trivia test followed by a Jeopardy-like game. Prizes will be awarded.

Wed, May 01, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, May 01, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, May 01, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Build a famous landmark using Lego bricks and 3D design a brick of your own to help finish the project. Explore hands-on digital creation using the 3D design program Tinkercad.
This event is full

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, May 02, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, May 02, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Auditorium (400)
Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us as acclaimed documentary filmmaker David Sutherland hosts a special screening of his latest film, Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. A panel discussion will follow.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in preparation for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Fri, May 03, 9:00am - 5:30pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, May 03, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, May 03, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Sat, May 04, 9:00am - 5:30pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Innovation Center
Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Join us for a fun exciting and educational look at exotic animals. This hands-on show is entertaining for kids of all ages. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Parma Libraries.

Sun, May 05, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Mon, May 06, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Middle and High School from the Parma City School District during library hours, April 29th through May 6th.

Resource Room (75)
Mon, May 06, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, May 06, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Mon, May 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Attend a brief orientation from 6:30-7:00 for our innovation center and then stay to start a project on one of our machines. A staff member will be available from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to offer assistance.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Tue, May 07, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, May 07, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Parma-Snow Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Tue, May 07, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Wed, May 08, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, May 08, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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

Wed, May 08, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, May 08, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join the maker movement and enjoy an evening of creative making in the Parma-Snow Branch Innovation Center. This month etch a design on a glass object of your choosing.
This event is full

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, May 09, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, May 09, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us in the Innovation Center for a chance to explore exciting technology and equipment. Become part of the maker movement and create your own project. Staff will be present to monitor and assist.
This event is full

Fri, May 10, 9:00am - 5:30pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Resource Room (75)
Fri, May 10, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Story/Craft Room (75)
Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Song and dance fun for ages 2 to 8--come and get some moves on with scarves, shaker eggs, a parachute and more. Please register.

Fri, May 10, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Auditorium (400)
Fri, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This event is SOLD OUT

Sat, May 11, 9:00am - 5:30pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Auditorium (400)
Sat, May 11, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for a Sensory Friendly Movie event, where the sound is lower and the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable! 

Sun, May 12, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Mon, May 13, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Resource Room (75)
Mon, May 13, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, May 13, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Technology Learning Center (20)
Tue, May 14, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, May 14, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Conference Room A (30)
Tue, May 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A nurse from University Hospitals will be available for free blood pressure screenings.

Tue, May 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Parma-Snow Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Tue, May 14, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Wed, May 15, 9:00am - 9:00pm
View art from students in Grades K - 4 from the Parma City School District during library hours, May 8th through May 15th.

Resource Room (75)
Wed, May 15, 9:30am - 11:30am
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Innovation Center
Wed, May 15, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Attend a brief orientation from 1:30-2:00 for our innovation center and then stay to start a project on one of our machines. A staff member will be available from 2:00-3:30 p.m. to offer assistance.

Wed, May 15, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Story/Craft/Resource Room (125)
Wed, May 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Build a famous landmark using Lego bricks and 3D design a brick of your own to help finish the project. Explore hands-on digital creation using the 3D design program Tinkercad.
This event is full

Technology Learning Center (20)
Thu, May 16, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, May 16, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Resource Room (75)
Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Looking to de-stress and unwind? The answer may be as simple as crayons & colored pencils!

Resource Room (75)
Fri, May 17, 9:30am - 12:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Fri, May 17, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Innovation Center
Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.