Featured Programs

10:15 am-1 pm Saturday, July 26: Steps to Writing a Living History

Barbara Flewellyn, African-American Genealogical Society member and author, presents “Steps to Writing a Living History” at the Main Library. Using the recently published book, In His Presence: A Memoir in Traditional Gospel Music, she and Helen Turner-Thompson will discuss the collaboration required between the author and oral historian for the completion of a successful product.

2-6 pm Monday, August 4-Thursday, August 7: FREE ACT Boot Camp for Teens

What is the ACT?
a.) A national college admissions exam that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science.act boot camp
b.) A test that includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3½ hours to complete.
c.) A test whose results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
d.) A test that makes most high school juniors anxious.
e.) All of the above.

If you answered (e) all of the above, you are correct! To ease a high schooler’s anxiety College Now Greater Cleveland will present a FREE ACT Test Preparation Boot Camp from 2-6 PM Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7 at the Main Library. During this 16-hour course, students will learn about and practice for each section of the ACT. Snacks will be served daily and every student will receive an ACT prep book at the conclusion of the Boot Camp. To register, go to CollegeNow ACT Test Registration.  You will be contacted one week before the start of the camp to confirm your enrollment. For more information, call Michelle Broome at College Now Greater Cleveland at 216-241-5587.

  7-8 pm Wednesday, August 6: End-of-Summer-Reading Interactive Art Show

finishing touchesGet Creative at this special family event when we put the Finishing Touches on our art-themed summer reading program. Programs will be held at Main Library and Bertram Woods Branch. Choose the library where you’d like to attend. Make make cool art projects. Vote for your favorite painting in our art show. Spin the Wheel of Artists. Play Masterpiece Memory. Enjoy light refreshments.
Special thanks to Friends of the Shaker Library for underwriting another successful summer reading program!