Featured Programs

Make Shrinky Dinks in the MakerLab: 4:15-5:15 PM Thursday, March 12 at Main Library

shrinky dinksCalling all girls and boys in Grades 4-6! Make jewelry, key chains, or anything you can imagine using “magic” plastic that shrinks to one third of its original size and then grows nine times thicker when heated. Bring your creative ideas. We’ll supply the material and we’ll all have fun. Register here for creative fun.

Waking the Garden in Spring: Tuesday, March 3 at Main Library

garden picThink spring! Join Christine Harris of the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County when she presents a month-by-month discussion of  garden chores to complete from March through June. The program includes clean-up, fertilization, pruning and planting of lawns, flower beds, trees, roses and vegetables. Register here for this informative and practical approach for home owners.



Polishing Your Workplace Writing: 10 -11:30 AM Saturday, February 28 at Main Library

norm FriedmanIs the correct phrase “hone in” or “home in”? And why did that question mark go outside the quotation marks? Wait. Can I start a sentence with “And”? Get the answers to these common questions and many more, plus a number of tips on enhancing your writing style, in a three-session course led by Norm Friedman geared to working people and job-seekers. Participants will be able to purchase Norm’s book, 100+ Instant Writing Tips. In his January class, Friedman spoke about frequently confused words and related errors. Participants will be able to purchase Norm’s book, 100+ Instant Writing Tips.  In his February class, Friedman will focus on commonly misunderstood grammar and punctuation rules.

10 -11:30 AM Saturday, March 28 the focus will be on editing and proofing your own work.

Please register for each class individually. For more information about Norm Friedman, follow him on his blog.

Friends of the Library presents Literary Libations: A Cocktail Party with a Literary Twist: 7-9 PM Friday, February 6 at Main Library


IMG_2199Release your inner intellectuals among our Dewey Decimals. We’ll offer cocktails with a literary twist. “The Last of the Mojitos,” you get the gist. Celebrate authors and the written word with a literary libation – shaken or stirred.

Friends of the Library sponsors its second Literary Libations at the Library from 7-9 pm Friday, February 6 at the Main Library. This year’s benefit features the book, Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle. The little cocktail book for the literary obsessed features delicious drink recipes and wry (or is it rye) commentary on some of history’s beloved novels. Guest bartenders are Dave Greene, Dan Mizener, Clint O’Connor, and Paul Qua.

Tickets: $25/person, which includes two drink tickets, or $50 person, which includes two drink tickets and a copy of the book.

For tickets and information, call 216-367-3005.

Magic & Myths of African American Magicians from the Past: 7 PM Monday February 9 at Main Library

Celebrate BlRory Rennickack History Month! Learn, laugh, and experience live magic as you travel through time with Rory Rennick.

This historical, magical presentation is designed for all ages and highlights African-American magicians of the past. Register for this fun family program here, or call 216-991-2030 x 2340.