Featured Programs

Friends of the Shaker Library Annual Meeting, Election of Officers & Book Buzz: 7 PM Thursday, July 9 at Main Library

lara oliverFollowing a brief business meeting and election of officers, please join the Friends for refreshments to celebrate another successful year of Friendly support for Shaker Library and to welcome Lara Oliver from Penguin Random House, who will speak about new books on the horizon and suggest titles for summer reading.

Learn all about the newest books – before they ever hit the bookshelves!  Get the scoop on what could be the next bestsellers – and walk away with a tote bag and an advanced reader copy that offers a sampler of some of the books she will preview.

Reserve your place.

PubReads Features a Visit by the Author: 7 PM July 13 at Academy Tavern

pulleyD.M. Pulley, local author of The Dead Key, will join the book discussion at Academy Tavern on Monday, July 13. The discussion is set to begin at 7 PM and the author will come to the table for a Q & A at 8 PM.

Pulley’s award- winning mystery follows two young women, Iris Latch and Beatrice Baker, separated in time by twenty years. Beatrice was a secretary at the First Bank of Cleveland in 1978; Iris is working for a local architecture firm in 1998 looking to renovate the old bank building. Why did the First Bank of Cleveland close suddenly and without warning in 1978 and what secrets are waiting inside to be discovered?

Copies will be available at the Main Library Reference desk to borrow, and at Loganberry Books to buy.


Poetry Really in the Woods: 5:30 PM Tuesday, June 16 at Horeshoe Lake Park

11th Andaniel thompsonnual Daniel Thompsonathon at Horseshoe Lake Park ( (Park Drive, east of Lee Road in  Shaker Heights between South Park and North Park Boulevards)

A Potluck Supper from 5-6:30 PM begins the festivities and Poetry highlights the night from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Celebrate the late, great Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate Daniel Thompson. Come and read your poetry—especially if you knew Daniel. Share your “Daniel” stories and
enjoy the poetry of featured poets.

For more information, contact: Barry Zucker at 216-371-3263 or bzucker@beyondpesticidesohio.org

Poets entertain in sun or rain. If the weather’s worse, there’ll still be verse.

PubReads: 7-8:30 PM Monday, June 8 at Academy Tavern on Larchmere Boulevard

the circleEnjoy a burger and beer with your biography? A martini with your mystery? Join us at the Academy Tavern for some “savory” stories and “spirited” discussion of  The Cricle by Dave Eggers. Mae Holland has landed her dream job, working at The Circle, the world’s largest and most powerful internet company, but she soon must decide if it’s better to be in or out of the circle.


Register for this event to be in our circle.