Featured Programs

Internet Bandwidth Community Forum: 7 PM Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Main Library

Lev-GonickThe League of Women Voters and the Library cosponsor a Community Forum on Internet Bandwidth. Lev Gonick, Chief Executve, OneCommunity, moderates a discussion with panelists:
Angela Siefer, Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities
Morris Wheeler, Founder and Principal, Drummond Road Capital
Patrick Holland, Management Team at RET 3 job corp Hessler Road Neighborhood Association Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology and founding member of the Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University

Register here. Join in the discussion. It’s your community!

PubReads: 7-8:30 PM Monday, June 13 at Academy Tavern

fikryJoin us for “savory” stories and a “spirited” discussion of a good book. Read and discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. A.J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, has recently hit a bit of a rough patch in his life. When a mysterious package shows up on his doorstep, allowing him the opportunity of a second chance at life and a new perspective.

A.J. Fikry, owner of Island Books, has recently hit a bit of a rough patch in his life. When a mysterious package shows up on his doorstep he gets an opportunity for a second chance at life and a gains a new perspective.

Register and pick up books at the Main Library Reference Desk, and then join us at Academy Tavern at 12800 Larchmere Boulevard.

Poetry Really in the Woods: 5-8:30 PM Monday, June 20, 2016 at Horseshoe Lake Park

Poetry Really in the Woods 2016Celebrate the late, great Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate Daniel Thompson and the summer solstice. Come and read your poetry—especially if you knew Daniel. Share your “Daniel” stories. Enjoy the poetry of featured poets. (Rain or Shine)

5-6:30 pm Potluck Dinner
6:30-8:30 pm Poetry
For more information, contact: Barry Zucker at 216-371-3263 or bzucker@beyondpesticidesohio.org

Ukulele Club: 6-6:45 PM Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Main Library

ukeJoin teaching artist Sheela Das and learn how to play the ukulele or improve your skills in a fun group setting! Bring your own instrument or borrow one of Sheela’s for the sessions. You must register in advance by calling 216-991-2030 if you want to use one of Sheela’s ukuleles for the club meetings.

Sheela Das is a Shaker Heights resident teaching artist who has served hundreds of northeast Ohio groups with music enrichment programs since 2007. She is a member of an Ohio Arts Council Touring Band and musician in several Ohio Arts Council programs serving the community.

African-American Genealogical Society Meeting & Program: 9:30 AM-1 PM Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Main Library

aagslogoJoin the AAGS when they present Grandma’s Attic and Grandpa’s Garage: A “Remember When Program from the Summit County Historical Society.”
Suitcases brimming with tools, clothing, sporting equipment, and miscellaneous treasures are sure to spark fond memories of yesteryear while exploring the nooks and crannies of “Grandma’s attic and Grandpa’s garage.” AAGS members will examine artifacts and memorabilia that help add narrative to the lives of family members from a bygone era.
The membership meeting of AAGS and their presentations are open to all.  Register here.

Friends Annual Meeting Features Cleveland Food Memories with Gail Ghetia Bellamy: 7 PM Monday, June 27, 2016 at Main Library

gailbellamyJoin Friends of the Shaker Library for its Annual Meeting. Following a brief business meeting and election of officers for the 2016-2017 year, meet author Gail Ghetia Bellamy, who will speak on Cleveland Food Memories.

Relive our favorite flavors of the past when author Gail Ghetia Bellamy talks about  local legends like Hough Bakeries, Frostees in Higbee’s basement downtown, and restaurants of yesteryear—including The Kon Tiki, Mawby’s, Alpine Village. Her local nostalgia book features the foods we loved, the places where we bought it, and the people who made it special.

Gail Ghetia Bellamy is a Certified Culinary Professional with a Ph.D. in creative writing. She is the executive food editor of Restaurant Hospitality magazine, has written about food and drink for numerous publications around the country, and has contributed to more than a half-dozen books about food, dining, and the arts. She is also an accomplished poet whose work has appeared in more than 80 publications and has been published in two books and featured in several anthologies. She is the recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship in Literature grant from the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture, funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Gail is a native Clevelander.

Following her talk Gail’s books will be available for sale and signing and Friends will treat you to some tasty Cleveland foods.