Featured Programs

Meet the Kate Uhlir Artists: 7-8:30 PM Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Main Library

Kate Uhlir artistsMeet the Kate Uhlir artists (Julia Baucco, Jehan Bey, Joanne Bonder, Marcia Bodzin, Sheila Bossin, John Calvetta, Carol Consolo, Annette Fiorelli, Bernie Friedman, Damita Hagler, Delores JacksonBey, Sandra Johnson, Connie Killings, Geraldine King, Leslie Leventhal,Valda Lewis, Walt Neal, Loretta Pierce, Larry Tinsley, Charlotte Wells, Margy Weinberg, and Kate Uhlir) and enjoy their artwork at a reception featuring refreshments.

Their exhibit will be on display July 18 through September 2. All artwork is available for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Library’s Endowment Fund.

Art by Julia Baucco

Shakespearean Dance Workshop: 2-3:45 PM Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Main Library

shakesdanceTo dance . . .  per chance to dream. As part of the celebration of the First Folio exhibit at Cleveland Public Library, Shaker Library hosts a workshop in Shakespearean dance. Learn about Shakespeare and dance when the actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater work with participants to teach them about the place and history of dance in Shakespeare’s plays. Energetic participants may also learn how to boogie like the Bard.

Register here.


Xtreme Magic Show: 7-8 PM Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Main Library

Magician for summer readingCelebrate the magic of reading with a special program for the entire family with award-winning magician David Anthony. A native of Cleveland, David Anthony’s love of magic began when he was five years old when his uncle gave him a magic kit. He began performing when he was 12 years old. With with the help of Rodney Whitlock, the owner of a local magic shop, Anthony attended his first magic convention and since then he has won competitions including third place in the 2008 International Battle of Magicians, first place at the Magi-Fest in 2009, and first place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians in 2009 where he also won the prestigious Fantasma Award.

Please register in person, online, or by phone beginning July 21.

Back-to-School Stories on a Shaker School Bus: 10-10:30 AM Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Main Library

school busGet ready for kindergarten with this special story time. Children’s librarians will tell back-to-school stories on a Shaker school bus, which will be parked in the Main Library parking lot. Children ages 3 & up can board the bus for stories about school. Parents are welcome, too!

Register here.


Regionalism and Shaker Heights: What Are the Options? What’s in it for Shaker? 7-8:30 PM Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Main Library

rawsonThe League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Library cosponsor a Community Forum on Regionalism. Judy Rawson, former Mayor of Shaker Heights, moderates a discussion with panelists:
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
Edward Kraus, Cuyahoga County Director of Regional Collaboration
Earl M. Leiken, Mayor, City of Shaker Heights
Hunter Morrison, Director, Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium Initiative

Register here.

Free Reading & Math Tutoring for Students Entering Grades 1-8: 3-7 PM Monday-Thursday through August 4 at Main Library

tutoringSchool’s out but the Library is in session for free tutoring. Students can sign up for 25-minute one-on-one tutoring appointments. Please call 216-991-2030, option 7 to make an appointment. Walk-ins may be accommodated if tutors are available.  A parent or guardian must be present to register the student at the first visit.