Celebrate Italy

September Is Italian Month at Shaker Library

Per Adulti

Travel in Italy: La Bella Italia and its Regional Diversity
7 PM Tuesday, September 4 at Main Library
Take an armchair tour of Bella Italia! Learn about the food, the people, the architecture, the landscape, the wine, and the language.
Cook the Book! Delicious Memories: Recipes and Stories from the Chef Boyardee Family by Anna Boiardi
7 PM Wednesday, September 5 at Bertram Woods Branch
Written by the granddaughter of the famous Chef Boyardee, this cookbook shares authentic Italian recipes passed down through generations.
Un Pomeriggio Musicale—A Musical Afternoon
2 PM Saturday, September 8 at Main Library
Suitable for all ages, this delightful program of songs, arias, and duets from the Italian repertoire with selections by Mozart, Donaudy, Puccini and Rossini.
Book Buzz
The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner

10 AM Tuesday, September 11 at Main Library
This is a sweeping saga of four generations of a family living on an island off the coast of Italy. 
Mystery Book Discussion
A Voice in the Night by Andrea Camilleri
7:30 PM Tuesday, September 11 at Main Library
Inspector Montalbano finds himself in a tight spot dealing with two mysteries.
Chef Boyardee: An American Story
7 PM Wednesday, September 12 at Main Library
Chef Boyardee was not just a brand but a real person—Ettore Boiardi—who lived in Shaker Heights. Learn all about him at this program cosponsored by the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Introduction to the Italian Language
7 PM Tuesday, September 18 at Main Library
Parli Italino? Join us for an introduction to the beautiful Italian language. Learn some Italian words for fun and for travel.
Friends Wine Tasting
7 – 9 PM Thursday, September 27 at Bertram Woods Branch
Friends of the Shaker Library invites you to join us for an educational, fun tasting of six spectacular but lesser known Italian wines. Dr. Gene Veronesi of Shaker Wines will begin by leading us on a delicious tour of white wines not usually found in restaurants or grocery stores. $50/person; $90/couple.


Per Adolescenti

Cooking Club: Pizza Bagels (Ages 12-14)
3 PM Monday, September 24 at Bertram Woods Branch
Learn how to make this easy and delicious variation of pizza.
Show What You Know about Pizza! (Grades 7-12)
4 PM Wednesday, September 26 in the Main Library Teen Center
Think you know pizza? Celebrate Italian Month with us to earn the chance to win a $10 gift card to an area pizza parlor!

Per Bambini

Painting Italy (Ages 6-14)
4 PM Thursday, September 6 at Bertram Woods Branch
Take a look at some art photographs for inspiration. Then paint your own Italian streetscape or landscape using watercolors.
A Taste of Italian Culture (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM Tuesday, September 11 at Main Library
Try some delicious Italian  gelato while learning  fun cultural facts about Italy and its influence on the world.
Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! (Grades K-4)
4:15 PM Monday, September 17 at Main Library
Learn how to make pasta from scratch and take some home to cook for your family!
Italian-Inspired Marble Printing (Ages 6-14)
4 PM Thursday, September 20 at Bertram Woods Branch
Examine photos of marbled papers created in Italy and then create your own marbled paper with shaving cream and food coloring.

Per Le Famiglie

Opera for Families
7 PM Wednesday, September 26 at Main Library
Explore the dramatic, magnificent, wonderful world of opera! Enjoy a live demonstration, and even try it out for yourself. Fun for the whole family.