Library News

Winter's Near, Time for Holiday Cheer at Collinwood Library!

Youth Programs:

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café provided by the Cleveland Food Bank!!

Monday – Friday

3:30pm-4:30pm

Produce for Cleveland

Free, fresh produce distributed through a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.  One free (5 pound) bag of produce per household, per week while supplies last.

Tuesdays (Ask branch staff for delivery schedule)

Homemade Gift Boxes

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 6:48 PM, 12.04.2016

Fall into Amazing Programs at Collinwood Library!

Youth Programs:

Popsicle Stick Flags!

For Labor Day help us celebrate the achievements and contributions made by American workers!!

Thursday, September 1st * 4:30pm

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café!

Monday – Friday beginning September 12th

3:30pm-4:30pm

 Collinwood Community Youth Academy

In an effort to empower youth through enlightenment, literacy, self-awareness, leadership, and community engagement, the Collinwood Branch Library has established an academy for youth in grades 6-8.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Contact the branch for details.

Every other Saturday beginning September 17th

10:30am-1:30pm

Adult Programs: 

Free Computer Classes

Internet Basics, Digital News and Searching, Email Basics, Resume Workshop, and Improve Your Job Search!

Fridays beginning September 2nd

11:15am-12:45pm

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Learn how to get the support you need and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health.  To register contact Rose Bobbitt by phone 216-421-1350 ext. 183 or email: programs@fairhillpartners.org

Wednesdays, September 7th & 14th*1:00pm-3:30pm

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

The Collinwood Library Welcomes Graduate Of Collinwood High School, NFL Wide Receiver, Cecil Shorts lll, Back To The Neighborhood To Engage With Youth

On the heels of the victory parade by the Cavaliers, Collinwood graduate, Cecil Carlon Shorts III (who is now an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans of the National Football League) visited the Collinwood Branch of Cleveland Public Library on Thursday, June 23rd.  He was accompanied by his lovely wife, Chanel and their three beautiful children. This program was made possible by the United Way of Cleveland and Cleveland Public Library’s Office of Programming Services.   Mr. Shorts shared his life story and professional journey to an audience of 50 + youths from the Collinwood area through collaboration with the Salvation Army, Collinwood Rec Center,  5 Points Community Services Center, Collinwood High School, Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and regular youth visiting the Collinwood Branch participating in the Summer Reading Club.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

March into Your Local Library!

March into Your Local Library!

Bunny’s Egg Hunt

After reading a fun bunny story, create your own basket and hunt for eggs!

Thursday, March 24  4:30 pm

SNAP-Ed

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed) is a free nutrition education and obesity prevention program for youth.

Wednesday, March 2nd & March 9th 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cleveland Public Library- Collinwood Branch & Greater Cleveland Food Bank Presents:

FREE PRODUCE TO KIDS & FAMILIES!

TUESDAYS AFTER 2:00PM (Until Further Notice)

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Let Your Love for Learning Grow!

Valentine’s Day Craft

Warm your valentine’s heart with the gift of a special Valentine’s Day Card!

Thursday, February 11 * 4:30pm

 

Cleveland Public Library-Collinwood Branch & Greater Cleveland Food Bank Presents:

FREE PRODUCE TO KIDS & FAMILIES!

TUESDAYS AFTER 2:00PM (Until Further Notice)

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café!

Monday – Friday 3:30pm—4:30pm 

FREE Tutoring in All subjects:  Grades K – 8

Free one-on-one and/or group tutoring and homework help offered in partnership with Cleveland State University’s America Reads tutoring services. Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm

 

Math & Music!

Math & Music is a unique after-school program previously held at Cuyahoga Community College.  Students will embed geometry and fractions into original music and choreography!  Wednesdays * 4:30 – 5:30pm

Super Sleuth Readers (Preschool Storytime, Ages 3 through 5)

After reading fun stories, singing songs and rhymes, our Super Sleuths will look further into their stories through play and crafts! Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:15am

Tuesdays * 10:30am Starting February 23rd.

Wee Read and Play (Toddler Storytime, Ages 18 months to 3 years)

Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills! Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play!

Thursdays * 10:30am Starting February 25th.

Adult Programs:

Free Computer Classes –  PowerPoint I, PowerPoint II, Publisher I, Publisher II.  Fridays in February- 11:15 a.m. - Starting February 5. 

GED Classes:   Tuesdays and Thursdays * 12:30pm-2:30pm.  Call 216-371-7138 for registration information.

 

Special Events

Collinwood Safety Committee Meeting

Friday, February 5th * 11:00am

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016

All Aboard! The Polar Express at Collinwood Library!

In honor of the holiday season and The Polar Express 30th Anniversary, Collinwood Branch hosted a special reading of the award winning Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  Before the reading began, students wrote letters to Santa and made Polar Express holiday cards. 

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Winter-Learning Land at Collinwood Branch Library!

Think Out Loud Thursday!

On Thursday, January 14, have fun making a dream board!  Dream boards can introduce youth to the power of positive thinking and how to pursue their dreams.

Thursday, January 14th * 4:30pm

CMA in Your Neighborhood!

What is Landscape? After exploring Landscape paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art, students will create their very own Paper Landscape Diorama.

Tuesday, January 19th * 4:30pm

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Customer Appreciation Day at the Library was a Great Success!

The Memorial-Nottingham Library held its first Customer Appreciation Day on November 23, 2015, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The event was a great success!  Patrons filled the meeting room, and enjoyed a buffet that included a sandwich platter, a vegetable platter, fruit, and a cake!

Everyone received a free tote bag with various small gifts, and three lucky winners had their names drawn to win a $10.00 gift card from Dave's supermarket!  Everyone also got a chance to offer suggestions and feedback about the books and services the library offers, including: adult fiction, children’s books, non-fiction, DVD’s, CD’s, and audio books.

The new branch manager, Kevin Ray, hopes to make this an annual event.  He organized the celebration to thank everyone who uses the library, and to introduce other new library staff members.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015

December Programs at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

Kids
FREE Reading and Tutoring for Grades K-3
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30pm

Adults
Computer Classes
Email Basics I: Monday, December 7, at 5:00pm
Email Basics II: Monday, December 14, at 5:00pm.
Resume Writing: Monday December 21, at 5:00pm
Improve Your Job Search: Monday, December 28, at 5:00pm
To register for computer classes, call 216-623-2980. Registration starts on Monday, November 23, 2015.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015

Legal Clinic Held at Memorial-Nottingham Library

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland held a free legal clinic for the public, at the Memorial Nottingham Library, from 9:30-11:00am.  Legal-Aid offeres their free legal clinics and services to low-income residents in counties throughout Northeast Ohio.

Participants at the legal clinic, had the chance to talk "one on one" with a volunteer pro bono attorney for legal advice and referrals on a variety of civil issues, including: consumer rights, health, fair housing, unemployment, and domestic violence. 

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015

Fabulous Fall Programs at Collinwood Library!

Fabulous Fall Programs at Collinwood Library!

856 East 152nd Street

Cleveland, OH  44110

216-623-6934

www.cpl-collwd@cpl.org

FREE Tutoring in All subjects:  Grades K – 8

Free one-on-one and/or group tutoring and homework help offered in partnership with Cleveland State University’s America Reads tutoring services.

Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm.

Beginning October 6, 2015

Storytime!

We Read and Play! (18 months -3 years of age)

Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills!
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs, rhymes and time for play! 

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 5:41 PM, 10.12.2015

Fall into Exciting Programs at Collinwood Library!

Fall into Exciting Programs at Collinwood Library!

856 East 152nd Street

Cleveland, OH  44110

216-623-6934

www.cpl-collwd@cpl.org

By Erica Marks

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café!

Beginning Tuesday, September 1 * 3:30pm—4:30pm

Harvest Hoopla!

Party with the pumpkins and sit on stacks of hay, we’re starting the new season in a fun way!

Join us for an evening of fun stories, apple cider, games and more! (All Ages)

Thursday, September 24* 4:30pm

Banned Books Showdown!

We’re having a Banned Books Showdown!  What’s your favorite banned book and why?  Join us at the Collinwood round table, as we share titles and read exerts out of our favorite banned book! (Teens)

Thursday, October 1 * 4:30pm

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015

September Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

FREE READING AND TUTORING CLASSES FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K-3.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in September at 3:30pm.

The ‘Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee’ helps all students with tutoring if they need support to improve their reading skills.

Students in grades K-3 will get reading assistance through Braxton Education and Technology Consulting, which is offering the class.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Every Thursday in September from 3:15pm to 4:45pm.

Microsoft Excel 2010 I How to enter data
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Microsoft Excel 2010 II How to do worksheets
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Microsoft Excel 2010 III How to format and use filters
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Microsoft Excel 2010 IVHow to create charts
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Classes are for beginners. Registration starts on Monday, August 24, 2015. To register call 216.623.2980

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015

August Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS                                                                                       

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

July Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

Cleveland Public Library (CPL), 2015 Summer Reading Program. 

This year, the following cultural organizations are encouraging youths to READ+LEARN+HELP+EXPLORE through reading: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Great Lakes Science Center, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and The Children's Museum of Cleveland. 

The theme of the 2015 Summer Reading Program is music and dance.  Every CPL Library will have reading events in July. The events at your local Memorial-Nottingham Library will be held on Wednesday's, in the meeting room. Each event starts at 3:00pm and is for kids in grades K-8. 

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Make Summer Count!

Join us for the exciting programs at the Collinwood Branch Library!  

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Dancing Machine

Move to the beat and pop til you drop as we celebrate and explore Pop Music! (Grades K-8) Tuesdays, July 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Growing Readers Story Time

Help grow your child’s early reading skills! Children 3-5 are invited for stories songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers.

Tuesdays July 7th , 14th , 21st  and 28th  10:30 a.m. 

For additional story time appointments call us at the branch 216-623-6934.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Make Summer Count

JOIN US AT THE COLLINWOD BRANCH

856 eAST 152ND street

cleveland , OH  44110

216-623-6934  cpl-collwd@cpl.org

Rhythm & Rap Recording Session for Teens!

Kick your summer off at Collinwood Branch Library!  Join us for a hip-hop music collaboration with DJ Phatty Banks of Reading RAMM Academy.  No music experience necessary!

Monday, June 1, 3:30pm

 Summer Reading Club Kick-off: Into the Woods

Come sign up for the summer reading club while watching the popular disney movie “Into the Woods” in our library back yard! There will be refreshments served.

Tuesday – June 2 at 1pm 

Read to the Rhythm

Join us on Tuesdays for our summer reading club musically-themed program and activity.  For school-age children.

Tuesdays- June 9th through August 4th at 1pm

Tuesday Tucks me In

Meet New York Times best selling author, Luis Montalvan, and his tail-wagging best friend and service dog called Tuesday, as they present a fun, heart-warming and interactive story hour for the whole family.

Wednesday- June 10 at 1pm

Growing Readers Storytime

Help Grow Your child’s early reading skills! Children 3-5 are invited for stories songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers.

Tuesdays -June 16 and 23 at 10:30 am  

For additional storytime appointments call us at the branch 216-623-6934.

Summer Lunch Program

The Cleveland Foodbank in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library offers FREE lunch for ages 18 and under.  
Mondays-Fridays from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

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June Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

Computer Classes for Adults and Seniors:
MICROSOFT WORD 2010, I, II, and III

Classes are held on Friday's: June 12th, June 19th, and June 26th, from 11:15am to 12:45pm.  These classes are for beginners, and will teach the basics of how to use Microsoft Word. Each class will teach additional information. Class I will teach how to do basic text, and save a document.  Class II will teach how to make paragraphs and bullets.  And Class III will teach how to make tables and format data.  Call 216-623-2980 to register for any of these classes.

Summer Reading Program for Children
IV'E GOT THE MUSIC IN ME, is a program for kids in grades K-8 to enjoy music and "jumpin', jazzy summer fun!”  It will be held on Wednesday June 10th at 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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May Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Read to the Beat: Wednesday May 20th and 27th at 10:15 a.m.  This program is for preschooler’s ages 3 to 5, and will be lots of fun with “reading readiness activities set to a musical beat.”

Remembering Those Who Fought: Thursday May 21st at 4:00 p.m.  “Memorial Day, was originally called Decoration Day,” because it was a way to remember the people who fought for and died fighting for our freedom, while they were “in the service of the United States of America.”  To celebrate and to remember our brave soldiers, kids will get to make US flags in their honor.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Russian Book Club:  Saturday May 23rd at 3:00 p.m.  This will be a discussion of the novel “Shchegol” (The Goldfinch), by Donna Tartt, in Russian.  The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer, and is the third novel written by Tartt.  It is about a boy (Theo Decker) who survives an accident where his mother was killed, and then is taken in by a family, after his father abandons him. Theo struggles with memories of his mother and clings to a small painting which reminds him of her, and is eventually drawn into the world of art, where he works in an antique store as an adult.

“…It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art…”-- from the publisher. (http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2014-Fiction).

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Join us for the exciting programs at the Collinwood Branch Library!

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Make Mother’s Day Cards!

Come make a mother’s day card to show your mom just how much you love her! This program is for students of all ages.

Friday, May 8th at 3:00 p.m.

Growing Readers Storytime

Help Grow Your child’s early reading skills! Children 3-5 are invited for stories songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers.

Tuesdays and Thursdays May 4th- 28th  at 10:30 a.m.

For additional storytime appointments call us at the branch 216-623-6934.

Something 2 Do!

Exciting and fun STEM based activities for children and and teens!

Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m.

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring
Students in K-8 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University assist with any subject and/or reseach project.  
Mondays-Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Last day of tutoring May 7th

Kids Café Snack Program

The Cleveland Foodbank in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library offers FREE after school meals for ages 18 and under.  
Mondays-Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Last Day of “Kid’s Café” after school Snack Program May 22nd 

Look for Summer Lunch Program Starting in June


PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

FREE GED Classes

The GED class will have two sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please contact 216-371-7138 or visit www.tri-c.edu/ged for more information on registration and enrollment.

Mon. & Wed. from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Last Day of Classes on May 6th

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 4:11 PM, 05.18.2015

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PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Easter Egg Hunt!

Children Ages 1-12 can search through the library for easter eggs filled with sweet prizes! We will also announce the winner of our Easter Coloring Contest! Visit branch for details. Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Poetry and Art Reception

Students from the Collinwood area will be displaying their art and reciting their original poetry as a part of Ohio Library Day. Join us in celebration our youth! Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Growing Readers Storytime

Help Grow Your child’s early reading skills! Children 3-5 are invited for stories songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers. Tuesdays, April 7 to 28, 2015  at 10:30 a.m.

 For additional storytime appointments call us at the branch 216-623-6934.

Something 2 Do!

Exciting and fun STEM based activities for children and and teens! Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

April Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

Computer Classes for Adults

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT I  (Monday 4/6/2015 at 11:15 a.m.) This class will teach you the beginning basics of making a good slide presentation in Power Point.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT II  (Monday  4/13/2015 at 11:15 a.m.)  This class will teach more advanced techniques for adding graphics, transitions from one slide to another, and animations, to your slide presentation.

MICROSOFT PUBLISHER I (Monday  4/20/2015 at 11:15 a.m.) This class will teach the basic overview of the elements of page layout in Publisher.

MICROSOFT PUBLISHER II (Monday  4/27/2015 AT 11:15 a.m.) This class teaches more advanced techniques, in Publisher, and how to use templates to design flyers, business cards and newsletters.

Registration for April classes begins Monday, March 23, 2015. To register call 216.623.2980 or stop in at the library.

Book Club for Adults and Seniors

RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB  (Saturday  4/11/2015 at 3:00 p.m.) This book club meeting will be in Russian, and will discuss the book Vozvrashchenie v Egipet by Vladimir Sharov.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

Join Us for the Exciting Programs at the Collinwood Branch Library

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Growing Readers Storytime

Help Grow Your child’s early reading skills! Children 3-5 are invited for stories songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers.

Tuesdays, March 3- April 7 at 10:30 am

 For additional storytime appointments call us at the branch 216-623-6934.

 

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 7:53 PM, 03.06.2015

March Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

For Adults: Free GED Classes.  Monday and Wednesdays, at 10:15 a.m. These free GED classes are offered through a partnership with Tri-C.  Registration is required to take the classes. Please call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039 to register, and for further information.

For Children: I Love My Mom!  Monday March 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  “Mom is such a special word. It’s the loveliest ever heard!”  To celebrate Mother’s Day, this special class for kids will teach children how to make a “beautiful bouquet of roses” just for their mom on her special day. And also have fun doing a special Mother’s Day crossword puzzle.

For Children: Celebrate Maewyn! Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  Maewyn is another name for St. Patrick’s Day, and kids of all ages are invited to learn about the beginnings of St. Patrick’s Day, and also to make beautiful clovers out of coffee filters, and do word searches.

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Join us for the exciting programs at the Collinwood Branch Library!

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Black History Story Time

Learn About African American History while enjoying a story. This Program is for Children of All Ages.

Tuesdays, February  3rd,10th and the 24th  at 3pm

Collinwood Family Literacy Night & African American History Month Read-In

This program will be held at Collinwood High School in Collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library and the Ohio Center for the Book.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6pm  

Love is…

Let’s talk about love and make Valentine’s Day Cards for our loved ones, children of all ages can participate.

Monday, February 9th at 3pm

Cleveland School of the Arts Information Night

Information session for families who are interested in th admission process for the 2015-2016 school year.

Tuesday, February 17 at 3pm

Attitude and Communication Workshop

In Collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic the library is hosting a workshop to help our young adults to communicate better. For ages 10 and Up.

Wednesday February 18 at 3pm

The Griot

Learn the Art of Urban story telling and learn how to tell your own story in a enthusiastic and captivating way. Students 13yrs and up.

Thursday February 19 at 4pm

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring
Students in K-8 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University assist with any subject and/or reseach project.  
Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Kids Café Snack Program
The Cleveland Foodbank in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library offers FREE after school meals for ages 18 and under.  
Mondays-Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

FREE GED Classes

The GED class will have two sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please contact 216-371-7138 or visit www.tri-c.edu/ged for more information on registration and enrollment.

Mon. & Wed. from 12:30-2:30pm 

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February Events at Memorial-Nottingham Library

Free GED Classes, Every Monday and Wednesday, all month, at 10:15 a.m. (For Adults). These GED classes are FREE.  They are offered in conjunction with  a partnership with Tri-C, but to take the classes, registration is required. Please call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039 to register, and for further information.

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Collinwood Branch Library Programs

January Programs at the Collinwood Branch Library

Dream Big Like Me Contest Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:30 p.m.

Teens 13-19 years old create a 1 to 2 minute video to display how they will continue to Dr. King’s dream of equality for all. 4 Winners will be chosen to receive a Kindle Fire HD tablet and given an opportunity to perform.

 America Reads FREE After School Tutoring

Students in K-8 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University assist with any subject and/or research project. Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Resumes January 5, 2015.

Kids Café Snack Program- Resumes January 5, 2015
The Cleveland Foodbank in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library offers FREE after school meals for ages 18 and under. Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FREE GED Classes – Resumes January 26, 2015

The GED class will have two sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please contact 216-371-7138 or visit www.tri-c.edu/ged for more information on registration and enrollment.

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Children's Program at Memorial-Nottingham Library

Marshmallow Snow: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

Just for kids.  If you want to have a great time, and make a winter wonderland, with snowmen, then come to the library and have lots of fun by using marshmallows and pretzel sticks to build a snowy sculpture.

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Recreating Our Village

We have all heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. Here in Cleveland the young professionals have taken this mantra to heart. Therefore, demonstrating this by creating programs that relevantly impact our city’s youth. The contribution of the current professionals into the future generations is revamping the village that is raising our children and deserves acknowledgement.

The Cleveland Public Library recently hosted an event called Man Up, Cleveland to equip and empower young men to become our future leaders. Attendees were from schools all over the city including Shaw High School, Ginn Academy, Martin Luther King, Mary M Bethune, Franklin D Roosevelt Academy and Paul Revere, thanks to Mr. Banks of the Reading RAMM organization. These young men were able to learn financial responsibility; how to plan for goals; the importance of positively communicating; how to deal with stress and the importance of making good choices.

Continued...

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What's Happening At The Collinwood Branch Library?

Welcome the winter with the exciting programs at the Collinwood Branch Library!   

Programs for Youth

Kwanzaa Celebration
Join us for our Kwanzaa Celebration where we will learn the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and do an African themed craft activity. This is for children of all ages. 
Friday, December 12th from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  

Winter Wonderland and Christmas Karaoke 
Christmas Carols, Crafts and Cookies! Let’s celebrate the joys of this season together at the library. Children of All ages are welcome to participate.
Tuesday, December 16th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring
Students in K-8 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University assist with any subject and/or reseach project.  
Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Tutoring ends Thursday December 11 and will resume in January.

Kids Café Snack Program
The Cleveland Foodbank in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library offers FREE after school meals for ages 18 and under.  
Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Programs for Adults

FREE GED Classes
The GED class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please contact 216-371-7138 or visit www.tri-c.edu/ged for more information on registration and enrollment. Winter Break Starts on December 15. Mon. & Wed. from 12:30-2:30 p.m. 

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November Computer classes at Memorial-Nottingham Library

Microsoft Office Graphics:  Thursday, 12/4/2014 at 3:15 p.m.  This class will teach you how to use Microsoft Word “to insert and edit pictures,” using ClipArt, and how to change the style of text using Smart Art, and Word Art.

PowerPoint I: Thursday, 12/11/2014 at 3:15 p.m. This class will teach you how to “create a computer-based slide presentation.”

Aww Snap Circuits: Making Electronic Circuits MakerLab:  Thursday, 12/11/2014 at 4:00 p.m. This class will help you  "discover the basics of electronics, integrated circuits, and more. Try your hand at creating circuit board projects with TechCentral's Snap Circuit Kits."

PowerPoint II: Thursday, 12/18/2014 at 3:15 p.m.  This class will teach you more about “how to add graphics, transitions, and animations" to your presentation.

Registration for December classes begins on Monday, November 24. Call 216-623-2980 or visit your nearest library branch to register.

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 3:16 PM, 01.21.2015

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Thanksgiving Fun, Thursday, November 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Memorial-Nottingham Library. This special program for kids will teach all about the history and meaning of Thanksgiving. How it started in Plymouth Massachusetts, as a way for the Pilgrims to celebrate the fall harvest with the Native Americans, who had helped them plant and learn to grow crops. At the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated the feast together, ate at the same tables and played games. Today’s Thanksgiving celebration is a lot different than the way it was when it first started.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 2:39 PM, 11.17.2014

What's Happening At The Collinwood Branch Library

Fall is here and we have some great programs coming up! Please stop by the Collinwood Branch for a visit or to take part in one of our programs!  

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Growing Readers Storytime

Help grow your child’s early reading skills!  Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers later in life. 30 minutes. Through November 4th

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring

Students in K-8 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University assist with any subject and/or reseach project. Monday - Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Kids Café Snack Program

The Cleveland Foodbank in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library offers FREE after school meals for ages 18 and under.  Monday - Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Girl Rising Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

Join us for the viewing of Girl Rising by director Richard Robbins.  This documentary explores the lives of nine girls from different parts of the world and the challenges they face. This program is appropriate for 6th grade and up. Thursday, November 6 at 4:30 p.m.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 2:38 PM, 11.17.2014

October Book Sale at Euclid Public Library

If you drive along East 222nd Street in Euclid, you'll pass a Vietnam-era tank, with a building behind it. That building is Euclid's very fine library, at 631 E. 222. 

On October 24, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Friends of the Library start their semiannual book sale. Those two hours are only for members, but for $5 you can join at the door. 

Or you can come on Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., avoiding the crowds and still finding thousands of books and AV items to browse among. 

The regular prices are 50¢ for hardbacks, 25¢ for paperbacks. AV material varies, but the most expensive things are the DVDs, at $2 per movie.

On Sunday, Bag Day, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the remaining DVDs will go in the first half-hour, but there will still be an awful lot of stuff to look through and carry out in the paper bag that only costs $3.00.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 11:00 PM, 10.15.2014

What's Happening at the Collinwood Branch Library

Fall is here and we have some great programs coming up! Please stop by the Collinwood Branch for a visit or to take part in one of our programs!  

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Growing Readers Storytime

Help grow your child’s early reading skills!  Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers later in life. 30 minutes.

Tuesdays at 10:30 through November 4th

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring

Students in K-8 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University assist with any subject and/or reseach project. 

Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Kids Café Snack Program

The Cleveland Foodbank in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library offers FREE after school meals for ages 18 and under. 

Mondays-Fridays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Bomba: Dancing the Drum

Celebrate Puerto Rico’s musical expression of its African heritage.  Enjoy FREE screenings of the documentary film Bomba: Dancing the Drum featuring the legendary Cepeda family which has been keeping bomba alive in Puerto Rico for nearly a century.  After the film, step up to the bonga drums and create your own bomba beats!

Friday, October 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Guatemalan Kite

Kids will make and decorate a miniature Guatemalan-style kite from tissue paper and plastic straws or bamboo skewers.

Tuesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

FREE GED Classes

The GED class will have two sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please contact 216-371-7138 or visit www.tri-c.edu/ged for more information on registration and enrollment.

Mon. & Wed. from 12:30-2:30pm

FREE! Get Smart About MONEY! – LIMITED SEATING – LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries and Collinwood Library, in partnership with Key Bank, will present sessions on the following Saturdays from 11:00am-1:00pm. Call 216-623-6934 or 216-481-8182 to register.

Oct. 18           Check it Out

Oct. 25           Access Your Money

Nov. 8            Take Charge of your Money

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 10:43 PM, 10.15.2014

October Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library.

GED Classes

Free GED classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10:15 a.m. These classes are free, and are being taught at the library through a partnership with Tri-C. To register for orientation, call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039.

Classes for Kids

Halloween at Your Library, Wednesday, October 29th, at 3:00pm.  This is a special holiday event for children, where kids can have lots of fun making a Halloween mask, and searching for candy in a candy hunt in the library.

Red Cross Pillowcase Project, Wednesday October 29th, at 3:00pm.  “Kids in grades 2 through 5 are invited to join representatives from the Red Cross for this fun, interactive session.”  You will learn how to prepare for an emergency like a flood or a storm, and “decorate your own personalized pillowcase,” for you and your family to keep emergency supplies nearby to use in an emergency.

Adult Computer Classes

Making Panoramas with Photo Stitching Maker Lab, Thursday, October 30th at 3:00pm.  This is a class for photographers to bring in their camera or digital photographs and learn how to “stitch photos together to create high-quality panoramas and other unique projects.”  This class is for beginners and experienced photographers.  To register for this class call the library at 216.623.2980.  Registration starts on Monday, September 22nd .

Saturday Microsoft Classes

Microsoft Excel I 2010, Saturday, October 4th at 11:15 am. Learn how to enter and edit data and perform simple tasks.

Microsoft Excel II 2010, Saturday, October 11th at 11:15pm.  Learn how to create calculations in your worksheet.

Microsoft Word III 2010, Saturday, October 18th, at 11:15pm.  Learn to format and change the appearance of data and your worksheets; use sorting & filtering and find & replace.

Microsoft Word IV 2010, Saturday, October, 25th at 11:15pm. Learn how to create charts based on your data.

To register for any of these classes call the library at 216.623.2980.  

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 10:43 PM, 10.15.2014