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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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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 12:53 PM, 05.31.2015

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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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 12:53 PM, 05.31.2015

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

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

Join us for the Exciting Programs at the Collinwood Branch Library

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

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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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 10:04 PM, 02.05.2015

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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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 10:04 PM, 02.05.2015

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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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 2:50 PM, 01.26.2015

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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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 2:47 PM, 01.26.2015

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 2:47 PM, 01.26.2015

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

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

What's Happening at the Collinwood Library?

Please stop by the Collinwood Branch for a visit or to take part in one of our great programs, browse our collection or use the computers. We look forward to seeing you!

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

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. starting Monday, September 22

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 3:00-5:00 p.m. starting Monday, September 8

Back to School Party!

We are going to share all the wonderful resources available to you through our kids and teens website. Join us for games, snacks and door prizes! Thursday, September 4 at 3:30 p.m.

Make Your Masterpiece: Sketchbook Drawing

Everyday an artist is born, make today your day! Find out how you can turn your ideas into works of art using an iPad, a drawing pen, and the Sketchbook app. Learn the techniques and skills needed to create digital masterpieces, and share or print your works of art before you leave. No artistic ability is required, just a sense of fun!Appropriate for grade 1+ and adults. Tuesday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m.

River of Words Poetry

Calling all teen poets! Come to a fun and interactive poetry workshop and create a poem to enter into the River of Words environmental poetry and art contest. The annual international contest is open to all K-12 students and the deadline for entry is December 1, 2014. The Ohio Center for the Book @ Cleveland Public Library coordinates the contest in Ohio and will grant prizes to the top entries from the Buckeye State. Tuesday, September 30 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 10:00am-12:00pm (1st session) & 12:30-2:30pm (2nd session)

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 8:09 PM, 09.03.2014

September Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library. Free GED Classes

GED CLASSES:  Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10:15 a.m. These GED 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:  Back to School Extravaganza, Saturday 9/6/2014 and 9/13/2014 at 1:00pm.  This event is for families and their kids.  Parents and their children are "invited to celebrate the joy of learning and the start of the new academic year."  There will be lots of fun for everyone.  Kids will be able to "enjoy games, crafts and giveaways."

RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB:Saturday 9/27/2014 at 3:00pm.  There will be a discussion, in the Russian language, of the book Obitel by Zakhar Prilepin.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 8:09 PM, 09.03.2014

What's Happening at the Collinwood Branch Library?

Summer is winding down at the Collinwood Branch. Please stop by for a visit or take part in one of our great programs for kids! Our fall program information will be coming out soon so please check our branch or website at www.cpl.org for updates.  

Back-to-School Giveaway!
H.O.P.E. In Life Foundation is back again this year to give away school supplies to the kids in the community!  We are so grateful for their generosity and commitment. Student must be present to receive school supplies.
Saturday, August 16th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

We All Scream for Ice Cream!
We’re going to beat the summer heat by making our own ice cream! We’ll show you how, step-by-step, and provide the toppings for your cool treat.
Wednesday, August 20th at 2:30 p.m.

Back-to-School Party!
We’re celebrating being back in school!  Join us for games, prizes, food, and fun!  Preschool age to teens are invited to attend.
Thursday, September 4th at 3:00 p.m.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:03 PM, 08.04.2014

The Cleveland Museum of Art Visits Collinwood

The Cleveland Museum of Art visited the Collinwood Branch on July 5th.  Students from preschool to school age children were introduced to symbolism in art and then had an opportunity to explore the museum’s collection using the ArtLens application. ArtLens allows anyone to explore works in the permanent collection through their iPad, Apple or Android phone.  Representatives from the museum brought iPads for the students to discover the collection while also looking for symbolism in art. The students were fully engaged and asking questions as they virtually explored the collection. 

The museum plans another visit to the Collinwood Branch on Wednesday, August 5th at 1:30 p.m.  The students will have an opportunity to investigate a work from the museum’s collection.  This interactive lesson prompts students to answer questions about art objects, such as “What is it made of? What does the design reveal about the culture that made it? How do you think it was used?”  This program would be best suited for third graders and up.

You can visit the Cleveland Museum of Art on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00-5:00 and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00-9:00. Closed Mondays. The museum’s collection is FREE of charge to visit. Please visit their website for more information www.clevelandart.org.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:03 PM, 08.04.2014

What's Happening at the Collinwood Library?

Summer is in full swing at the Collinwood Branch!  Please stop by for a visit or take part in one of our great programs!  

Free Lunch Daily Monday - Friday 11:30am-12:30pm for children ages 1 to 18 years old.

The Get A Clue READ! Summer Reading Club continues at the branch through Tuesday, July 29th when our finale will be held at 1:30 p.m.  Until then, join us every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. for a new mystery activity (each child will receive a prize for participating in the weekly activity).  In order to be eligible for the free tickets to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo the required 10 books and 10 activities must be entered online at http://cpl-summer-2014.bibliocommons.com by August 2nd.  Please call or stop by the branch if you have any questions.

Is your child Ready for School? This program will prepare your little ones for school by using fun, hands-on activities and awesome books to teach social skills such as sharing, making new friends, cooperation, and more! Instruction is given by a certified teacher. Registration is required and is reserved for students entering prekindergarten or kindergarten. Call 216-623-6934 to register.
Wednesdays, July 30-August 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Computer and Internet Basics (4-part series)
Learn how to use a mouse, navigate in Windows and save files. Learn how to use the World Wide Web and Plain Dealer e-Edition. Saturdays in July (starting July 5th) from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:32 PM, 07.12.2014

Collinwood Library Reaching Out to Local Organizations to Bring Sevices to the Community

A member of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s benefits outreach team will be at the Collinwood Library each 4th Monday of each month at noon They will be able to connect you to your local Food Pantry, Hot meal, Summer Feeding Site for Kids, or Produce Distribution. They will also be able to screen you for public benefits such as SNAP (food stamps) or Medicaid, and if you are eligible help you apply for the programs right then. If you have never voted before, they can help you register, or if you have moved, help you updated your voter registration. All applications take only about 5 minutes to complete, so if you have ever wondered if you might qualify for one of these programs or simply have questions, please stop down at the library. If you can’t make it that day, please feel free to contact the help center at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at 216-738-2067. Many people are eligible and just don’t know. If you are eligible for them, you deserve them!
 
 
 

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:32 PM, 07.12.2014

Summer Programs for Kids at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

THE SUMMER READING CLUB 

The fun continues at all branches, including the Memorial-Nottingham Library, and runs from June 9th through August 2nd. This year’s theme is "Get a Clue," which focuses on solving mysteries, decoding messages and being a detective. Every Wednesday there will be a new activity, where you can earn prizes for completing each project.

Hidden in my 'hood on July 16th  at 3:00 pm.  Find treasures hidden all around the library and join in a scavenger hunt, to earn your own secret spy flashlight.

Mystery Maker on July 23rd  at 3:00 pm. “Create your own mystery book,” with a secret message hidden inside for all your friends to figure out, to earn a pair of secret spy sunglasses.

Case Closed on July 30th at 3:00 pm.  Wow…you did it!  Now celebrate “your great detective achievements on family fun day!”  Get an “official detective bag,” while eating popcorn and watching a great mystery movie!

Summer Reading Club Finale on July 30th at 3:00 pm. Have fun at the celebration.  And there will be cake, too!

Alfonzo Daniels, Youth Librarian, says, to "have fun over the summertime.  As soon as you "start reading and do your activities,  you can be entered into the drawing for the Mystery Grand Prize.”  When you complete all the activities, are you will receive a “voucher for 4 free tickets to the Cleveland Public Library Day, August 9th, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest."

So have fun this summer, read books, solve puzzles and earn cool prizes at the Memorial-Nottingham Library!

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION ON BULLYING

Wednesday, July 9th at 4:00 pm.  This is a special book discussion for teens to learn about real kids who were the victims of bullying, and who told their true stories, to help others.   The book that will be discussed is:  Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies and Bystanders.  The discussions will help you understand why bullies act the way they do, and what other teens did when they experienced bullying. 

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July Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

GED CLASSES, every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10:15 a.m. FREE GED classes will be taught at the library through a partnership with Tri-C. To register for orientation, attend the orientation, and return for classes: call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039.

CROCHET CIRCLE, Wednesday July 9th and 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. This is a crafting and community outreach program  for the Warm-Up Cleveland campaign, to distributes new donated items (with price tags attached), and donations of washable yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks to local charities. You can also drop off these items at any Cleveland Public Library location. Call 216-623-2921 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB: Saturday July 19th, at 3:00p.m.  There will be a discussion, in Russian, of Vzgli͡ani Na Dom Svoĭ, Angel by Tom Wolfe.

The Memorial-Nottingham Library is located at: 17109 Lake Shore Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44110. Phone: 216-623-7039. Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am - 7:00pm, and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm. Closed Sunday

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:32 PM, 07.12.2014

What's Happening at the Collinwood Library

Expand your summertime reading fun with exciting weekly missions at the Collinwood Branch Library.  Earn cool super sleuth gear! Please contact the branch for more information and to register for the Summer Reading Club.

Week 1  (June 9 – 14) Roll Call 
Calling all junior detectives-in-training: report to your neighborhood library.  Create your own detective hat and earn your junior detective badge.  Your mission?  Summer fun!
Week 2 (June 16 – 21)  What Lies Beneath? 
Junior sleuths: join us for an hour of mystery fun and suspense.  Will you be the first to track down all the clues and guess what lies beneath the mystery box?  All super sleuths earn a special field notebook to use in future investigations!
Week 3 (June 23 – 28)  I Spy!
I spy with my little eye ten items in the library.  Can you spot ten items and write your own rap lyrics or poem to share your spy skills?  Complete this mission and earn your super spy magnifying glass!
Week 4 (June 30 – July 5)  Forensics Fun
Learn about the ways forensic science is used to solve crimes.  Explore the amazing science behind fingerprinting, reading tooth impressions and professional handwriting analysis and earn your super sleuth ink pad. 

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 11:47 AM, 06.09.2014

GED Classes at the Memorial Nottingham Library

GED Classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15am.  GED classes will be taught at the library every Tuesday and Thursday, through a partnership with Tri-C.  The classes are free, but registration is required.  Call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039 to register.  You will need to attend an orientation before taking classes. 

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 11:48 AM, 06.09.2014

Guerilla Haiku Hits Cleveland

Haiku Free-For-All

Make your mark with our Guerilla Haiku team as we enthusiastically engage all library-goers in haikuing

(in sidewalk chalk) around the library entrance.  Soon, the entrance will be decorated in the words of its

community: the funny, the fierce and the fabulous.  All haiku will be documented with digital images and

shared on social media!  Go haiku!

Thursday, June 12th from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Collinwood Library Branch

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 11:44 AM, 06.09.2014

Jewelry Making Class was Lots of Fun

The Memorial-Nottinghsm Library took their a jewelry making class to the Salvation Army last month, and 45 kids had fun making necklaces and bracelets as gifts for their moms on Mother's Day.

The children were participants in the Learning Zone after school program at the Salvation Army, which provides educational and recreational activities to broaden their horizons while enhancing their capabilities and self-esteem.

Ms. Jameson, a local jewelry artist, gave each child a packet of beads in different colors, sizes and shapes, and showed them how to string the beads onto cords and mix big beads with smaller beads of silver and gold for a nice design. Kids exchanged beads, and created original necklaces and bracelets with amazing color combinations of red, blue, tan, gold, and silver.  

It was a fun project that enhanced all the kids creativity, on one of the first sunny days of spring.

For information on upcoming youth events at the Library, call librarian Alfonzo Daniels at 216-623-7039. 

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Jewelry Making Class for Kids

The library will offer a jewelry making class for kids on May 7th from 11:30am to 1:00pm and from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. This jewelry making class will teach you how to make a lovely gift to give your mother. You will have lots of fun, while you  make a piece of jewelry, like a necklace or bracelet or more. "Mother's Day is coming, and you do want to give her a gift.  So why not learn how to make a piece of jewelry from Ms. Jameson (local artist)," said librarian Alfonzo Daniels.

Surprise your mom with this special gift, that you made yourself, and show her how much you love her.  All supplies will be provided. Call the library at 216-623-7039 for further information.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 2:13 PM, 05.14.2014

May Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

GED CLASSES, every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10:15 a.m. FREE GED classes will be taught at the library through a partnership with Tri-C. To register for orientation, attend the orientation, and return for classes: call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039.

LET’S MAKE SOMETHING FOR MOM, Wednesday, May 7th, at 11:30 a.m.  This is a fun event for children and teens which will teach them how to make simple jewelry and create a great Mother's Day gift for their Mom or another special woman in their life.

YEAH FOR MOM! Wednesday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m. This is another fun event for children. Get a chance to show how much you love your mother, while having a great time learning how to make a beautiful tulip-shaped card to give her on Mother's Day!

THROUGH THE KALEIDOSCOOPE: Making abstract Digital Art, May 7th, at 3:00 p.m.  Tech Central will present their "Through the Kaleidoscope" lab that will tell you the basics of digital painting (and) allow you to make your own unique creation.  You will learn how to use Sumo Paint, a free online painting program. To register for this class, please call the library at 216-623-7039, or call Tech Central at 216-623-2980.

CROCHET CIRCLE, every Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. This is a crafting and community outreach program. Join us to enjoy the company of other crafters and make items for the Warm-Up Cleveland campaign. This is the crafting for a good cause program that distributes new donated items (with price tags attached), and donations of washable yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks to local charities. You can also drop off  these items at any Cleveland Public Library location. Call 216-623-2921 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB: A Literary Map of Ohio, Saturday April 19, at 12:00 p.m. A Russian Book Club special event. Many famous authors were born or lived in Ohio. Celebrate National Library Week with a literary tour of the state of Ohio. Discussion and presentation will be in the Russian language.

The Memorial-Nottingham Library is located at: 17109 Lake Shore Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44110. Phone: 216-623-7039. Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am - 7:00pm, and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm. Closed Sunday

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 2:11 PM, 05.14.2014

April Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2010 I, Monday, April, 7, at 11:15am.  This is a beginning PowerPoint class that will teach “how to create a computer-based slide presentation.”  Registration for all April classes is required and begins Monday, March 24, 2014. To register, call 216.623.2980.”

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2010 II, Monday, April 14, at 11:15am.  This class is a continuation of the first PowerPoint class, and will teach “how to add graphics, transitions, and animations to the slide presentations.” Registration for all April classes is required and begins Monday, March 24, 2014. To register, call 216.623.2980.” 

MICROSOFT PUBLISHER 2010 I, Monday, April 21, at 11:15am. This is a beginning Publisher class, and will teach “an overview of the tools and elements in Publisher.”  Registration for all April classes is required and begins Monday, March 24, 2014. To register, call 216.623.2980.” 

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 2:26 PM, 04.07.2014

What's Happening at the Collinwood Branch Library?

Spring is in the air at the Collinwood Branch!  Please stop by for a visit or take part in one of our great programs!  

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring
Students in K-8 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University can 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 3:00-5:00 p.m.

 

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Youth Program: How to Write Your First Resume

This resume class is for any student who will be graduating this spring, or who is still in school, and looking for their first job. Everyone needs a resume to help them stand out from the other applicants, and to get the work experience they need.

“Summer is fast approaching, and many students will be looking for a summer job,” said librarian Alfonzo Daniels, (Library Asst. I Youth Emphasis.)

In this class “we will be putting together a first time resume for those students who are trying to enter the workforce for the first time,” Daniels said.  "Even if you think you have no experience to include on your resume, this workshop will explain how your class work, volunteering and school activities can all be included on your resume.

Please call the library for more information at: 216-623-7039.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 2:23 PM, 04.07.2014

March Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

GED CLASSES, every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10:15am. FREE GED classes will be taught at the library through a partnership with Tri-C. What you need to do: Sign up for orientation. Attend the orientation. And return for the classes.  Call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039 to register.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 6:48 PM, 03.14.2014

Adinkra Art Project - February 16th

Adinkra art symbols come from the Asante tribe in west Africa. These symbols are used on fabrics, and printed from woodcuts, and also used in designs on pottery, and on the walls of buildings.

At the library art session, you will "explore the meaning and history behind these beautiful symbols and use them to  make your own art project." Wednesday, February 16, at 11:30am-1:00pm.

Please call for more information at:  (216) 623-7039, and sign up for this exciting art project.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 7:50 PM, 02.07.2014

What's Happening At the Collinwood Library?

Stop in this holiday season and check out what’s happening for all ages at the Collinwood Branch Library!  

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring Students in K-12 can get assistance with their homework. College students from Cleveland State University can assist with any subject and/or reseach project.  Please note that tutoring for this semester will end on Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013 but will resume on Mon., Jan. 13, 2014. Mon-Thur 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.  Please note that this program will end on Fri., Dec. 20, 2013 but will resume on Mon., Jan. 6, 2014. Mondays-Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Teen Book Club Join us for a discussion of Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives by Sharon G. Flake. Light refreshments served. Monday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Kwanzaa Celebration Learn about how to celebrate Kwanzaa through crafts. Tuesday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Join us as we create holiday crafts and cards to share in the joy of giving.Thur, Dec 19, 4:30 p.m.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Ohio Benefit Bank Find out how the OBB can assist with your basic needs.  A representative is available at the branch on the last Monday of each month.  The next assistance session will be held on Mon, Dec 30 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 5:39 PM, 12.12.2013

Help warm up Cleveland

Nothing is more important during winter than keeping warm. Most will be bundled up with mittens, hats and scarves. A native Clevelander is always prepared for the brisk winds and heavy snowfall. What about those who aren’t as fortunate to have these things on hand? In our community we a have a program called Warm-Up Cleveland which is hosted by the Cleveland Public Library.

This annual campaign was started by library staff in 2010 in memory of Librarian Diane Mathews, who was a lifelong knitter. She wanted her talents to be used for a charitable cause and Warm-Up Cleveland does just that. Items have been previously donated to charities such as: 2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter; Westside Catholic Center; Laura’s Home; Asian Services;  Providence House; and the Women’s Recovery Center.  At Collinwood Branch the Crochet Club is working on more items to donate with goals to reach even more people this year. We also need your help to make this program an even bigger success! Donations can be made at any Cleveland Public Library Branch or Main Library and upcoming Crochet Club meetings are as follows: December 20, and January 31. Join us and use your creativity to better our community.        

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 5:40 PM, 12.12.2013

Memorial Nottingham Library schedule

The Memorial Nottingham has many classes and events for the month of December, including:

GED CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY Tuesdays: Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. and Thursdays: Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. 10:15AM

FREE GED classes will be taught at the library through a partnership with the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) ABLE/GED Program. Registration for these classes is required. Call the Memorial-Nottingham Library at 216-623-7039 to register. For adults.

CROCHET CLUB EVERY WEDNESDAY 2:30PM  (Every month) Learn how to crochet and met other people who enjoy crocheting. In December The Crochet Club, donates crocheted items to charity. For adults.

HELP SIGNING UP FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT - WED Dec. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and Jan. 1st. 10am–6pm. There will be Enrollment Assisters available every Wednesday at the library to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act, and help you with the enrollment process on the government web site: www.healthcare.gov. For adults.

PEER PRESSURE: "COURAGE OF COMPROMISE" WEDNESDAY DEC. 11th 11:30AM. This program will help teens “learn to deal with peer pressure in issues such as clothes, decision-making and planning their future so that they can become a respectable, successful young man or woman.” For teens.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 5:41 PM, 12.12.2013

What's Happening at the Collinwood Library?

Stop in for a visit and check out what’s happening for all ages at Collinwood!  

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

America Reads FREE After School Tutoring
Students in K-12 can get assistance with their homework.  College students from Cleveland State University can 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 snacks for ages 18 and under. Mondays-Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Fall Storytime (Sept 24-Nov 14)
Wee Read and Play
Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills! Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their favorite adult are invited for stories, active songs and rhymes and time for play. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Growing Readers
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. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Teen Book Club
Join us for a discussion of a current teen fiction novel. Light refreshments served. Nov 4 & Dec 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Work Your Brain
We’re challenging your brains! Join us for brain teasers, games, and exercises. Thur, Nov 19 at 3:30 p.m

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November events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

Adult GED Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 AM

FREE GED classes will be offered in partnership with Tri-C. To register for classes please call the library at:  216-623-7039

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Chinese for Kids Saturdays at 11:00 AM

These classes will teach “the essential Chinese Pinyin pronunciation system, simple dialogues and some basic Chinese characters. This will be a fun learning opportunity for children in grades 1 through 6 with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language.”

If children attend all 8 weeks classes, they will receive a certificate of completion. Classes are free, but space is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information, please email OPS@cpl.org or call 216-623-2835.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 7:46 PM, 11.10.2013

Library Talk on Affordable Care Act

The Memorial-Nottingham Library will host free information sessions, presented by Care Source, about the Affordable Care Act, at 3:00pm on the following dates: October 22nd, November 12th, and December 10th. Please call the library for further information. 216-623-7039

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:17 AM, 10.11.2013

What's Happening at the Collinwood Library?

The Collinwood Branch Library has many programs scheduled this fall for patrons of all ages. Stop in for a visit and check out what’s happening at Collinwood!  

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 10:17 AM, 10.11.2013

LIBRARY LEVY CORRECTION: Please Don't Panic

My call to take the library levy seriously, with its threat of branch closings, was perhaps a bit too serious: the official assessment of the situation is,”If the levy fails, Cleveland Public Library will lose 48% of its funding. The Library will have to make cuts to its services.”

"Cuts to services" don't necessarily mean cuts to branches, of course – but any cuts demanded by a 48% drop in revenue would be things we’d badly miss.

So don’t relax completely.

Do go to www.SupportClevelandLibrary.com, or email joycedodrill@sbcglobal.net to offer your assistance in getting the levy passed.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 12:34 PM, 09.16.2013

Keep our libraries open

Want to help keep Emma's library open?

My friend Joyce is looking for a little help: On November 5, the Cleveland Public Library will be placing a 5-year, 5.8 mil renewal levy on the ballot. This money makes up almost half of the Library's operating budget, and if it doesn't pass, many of the Library's 27 branches will have to close.

We’ve already lost a branch in the neighborhood, when Memorial and Nottingham were replaced by Mem-Nott, and losing either that one or the Collinwood branch on E.152 would be a serious downer.

Keep in mind: this is a renewal; if it passes, homeowners won’t have to fork out any more than they’re paying now. If it fails, and your house is assessed at $100,000, you’ll save $177.63  per year (which I calculate to be $14.80 per month) but my granddaughter Emma (who has just reached the magic age at which she’s allowed to ride her bike to the library All Alone – albeit with guardians checking her along the way) may have no library to go to. Not to mention Jane, who has started kindergarten and is approaching the even more magic age when the chicken scratches turn into information. Not to mention the many parents and grandparents who use the library as a tutoring site, and the users of all ages who fill the computer seats and check out bags full of movies and books.

Library levies often pass, but this one will be at the end of a ballot stuffed with other important issues, and voters get ballot fatigue.

So – would you like to help with phone banks or canvassing? Or just put yard signs up? Well, then! Get in touch with Joyce at joycedodsrill@ sbcglobal.net, or go to the campaign website at www.SupportClevelandLibrary.com.

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 12:56 PM, 09.12.2013

What's happening at the Collinwood Memorial Library?

The Summer Reading Club was a success and we thank all the kids who participated! We are now getting ready for the fall season by scheduling great programs for all.  We hope you can join us at the library soon!

                                                           PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Fall Storytime (September 24-November 14)
Wee Read and Play
Continue to develop your toddler’s language and social skills! 
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their favorite adult
are invited for stories, active songs and rhymes and time for play.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Growing Readers
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.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Teen Book Club
"Panic" by Sharon Draper
Underestimated in her talent, Diamond was a dream chaser. When her dream chasing leads her to the wrong place, she finds herself desperate to escape. Will this be the end for her or will she overcome? Join us for a great book discussion and refreshments.  
Monday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m.

River of Words Poetry Writing Workshops
Create poems to submit to the annual River of Words poetry contest held annually since 1995 in conjunction with the Center of the Book at the Library of Congress. Frank Giampietro, Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center leads the workshops.
Wednesday, September 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Mexican Folk Art: Amate Paintings
Children will learn about Mexican Amate paintings and make their own paper to take home.
Tuesday, September 17 at 3:00 p.m.

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
Join us for storytime of this favorite book by Judi Barrett and watch the movie as we get ready for the theater release of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2."
Thursday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m.

                                                                              PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Warm-Up Cleveland: Crochet Club

Crafting for a good cause! Join our fourth annual Warm-Up Cleveland campaign and help neighbors in need stay warm this winter. Donated items will be distributed to local charities this winter. Drop off items at any Cleveland Public Library location. Call 216-623-2921 for more information.
Friday, September 27, October 25, November 22, & December 20 at 4:30 p.m.

Digital Literacy Workshops: Learn How to View the Plain Dealer E-edition
Workshops are 1 hour in length and include an overview of skills needed to access cleveland.com, Sun News and the Plain Dealer. Please call 216-623-2980 to register for the following sessions:

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 1:04 PM, 09.12.2013

Classes at Memorial-Nottingham Library

GED Classes:  The Memorial-Nottingham Library will offers GED classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am. The Euclid City School ABLE Program is partnering with the library to offer these classes. The "classes are FREE but registration is required." Please call 216-623-7039 to register.

Affordable Health Care Information Session: FREE information on affordable health care will be offered by CareSource on September 17, 2013, at 3:00PM. "On October 1st, many Americans will qualify for low-cost or subsidized health insurance." This information session will give information about finding health care for yourself and your family.

Chinese Classes: The library is offering a FREE 8 week "beginning Chinese language course," on Fridays in September and October, at 11:00am. This will be a " fun learning opportunity for children in grades 1 through 6 with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language."  Any child who attends all 8 weeks of the program will get a certificate of accomplishment.  Registration is required for the class.  Please email OPS@cpl.org, or call 216-623-2835 to register.

The library is located at: 17109 Lake Shore Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44110

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 1:18 PM, 09.12.2013