Library News

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

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

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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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 2:16 PM, 04.07.2014

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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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 7:44 PM, 11.10.2013

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

Staying on Track at the Collinwood Library

The Cleveland Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is Coming to an End

The Collinwood Branch Finale Celebration will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Collinwood Branch Learning Center.  We will celebrate our readers who complete and log 10 books by August 2.  Join us for cake, ice cream, fun, and games!!  Those who complete the Summer Reading Club will receive prizes and a zoo voucher which may be exchanged for up to four (4) zoo tickets. 

The Cleveland Public Library Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Saturday, August, 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

NASA activities for kids! Family Fun!

  • Read and log 10 books by August 2. 
  • Pick up a voucher at the library.
  • Bring your Summer Reading Club zoo voucher and exchange it for up to four zoo tickets. 

Vouchers must be redeemed at the Library Bookmobile parked at the ZooTicketPlaza.  Please visit or contact the library at 856 East 152nd Street- Cleveland, OH  44110--216-623-6934; email-cpl-collwd@cpl.org.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 12:44 PM, 08.09.2013

Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club Celebration at the Memorial/Nottingham Library will be held August 6, 2013, at 5:00pm.  The program will "celebrate a summer of reading and fun." for all kids who read books and had fun making and building crafts.

In the summer, all neighborhood Cleveland Public Library branches, have a Summer Reading Club for kids.  This year, the Summer Reading Club ran from June 10 - August 2. Each week, the library also had a "hands on maker fun" event, where kids could Make, Build, Craft and Cereate, a variety of fun crafts.

Kids who signed up at:  http://readingclub.cpl.org and who read 10 books or more, "earned a voucher for up to four tickets to the Cleveland Public Library Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.   Summer Reading Club Finale.

The events at the Summer Reading Club Finale, will include these activities:  "Library Bookmobile; kid's activities with NASA, family fun, music and more!"

Congratulations to all the kids who signed up and had fun reading and making crafts this summer!

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 12:44 PM, 08.09.2013

Congressional District Art Competition at Memorial Nottingham Library

The Memorial/Nottingham Library hosted The Eleventh Congressional District Art Competition, for the first time, this year. The exhibit was on display at the library from May 9th until June 3rd. The awards ceremony was held on May 25.

The art competition is a nationwide program, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, to recognize artistic talent in students from local high schools, in each district. Fifty three students from eight high schools in the 11th District submitted works of art in six different categories: collage, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, and printmaking. 

The student artwork represented a variety of styles, and ranged from a colorful explosion of flowers emerging from a small box, (Crystin King, Cleveland Central Catholic High School,); to a bleak black and white photo of a lone figure sitting in a chair at the end of an alley between two dilapidated buildings, (Chris Martin, Charles F. Brush High School).   

With many of the arts being deleted from our schools' curricula, it was nice that “traditional fine art” was represented.  Ashley Wagner’s block print, "Calligraphy," was a field of movement with its multi-print design of musical notes in red and orange, and Myesha Gardner’s photograph,Untitled,”  showed contemplation in a female face obscured by delicate floral lace. Many of the students did more than just create artwork, they commented on social themes as well.

John Hairston Jr., District Director, for the 11th District, spoke on behalf of Representative Marsha L. Fudge. “We have to accentuate the positive things our young people are doing,” he said. “Marsha Fudge is proud of our young people.”  The artwork in today’s exhibit represents the students' “creativity, thought, focus, energy and direction.”

A member of the Congressional Staff, Anita Gray, called the winners from each category to receive their awards and have their pictures taken. State Representative, Kenny Yuko, was among the over 160 attendees.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 12:46 PM, 08.09.2013

What's Happening at the Collinwood Library

Cleveland Public Library’s Summer Reading Club 2013:  MAKE It a Great Summer! is now in full swing!

The program will run through August 2. Children can register at http://readingclub.cpl.org or by visiting their local branch.  They can also earn prizes and online achievement badges. Those who complete 10 books by August 2nd will receive a voucher for up to 4 tickets for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Saturday, August 17th. In addition free lunches are available for students Monday-Friday from 11:30-12:30 through Friday, August 2.  

Make a Mess! --Tuesday, July 2 at 1:30 p.m. Get ready to get gooey! We're using kitchen-table chemistry to make slime and a hi-bounce ball out of everyday ingredients.

Mmmmm….. --Wednesday, July 3 at 1:30 p.m. Help create and enjoy a 4th of July dessert.  Yum!

Make Machines! Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. Make your own crazy contraption. Your mission, if you choose to accept it is to create a machine that will launch or throw a pom-pom as far as possible.  Work alone or gather a group of friends to make bigger and better machines!

Make Something Up! --Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 pm. What is going on?  Crazy things are happening everywhere! "Green Frog Whacks Rooster!" "Goat Found in Girls’ Bathroom!"  Calling all creative cub reporters! Help us sniff out the stories behind these crazy headlines. Tall tales and plenty of laughs are in store as you help report this week’s nutty news!

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 8:51 PM, 06.29.2013

MAKE it a Great Summer! at Collinwood Library

Join our Summer Reading Club, programs and extended learning activities! June 10 - August 2 preschool through teenage kids can register for Summer Reading Club at http://readingclub.cpl.org or by visiting their local branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Free lunch will be served Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Make Some Noise! This is your chance to make some noise in the library! Make your own awesome noisemakers and musical instruments out of everyday materials. Tue, June 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Make Things Move! Put on your hard hat and get your inner engineer in gear! Build your own balloon rocket and a balloon-powered rocket car. Put them to the test to see who’s got the fastest vehicles around! Tue, June 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Zip! Zoom! Create the fastest paper airplane ever!Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Make Memories! Make your own mini memory book to save and share your summer fun. Tue, June 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Make a Mess! Get ready to get gooey! We're using kitchen-table chemistry to make slime and a hi-bounce ball out of everyday ingredients.Tuesday, July 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Mmmmm….. Help create and enjoy a 4th of July dessert. Yum! Wednesday, July 3 at 1:30 p.m.

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 12:03 PM, 06.07.2013

Diabetes program at Memorial-Nottingham Library

The Diabetes Education Program held at the Memorial-Nottingham Library on April 13th was very informative for all who attended. Sarah Snow, a "Nova Nordisk Diabetes Educator" explained how diabetes causes a person's blood sugar levels to be too high.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 2:52 PM, 05.08.2013

What's Happening At The Collinwood Library

On Tuesday, May 7th the Collinwood branch of the Cleveland Public Library will celebrate Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo with our Madre’s Day program which will begin at 3:00 p.m. Students will learn about the celebration of Cinco de Mayo while we also honor our mothers and create a gift for Mother’s Day.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 2:47 PM, 05.08.2013

Collinwood Library News

On Friday, April 19th from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Students from Collinwood High School and Ginn Academy will participate in our annual Open Mike Poetry. Please stop by and support these young poets as they present original works as well as readings from their favorite poets.

We will celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd at 3:00 p.m.! Students are invited to create an Earth Day craft made from recycled materials. We will also discuss simple things they can do at home to help save the Earth!

On Tuesday, May 7th we will celebrate Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo with our Madre’s Day program which will begin at 3:00 p.m. Students will learn about the celebration of Cinco de Mayo while we also honor our mothers and create a gift for Mother’s Day.

Our America Reads after school tutoring and Kids Café Snack programs are in full swing in the Learning Center! Tutoring, provided by a Cleveland State University student, is offered Monday - Thursday from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for students of all ages (Please note that tutoring will end on Thursday, May 9th).  If you are in need of tutoring assistance, please visit www.cpl.org>Research and Learning>Live Online Tutoring.  A certified tutor is available daily from 2:00-10:00 EST.

The Cleveland Food Bank provides snacks for school age students Monday–Friday from 3:30-4:30. 

Please stop by the Collinwood Branch and sign up for a free library card for yourself, your infant or child. MyPlace My Card supports literacy for the youngest - kids five years old and under can sign up for a free library card with a parent signature.

Natasha Wells is the Children's Librarian at the Collinwood Branch of The Cleveland Public Library.

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 2:04 PM, 04.18.2013

Diabetes Education Program at Memorial Nottingham library

The Memorial-Nottingham library will host  two diabetes classes in April. The classes are free and are open to the public, and will include information on "diabetes management, termonology, eating healthy, medication and diabetes products." 

The classes will be given by "a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator," who will demonstrate how to use insulin. There will also be a raffle for a free cookbook. And light refreshments will be served.

The Diabetes Education Program will be held on the following two days: Saturday, April 13th at 11:00AM, Monday, April 22nd at 5:30PM. To attend either class, please sign up at the front desk of the library, located at:17109 Lakeshore Blvd.  (216)-623-7039.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 10:34 AM, 03.19.2013

What's Happening at the Collinwood Branch Library?

On the wings of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in January, the Collinwood Branch of Cleveland Public Library has scheduled two programs for the month of February in recognition of Black History Month.

  • Monday, February 4th at 3:00 p.m. students are invited to create a quilt block honoring a well-known Black American who made great contributions to the nation.
  • Friday, February 8th at 2:30 p.m. students can participate in Art on My Block which will focus on utilizing Romare Bearden’s, a well-known African American artist, art of collage to create their own works of art. 

Collinwood also has the following weekly and daily programs…

  • February 4th through March 29th children and their caregivers are invited for weekly storytime held at the branch. Baby and Me (infants through 18 months) will meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 and Growing Readers (ages 3-5) will gather on Thursday mornings at 10:30. Each session will focus on early literacy skills and will include a story, song, and/or craft. Come join the fun!
  • America Reads afterschool tutoring is provided by a Cleveland State University student in the Learning Center.  Tutoring sessions are held Monday - Thursday starting at 2:30 and ending at 4:30 on Monday and Wednesday and until 5:30 on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • The Kids Café Snack Program, in collaboration with The Cleveland Food Bank, provides snacks for school age students Monday –Friday from 3:30-4:30.

Please feel free to stop by the Collinwood Branch of the Cleveland Public Library (Manager, Caroline Peak) at 856 East 152nd St.  You can also contact the branch at 216-623-6934 for inquiries or visit www.cpl.org for more information.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 6:42 PM, 02.12.2013

Children's Library Program: How do animals survive in the winter?

Have you ever wondered how the animals survive the winter? Or what they do when the weather gets cold and there is a lot of rain or snow? With the recent blizzard we just had, and mounds of snow and arctic temperatures, it has become a really harsh winter for the animals. So what do the animals do?

These questions were answered by Carol Ward, naturalist with the Cleveland Lakefront State Parks, in the first of a three part children's program at the Memorial-Nottingham Library on December 11, 2012.

Animals do many things to survive the winter, she said. Some birds migrate in the fall to a warmer climate. Other animals, like the deer, coyote, fox and rabbit "stay active all winter." They grow thicker fur and a layer of fat underneath to keep them warm. Carol showed the children different animal pelts and let them touch the different textures of fur.

To demonstrate how fat helps keep the animal warm, a girl in the audience volunteered to put her hand in a bucket of ice water to feel how cold it was. Then she wrapped her hand in a protective glove insulated with a layer of fat. The glove protected her hand from the cold ice water, just like the layer of fat protects the animals from the cold.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 6:41 PM, 02.12.2013

Q&A Book Discussion with Michelle Alexander

In her book, The New Jim Crow, author Michelle Alexander writes that “we have not ended (the) racial caste (system) in America; we have merely redesigned it.”  Ms. Alexander argues that policies of racial inequality have been used over and over again in different forms in the past, and continue today through the criminal justice system which targets African American males.

The Jim Crow Laws were a system of rules, laws, and policies of legal segregation. And although they have been abolished, Ms. Alexander argues that the current legal system is another form of segregation.

A recorded Q & A session, recently held with Michelle Alexander, was the topic of a group discussion at the Memorial Nottingham Library, on January 5th. During the recording, Ms. Alexander said that she wrote the book “as a call to action.” The current justice system is a form of racial control, it is a “manifestation of a larger system,” she said. It is a “loophole.” 

“We are living in a world of change…We are living in a different time…And democracy needs to be changed,” Alexander said. “With men incarcerated, the right to vote is taken away from them.” "And everyone should have the right to vote."

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.12.2013

Meet Cleveland author CJ Hudson at the Collinwood Branch

The Collinwood Branch Page Turners Adult Book Club presents Cleveland’s own - author CJ Hudson. Join us on Saturday, March 16th at 12 p.m. for an up close and personal conversation as he shares some of his experiences as an author and gives us valuable writing tips and techniques.  CJ Hudson is the author of Chedda Boyz, Mo Chedda, Hood Lawz, and many more! For more information on the Page Turners Adult Book Club contact Elizabeth Patterson at 216-623-6934. Please feel free to stop by the Collinwood Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at 856 East 152nd St. or visit www.cpl.org for more information.

Natasha Wells is the Children's Librarian atthe Collinwood Branch of The Cleveland Public Library.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 6:41 PM, 02.12.2013

Students from East Clark participate in The Bully X Project

Students from East Clark School arrived at the Cleveland Public Library’s Collinwood Branch on November 16th to view a film entitled "Bully X" which was written and produced by CMSD students through the Reading RAMM (Recording Arts Music Media) program. Thanks to the Cleveland Public Library, students were able to view the production on the innovative Smart TV in the newly renovated Learning Center. 

The program goal of The Bully X Project is to prevent bullying by encouraging youth to discuss the negative effects with each other and educate themselves about how to get help. The film is designed to persuade youth to steer away from negative and hurtful situations inside and outside of school. Edward “DJ Phatty” Banks, a well-known Cleveland area DJ, spearheaded the discussion and stood as a positive role model for the students from East Clark as he shared his own personal struggles and triumphs.

After viewing the film, the students were involved in a discussion about bullying and were asked about their outlook and opinions regarding bullying situations at their school. During the discussion, students learned about the various roles people take on when bullying such as bystanders, perpetrators, victims, and upstanders. It is the hope of all involved in this project that the students will become positive role models and upstanders on their campus.

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.15.2012

Memorial-Nottingham Branch Programs

Digital Storytelling Every Tuesday during December, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Three technology workshops, conducted through the Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio, engage students through a modern version of the art of storytelling. Instructor, Jimmie Woody, will guide students as they write and produce a three to five minute “digital story” that weaves together an autobiographical story with still images, music, narrative and voice, creating a cohesive and compelling multimedia presentation. Students will experiment with new forms of technology, and learn how incorporating digital media adds impact and dimension to their stories. The Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio is an organization that provides hands-on experiential learning in the arts to students in urban, rural and suburban school districts in Northeast Ohio. There will be a small reception during the last week of December 2012 where attendees will be able view the young participants' digital masterpieces.

Space is limited! Supplies will be provided for those who make reservations.

Growing Readers' Story Time Every Monday during December from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Stories, rhymes, songs and more for children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. For more information, please call 623-7039 or email cpl-memnot@cpl.org.

Maria F. Estrella is the Cleveland Public Library Children’s Librarian at Memorial-Nottingham Branch.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 10:08 AM, 11.12.2012

Memorial-Nottingham Branch June Programs

June 2012

Growing Readers Story Time

Every Monday during June 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Stories, rhymes, songs and more for children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. For more information, please call 623-7039 or email cpl-memnot@cpl.org.

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebration

Tuesday, June 12, 21012, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Enhanced storytelling of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar followed by related crafts and activities.

Be a Food Critic for a Day

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wouldn't it be great to be a professional food critic?  The first step is learning to write great descriptions.  Be a food critic for a day give it a try! 

Cookin' Mama Wii Cook-Off

Friday, June 29, 2012, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Virtual cooking competition on the Wii game console followed by a live "cooking" demonstration in which you show the kids how to make a simple, healthy snack.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 9:16 PM, 06.08.2012

Memorial-Nottingham Library celebrates Black History month

The Memorial-Nottingham Library, on Lakeshore Blvd. held two events in February, in celebration of Black History month.

On Monday, February 13th, a group of children from the Salvation Army's Learning Zone (an afterschool program for grades K-6), attended the "Black History to the Beat" program, where they "received an introduction to digital music composition and learned the art of writing poetic lyrics," said librarian Alfonzo Daniels.

Cleveland's own Edward "Phatty" Banks, helped the kids create a musical composition of their choice about African American heroes from Cleveland. They started recording their CD, and hope to finish it next month, on March 12th.

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Volume 4, Issue 2, Posted 8:13 AM, 03.03.2012

Memorial-Nottingham Branch Library Programs for February


African-American History Month Celebration: Honoring 
Langston Hughes 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Calling all young poets! Ages 10-12! In honor of African-American History Month, the Memorial-Nottingham Branch would like to celebrate this joyous month by honoring the famous American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist, Mr. James Mercer Langston Hughes.  Two of Mr. Langston’s famous titles, The Sweet and Sour Animal Book and My People, will be read.  Following the story, come create your very own poem to take home.

African American History Month Folktale Celebration

Monday, February 27, 2012, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

 Children, young adults, and parents join our very own Cleveland Public Library Multicultural Storyteller, Ms. Donna Willingham for an hour of inspirational African and African-American folktales. 

 Ms. Willingham is currently a member of the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. and the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. She told the "tallest tale" and won the 1997 "Liars' contest" at the National Black Storytellers Festival and Conference, held in Cleveland, Ohio of that year.

Maria F. Estrella is the new Cleveland Public Library Children’s Librarian at Memorial-Nottingham Branch.


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Volume 4, Issue 1, Posted 5:16 PM, 01.30.2012

Collage at Nottingham Memorial library highlights students' achievements

A collage, made by students who attended the “Collage It” event at the Memorial-Nottingham Library, on October 22, 2011, highlights the achievements of local area youths.  Articles about students which were published in local newspapers were used in the project that reflects this year's library "Teen Read Week" theme: "Picture It!"

Artist, Lawrence Baker, who has a M.F.A from Kent State University, assisted the students in the fundamentals of creating a collage.  “A collage is an assemblage of images that are connected through color and line,” he said. 

Students chose the articles and photographs for the project, as Baker showed how using color in the background unified the images. “Color connects the images…,” he said.  “Learn how to listen and it will help you succeed… work together and learn from each other.”

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Volume 3, Issue 9, Posted 4:33 PM, 12.31.2011

Teen Read Week

Collage It!

Saturday, October 22nd at the Memoral-Nottingham Library, 17109 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland OH 44110

Time: 2:00PM

A collage will be created from newspaper and newsletter articles, that highlight the activities of our local Collinwood area teens, and other teens, going to school in this area, that are making a difference. Anyone with positive articles published about local teens who are involved in academics, sports, music, volunteering, community service, or any other activity can bring their articles to the Memorial-Nottingham Library.

Local artist, Lawrence Baker, will talk about art as a career, and assist with the creating of the collage, which will be displayed at the Memorial-Nottingham Library, to reflect this year's "Teen Read Week" theme: "Picture It!" LIght refreshments will also be served.

For further information, please contact, Alfonzo Daniels, Library Assistant, at: 216-623-7039.

("Teen Read Week," runs from October 16th to 22nd, and is a national program, started in 1998, that encourages teens to read illustrated material, and explore their world through their imagination. Libraries, worldwide, celebrate this event with lots of special programs!)

 

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 3:46 PM, 09.15.2011

Cleveland Public Library Memorial-Nottingham Branch September 2011 Programs

Welcome to a New School Year! Family Library Night  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Save the date!  We invite all North-Collinwood families for a family library night!  Come and discover all the wonderful homework resources the Cleveland Public Library has to offer as well as take a tour of our juvenile/teen area.  For more information, please contact the Children’s Librarian.

Art on Wheels

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Share in the fun as you express yourself by creating your own piece of art! Join Carolina Martin, local author of the newly published children's book "Red, Yellow and Blue," for a creative, hands-on art activity. She'll be bringing all of the interesting art supplies for you to make your own masterpiece.

Preschool Story Time

Every Monday during September 2011 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Stories, rhymes, songs and more for children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. For more information, please call 623-7039 or email cpl-memnot@cpl.org.

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 3:48 PM, 09.15.2011