May Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library


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.


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. (

Jeanne Coppola

May Events at the Jeanne Coppola is a resident of the Collinwood neighborhood, and is interested in art and writing. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University, where she was a writer for the multi-cultural student magazine, "The Vindicator."

Jeanne is pleased to be able to write for "The Collinwood Observer," and offer her comments and opinions for this new and exciting community newspaper.

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