April Showers Springs up New Programs

April Showers Springs up New Programs

856 East 152nd St, Cleveland, OH 44110

Manager, Caroline Peak



This Month’s Program Highlights features:

Common Sense Legal @ Collinwood Branch

Cleveland Public Library is changing to meet the needs of our patrons by building partnerships and collaborating with other organizations to increase access to resources and services that improve their quality of life.  On, Wednesday, March 14th, the Collinwood Branch was one of four branches that brought a new, FREE, resource to our community - Common Sense Legal.  The online tools available at www.ohiolegahelp.org (and coming soon to www.lasclev.org) allow people to answer common sense questions about their situation and create legal documents at the end of the “interview.”  People can prepare legal documents to apply to seal a criminal record, to answer an eviction, and to apply for a simple divorce when they do not have minor children, as well as others.  During the workshops, Legal Aid and Case Western Reserve Law Students assisted patrons in using these online tools that are available to the public anytime.  Participants were very pleased with the workshop Ericka Smith, from the staff, reported that “One of the people who participated ask me if ”there would be additional workshops in the future and if she needed some help would I be available to assist with completing the legal forms with her." Others stated to the manager, Caroline Peak that they were very happy that a program of this nature was provided in the community instead of them having to commute downtown and having to pay bus fare. Cleveland Legal Aid will continue working to improve the tools and expand their use through its partnership with Cleveland Public Library.

Take a look at what else we’ve got coming up for you in April:

Cleveland Museum of Art-In Your Neighborhood – Art Club!

Staff from the Cleveland Museum of Art will be joining here at Collinwood Branch for a fun and exciting art club. The theme for this programming will be about ‘A Room’. This will be an open ended workshop style class where the students will get to work and create their own art piece. The FINAL session is Thursday, April 12th at 4:30pm

Pick Your Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! We’re digging DEEP this time, looking into the various types of poems and what makes each style unique. Kids can create their own poems from their favorite style and we’ll bring everything together by creating the Branch’s first ever book of poetry! Thursday, April 19th 4:30pm

 Kids Café – After School Meal Program

In collaboration with the Cleveland Food Bank, Kids’ Café is being served!

Monday – Friday--3:30pm-4:30pm

FREE Tutoring in All subjects:  Grades K – 8--one-on-one and/or group tutoring and homework help offered in partnership with Cleveland State University’s America Reads tutoring services.  Monday – Thursday--3:00pm – 6:00pm

Kiaira Jefferson

Cleveland Public Library, Collinwood Branch

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