2024 Spring Program Guide (final) copy

Spring Program Guide East Cleveland Public Library

Our Mission Administrative Offices Library Board of Trustees This Program Guide is published by the East Cleveland Public Library. 14101 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, OH 44112. A copy of this publication may be picked up at The East Cleveland Public Library and is available for viewing and download online at eastclevelandpubliclibrary.org The mission of the East Cleveland Public Library is to provide life enhancing, consciousness raising, Library services, and cultural activities that reflect the needs of the East Cleveland community and the patrons of the institution. Carlos Latimer, Executive Director Theresa Flood, Deputy Director Elmer Turner, Admin. Coordinator/Board Relations Ross Cockfield, Fiscal Officer Stephanie Chambliss, Deputy Fiscal Officer Rick Cooper, Chief of Operations A’Sarah Green, I.T. Network Manager Carol Shaheed, President Otis Mays, Vice President Sheila Hunt-Sharpley, Secretary Dr. MaryAnn Harris, Member Dr. Joy Jordan, Member Tyisha Blade, Member Nathan Paige, Member Editorial Staff Darin Gooch, Digital Publications Coordinator Liz Anastasiadis, Marketing & Program Associate If you would like to make a donation to the library, you may do so with the QR Code. Thank you! INSIDE Children’s Teens Adults Technology Upcoming Events/ Important Dates Founder’s Day Solar Eclipse Minority Health Women’s History 3-4 5 6 11 12 13 14 15 7-8 9-10 Library Services Library Card Sign-Up Employee Spotlight 16 17 Friends Of The ECPL 18

Ross Cockfield Greetings to all our patrons and supporters. The business of libraries is a fascinating business. It involves more than books, and now includes innovative technologies, services, and programs all designed to serve the public. In addition to that, our building and facilities must be maintained so that our patrons feel safe, comfortable, and secure when they use our library. Each of these carries a cost. It is my responsibility to make sure that our budget is established and maintained to ensure that each area of the library receives the financial attention it deserves. As our patrons require new services, we must be prepared to accommodate these needs and do so at the highest level. Our library serves as one of nine independent library systems in Cuyahoga County, and we receive the greatest amount of our funding from the State of Ohio and property taxes. When you pay sales tax for any item you purchase, a percentage of that money is used to fund libraries across the state. We receive a portion of the money that comes to Cuyahoga County. Ohio has one of the best funded library systems in the country. We also receive funding from Cuyahoga County representing a portion of the property taxes paid by homeowners, property owners and businesses in the East Cleveland school district. As I said, the business of libraries is a fascinating business. In my spare time I enjoy woodworking and making three-dimensional chess boards with pieces that are turned on a lathe. I am also an avid reader of African American history. I am happy to be part of a staff of dedicated individuals who work hard to make sure that every patron - adults and children alike - receives the best library services we have to offer.

Inclusive Story-time Mondays, March 4th & 18th, 2024 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM In partnership with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, join us as we celebrate diversity. We will have a story-time with books, songs, and activities specifically designed to create an engaging experience for children of all abilities. March 4th: Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger by Elizabeth Cole and Ceramic Art with Art it Yourself, Inc. March 18th: I’m Deaf and That’s Okay by Emily Bisby and Learn American Sign Language Coding 4 Kids Monday, March 4th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Learn Coding in a fun and engaging way! Get Excited about the Total Solar Eclipse Wednesdays, March 6th, 2024 and 20th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Solar Sleuths: Learners will use science superpowers in search of evidence of the invisible dangers that surround us. Explore light waves as you learn more about the sun, the spectrum, and the dangers of UV light so you can be safe in the sun. Make your own UV detector bracelet to take home to continue to detect UV rays. Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story by Jayme Sandberg is the perfect compliment to this program. DIY Viewers: We should never look directly at the sun, but we can view the sun using a variety of objects. Learners will have an opportunity to explore direct and indirect solar viewing methods as we learn how to safely watch the forthcoming total solar eclipse. View the sun (weather permitting) with a variety of low-tech and high-tech objects and then use recycled materials to engineer your own solar viewer to take home. We will also have a copy of Totality! An eclipse Guide in Rhyme and Science by Jeffrey Bennett to round out this hands-on experience. All learners will take home a pair of ISO-compliant eclipse glasses and a voucher to visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to deepen their learning by joining us for a special show in the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium any time before the eclipse on April 8th, 2024. Educational Game Night Thursdays, March 7th and 21st, 2024 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM These games will provide exciting ways for children to learn food groups, how to count and more. We’re offering lots of fun while learning and great prizes. Keepin' It Reel: Tween Book to Film Club Wednesday, March 13th, April 24th and May 22nd, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Keepin’ It Reel Film Club is an opportunity for tweens to make new friends, watch fun films and engage their reading & critical thinking skills. Read the book and then join other tweens as we screen the film adaptation and host a round-table discussion. Wednesday, March 13th - Book: Wonka by Sibeal Pounder Film: Wonka (2023) Wednesday, April 24th - Book: The Little Mermaid: Against the Tide by J. Elle Film: The Little Mermaid (Walt Disney Studios) Wednesday, May 22nd - Book: The Legacy of Neverland - Peter Pan and Wendy: A Story for All Ages by J. M. Barre Film: Peter and Wendy (Walt Disney Studios) Which one is better? The book or the movie? Come and find out! Market Food Forest Classes Wednesdays, March 27th and May 15th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Youth and their families are invited to come learn how to grow, care, harvest, and prepare a Food Forest Garden with Coit Farmer’s Market! March's class will be on general seed starting. May's class will be on feeding plants and can be extended to a visit to the Food Forest site. Each participant will be able to take home seeds and materials to start their own garden. *In Partnership with Coit Road Farmer's Market Children’s All nine library systems in Cuyahoga County are teaming up to fight learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Called Cuyahoga Reads, this program is designed to help families of kids in grades K – 12 make reading a priority through fun programs and reading challenges. 3

Party with My Peeps: Easter Egg-stravaganza Thursday, March 28th, 2024 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Hop on over to the East Cleveland Public Library as we kick off the spring season with a family-friendly event that's sure to please your whole crew! There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, fun games, a craft station, photo ops,music and more! *Youth 12 and under welcome! Academic Screening Monday, April 1st, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Does your child struggle with reading, writing, or focusing? Do you think your child may have an educational special need? Register for Academic Screening Fore testing with a licensed school Psychologist Saturday, Oct. 7th & 14th from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM; Testing takes about 45 minutes. You must register for this session with Child's Name, Current Grade, Age, School, and concerns! Spaces Limited Email Angela: acflowers32@makingadif.com Jr Cooks and Books Club Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM It's THYME to cook up fun at the East Cleveland Public Library! Come pair the love of reading with food in our literature and cooking club. We will recommend or discuss a food themed children's book and demonstrate matching recipe as follows: BAKED QUESADILLAS Date: April 10th, 2024 Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Book: Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torress Stem Scientific Educational Learning Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Kids will learn the scientific process, important fundamentals of chemistry, and how to safely conduct experiments that fosters a fundamental and healthy understanding of basic scientific concepts. Bubbles, Books, and Beats Story-time Wednesdays, April 25th and May 29th, 2024 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ARE YOU READY TO MOVE AND GROOVE? Come join us for our interactive story-time fun for the littlest ones! Bubbles, Books, and Beats Story-time puts the boogie in books and encourages children's natural instincts to move, sing, dance and play. Ready 2 Read Boot Camp Monday, May 6th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM We are gearing up to read! Ready2Read Bootcamp is designed to increase letter recognition, sight words, and vocabulary by using art, crafts, and small tasks to build fluency! Telling Time Thursday, May 9th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Telling time can be fun when you take it outdoors! Kids can practice reading a big clock on the driveway. Children’s 4 spring 2024 The East Cleveland Public Library is proud to be in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library Get FREE Passes to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Family Pass program vouchers available at the Circulation Desk or in the Youth Services Department. You must have a valid library card and be an East Cleveland resident to check out a pass.

Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturdays, March 2nd to March 30th, 2024 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Every Saturday morning in March come relive the best parts of your childhood... Cartoons! Come watch your favorites childhood cartoons...PJ's welcome! Teen eSports Gaming Team Starting Tuesday March 5th, 2024 3:00 PM Are you interested in joining an eSports Gaming Team? Come join the Library Legends this Spring. Open to teens ages 13-19. Teens Movie Night Thursdays, March 7th to May 30th, 2024 (Except For April 4th, 2024) 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM Book - To - Movie Adaptations are all the rage these days. Thursdays this Spring come watch movies in the Library. March 7th - Holes March 14th - Percy Jackson (TV Series) March 21st - Perks Of Being A Wallflower March 28th - The Fault In Our Stars April 11th - To All The Boys I've Loved Before April 18th - Duff April 25th - Me And Earl And The Dying Girl May 2nd - American Born Chinese May 9th - Into The Spiderverse May 16th - The Little Mermaid May 23rd - Are You There God, Its Me Margaret May 30th - The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes Sensory Day! Saturday, March 30th, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Come relax with your favorite sensory items. Prom Donations Monday, April 1st to Saturday, May 4th, 2024 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Prom is coming up! And not everyone has the ability to afford dresses, suits, ties and more...So why don't you donate them? Open to the public! Ages 13 to 18. Families can come and pick up clothing articles on May 4th. Book Discussion: Lucky Me: A Memoir of Changing the Odds Saturday, April 17th, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Cleveland Native Rich Paul released his highly anticipated memoir Lucky Me: A Memoir of Changing the Odds in 2023. The sports agent tells the story of is rise through the ranks to become one of the most powerful people in sports. Tween Yoga Saturdays, April 13th to May 11th, 2024 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Come relax and wind down on the weekends during the spring. Tween Yoga will be open to teens ages 13-18 from April to May. Tye Dye Day Saturday, May 18th, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Come create your own tye dye creations. Bleach and regular tye dye will be both available! Spa Day Saturday, May 25th, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Celebrate the end of the school year with a relaxing day. Facial, manicures and more will be available! Teens 5

Adult Game Day Every Saturday in Spring, 2024 (Starting March 2nd) 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM A few game days for adults. We’ll have boardgames, card games and an Xbox gaming system. Black History 101 Mobile Museum Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (speaker at 12:00 PM) Features over 125 original documents and photographs signed by African American historical figures representing the fields of education, politics, science, arts, sports, music, film, religion, and civil rights. Special Guest Speaker: Khalid el-Hakim Spades Club Every Wednesday in March, 2024 (starts March 6th) 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM We will be teaching people how to play spades. We’ll soon start a tournament playing any card games they prefer; dominos, board games etc. Pinterest Inspired Craft Thursday, March 7th and 14th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Bring your creativity and get inspired. All supplies will be provided by the ECPL. Film Showing: The Color Purple Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 12:00 PM In Honor of Women's History Month, the East Cleveland Public Library presents: The Color Purple: Come dressed in purple and walk the purple carpet. Win prizes and gifts. Adult Art Night (Painting) Saturdays, April 6th & 12th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM We will be painting spring illustrations like flowers, sunsets and rain. House Plant Workshop Wednesdays, April 10th, 17th and 24th, 2024 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us as we share our love and knowledge for houseplants. We will conduct a series of sessions on maintain healthy houseplants, how to propagate, dealing with pest and much more. We will also have a plant swap. FRIENDS Annual Meeting Saturday, April 27th, 2024 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Annual meeting for the Friends of the ECPL. Styrofoam Head Planter Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 4:00 PM Do you want to do something different? Learn how to make a one of a kind planter using a styrofoam head. This program is full of creativity and fun. Fascinators Crafting Class Monday, May 6th, 2024 4:00 PM Make your very own fascinator out of place mats. Fascinators are small decorative headpieces often worn to special events. We encourage you to wear your fascinator at our tea party! Memorial Saturday, May 11th, 2024 3:00 PM Memorial is bone-chilling tales of history retold by homeless travelers that are waking ghost from the Vietnam war, Hough riots in 1966, the Kent State University shootings, and more. Adults 6 spring 2024

Computer Basics Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM This class will cover basic definitions of computer parts and functions, operating systems and applications. We’ll demonstrate how to properly turn a computer on and off also different things you can do with your computer. i.e., accessing the internet, connecting with friends and family far away. How to Create an E-mail Every Tuesday in Spring, 2024 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM We’ll be teaching adults and seniors how to create an email and all of the things you can do with it. You’ll be able to use it to find jobs, sign up for social media accounts, get discounts at your favorite stores and more! Typing Masterclass Thursday, March 7th and Thursday, March 21st, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM In this two part class we will focus on improving typing skills with interactive lessons. Creating a Instagram/Facebook Every Thursday in March, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Helping seniors and adults create a Instagram or Facebook profile. Windows 10 Saturday, March 16th, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM In this class you'll learn about navigating a windows computer, working with windows, opening files and applications and moving files and folders. You'll also learn the different types of icons, other programs within windows itself and how to operate them as well. E-Book Club Every Monday in April, 2024 (Starting April 1st) 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM In this class we will be learning how to use our Hoopla, Kanopy, and Libby apps. We will be picking a book, reading it and discussing it. Gmail Basics Saturday, April 13th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM In the class you'll create a Gmail account, along with learning how to use Gmail and some of it’s hidden features. We’ll go over Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Finance and much more. We’ll also discuss the importance of signing in and out of your account and removing your account once you're done, uploading/downloading attachments for sending and receiving important documents. Technology 7 Helping patrons build useful technology skills and overall knowledge of computers, the internet, email, security, and more! Stop by the ECPL to learn how you can join our classes. Book Highlight Generative AI is filling the internet with false information. Artists, writers, and many other professionals are in fear of their jobs. AI is discovering new medicines, running military drones, and transforming the world around us—yet we do not understand the decisions it makes, and we don’t know how to control them. In The Age of AI, three leading thinkers have come together to consider how AI will change our relationships with knowledge, politics, and the societies in which we live. The Age of AI is an essential roadmap to our present and our future, an era unlike any that has come before.

Internet Safety Game Night Thursday, April 25th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM We will be playing bingo and other games so that our patrons understand the dangers of the internet and have the ability to scroll the internet confidently. Internet Basics Saturday, April 27th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM In this class you'll be learning about the internet and how it works getting online, navigating web browsers, websites, navigating buttons with search engines, adding bookmarks and managing tabs. Online Career Searching Saturday, May 4th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM In this class you'll learn how to properly search the internet for jobs, how to apply for jobs the correct way and completing an online application thoroughly to make sure that employers can read what positions you're applying for. Digital Photography Workshop Thursday, May 9th, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM In this class we will be learning how to use our phones to take pictures, send pictures, and edit them on the computer. LinkedIn Learning Saturday, May 18th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Receive free access to LinkedIn Learning with your Library card. Explore 16,000 virtual courses professionally-produced courses to help you take the next step in your career or develop new skills. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development, and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and open-source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion. Mindfulness Apps Workshop Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM In this class we will Introduce mindfulness and meditation apps that you can use right from your phone. Wi-Fi Hotspots are available upon request. Stop by our computer lab to sign one out! East Cleveland residents AND ECPL library card holders only. The bridge to opportunity is digital. Get affordable internet service, free training and support, and discounted devices when you visit: www.ClevelandNavigators.org 216-307-6990. Technology 8 spring 2024


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Library Wide Bingo Wednesdays, March 13th, April 17th and May 15th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Join us for a thrilling library-wide Bingo event that promises fun, excitement and a chance to explore the wonders of our diverse collection! Our Library-wide Bingo Extravaganza is a unique and engaging program designed for patrons of all ages. Bring your family and friends for an evening of laughter, camaraderie, and a little friendly competition. Solar Eclipse Monday, April 8th, 2024 1:00 PM The solar eclipse will be visible in the United States. Come witness this greatness with us at ECPL! Free glasses will be available starting at 1:00 PM. East Side Chess Club Spring 2024 Tournament Saturday, April 13th, 2024 10:00 AM The Eastside Chess Club will be hosting a tournament at the East Cleveland Public Library. 3rd Annual Mommy and Me Tea Party Thursday, May 9th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM You are invited to a tea party. Come and teach the youth etiquette and enjoy the entertainment. Mental Health Awareness Saturday, May 4th, 2024 TBD In partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., we will be hosting a discussion on mental health and bringing awareness to it in and around our community. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided to persons who register by April 30th. Our opening speaker will be Dr. Heather Rice from Cleveland State University, an expert in the field of infant and maternal mortality; Marlene Harris-Taylor, Director of Engaged Journalism at Ideastream Public Media will be the mistress of ceremonies. Upcoming Events & Important Dates Board Meetings The ECPL board meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of every month. Time: 2:00 PM Location: East Cleveland Public Library, Lower Auditorium Jazz Concert Sunday, April 14th, 2024 Time: Doors open @ 3:00 PM; Concert starts @ 4:00 PM Location: East Cleveland Public Library; Greg L. Reese Performing Arts Center. In partnership with the Tri-C Jazz Fest and The Cleveland Foundation Book Discussion: The Come Up: An Oral History Of The Rise Of Hip Hop Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 Time: 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM Location: Zoom In partnership with Euclid Public Library Job Fair Saturday, March 9th, 2024 Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: East Cleveland Public Library Job Opportunities In The Fields Of: Healthcare, warehouse | City & County | Education | Early Childhood Development | Manufacturing | Driving | Food Service | Sanitation | Landscaping | Sports Teams | Utility Services Senior Staffing | Construction Trades | Clerical | Remote Work Closing Dates Monday, May 27th, 2024 - Memorial Day 11

FOUNDER’S DAY 2024 Adventure Begins at Your Library! In partnership with East Cleveland Public Library • (216) 541-4128 14101 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112 • www.eastclevelandpubliclibrary.org Saturday, May 25, 2024 East Cleveland Public Library 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Come enjoy vendors, food, bounce house, music & more! There will be games, giveaways, free books, and summer reading sign-ups!

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Employee Spotlight Autumn Chisholm Employee Spotlight Name & occupation? Autumn Chisholm, Emerging Teen Tech Associate/Head of Teens Department What do you like most about working at the ECPL? The lovely access I get to books, because I love books. What’s your favorite book-to-movie adaptation? Probably if I’m going ironic, I’d say Twilight, because I was in the thick of it. If I was going to break it down, it's Catching Fire because I saw that movie right after it came out. I read it in class, and it was the only book-to-movie adaptation I’d seen. It’s exactly what happened in the book. What are some of your favorite bands? Paramore, I Love Them! And 21 Pilots. What is your favorite place that you have travelled to? London, because it was interesting to get out of the continental United States. I was one of those weirdos who went out of the country before I went to the other side of the US. What advice would you give your younger self? Just chill out and calm down. Don't try to grow up too fast, it’ll be okay. If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? If we’re gonna go dead, I’d say Abraham Lincoln. Alive? Beyoncé. 14 spring 2024


On April 8th, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. SOLAR ECLIPSE APRIL 2024 A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. You can expect the temperature to drop about 10 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) depending on the humidity and cloud cover at your location. When looking at the Solar Eclipse, make sure you wear protective glasses, also known as “solar glasses” to stay safe. On average, the Earth and Moon are about 150 million kilometres (or 93 million miles) from the Sun! The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. The longest duration of totality is 4 minutes, 28 seconds, near Torreón, Mexico. Source: NASA ECPL Solar Eclipse Viewing Celebration Monday, April 8th, 2024 1:00 PM Get Excited about the Total Solar Eclipse Wednesday, March 6th, & Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 16

Get Adequate Sleep Manage Stress Proactively Exercise Regularly Meditate Relaxation and meditation techniques, a warm glass of milk, & a hot shower before going to bed can help you get a good night’s rest. Daily exercise can reduce the biomarkers of aging. It improves eyesight, normalizes blood pressure, improves lean muscles, lowers cholesterol, & improves bone density. Stress is a part of life, but chronic stress can have negative effects on health. Find solace, meditate and practice controlled breathing for at least 10-20 minutes each day. Tips to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle In honor of National Minority Health Month in May, here are some tips to keep yourself healthy all year round. Across the country, racial and ethnic minority populations experience higher rates of poor health and disease in a range of health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, and heart disease, when compared to their White counterparts. The life expectancy among Black/African Americans is four years lower than that of White Americans. 17

FRIENDS OF THE ECPL The mission of the FRIENDS of the East Cleveland Public Library is to promote a better understanding of the needs of the library throughout the community, and to lead in the development of programs which can extend, and improve the use if the library services and facilities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm in the lower auditorium of the library. Applications for new members can be found at the circulation desk of the ECPL. We are currently looking for vendors for our 3rd annual Juneteenth pop-up shop. if you or anyone you know would like to participate please call the circulation desk of the library (216-541-4128) for more information! Friends of the East Cleveland Public Library Book Sale Saturday, May 25th, 2024 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM The Friends of the ECPL will be having a booksale on Founder's Day 14101 Euclid Avenue • East Cleveland, OH 216-541-4128 • eastclevelandpubliclibrary.org 18 spring 2024

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