2023 Winter Program Guide copy

East Cleveland Public Library Winter Program Guide Winter 2023-2024

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. 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 INSIDE Children’s 3 Teens 4 Adults 5 Technology 6 Sponsored Programs 8 Library Services 11 Friends Holiday Pop-Up Shop 12 Library Card Sign-Up 13 Staff Picks 14 Employee Spotlight 15 Black History Month 9-10 Upcoming Events & Important Dates 7 If you would like to make a donation to the library you may do so with the QR Code. Thank you!

A word from our Deputy Director We had plenty unforgettable spending time with our patrons through programs such as knitting, jazz concerts, line dancing, haunted house, Jr. Cooks and Books, senior outreach, digital literacy classes, and much more. As we step forward into 2024, we will be expanding the services, resources, programs, and digital literacy that our patrons have come to love. The East Cleveland Public Library staff is dedicated to providing our community with outstanding services. We aim to provide high-quality educational programs, technological resources, senior outreach services, and digital literacy. We continue to offer our patrons access to hardware, software, printing, wireless internet, safe spaces, and a clean, welcoming facility. The East Cleveland Public Library has filled the informational gap by implementing a vast array of services and electronic resources we have provided our patrons for years. We strive to provide inclusive and equitable access to our spaces, resources, services, programs, and facilities. As we look forward to 2024, our goals are to expand on the services that have been successful and implement new ones. This will include streaming services, digital services, 3D printing, STEM programs, digital labs, podcasting, gardening, cooking programs, senior and school outreach services, a new website, and so much more. We here at ECPL hope you attend one or all of our programs, whether in the children’s department or seniors; we have programs for all ages. We would like you to continue utilizing our library as your place for learning, reading, researching, community connectivity, personal growth, and interacting with your neighbors. We hope you will visit our library often to take full advantage of all we have available. It all starts with a library card. So visit us and see how the library can open new possibilities for you. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. As Deputy Director, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Looking forward to seeing you in 2024! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” - Dr. Seuss “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela Happy holidays, East Clevelanders and surrounding communities: Where did the time go??? It is hard to believe that 2023 is ending. Let us remember all the excellent, successful programs and services we provided for our East Cleveland residents and the surrounding communities. Theresa Flood Deputy Director Thank you to all of our chess tournament sponsors! Locke Step Partners Jack of Trades Dr. Adriennie Hatten

Food Bingo Tuesdays, December 5th, 2023; January 9th and February 6th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Children will have a great time learning different types of fruits and vegetables. We will be playing food bingo and winning amazing prizes. Mix It Up! Holiday Art Tutorial Thursday, December 14th, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Join us for a step by step tutorial on how to paint a magical winter snowman. Jr. Cooks and Books Thursday, January 10th & February 13th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM It's THYME to cook up fun at the East Cleveland Public Library with A Little Bounce Back Catering! Come pair the love of reading with food this winter. We will recommend a food themed children's picture or chapter book and demonstrate matching recipe as follows: • Program: Snow globe and Popcorn Balls (Winter) Recommended Book: Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn! By: Cynthia Schumerth • Program: Cake Pops and Apple Turnovers (Valentine) Recommended Book: Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie by Edna Lewis Masked Singer: Karaoke Edition Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Do you have what it takes to be ECPL’s second annual masked singer? Kick off the holiday season with a karaoke competition with a modern day twist! • Based on the popular TV- series The Masked Singer • Prize awarded to First Place Winner To register and for more info call ECPL Children's Department. Winter Gardening Club for Children Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Join ECPL after-school gardening club where students will explore the magic of indoor winter gardening. This month's activity: Make a beautiful DIY chia pet. Guess How Many? Thursday, February 1st through Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Stop by the ECPL Children's Department to guess how many pieces of Valentine's Day candy is inside of the candy jar. Get your guess in by February 13th. Winner will be announced on Valentine's Day! Closest guess wins the candy jar! Once upon an escape Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Do you have what it takes to escape? Your group will be locked in a library meeting room with clues to find and puzzles to solve. Can your team escape by solving the mystery before time runs out? The escape room will have a variety of challenging levels. Youth 18 and under are welcome. The East Cleveland Public Library is proud to be in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Libraryand 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. 3 Children’s

Study Tables/ Homework Help Monday - Thursday, December to February 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Enjoy quiet study time all winter long in the Local History Room. Winter Reading Raffle Starting Saturday, December 2nd, 2024 Read books all winter for chances to win prizes all winter long! Create Your Own Podcast Saturday, December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Learn how to create, edit, record and post your own podcast from the ground up. Book-To-Movie Book Club Mondays starting in December, 2023 4:00 PM Read the book, watch the adaptation and we will discuss! Winter Wonderland Saturday, January 20th, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Let's celebrate winter! Teens Sip & Paint Saturday, January 27th, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Come relax, paint a picture and enjoy light refreshments. Teens Valentines Day Party Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Let's celebrate love! 4 winter 2023-24 Teens

Holiday Pop-Up Shop Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friends of the ECPL present: a Holiday Pop-Up Shopping Event. Come shop early at the East Cleveland Public Library with over 20 vendors with unique gifts for the holidays. Paint and Sip Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 4:00 PM Create a masterpiece from start to finish while sipping on sparkling juice cocktail. Please register to attend. Call 216-541-4128 for more info. Holiday Trivia Saturdays, December 16th & 23rd, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM We will be playing trivia games about the holidays. Rustin Saturday, January 13th, 2023 2:00 PM Documentary film screening for MLK Day Celebration. *In partnership with Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. Open Mic Night Saturday, January 13th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Come express yourself using clean poetry at our open mic night. Natural Hair Symposium Every Wednesday in February, 2024 4:00 PM Join us and learn about natural hair, its history, and importance. Special guest speaker: Maria Lynn Ogletree Bloom Where You Are Planted Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 11:00 AM Kick off our 2024 gardening season by Pre-planting seeds to be transferred to the garden in late spring! 5 Adults

Online Career Searching Thursday, December 2nd & 16th, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Have no idea about what you want out of a career? In this class we'll discuss career goals along with searching for positions according to your own unique job skills. Write a Letter using Word Wednesday, December 7th, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM In honor of Letter Writing Day, come learn the basics of using Microsoft Word and write a letter to someone. Outreach - Owls Nest - 2nd and 4th Thursdays - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - McGregor - 2nd and 4th Thursdays - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - ( Independent Living Building) - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Assisted Living Building) - Salvation Army - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays - 10:30 AM - 1 1:30 AM - Mildred Brewer - 1st and 3rd Monday - 12:30 pm - 2:00 PM This is a basic computer class where patrons will learn knowledge of computer parts, e.g. mouse, USB ports, earphone jack and camera. They will gain confidence in navigating around on PCs and mobile devices, opening and closing files and applications, basic internet browsing, and basic email usage i.e. sign-in/receiving and replying. Canva Holiday Cards Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM In honor of the holidays coming up, come make a holiday card for your friends or family using Canva. Gmail Basics Saturdays, January 6th & 20th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Create a Gmail account and learn all about Gmail in this two-part class. Learn how to: explore your inbox, compose an email, add attachments, reply to emails you receive, and more. How To Use Facebook/Instagram Every Saturday in January, 2024 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM In this interactive class, patrons will learn how to use Facebook and Instagram on their devices. This includes posting content like photos, videos, polls, and more! Internet Basics Saturday, February 3rd & 17th, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM In this two part class you'll learn all about the internet, what it is, and how to get connected. You’ll learn the difference between secured and unsecured sites, along with learning about the address bar, search engines and much more. Typing Tuesdays Every Tuesday in February, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Come brush up on your typing and increase your words per minute in this hour of typing. 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. 6 winter 2023-24 Technology Helping patron 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. 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. On Display How far would you go to push a visual idea? No matter what you learned about design rules’, there is always room for aesthetic exploration and experimentation as you grow in your craft. Rather than be bound by traditions or trends, let your instinct take you where your work need to be. After all, when it comes to MORE IS MORE IS MORE IS MORE IS MORE, the limits lie only in your imagination.

Closing Dates December 25th, 2023 - Christmas Day January 1st, 2024 - New Years Day January 15th, 2024 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 19th, 2024 - Presidents’ Day Book Swap Saturday January 13th, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Give a book and get a book! Books can be new or used. Teens vs Adults Gaming Tournament Saturday, January 16th, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Teens and Adults will compete for the bragging rights on who is the ECPL's best gamer. Patrons will compete in a Madden 24 gaming tournament. One teen and one adult will be crowned winner and compete against each other to see who is the best of the best. *Light refreshments will be included. Superbowl Kick-Off Party Thursday, February 8th, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Celebrating the NFL's biggest game! Art Night Thursday, February 29th, 2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Let's celebrate the arts! From poetry to drawing. And we'll be having both a drawing and poetry contest! Upcoming Events & Important Dates Programs For All Ages 7 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 Musical Concerts December: No Concert January 14th, 2024 February 18th, 2024 Time: Doors open @ 3:00 PM; Concert starts @ 4:00 PM Location: East Cleveland Public Library; Greg L. Reese Performing Arts Center Film Showing: Rustin In Partnership with Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. Saturday, January 13th, 2023 Time: 2:00 PM NORA Learn about relationships, bullying prevention skills, self-defense skills, and life skills/job readiness. There will be games played and snacks available. Thursdays, December 7th & 21st, 2023 Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Location: East Cleveland Public Library; Teen department ECPL Annual Capital Sale Annual sale of computers, printers, office equipment, and more! Saturday, December 16th, 2023 Time: 11:00 AM until supplies last

Sponsored Programs The East Cleveland Public Library and the ECPL Children’s department is proud to partner with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities for our fall programs; Supporting and empowering people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community. 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. Winter Wonderland Family Literacy Night Monday, December 4th & Saturday, December 9th, 2023 @ 4:00 PM East Cleveland Public Library MLK Jr. Family Literacy Night Monday, January 8th & Saturday, January 20th, 2024 @ 4:00 PM East Cleveland Public Library Soft Sculpture Doll Making February 5th, 2024 East Cleveland Public Library Inclusive Storytime February 5th, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM East Cleveland Public Library 8 winter 2023-24


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11 CREATIVE CENTER Business Cards Booklets Standard Flyers/Copies Your Name Your business 14101 EuclidAvenue East Cleveland, OH 44112 216-541-4128 yourname@ecpl.com eastclevelandpubliclibrary.org There's something for everyone. Your Name Your business 14101 EuclidAvenue East Cleveland, OH 44112 216-541-4128 yourname@ecpl.com eastclevelandpubliclibrary.org There's something for everyone. Brochures Bookmarks Door Hangers Sorry, I'm Booked. Posters Photos We are open all regular library hours (Monday-Thursday, & Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM). No print jobs will be accepted after 5:30 PM. Please arrive with your documents ready to be printed. PDF format is preferred for most services. If you need assistance with document creation we have staff and tools in the computer lab that can aid you if needed. For questions, call 216-541-4128 ext. 5792 The Creative Print Center is the space for all of your special printing needs, all at an affordable and competitive price. Stop by the Library and see what we can do for you! ÷ú÷ö÷ĭ ӂ©›‡ĭ ݋°Ó‹ uÈÎĭ ©‹Ý‹©u°‡Čĭ?% ø÷üġûú÷ġú÷øþ ‹uÈ΂©‹Ý‹©u°‡ÁӁ©›‚©›ÄuÄäđ¶Ä• %ODFN +LVWRU\ 0RQWK 3URIHVVLRQDO EDVNHWEDOO SOD\HU /H%URQ -DPHV :RPHQ V +LVWRU\ 0RQWK )RUPHU )LUVW /DG\ RI WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHV RI $PHULFD 0LFKHOOH 2EDPD ÷ú÷ö÷ĭ ӂ©›‡ĭ ݋°Ó‹ uÈÎĭ ©‹Ý‹©u°‡Čĭ?% ø÷üġûú÷ġú÷øþ ‹uÈ΂©‹Ý‹©u°‡ÁӁ©›‚©›ÄuÄäđ¶Ä• Notary and Passport application services are available. Stop by the circulation desk for more information. Library Services

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STAFF PICKS For two high school seniors, it’s seventeen going on thirty—overnight—in a magical romantic comedy about growing up too fast and living in the moment. Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After ordering the hit that mistakenly killed the love of his life, Ethic is haunted with guilt and he refuses to love again. Unpopular at school and subjected to her mother's religious fanaticism at home, Carrie White does not have it easy. However, she has a gift she's kept secret since she was a little girl: she can move things with her mind. If you want real success, you have to know how to harness your obsession to rocket to the top. This book will give you the inspiration and tools to break out of your cocoon of mediocrity and achieve your craziest dreams. What if you found a once-in-alifetime love…just not in your lifetime? Audrey, an artist from the 21st century travels back in time to regency England where she meets Lucy. Jada Pinkett Smith was living what many would view as a fairy-tale of Hollywood success. But appearances can be deceiving, and as she felt more and more separated from her sense of self, emotional turmoil took hold. In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. After a failed assassination attempt brings Lin and Kel together, they are drawn into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King, the criminal ruler of Castellane’s underworld. He offers them each what they want most. 14 winter 2023-24

Employee Spotlight Chanell Maxwell Name & Occupation? My name is Chanell Maxwell and I am a Computer Tech here at the library. I have been working here at the library for 1 year and 4 months, I started as a security guard and now I have been in tech for 8 months and I am truly grateful and thankful that the ECPL staff has gave me the opportunity to be apart of I.T. (technology). What do you like most about working at the ECPL? What I like most about working at the ECPL is the patrons and staff, I enjoy helping others and seeing the big smiles on their faces when I help them accomplish something. I love the programs that we have for all ages. There’s always something new to learn here and I enjoy it influencing children in positive ways. So much so, that when they get older they always come back to the library and tell me how much these moments have impacted their lives. Hobbies/interests outside of work? My favorite hobbies are being with friends and family, watching movies/shows, listening to music and dancing. Favorite books/movies? My favorite books are IT, Misery, Pet Semetary and Carrie by Stephen King. Some of my favorite movies are Dead Presidents, Crooklyn, Why do Fools Fall In Love and A Thin Line Between Love And Hate. Favorite Quotes? My favorite quote is “Don’t just learn, EXPERIENCE. Don’t just read, ABSORB. Don’t just change, TRANSFORM, Don’t just relate, ADVOCATE, Don’t just promise, PROVE”. -Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart. You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life, what is it? One song I can listen to for the rest of my life is “My Life” by Mary J. Blige. Describe the rest of your life in 5 words. Growth, success, peace, faith, and happiness. 15

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Dr. Martin Luther King visits Cleveland. Afro-Legacy Newspaper, March 5th, 1977

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