2-9-20 - Library Corner

Posted 2/8/20

SUNDAYGenealogy Class — Join us in the History Branch Parlor from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for a presentation on “What Your Mama Gave You.” If you have any questions or would like more information, …

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2-9-20 - Library Corner



Genealogy Class — Join us in the History Branch Parlor from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for a presentation on “What Your Mama Gave You.” If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the History Branch and Archives at 423-479-8367.    


Our IT specialist will be teaching the functions and operations of Google Sheets upstairs in the Ocoee Room from 9 to 11 a.m. Sign-up sheet is available at the Nonfiction Desk if you would like to reserve your place. This class is taught as a series this week, Monday through Wednesday. Set up your Google account before class starts. If you need help, please ask library staff for assistance.

Monday Wiggles is a baby program for children 2 years of age and under. Babies with their guardians will be listening to stories, rolling and bouncing, waddling and toddling to music including classical and multicultural, all for the purpose of developing motor and social skills. The program will be held in the Community Room at 3  p.m.

Teen Zone Gaming  — Join us at 4:30 p.m. for drop-in Wii and X-Box gaming in the Teen Zone! Ages 13-17. We'll have Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Just Dance, and more! You may bring an E-rated multiplayer game to share. Email teenzone@clevelandlibrary.org for more information.


Looking for a fun way to get in shape? Join us for free Zumba classes offered at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Preschool Story Time  — Lively story time for ages 3 to 5 years, with crafts, music and stories. Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. 

Feature Film: "About Time" —   Join us at 3 p.m. in the Community Room for this charming romance about a 21-year-old man who discovers he can travel through time and change events in his own life. His first instinct is to use this newfound power to get a girlfriend, but it turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Free popcorn provided. Rated R for language and some sexual content. 

Bilingual Story Time/ Hora de Cuento Bilingüe  — Join us at 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Library for a dual-language story time with crafts, games, and stories for the whole family. Stories will be presented in Spanish and English. Fluent speakers, as well as those interested in the Spanish language, are welcome.  (Únase a nosotros a las 4:30 p.m. en la Biblioteca Infantil para un cuento en dos idiomas con manualidades, juegos e historias para toda la familia. Las historias serán presentadas en español e inglés. Los hablantes con fluidez, así como aquellos interesados ​​en el idioma español, son bienvenidos.) 

The Cleveland Storytelling Guild meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. Join us to hear wonderful storytelling … even practice telling your own tales! 


Baby Book Worms  — A story time for ages birth to 3 years with stories, music and fun activities, Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Community Room.

Tween STEAM   — Join us at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room for the Great Cookie Dunk for ages 6 to 12. Sign up is required and can be found at the Children’s information desk.  Allergy Alert: This program features food with gluten and milk. 

Teen RPG — Teens ages 13-19 are invited  at 4:30 p.m. to the Teen Zone as we continue our adventures with characters based on the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. This program encourages critical thinking, skill building, and teamwork to solve puzzles and complete quests. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact teenzone@clevelandlibrary.org. No registration is required. 

Origami Power Hour   — Explore the art of folding pages in the downstairs Reading Room (Western Room) every Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. White paper, scrapbook paper, and instructions provided. Specific designs taught on request.


Mid-Day Build  — A free LEGO building program for all ages from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Community Room.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing  tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 
Appointments are not needed or accepted; this is a drop-in service performed on a first-come, first-served basis. VITA will be meeting with patrons in the Carmichael Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this week. This program will be offered every Saturday through April 12. 

Please bring: Photo ID of tax payer (and spouse if filing jointly), Social Security cards of dependents, 2018 tax filing (if possible), and appropriate 2019 income documentation, e.g. W-2 Form.

Weekend Wiggles  — Join us in the Community Room from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for this Early Literacy Story Time focusing on early literacy skills and providing additional guidance to caregivers for encouraging the development of those skills at home. For ages 3 and under. 

Family Story Time   — Join us for fun stories for the whole family with craft activities at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Library.

Other resources, services and programs

Cindy Ingram will open the Flying Apron Café Monday in the library café area. She will be serving a beginning menu of hot and cold drinks and hand-made pastries with lunch items soon to come. And don’t forget that part of her menu is keto-friendly.

The Bookmobile has begun to move. It has been fully stocked and wrapped. We have begun sending it out to daycares and preschools in the Bradley County area. We are working to add other stops that will be available to the greater community, and we will release a full schedule when times and locations are finalized.

Library Book Clubs  — If you love to read and talk about what you’ve read, check out our book clubs for all ages below.  Meeting times are the same from month to month unless otherwise noted on the Library Calendar.

Tween Book Chatter – For ages 6 to 12, meets every last Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Teen Book Chat — For ages 13 to 17, meets every last Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. 
Crossover Book Club — For ages 18 and up, meets every 4th  Friday after hours at 7:00 p.m.

Senior Book Club – For ages 55 and up, meets every last Monday at 10 a.m.

If you need to research a legal issue, the Law Library is located in the Reference Department on the second floor. We have a complete collection of Tennessee State Statutes available for use within the library building. 

 Friends of the Library (FOLA) operates and maintains the Book Nook, where you can find gently used fiction and nonfiction books at bargain prices. Each month, special sales are displayed on the table in the Book Nook area.

Friends of the Library Book & Coffee Series  — Join your friends for coffee and a book review in the History Branch Parlor every third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. February’s review will be by Chris Rouse on "Paul: A Biography" by N.T. Wright.

For more information on the library, its resources, and events you can visit www.clevelandlibrary.org or call 423-472-2163.


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