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Heights Libraries rings in the New Year with two new program series: Holmes in the Heights, celebrating Sherlock Holmes; and a science and nature study group on the theme “Nature’s Mating Games.” For more information, and to register for programs, visit www.heightslibrary.org.

Coventry Village Library
1925 Coventry Road, 216-321-3400

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.

Snowmen and Snow women with Clayworks. Students will make small snow sculptures from clay and decorate them with underglazes. Finished snow people will be available for pickup three weeks later. For grades 3–6; registration required.

Lee Road Library
2345 Lee Road, 216-932-3600

Friday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Lee Road Movie Night: Without a Clue. Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine star in this comedic romp that turns the Holmes canon on its ear. In an effort to protect his reputation, Dr. Watson (Kingsley), the real crime-solving genius, hires a bumbling out-of-work actor (Caine) to play the part of his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The charade works until Watson mysteriously disappears, forcing “Holmes” to crack the case on his own. Part of the new Holmes in the Heights series.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.

Nature’s Mating Games: Lab Notes. Harvey Webster, director of wildlife resources at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, presents "The Urge to Merge - How Animals Do It: An Exploration of Coupling Strategies in Nature." Registration opens Jan. 12. Part of the new Science & Nature Study Group.

Noble Neighborhood Library
2800 Noble Road, 216-291-5665 

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

Private Eye Academy. Become a "certified detective" and put your sleuthing skills to the test. Registration for children begins Jan. 9.

University Heights Library
13866 Cedar Road, 216-321-4700

Monday, Jan. 6, 6 p.m.

Cultural Encounters Film Series - African Cinema: Dreams of Dust. Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant, arrives seeking work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine, where he hopes to forget the past. In Essakane, he finds a strange wasteland where the gold rush ended 20 years earlier. There, the beautiful Coumba courageously struggles to raise her daughter. Mocktar will soon be fighting not only to survive, but also to provide a better future for this mother and her child.

Julia Murphy

Julia Murphy is the marketing assistant for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

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