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November is National Novel Writing Month—aka "NaNoWriMo”—an annual event that unites professional and amateur writers. Heights Libraries is participating in NaNoWriMo by providing related, inspiring programs at all library branches this month, including Tuesday evening Write-Ins at the Noble Neighborhood Library, at 7 p.m. Find a complete list of programs at www.heightslibrary.org.
Coventry Village Library
1925 Coventry Road, 216-321-3400
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Cedar-Coventry Author Series: Murder on Mayfield. Can't get enough local crime history? Allan R. May's new true-crime book, The Sly-Fanner Murders: The Birth of the Mayfield Road Mob, recounts the notorious Jan. 1, 1920, murder of two local businessmen by members of the Cleveland Mafia, and the long labors of law enforcement to bring the criminals to justice. May is an authority on the history of organized crime in the United States. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lee Road Library
2345 Lee Road, 216-932-3600
Friday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Exploring Diversity through the Perspective of Age. Heights Community Congress (HCC) presents an interactive evening featuring the book Two Old Women . . . An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival. The program will begin with a review of the book, then, through dramatization and guided discussion, will explore how marginalization of the elderly takes place in our own lives. Reservations are appreciated (call HCC at 216-321-6775 to register); walk-ins are welcome. (An On the Same Page program.)
Noble Neighborhood Library
2800 Noble Road, 216-291-5665
Monday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Teen Poetry Workshop. Kids in grades seven and up can sharpen their self-expression skills through writing, reading, and listening to poetry of all kinds at this workshop—a “tuneup” for the library’s On the Same Page Open Mic Night, which takes place Nov. 12. Registration began Oct. 27.
University Heights Library
13866 Cedar Road, 216-321-4700
Monday, Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Kid Engineering: Rolled Newspaper Geodesic Domes. Kids in grades K–5, along with adult assistants who accompany them, will create a geodesic dome out of newspapers. Registration begins Nov. 10.
Julia Murphy is the marketing assistant for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.