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Local History Collection sheds light on library’s past

For many, December is a month of reflection: the cold weather can make us nostalgic, and the end of the year prompts us to look back at the year that has just passed, and perhaps look at old photo albums, too. For Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, December means carefully sifting through old library photos and documents to piece together its Local History Collection. This collection consists of documents and photographs that go back nearly 100 years and cover library events, buildings and people.

Heights Libraries plans to establish a permanent location for the collection in 2014. For now, the physical ephemera of the collection are not available for public research, but hundreds of photos can be accessed online through the Cleveland Memory Project at www.clevelandmemory.org.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 11:48 AM, 12.02.2013

What's going on at your library?

December at the library means arts and crafts, reflecting on the past year, and spending time together. For a full listing of programs, visit www.heightslibrary.org.

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

Saturday, Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m.

Reading: Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. Rediscover the magic of Thomas' classic with Kathleen Cerveny, Cleveland Heights poet laureate.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 11:50 AM, 12.02.2013

Heights Libraries earns top rating from Library Journal

For the fifth consecutive year, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library system has received a five-star rating in the Library Journal's 2013 Index of Public Library Service. The five-star rating is the highest possible rating, given to the top U.S. libraries each year.

Library Journal, a publication with a national circulation of 100,000, reports library-related news with an emphasis on public libraries. It began publishing its index in 2008, and Heights Libraries has earned a five-star rating each year since 2009.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 11:41 AM, 12.02.2013

Noble Great Books discussion is 68 years in the making

On Oct. 8, 1948, a group met at the East Cleveland Public Library to discuss the Declaration of Independence as a literary work. That was the beginning of what is now a 68-year-old tradition called the Noble Great Books Discussion, which moved to the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library’s Noble Neighborhood branch in 1971.

Participants have read Plato, Shakespeare, Milton and Fitzgerald—authors with indisputable longevity. They have also read contemporary plays, landmark Supreme Court decisions, and 20th-century authors such as Eudora Welty and Naguib Mahfouz.

Renee Paolino, current group leader, describes Great Books as “books that live on because what they tell us is ever relevant to life’s questions, problems and experiences.”

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 1:19 PM, 10.28.2013

What's going on at your library?

November will bring all kinds of great storytelling your way, from puppet shows and documentaries, to foreign films and Cleveland memories. Find more programs at www.heightslibrary.org.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Cedar-Coventry Author Series: Gail Bellamy. Local author Gail Bellamy shares Cleveland memories, with special focus on her latest book, Cleveland Christmas Memories. The event will include a book signing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Register at www.heightslibrary.org.

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 11:57 AM, 11.04.2013

Library seeks new trustee

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library will be accepting applications for a new board member beginning Nov. 1, with applications due Nov. 22.

The position fills the seat of current Heights Libraries board president James Roosa, whose term expires at the end of 2013.

Library board members serve seven-year terms. Any Cleveland Heights or University Heights resident is eligible to apply.

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 11:51 AM, 11.04.2013

Library Friends announce busy autumn season

Friends of Heights Libraries is preparing for a busy fall season, and invites you to participate.

Hear speaker Laura Taxel,  co-author of Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, at the Friends annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Taxel’s entertaining narrative includes stories gathered from those who worked at the market. Vintage and contemporary photographs provide a vivid and visual portrait of this Cleveland landmark. The book—a great holiday gift—will be available for sale and signing at the annual meeting. 

The Friends fall Mega Book Sale kicks off on Friday, Nov. 1. On Friday and Saturday, fill a grocery bag for only $5.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:38 AM, 10.03.2013

Library story time at new times and some with a musical twist

Despite being eight months pregnant, Mary Susan Delagrange, youth services associate, navigates the Little Door of the Lee Road Library children’s story time room.

She then leads the children in an enthusiastic welcome song. Clapping, squealing, laughing and even shushing are contagious here. Young bodies inch closer to her knees as she reads.

This is Story Stop, an interactive story time that encourages early literacy, now with new times to better fit the needs of the community.

It will take place at:

Lee Road Library:

  • Mondays: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  
  • Tuesdays: 11 a.m.

Coventry Village and University Heights Libraries:

  • Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m.
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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 6:14 PM, 10.02.2013

Programs at Heights Libraries focus on Islamic culture

Earlier this year, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf—a collection of books, films, and other resources designed to introduce the American public to the complex history and rich culture of Muslims in the United States and throughout the world. The materials are available at all four Heights Libraries branches: Lee Road, Coventry Village, Noble Neighborhood and University Heights.

Heights Libraries has also designed a special series of fall programs celebrating the collection, called Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys. Sam Lapides, Heights Libraries special projects coordinator, said, “These programs give our community the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the Muslim experience and culture, including literature, poetry, history, and art."

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 6:06 PM, 10.02.2013

Pick a card, any card

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library is celebrating by offering both new and current customers new card designs. 

"If customers already have a card, this is a perfect excuse to stop in, update contact information, and replace a scuffed up old card with one of the new designs," said Nancy Levin, director of Heights Libraries.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 3:43 PM, 08.30.2013

What's going on at your library?

Back to school means LAF (Library Afterschool Fun) programs are back at every branch. Visit www.heightslibrary.org for a full listing of programs for all ages; or pick up a copy of the library's program guide, Check Us Out, at any branch.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
Cedar-Coventry Author Series. Local author Brad Ricca will discuss his recently published biography Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster—the Creators of Superman. Ricca will also sign books. Registration is required at www.heightslibrary.org.

 

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 3:40 PM, 08.30.2013

Heights Libraries names new finance manager

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library has named Jana Nassif as the organization’s new finance manager. Nassif succeeds Molly Pandelli, who left in May.

Prior to joining Heights Libraries, Nassif served as operations manager for the nonprofit Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE), where she was responsible for human resources, employee benefits, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant allocations, cash flow management, event management and information technology.

Before joining NOCHE in 2010, Nassif was the Knowledge Center Manager for Global M&A, one of the world’s leading independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firms, where she designed and implemented a web-based platform for information sharing and document collaboration. Nassif also has experience in the banking industry, at National City Corporation.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 9:16 AM, 08.27.2013

Library's community survey results are in

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library’s community survey results are in, and the results are positive—especially regarding respondents' opinions on library staff and facilities.

In February 2013, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library contracted with the Community Research Institute at Baldwin Wallace University to conduct a combined survey of Cleveland Heights and University Heights residents, library customers and noncustomers alike.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 4:18 PM, 07.31.2013

Library was a launch pad for popular staff members

Two Lee Road Library staff members are known not only for their hard work and dedication, but also for their creative energy and humor.

This summer, youth services librarian Henry Drak and marketing assistant Anna Register are moving on to other cities to start new chapters in their lives. Drak is relocating to Pittsburgh and Register to Los Angeles.

“Both Anna and Henry have reputations for being a little nutty--in a very good way,” said Nancy Levin, Heights Libraries director. “That’s part of why we’ll miss them both so much. They have the ability to find the fun and humor in just about every situation. So people loved to work with them.”

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 2:47 PM, 07.31.2013

Third annual Heights Libraries Pet Show a howling success

The third annual Heights Libraries Children's Pet Show took place on Thursday, June 20, at the Lee Road Library.  

"The Pet Show is an opportunity for children in the area to show off their pets and all the cool tricks they can do," said Henry Drak, youth services librarian and pet show emcee and organizer. "More importantly, the pet show encourages kids and adults alike to learn about the importance of taking good care of their pets and gives them a chance to share with the community how important their pets are to them. You can tell by how the children treat their pets, and how proud they are to show them off, that these animals are much loved, and are valued members of the their families." 

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 9:54 AM, 07.02.2013

What's going on at your library?

Each summer, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library offers summer reading programs for kids and adults at all of its branches. This year’s themes, which are meant to encourage deep thinking, include “Dig into Reading” for children, “Below the Surface” for teens, and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults. There will be weekly prize drawings, culminating in a grand-prize drawing on Aug. 9 for an eReader. Residents can sign up at any library location.

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

Monday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Coventry Concert Night with the Cleveland Institute of Music. 
The concert will showcase Cleveland Institute of Music students and graduates.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 9:44 AM, 07.02.2013

Digital media lab at Lee Road Library offers public access to production technology

The Lee Road Library’s new Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC) opened on June 2, with a new, roomier computer lab, extended Wi-Fi area, and a digital media lab.

Heights Library Digital Media Lab is a one-site production center for audio, video, graphics and photography. The lab expands public access to advanced, costly equipment and software that, according to Nancy Levin, Heights Libraries director, "may be out of reach for most individuals, whether they are freelancers, consultants, students, entrepreneurs, or small business owners."

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 9:36 AM, 07.02.2013

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Board meeting highlights

MAY 20, 2013

All board members were present.

Community survey

Tom Sutton and Pierre David, professors at Baldwin Wallace University, presented the results of the community survey they directed. The main goal was to gauge the success of future library levy campaigns. The professors often work with nonprofit groups.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 9:25 AM, 07.02.2013

30 Days of Innovation

Heights Libraries will celebrate the opening of its new Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center at the Lee Road Library by offering a special series of programs, titled 30 Days of Innovation, throughout June. The series celebrates innovation of all kinds, whether musical, technical, entrepreneurial, artful, or whimsical. Speakers include some of Northeast Ohio’s most innovative thinkers. Below is a sampling of programs offered this month.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 05.30.2013

Watch for the Heights Libraries Book Bike this summer

Heights Libraries has a fun new way to reach the community this summer—the Book Bike! The Book Bike, a gift from the Friends of the Heights Libraries, will make appearances at festivals, parades and school events this summer and will be stocked with donated or canceled library books to  give away.  Volunteers from the Heights Bicycle Coalition will operate the bike, along with Heights Libraries staff members.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 2:35 PM, 05.30.2013

Heights Libraries’ volunteers distribute free books for World Book Night

On April 23, 25,000 volunteers gave away half a million books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across the country, including Cleveland Heights.

World Book Night (WBN) provides thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders across America on one single day. Volunteers help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing free copies of books. The WBN mission is to find those without the means or access to printed books and give them special copies.

“We were so proud to have had four volunteers from our neighborhood this year,” said Constance Dickerson, Noble Neighborhood Library manager, who participated in the event for the second time.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:14 AM, 04.24.2013

What's going on at your library?

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

Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Cedar-Coventry Author Series: Vegan Cookbooks with Tamasin Noyes. Noyes will talk about her cookbooks (Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!, Grills Gone Vegan, and Whole Grain Vegan Baking) and the vegan philosophy, and will bring delicious vegan snacks for the audience to sample. Read her food blog at www.veganappetite.com.

 

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 2:01 PM, 04.30.2013

Heights Libraries and CSU bring Small Business Development Center to the Library

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library will partner with Cleveland State University’s (CSU) Monte Ahuja College of Business and the City of Cleveland Heights to move the existing Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to its new Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center in the west wing of the Lee Road Branch, scheduled to open in June. 

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 4:43 PM, 04.30.2013

Ongoing sale at Harvey and Friends bookshop

On the second floor of the Lee Road Library, tucked away next to the bridge, is a used bookshop full of novels, all categories of nonfiction, children’s books, reference books, audio books, tapes and CDs. 

The store is known for its low prices and it is open whenever the library is open. If no attendant is there, the store operates on the honor system. Patrons make their choices and pay at the circulation desk downstairs. 

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 11:26 AM, 03.28.2013

Make a literary love connection at the library

Matchmakers, Matchmakers,
Make me a match,
Find me a book,
or a movie perhaps,
Matchmakers, Matchmakers
Look through your books (and DVDs and CDs and books on tape),
And make me a perfect match.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 11:21 AM, 03.28.2013

What's going on at your library?

Free tax help from AARP

Tax day is Monday, April 15, but don’t panic—we’re offering help! Through April 13, AARP volunteers will help you prepare your 2012 taxes. Call 216-932-3600 to make an appointment (required) during the following sessions:

Lee Road Library:
Tuesdays, April 2 and 9, beginning 12 noon.
Thursdays, April 4 and 11, beginning 12 noon.
Fridays, April 5 and 12, beginning 12 noon.
Saturdays, April 6 and 13, beginning 9 a.m.

University Heights Library:
Thursdays, April 4 and 11, beginning 12:30 p.m.


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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 11:23 AM, 03.28.2013

Heights Libraries conducting community survey in March

The library has contracted with the Community Research Institute at Baldwin Wallace University (BWU) to survey by phone residents of Cleveland Heights, University Heights, and selected areas of surrounding communities. Residents, library customers and noncustomers alike will be called at random, but residents who do not receive a call are encouraged to fill out the survey online at www.heightslibrary.org or in person at any of the four Heights Libraries branches.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 12:05 PM, 02.28.2013

Staff and customer creations enliven Heights Libraries

The next time you visit the Noble Neighborhood Library, head downstairs to the children’s area to see the long-awaited, crowning jewel of the library’s renovation: a warm, inviting canopy of leaves on the whimsical tree that serves as the centerpiece of the area. Victor Cimperman, Heights Libraries’ graphic designer, designed and installed the canopy, which was sewn by Carmen’s Drapery, a Cleveland Heights business.

“One of Victor’s many skills is his ability to create incredible three-dimensional pieces,” said Nancy Levin, Heights Libraries director. “His sets for our Hobbit Quest program in December included a hobbit house, a mill and Smaug the Dragon’s head.”

Cimperman, however, is quick to point out that he isn’t the only staff member with creative skills. “So many of the librarians are incredibly talented,” he said. Cimperman cites Henry Drak, youth services librarian, as an example. Drak created Smaug’s body from scratch, including its enormous wings. Drak also created a “dream cloud” using chicken wire and coffee filters. It floats near the children’s magazines in the Lee Road Library.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 11:50 AM, 01.31.2013

What's going on at your library?

Tax Day is looming. Don’t panic—Heights Libraries is offering help.Throughout February, AARP volunteers will be available to help you prepare your 2012 taxes at two Heights Library branches. Appointments are required. See below for details.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
Ukulele Jam! Bring your ukulele for an evening of strumming, singing and an altogether good time. All ability levels are welcome. Music will be provided.

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

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 11:46 AM, 01.31.2013

What's going on at your library?

Combat cabin fever and winter doldrums with free programs at your Heights Libraries. A sampling is below; log on to www.heightslibrary.org for more programs and information.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

Local author Lauren Pacini discusses Shattered Dreams Revisited: Pacini's collection of black-and-white photographs examines the death and rebirth of Cleveland, accompanied by the author's narrative, and prose and poetry by Cleveland-area students. The book was published in cooperation with the Western Reserve Historical Society. (Event is free but registration is required.)

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 6:43 PM, 01.02.2013

Library board welcomes new member and honors outgoing president

Jeffrey Eummer, who works in Ursuline College's chemistry department, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library. His term will begin in January.

Eummer, 50, has lived in Cleveland Heights for four years with his wife, Laura, and son. He replaces outgoing board president Esther Moss who is retiring after 14 years.

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education approved the selection of Eummer at its Dec. 6 meeting. The local school board appoints the trustees as it is the tax authority for the public library.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 6:14 PM, 01.02.2013

Heights Libraries earns top rating

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library has again received the highest rating in Library Journals 2012 Index of Public Library Service.

Heights Libraries has earned five stars in four of the five years that Library Journal has published the ratings, starting in 2008. Libraries are categorized by yearly expenditure and rated on four criteria: circulation, visits, program attendance and Internet terminal use.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 3:37 PM, 11.30.2012

Local author series at Coventry Village Library

Join fellow book lovers this winter for Heights Libraries’ local author series, featuring Laura Taxel, newcomer Nivi Engineer, and Lauren Pacini.

The authors will read from their most recent works, take questions from the audience, and sign books.

All events take place on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Coventry branch of Heights Libraries, located at 1925 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights. The events are free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.heightslibrary.org or 216-321-3400.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 10:37 AM, 11.30.2012

Heights Libraries will turn former YMCA gym into new innovation center

Fulfilling a promise made to the community in 2005 to fully renovate the old YMCA building on Lee Road, Heights Libraries will turn the old YMCA gymnasium space into the Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center (HKIC), a flexible 4,000-square-foot space designed to support the technological and workspace needs of local businesses, nonprofits and individuals.

The gymnasium space is the last part of the old YMCA building, now known as the West Wing, to be renovated. The building currently houses Dobama Theatre, Family Connections Little Heights Literacy Playroom and Heights Libraries’ computer lab and computer classroom.

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 10:28 AM, 11.30.2012

Librarians are Matchmakers

If you’ve found that lately that the books, movies, or music that you’ve picked out at the library just isn’t quite what you were hoping for, then the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Matchmakers can help. The Matchmakers are a group of librarians specially trained to help customers find materials that they would probably love but just can’t seem to locate on their own.

Matchmakers is a group of librarians specially trained to help customers find materials that they would probably love but just can’t seem to locate on their own.

Similar to other matching services, such as eHarmony and Pandora, Heights Libraries' Matchmakers can build a list of recommendations based a patron's likes, dislikes, and interests.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 12:46 PM, 10.31.2012

Harvey Pekar statue unveiled at the Lee Road Library

A crowd of roughly 175 fans, friends and family of the late Harvey Pekar attended the program “Harvey Pekar: A Literary, Library Life” on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Lee Road Library.

The event included the unveiling of the highly anticipated Harvey Pekar statue, which was donated to Heights Libraries by Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner. The unveiling followed a presentation by JT Waldman, the illustrator who collaborated with Pekar on Pekar’s posthumously published book Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me.

The statue reflects the man it honors. Instead of a life-size depiction of Pekar striking a heroic pose, Brabner and local artist Justin Coulter designed a warm, humble and interactive sculpture that invites the viewer to consider Pekar’s down-to-earth diligence, as well as his creativity. The base of the piece is a real wooden desk, with room for people to sit and draw using supplies in the desk drawer. On top of the desk is a larger-than-life comic book panel rendered in bronze, with Pekar (approximately two-feet high) stepping out of the panel onto the desk.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 11:01 AM, 10.16.2012

Help for small businesses

Perhaps you’re tired of waiting for the ideal job to turn up, or maybe you simply want to branch out on your own and don’t know how to do it. Whatever your reason for wanting to start your own business, Heights Libraries has classes to help you figure out how to make that business thrive.

Heights Libraries’ new Small Business Series can start you on the path to entrepreneurship. From getting funding to finding the right location, this series provides an array of practical information to get a new business up and running.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 11:51 AM, 10.03.2012

Teen pages and volunteers gain experience while helping libraries

Teen pages and volunteers are the unsung heroes of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library—just ask the staff.

“The page position is one of the most important jobs in the library,” said Jenny Greene, adult services librarian and page supervisor. “They sort and shelve every item in the library to make sure our customers can find what they‘re looking for. It sounds simple, but it’s labor-intensive. A lot of our pages, about 20 out of 30 total, are teens from our own community.”  

For many teen pages, their job at the library provides them with their first real work experience. Jimmy Williams, a recent graduate of Benedictine High School and current Tri-C student, started as a page last February at the Lee Road branch. “I was surprised by how much work it is,” Williams said, while shelving children’s DVDs. “But it’s great because I’m really learning to take initiative. You start at the bottom and have to work your way up.”

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 11:19 AM, 10.03.2012

What's going on @ your library?

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

Monday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Coventry Concert Night with the Cleveland Institute of Music. This concert series showcases the outstanding talent of students from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Tuesdays, Oct. 16–30, 4 p.m.
Monster Mask Makers. Make monstrous masks in this three week series. Googly eyes, paper maché, paint, sequins, jewels and pipe cleaners are awaiting your mad creations. Grades 3–6. Registration required at www.heightslibrary.org.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 11:53 AM, 10.03.2012

‘Public Places, Sacred Spaces’ photography contest

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library announces the Fifth Annual Photography Contest sponsored by Cedar Center MotoPhoto. Submissions will be accepted now through Oct. 8. Participants may drop off submissions at any Heights Libraries branch.

This year’s theme is “Public Places, Sacred Spaces.” Contestants are encouraged to submit photos of the places and spaces that give meaning to their lives, such as our neighborhoods, parks, streetscapes, homes, and places of worship.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 9:22 AM, 09.03.2012

Heights Libraries to honor Harvey Pekar's 'Literary, Library Life' on Oct. 14

“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff,” author and comics pioneer Harvey Pekar once said.

Heights Libraries and the Friends of the Heights Libraries will honor Pekar—the ordinary and complex son of Cleveland who died in 2010—with a Literary Landmark plaque and statue dedication ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Lee Road Library. The event, “Harvey Pekar: A Literary, Library Life,” will include a presentation by JT Waldman, the artist who collaborated with Pekar on his posthumously published graphic novel, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 9:35 AM, 09.03.2012

What's going on at your library?

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

Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Coventry Village Songwriting Workshop. Songwriters of all levels are invited to share their own songs in a constructive environment. Topics for discussion will include song structure, melody, lyrics and motivation. Local songwriter Charlie Mosbrook moderates. Registration required at www.heightslibrary.org.


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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 9:27 AM, 09.03.2012