Jan/February 2019

1 4 L I B R A R Y L I A I S ON Janua r y / Februa r y 2019 631 East 222nd Street / Euclid, Ohio 44123 / (216) 261-5300 / www.euclidlibrary.org January/February 2019 VOLUME 2 / ISSUE 1 Best Books of the Year URBAN FICTION Ethic 2 by Ashley Antoinette Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey FICTION Washington Black by Esi Edugyan ROMANCE Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah Maclean A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole Our Librarian’s Picks for the BEST FICTION of 2018: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Book of M by Peng Shepherd Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Tangerine by Christine Mangan There There by Tommy Orange Outreach Services at EPL The Euclid Public Library offers monthly delivery and pickup of library materials for Euclid residents who are unable to leave their homes. This service is free, and available to residents of any age or income level who are homebound. Whether a person is homebound temporarily, such as someone recovering from surgery, or a permanent shut-in, we can bring library service to his or her door. If you or someone you know, could use this service, please contact the Euclid Public Library Outreach Department at (216) 261-5300 x750, or email us at outreach@euclidlibrary.org . NEA Big Read An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The chosen book, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine , is a complex meditation on race and identity and the struggles African Americans face in American society. Libraries and organizations in Cuyahoga County will host programming relative to the themes of Citizen so that residents of all demographics can engage with literature and connect it to the relevancy of their daily lives. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. NEA Big Read Cleveland is presented in partnership with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 Virtual Author Visit: Claudia Rankine 5:30 PM / Lake Room Join us this evening to watch the poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine, speak about her book Citizen: An American Lyric. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Experiential Writing Workshop 7:00 PM / Shore Room Explore stream of consciousness style of writing as a way to express life experiences. Please call to register for this program. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Expressing Experience through Poetry 7:00 PM / Shore Room Create a poem in response to recent events then have the option to share at an Open Mic. Please call to register for this program. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 You Can Be a Poet! 6:30 PM / Shore Room Learn how to use writing prompts to jump-start your ideas and find your voice! (Grades 4 – 8) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Expressing Experience through Art 6:30 PM / Shore Room Join Rozenia Cunningham, of Art It Yourself for this expressive workshop that will allow you to explore your creative inner self. Please call to register for this program. Women in History presents Harriet Tubman Join us to celebrate Black History Month with an all-ages performance! Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery and went on to become the most recognizable figure of the Underground Railroad, helping other enslaved people escape to their freedom. Harriet Tubman is portrayed by living history performer Vernice Jackson from Women in History. Sponsored by the Euclid Public Library Foundation THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 6:30 PM / Lake Room impact Returns Improve your chances to receive more scholarship money by increasing your ACT/SAT scores with College Now ACT/ SAT Prep Course at EPL! 2019 Winter Session: JANUARY 15 – MARCH 7 (SAT Prep) Mondays - Thursdays from 2:30 – 6:00 PM Fridays from 2:00 – 4:45 PM To learn more about the Winter Session or to register visit: surveymonkey.com/r/impactwinter2019 or contact College Now at (216) 635-0428 Become a Board Member Today! The Boards of the Euclid Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Euclid Public Library are actively seeking new members. Board members share a common goal to stimulate interest in the library, its many services, activities, and needs. The respective Boards meet once a month to discuss sponsored activities and events, and fundraising initiatives at the library. Terms are limited, and no experience is necessary; all are welcome. For more information about the Boards, please contact the Foundation at via email at foundation@euclidlibrary.org or the Friends at foepl@euclidlibrary.org. LIBRARY HOURS MONDAY – THURSDAY 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM FRIDAY 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM SUNDAY 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Drive-up and walk-up book drops available 24 hours. LIBRARY CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY 1 New Year’s Day MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day BOARD of TRUSTEES The Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. Upcoming Meetings: JANUARY 15 FEBRUARY 19