Old-Fashioned Games, Terry Pluto, Memory Fitness Coming to Library in November

Register now for activities at Strongsville branch

Here are the Strongsville Library's events and programs for November:

Registration is required for most events.  Call (440) 238-5530 to register or for more information.  All events sponsored by the Friends of Strongsville Branch Library. Customers may also visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information. 

All branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume Friday, Nov. 25.

Year-Round Story Times
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers story time sessions year-round for children Birth to Grade 2.  Story Time sessions are in full swing!  Please call the Strongsville Branch for program information and more details.

Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row.  Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
From 1875 - 1930, Euclid Avenue was considered by many to be the grandest avenue in the world.  Join local historian Dan Ruminski as he takes a look back at one of Cleveland’s historical gems.  

Young at Heart Book Club.  Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
A book club for adults who love children’s and teen books.  Our next discussion will be on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Please register in person to pick up a copy of the book Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-You Notes Peggy Gifford.  Join us for refreshments and a sprightly discussion of children’s and teen literature.

Memory Fitness: Upgrading Your Routine.  Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 2-3 p.m. 
One of the keys to successful aging is to challenge your brain. Enjoy some brain games, learn some simple ways to upgrade your current activities and put your positive attitude to work by trying something new!

 Author and Sports Writer Terry Pluto. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
Meet Terry Pluto, award-winning sports columnist for The Plain Dealer and author of 23 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito and Browns Town 1964. In his latest, Things I’ve Learned from Watching the Browns, Pluto explores the intense and often complicated relationship between the Cleveland Browns and long-suffering but loyal Browns fans. Books will be available for purchase and a signing will be held at the end of his talk courtesy of the Friends of the Strongsville Branch Library.

 Practice SAT Exam.  Grades 6 – 12.  Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Take a practice SAT and be ready for the real thing.  Bring a No. 2 sharpened pencil and calculator to the practice exam. Exam will start promptly at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Princeton Review. 

Teen READ Book Club. Grades 5 – 8.  Monday, Nov. 14 from 7-8 p.m. 
Join us for a book discussion club just for you! Refreshments will be served and you can win a free book as a door prize.  Contact the library for copies of the book being discussed.  Refreshments will be served.  Registration is requested.

Good Morning, Strongsville Speaker Series.  Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.
This is a library open house speaker series of programs for seniors and residents of Strongsville.  Our November speaker will be the Berea Animal Rescue group.  They will be sharing information about what they do and volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion.  Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.  New members welcome. Our next discussion will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.  We will discuss the book Brick Lane by Monica Ali. Copies will be available to pick-up at the circulation desk.  Join us for great conversation!

Just 4 U Student Friends Meeting.  Saturday, Nov. 19 at noon. Ages 10 – 18. 
Join the Just 4 U Student Friends group and get involved in your library!  You can help your library with volunteer projects and other activities. Contact the Teen Librarian or Children's Librarian for an application.

Old Fashioned Game Day. Ages 5 and up. Saturday, No. 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Registration begins on Monday, Nov. 7.
Hopscotch, hula-hoops, checkers, and more! Forget the electronic gadgets. Do away with the video games. Come and PLAY the old-fashioned way with us. Also learn how to do speed stacking cups with a demonstration and hands-on “training.”

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion.  Meets the 4th Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m.  New members welcome. Our next discussion will be on Monday, Nov. 28. Copies of the book Half-Broke Horses: A True Life Novel by Jeanette Walls are available at the circulation desk.

 Strongsville Saves Coupon Club.  Meets the 4th Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Our next meeting is on November 28th
Join us for our coupon swap club and share your passion for saving with other like-minded shoppers!  Bring your scissors, and your stockpile of manufacturer coupons to share.  Share what you don't want and hopefully leave with more coupons that you really need!  This is the place to trade coupons, spend time with other coupon lovers, and share stories of great deals!  See how others organize and share tips.

Civil War through the Window of American Art.  Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Jesse Bryant Wilder, author of Art History for Dummies, examines the Civil War period through the eyes of the artists who painted and photographed what they saw. Enjoy an interactive multimedia presentation that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and features the work of artists from both North and South: Homer, Nast, O'Sullivan, William L. Sheppard, Adalbert Volk and Frank Vizetelly.


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