Imagine Your Story – Adult and Teen Events @RRPL

WEEK OF JUNE 22

This is a busy week at the library and, looking outside at the weather, a great week to participate in one of our many virtual offerings.

You can also still participate in Summer Reading! Grab a book, an audiobook or an e-book and earn a chance to get a gift card to a Rocky River restaurant! Sign up at Beanstack or call us to register! You can enter to win gift cards to Bomba, Danny Boys, Herb’s Tavern, Joe’s Deli, King Wah, Wine Bar, and the Rocky River Brewing Company. For additional information, check out our Summer Reading Flyer.

Weeklong Event: Paint a Stone – All Ages
Share an inspiring thought, kind word or just something colorful in our garden. Paint a rock at home and set it in the garden outside the library. Melisa from the Children’s Services will share a video on how to make a stone painting on June 15. Spend the week sharing your creations! 

Dream Colleges: Admissions and Financial Aid – Teens and Guardians
Tuesday, June 23, 7:00-8:30 pm
The college admissions and financial aid process can be stressful in the best of times, and there’s a lot to think about! Happily, the experts at The Princeton Review are to support you. Come learn the key elements of the admissions process and what to think about to reduce stress and increase success. This session will also cover changes and issues to consider for this very unusual era in admissions. Register here.

History Talks: Artists in Residence
Wednesday, June 24th, 7:00-8:00 pm
Come learn more about our area’s rich artistic history!
During this virtual presentation Leslie Cade, Director of Museum Archives at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will present Artists in Residence: Researching Local Artists at the Cleveland Museum of Art Archives.
Register and you will be emailed an invitation to join this virtual event. Registration required.

Smartphone Videomaking – Teens & Adults
Thursday, June 25: (apps, editing, how to share), 7:30-8:30 pm
Bring your smartphone (any device) and learn how to write, shoot, and edit your video all from your phone with TV producer Hollie Brubaker. Be prepared with a full battery, storage space for new apps on your device, and an idea inspired by Rocky River. Each participant will be encouraged to share their work at our River of Stories event the week of July 21-27. Adults and Teens welcome. Register and you will be emailed an invitation to join this virtual event. Registration required. 

Imagine Your Story: Rocky River Story Writing Workshops
Saturday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
Explore place-based writing in this special virtual writing workshop series presented by Christine Howey of Literary Cleveland. You’ll use Rocky River as inspiration for your work and gain tips on crafting a piece well-suited for oral storytelling. Each participant will be encouraged to share their videos at our River of Stories event the week of July 21-27. Register and you will be emailed an invitation to join this virtual event. Registration required.

Check out the Information Kiosk in front of the library for more information, including Summer Reading, Summer Events and Summer Reading Slips. Return those Summer Reading Slips to our new Summer Reading Mailbox right outside our door.

Hope to see you soon and Happy Reading!

~ Dori

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