Spring Book Group Opportunities SHAKER LIFE | SPRING 2017 27 What’s New at the Local History Collection Residents are urged to take advantage of the resources in the Local History Collection. From the history of Shaker homes to books by local and national authors who have a Shaker connection, residents will enjoy learning about their town. Recent donations to the Local History Collection include: A collection of fragile paper and onionskin building plans of 35 1920s-1930s homes in Shaker Heights and neighboring communities, designed by architect Walter Harrison Smith, donated by John Truden. Samantha Baskind, Shaker resident and CSU professor of Art History, donated two of her books written as catalogs for a recent show at The Galleries at CSU: Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible, and Archie Rand: The Book of Judith. Ina Hamilton Hart donated a copy of her book, Enscribing the Heavens from This Side: Cronechronicler, 2014-16. Shaker native Jonathan V.L. Kiser, now living in Virginia, donated two books co-written with his two sons, William and Grant: Solving National Park Issues in the West and Litter Crisis in Our National Parks. Shaker resident and Cleveland Institute of Art Chair of Ceramics Seth Nagelberg donated his book, Batch Manufacturing for Ceramics: Models and Molds from Process to Product. Shaker resident Janet Neary donated two copies of the book Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, 1916-2016: A Family Scrapbook. Plymouth Church donated two copies of the book Plymouth Church: the History of a Congregational Community Church in Shaker Heights, Ohio, by Thomas M. Daniel. Shaker resident and local educator Tim Tibbits donated his novel for young adult readers, Playing Possum. Shaker resident Nancy Newton West donated a copy of her book, All’ Anno Prossimo: An American Woman’s Twelve-Year Love Affair with Florence. Shaker native Bob Gries donated a copy of his family history, Five Generations: 175 Years of Love for Cleveland. Recent Local History acquisitions made possible through the generous support of the Lawson and Baumoel Family Funds include the following books: I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her by Shaker resident and former Plain Dealer reporter Joanna Connors. Juniper Lane, an LGBTQ novel by a Shaker resident writing under the pseudonym of Kady Morrison. Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital, the latest installment of the Princess Cupcake books by 1996 SHHS graduate Ylleya Fields. A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City. This collection of essays and poetry by local writers on race relations in Cleveland past, present, and future was edited by Shaker resident and CEO of the City Club of Cleveland, Dan Moulthrop, and local artist, writer, and owner of Guide to Kulchur Press, R.A. Washington. Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy. A genealogy workbook for use in the Library, by Sunny Jane Morton, a popular presenter at the monthly African-American Genealogical Society meetings. They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement, and written by Washington Post reporter and 2008 SHHS graduate Wesley Lowery, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning database of police brutality. Three-Way Street: Jews, Germans and the Transnational, an edited collection containing articles by Shaker residents Jay Howard Geller and Alan T. Levenson. Shaker Authors Collection The Local History Librarian has been updating and sharing her list of Shaker authors with the Shaker Heights High School library, which is developing their own collection of local writers. We are always eager to learn about authors in Shaker Heights, those who grew up here and those who have just arrived. For information or to make a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring Book Discussions Just finished your book and you’re aching to talk about it with someone? New in town and looking to make friends? Recently retired and now have time for yourself? The Library’s book clubs could be your answer. Whether you are a morning, afternoon, or evening person, the Library has a book discussion that will fit your schedule and give you your dose of literary discussion with a group of other book people. Cook the Book Read-and-Taste Discussions are held from 7-8:30 pm the first Wednesday of the month at Woods Branch and are led by Branch Manager Lynne Miller. Books can be picked up from the Reference Desk at Woods Branch a month before the discussion. Wednesday, April 5: Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. The 300 recipes in this volume will seduce a new generation of bakers, whether their favorite kitchen tools are a bowl and a whisk or a stand mixer and a baker’s torch. Even the homiest recipes are special in this award-winning cookbook.
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