A Message from the Rocky River Public Library
Our Community Reads: Evicted
Rocky River Public Library is working in collaboration with the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square and the eight other public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland area. We're bringing our communities together through discussion of topics presented in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Please consider joining us for any, or all, of the following programs:
DISCUSSION OF ONE COMMUNITY READS: EVICTED BY MATTHEW DESMOND
Tuesday, January 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Community Room
Dr. Thomas Hilde of Cleveland State University will lead a rich discussion of eviction and its effect on the community. Jim Rokakis, VP of Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Director of Thriving Communities Institute will bring his unique perspective to the conversation.
BENEFITS AND RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND DISABLED PERSONS
Presented by Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services’ Information Unit
Friday, February 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Auditorium
Information/Benefits Specialists will seniors age 60+ and adults age 18- 59 with disabilities to identify potential benefits, services and resources supporting continued independence. They will also screen eligibility for public benefits and offer guidance through the application process.
AFFORDABLE MEDICAL CARE IS POSSIBLE
Tuesday, February 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Community Room
Join us as North Coast Health shares information and ideas on how to manage your health care without losing your savings.
NORTHEAST OHIO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS: STREET VOICES
Monday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Auditorium
Joyce Robinson will share her unique tale of being homeless. Director Chris Knestrick, will present solutions to address homelessness in Ohio. A Q&A session will follow.
CLEVELAND TENANTS ORGANIZATION
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Community Room
The Cleveland Tenants Organization will provide information on current Ohio Landlord Tenant Law. There will be a Q&A session at the end.
FAMILY BOOK NIGHT - LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET BY MATT DE LA PENA -(FAMILY EVENT)
Monday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Purple Room
Read and discuss Newbery Award Winner, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena. You’ll be inspired by our Gratitude and Appreciation Games as well as the many ways in which we can make our community stronger.
HOMELESS SHELTER SERVICE PROJECT
Monday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Auditorium
Make a no-sew blankets for youth currently living in the Family Promise program. Family Promise helps families move from homelessness to sustainable independence. Pizza lunch provided. Grades 5 and up.
All Programs are Free. No Registration is Required.