22 SHAKERONLINE.COM | SUMMER 2017
Arbor Day 2017
The Library and the City Tree Advisory
Board celebrated their Fifth Annual Poster
and PoeTREE Contest with a reception
to honor the young winners. Mayor
Earl Leiken presented the children with
certificates and dogwood trees donated by
Gali’s Florist and Garden Center.
The contest is the result of a
collaboration between the Library and the
Tree Advisory Board and is accomplished
each year through the efforts of City
Councilwoman Nancy Moore.
On the Main Library Art Wall
From September 1 through October 13
enjoy the watercolors of artist Charles
Delpapa. Friends of the Shaker Library will
host a Gallery Opening Reception to Meet
the Artist at 7 pm Tuesday, September 5.
Summer Book Group Discussions
The Library offers morning, afternoon,
and evening opportunities to discuss
books with others. If a book and a brew
are your preference, the Library offers
PubReads in collaboration with Academy
Tavern, 12800 Larchmere Boulevard.
7-8:30 pm Monday,
July 10: Night by
In his brief and
deeply moving autobiography,
describes his life as a
teenager in the concentration
Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
7-8:30 pm Monday
August 14: Fates
and Furies by Lauren
This story of a
marriage is told from
the couple’s different
points of view and
provides a complex
look into the joys and
tragedies of a relationship.
Book Award Finalist
11: The Boston Girl by
Addie Baum tells
her granddaughter about her life as the
daughter of Jewish immigrant parents
growing up in Boston trying to find her
place in the world at the turn of the 20th
Book Buzz at Main Library
10-11:30 am Tuesday, August 8: Go
Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin.
1953, this American
classic is based in part
on the author’s childhood
and is a haunting
novel set in Harlem in
12: The Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Lines of loyalty
blur for the half-
agent at the center
of this compelling
and profoundly unsettling winner of the
2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction set in the
aftermath of the Vietnam War.
@ Shaker Library
Summer Book Group