@ Shaker Library
educate themselves and improve their lives.
Klinenberg is the Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the Social Sciences and director
of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He received his B.A. in
History/Philosophy from Brown University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the
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University of California, Berkeley.
He is the author of Going Solo,
Heat Wave, Fighting for Air, Climate
Change and the Future of Cities, and
Modern Romance: An Investigation.
In Palaces for the People, Klinenberg
posits that social infrastructure –
physical spaces and organizations
– shape the way people interact, and
he recommends a greater investment
in more of these public spaces that
bring people together. His book was named one of the
best books of the year by NPR and was longlisted for the
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in nonfiction.
Klinenberg will speak at the Ohio Theater the evening
of March 9. The Library will host a book discussion at
2 pm Saturday, March 14 at Woods Branch. Libraries throughout
Northeast Ohio will offer an assortment of programs based on the book. For a complete
schedule of events, visit the website at onecommunityreads.org.
Welcome New Staff
at Shaker Library
Allison Holley is the Library’s new Teen
Librarian. A native of Racine, Wisconsin,
she can be found in the Teen Center or in
Rooms at both
her degree in
worked at the
Seeley G. Mudd
Library at Lawrence
earned her Master in Library Information
Science from the University of Illinois at
Jeopardy fans might recognize
Allison from her appearance on the
2017 Jeopardy College Tournament. She
was one of only 15 students selected
nationally to compete. She has watched
or played Jeopardy with her family since
she was nine years old. In college, she was
a member of her University’s Quizbowl
team, which won the on-campus trivia
contest. She knows how to find answers to
Allison says that the best part
of her job is finding and adding new
items to the collection. Her reading
tastes are varied and she especially
enjoys young adult books, science
fiction, and fantasy. Her favorite book
is Wendy Mass’ coming-of-age novel, A
Mango-Shaped Space about a girl with
synesthesia, whereby a person can see
sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes.
Other favorites include The Fault in Our
Stars by John Green, Mr. Penumbra’s
24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, and
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld.
In her spare time, Allison enjoys
attending musical theater productions,
playing video games, listening to podcasts,
and completing jigsaw puzzles. She
recently moved to Shaker and loves the
community and library. She likes trying
to catch up on her reading list, spending
time with her cat, Pesto, sampling the
cuisine at local restaurants, and, of course,
watching Jeopardy! See page 71 in this issue
of Shaker Life to read about her appearance
Call for Artists!
The 21st Annual Barbara Luton Art Competition
is open to all visual artists 18 years and older. Accepted art
includes photography, acrylics, oils, watercolors, enamel, graphic,
and fabric art. There is a $30 non-refundable entry fee for up to
two entries. Artwork should be original, two dimensional, and
appropriately framed with a wire attached for hanging.
The winning entry will be purchased for the Library’s
permanent art collection. Prizes include a $200 cash award for first
place, a $100 cash prize for second place, and a $50 cash prize for
third place. All of the art juried in the competition must be for sale
and 15 percent of sales will be donated to
the Barbara Luton Art Fund.
Art application forms are available online and at the Library
service desks. The actual art entries will be accepted from
3-5 pm Friday, March 6 and from noon-4 pm Saturday, March 7
at Main Library. The awards and an opening reception will be held
from 2-3:30 pm Sunday, March 29 at Main Library.