2600 South Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
216.321.5935 • email@example.com SHAKERLAKES.ORG
WWW.SHAKER.LIFE | WINTER 2021 27
JUNE 14–AUGUST 13
Spend Summer Outdoors: Learning, Exploring, Immersed in Nature
• Full day camps for children kindergarten to grade 9 and half-day
camps for ages 3½ to 4½. Camp themes vary each week.
• New camp options this year, including pop-up
and virtual outdoor adventure camp.
• Don’t miss Spring Break Camp: March 29–April 2.
Sibling discounts and scholarships available.
Camp sessions often sell out!
Winston Churchill had an anchor tattooed
on his left forearm. George Orwell had a
blue dot tattooed on each of his knuckles,
and Dorothy Parker had a star tattooed on
her elbow to commemorate a memorable
night out. Like these literary figures, some
Library staff members reveal that ink can
be found in more than books.
Circulation assistant Alex Staeven has
a sleeve tattoo of a metal arm. He is a fan
of Fullmetal Alchemist, a Japanese manga
and anime series where the main character
has a metal prosthetic arm.
“My tattoo is a tribute to and
reminder of my favorite show,” says
Staevan. “Watching the anime series
gave me a
he is not busy
in and out
He cites The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
as his favorite book.
Children’s Librarian Annelise
Hoftmaurer’s favorite tattoo is a picture of
a small bird her then 5-year-old niece drew
for her in a birthday card. Hoftmaurer’s
first job was
at the District
and she had
her niece. She
part of her young life and had the little
drawing tattooed on her shoulder as a
reminder of their very special relationship.
“My experience helping raise her is the
reason I chose to work with children,” says
She is currently reading fiction by
novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer,
and artist Tao Lin, and nonfiction about
the ancient Indian medicine system
known as Ayurveda.