Surrarrer's Scoop

Week of November 22

Fall/Thanksgiving Break Starts Wednesday, November 24

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Sharing Tree

Troop 70495 is collecting Christmas gifts for the Strongsville Food Bank Sharing Tree Program! Surrarrer is responsible for the family fun portion of the gift bags!


Please take an ornament off the Christmas tree in the lobby, purchase the family fun gift item listed and bring it back to the lobby by December 1st! Do NOT wrap your gift!

Holiday Shop is Coming!

The kids are going to be so excited to shop secretly for mom, dad, and everyone on their list. A holiday shop is a great excuse for kids to earn money. Making beds, feeding pets, and helping siblings are just a few ideas.


Make sure your child has written their lists and checked it twice! Our Holiday Shop will be open December 8-10! We can't wait for you to see all the awesome gifts. There is something for everyone...mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, and friends. Don't forget your furry family members too! *Cash or Check made payable to Surrarrer PTA only

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Fun & Photos with Santa at the Strongsville Rec Center - Saturday, December 4

It is never too early to start planning your photos with Santa! Book your tickets now for Fun & Photos with Santa at the Strongsville Rec Center on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00am - 11:00am. Advance tickets will be sold for specific time slots. Purchase tickets at the Recreation Center Front Desk.
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Strongsville Library

***Please note the following November 2021 events being held on ZOOM virtually and presented by the Strongsville Branch Library. Registration and an email address are required for all events in order for us to send you the Zoom invitation. Please call (440) 238-5530 to register or for more information. Customers may also visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information.


**The Cuyahoga County Public Library and Administrative offices will be closed at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th and all day Thursday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Friday, November 26th.

Cuyahoga Works – Need help with your resume or interview skills? A Cuyahoga Works Career Counselor will be at the Strongsville Branch on Thursdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet with individuals in need of job search assistance. For more information, visit https://cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/Cuyahoga-Works.aspx To schedule an appointment, please call (216) 475-2225.

English as a Second Language. IN PERSON Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Aspire Greater Cleveland is once again teaching IN-PERSON classes to help non-native speakers learn English and validate their skills. Students must attend an ESOL/Citizenship orientation session before beginning ESOL or citizenship classes. If you are interested in attending these ESOL classes, please call Aspire at 833.277.4732 to register.

Computer Classes
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers computer classes for beginners to advanced. Classes are currently being held in-person as well as some VIRTUALLY using the program Screenleap which requires a web browser and an internet connection. There is no additional software to download. Google Chrome is the recommended browser. A valid email address is required for registration. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the class at least an hour before the start time. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the class and closes prior to the start of the class. To see a full class list, descriptions, and to register, please visit
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes/2021-Virtual-and-In-Person-classes.aspx

Take & Make At Home Crafts!
Stop into the Strongsville Branch to see what the current take it and make it craft of the month is for All Ages. Each month the Youth, Teen, and Adult Departments are offering free craft kits to take home while supplies last.

Zoom Virtual Preschool Storytime. Tuesdays, November 23rd and 30th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, November 24th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Baby & Me. Wednesday, November 24th from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.


Virtual Studio Orientation. Monday, November 22nd from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Have you ever thought about recording your own music, making a video, digitizing memories and more? The Strongsville Branch Library is home to both Audio and Video Recording studios that can help you do just that! You must go through an orientation in order to use the spaces. These orientations will be held VIRTUALLY ONLY. Patrons 11 & up can participate in the orientation and must turn in the User Agreement form at the branch in order for the orientation to count. Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Intro to Indian Classical Music. Tuesday, November 23rd / 7:00 p.m.
Sugata Chatterjee will perform the ancient form of “raaga” which is the melodic framework for improvisation akin to a melodic mode in Indian classical music. Registration and an email address are required to receive the Zoom link to participate.


***Please note the following December 2021 events being held on ZOOM virtually and presented by the Strongsville Branch Library. Registration and an email address are required for all events in order for us to send you the Zoom invitation. Please call (440) 238-5530 to register or for more information. Customers may also visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information.

**The Cuyahoga County Public Library and Administrative offices will be closed December 24 – 26th for the Christmas Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Monday, December 27th at 9:00 a.m.

**The Cuyahoga County Public Library and Administrative offices will be closed December 31st – January 1st for the New Year’s Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Sunday, January 2nd at 1:00 p.m.


Cuyahoga Works – Need help with your resume or interview skills? A Cuyahoga Works Career Counselor will be at the Strongsville Branch on Thursdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet with individuals in need of job search assistance. For more information, visit https://cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/Cuyahoga-Works.aspx To schedule an appointment, please call (216) 475-2225.

English as a Second Language. IN PERSON Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Aspire Greater Cleveland is once again teaching IN-PERSON classes to help non-native speakers learn English and validate their skills. Students must attend an ESOL/Citizenship orientation session before beginning ESOL or citizenship classes. If you are interested in attending these ESOL classes, please call Aspire at 833.277.4732 to register.

Computer Classes
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers computer classes for beginners to advanced. Classes are currently being held in-person as well as some VIRTUALLY using the program Screenleap which requires a web browser and an internet connection. There is no additional software to download. Google Chrome is the recommended browser. A valid email address is required for registration. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the class at least an hour before the start time. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the class and closes prior to the start of the class. To see a full class list, descriptions, and to register, please visit
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes/2021-Virtual-and-In-Person-classes.aspx

Take & Make at Home Crafts!
Stop into the Strongsville Branch to see what the current take-it and make-it craft of the month is for All Ages. Each month the Youth, Teen, and Adult Departments are offering free craft kits to take home while supplies last.

Zoom Virtual Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, December 1st from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Baby & Me. Wednesday, December 1st from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.


Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, December 2nd from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Studio Orientation. Virtual. Saturday, December 18th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. or Monday, December 27th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Have you ever thought about recording your own music, making a video, digitizing memories and more? The Strongsville Branch Library is home to both Audio and Video Recording studios that can help you do just that! You must go through an orientation to use the spaces. These orientations will be held VIRTUALLY ONLY. Patrons 11 & up can participate in the orientation and must turn in the User Agreement form at the branch in order for the orientation to count. Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Teen First Chapter Book Club. Virtual. Monday, December 6th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Strongsville Teen librarian will read the first page of a few teen books of various genres. We will then discuss other books we have read and enjoyed. Registration and an e-mail address are required to receive the link to participate. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program.

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. Virtual. Tuesday, December 7th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In this virtual presentation, Sandra Deem from Deem Designs will help you get a new perspective on clutter. Learn why you have clutter and how it is holding you back from the life you were meant to live. An introduction to feng shui and the stagnant energy of clutter will give you added incentive to clear things out. Registration and an e-mail address are required to receive the link to participate. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Virtual. Wednesday, December 15th / 7:00 p.m.
Our Wednesday Evening Book Discussion has gone VIRTUAL and will be live on Zoom at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our next discussion title will be Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library. Register online to receive the Zoom link.

Holly Jolly Craft and Story. Virtual. For Children 3 & Up (one registration per child). Wednesday, December 15th / 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Join us this special evening for three seasonal tales and create a craft for each story that is read. A few songs and rhymes will leave you feeling holly and jolly! Registration and an email address are required to participate. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Provided materials for this program are recommended for all participants. Please specify your preferred branch location for material pick up when registering. A staff member will contact you prior to the event when materials are available. Registration closes a week before the event to ensure delivery of materials.

Paint a Desk Pet. IN PERSON. Teens Grades 6 – 12. Monday, December 27th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Paint a desk pet rock to keep you company while you study or read. All supplies will be provided. Please wear clothing you don't mind getting paint on.