Book Discussions

Comics-Making Workshops hosted by Rising Star Coffee

Learn from comics pros how to create your own comics or refine your sequential art skills – all while enjoying free Rising Star coffee! For participants of all ages and skill levels.

Two Saturday nights in August!

Rising Star Coffee Roastery (at the Hildebrant Bldg)
3617 Walton Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

Making Comics with Matthew Horak

HorakAugust 10, 2019 from 10am-11:30am 
Matt Horak is a cartoonist and designer headquartered at EarthQuaker Devices in Akron, Ohio. Along with providing artwork for EQD pedals and merchandise, he is also the artist for Spider-man/Deadpool at Marvel Comics. Past projects include artist for Marvel’s The Punisher, Rob Liefeld’s The Covenant from Image, Co-creator of Dr. Crowe and Space Stepdad, and writer and artist of Octo Skull from EarthQuaker Comics, based on EQD’s line of effects pedals.


Making Comics with Nicole Boose

BooseAugust 24, 2019 from 10am-11:30am
Nicole started working in comics at Harris Comics in the late 90s, then joined Marvel’s editorial staff from 2003 to 2008, editing titles including Iron Man, Cable & Deadpool, and Stephen King adaptations. Since then, Nicole has done freelance editing work in the comics industry, most notably with Mark Millar’s Millarworld comics, and served on the staff of Comics Experience, a company offering online courses and workshops for comic creators. She enjoys combining her comics background with her interest in education.


For more information contact the Literature Department at 216-623-2881.
Workshops are open to all ages and skill levels. Please bring sketch pads and drawing materials.


Tremont Think & Drink

Join us for engaging book discussions as the Jefferson Branch Library teams up with neighborhood watering holes.

Prosperity Social Club
1109 Starkweather Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio


Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7:00 pm
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
by Ben Montgomery
Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65.  This inspiring story illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.


Monday, August 12, 2019, at 7:00 pm
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
by Yuval Noah Harari
A probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.