A library card is one way to contribute to academic success and lifelong learning: Sun Postings

PARMA, Ohio – There’s still time to take advantage of Library Card Enrollment Month, which runs through September.

Throughout the month, the Cuyahoga County Public Library partners with the American Library Association and libraries across the country to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step. on the path to academic success and lifelong learning.

Having a CCPL card provides access to technology, media resources, and educational programs – the tools students need to be successful in the classroom. A library card also offers people of all ages the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions.

In September, CCPL will be offering a one-time forgiveness to Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in each of its 27 branches. Students are also encouraged to enter an ALA sponsored raffle for a chance to win a $ 100 Visa giveaway and an ALA Graphics The Child poster.

CCPL card holders of all ages with old and used library cards can visit their local branch to get a free replacement anytime in September and choose from a variety of new library card designs.

To learn more, visit cuyahogalibrary.org/lcsm.

Since 1987, ALA has introduced Library Card Enrollment Month every September to mark the start of the school year.

Clearance sale: Keep in mind that the Independence Presbyterian Church will be holding its church-wide clearance sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23-24, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 25 at the church, 6624 plaza, Independence.

There will be a variety of items and event planners promise lots of great deals.

The proceeds of the sale go to the general fund of the church. The remaining items will be donated to local charities.

Call the church office, 216-524-6307, with questions.

Oktoberfest: Seven Hills will celebrate its 60th anniversary of Oktoberfest from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 6 at the Town Hall Pavilion, 7325 Summitview Drive, Seven Hills.

Free entry. There will be activities for everyone, including a bounce house, food vendors, petting zoo music, cart rides, face painting and more.

Gift of life: The Brooklyn Senior Center will host a Red Cross Bloodmobile from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 28 at the center, 7727 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn.

For more information or to schedule a donor appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.

Resident of the month: Congratulations to Kristen Septaric, September Resident of the Month at Seven Hills.

Septaric was born and raised in Seven Hills. Since her childhood, she has been interested in the medical professions.

She attended Green Valley Elementary School, Hillside Middle School and Normandy High School where she completed the Health Professions Career Technology course, as well as College Credit Plus program courses. In 2017, she obtained associate degrees in arts and sciences from Cuyahoga Community College. She graduated from Normandy with honors in 2018 and attended Kent State University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in public health in 2020.

During the pandemic, Septaric prepared for the medical school admission test. In 2020, she completed a medical fellowship in the emergency department of the Cleveland Clinic Akron campus and earned a master’s degree in epidemiology from KSU in 2021. One of her Cleveland Clinic Akron research case reports on the subject of myocarditis was recently published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

In July, Septaric entered Northeast Ohio Medical College as a first year medical student.

She said she was grateful for the education she received from the Parma City School District, noting that the course that most prepared her for medical school was the Medical Professions course. of health in Normandy.

Blessing of animals: Mark your calendar for 10 a.m. on October 2, when Independence Presbyterian Church offers an ecumenical blessing of the animals at the Bandstand in Independence Public Square on Brecksville Road.

All animals must be kept on a leash or in a transport cage. Those who cannot bring their animals for a blessing can bring a photo of the animal.

Return from Baba’s Yard: Free fresh produce will be available at Baba’s Yard from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 28 in the parking lot at St. Elias Church, 8023 Memphis Ave., Brooklyn.

Baba’s Yard, a nonprofit in conjunction with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, will be offering free fresh produce this year. The event will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, April through October, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the parking lot of St. Elias Church located at 8023 Memphis Avenue. Please do not arrive before 3:30 p.m. For more information, please email [email protected]

Autumn Festival: Independence Fall Fest will be held September 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Elmwood Park. In the event of bad weather, the event will move to the Civic Center.

Balloon art, a scavenger hunt, Safety Town activities, life-size games, clam cooking (the reservation deadline was September 17), tractor-pulled hay rides, and the balloon art will be included.

A classic car cruise will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Class car enthusiasts are welcome to bring their cars to the park for the cruise. Pre-registration is not required. DJ Frank LaManna will provide the music.

Information, please: Readers are encouraged to share information about themselves, their families and friends, organizations, religious events, etc. in Brooklyn, Independence, Parma, Parma Heights and Seven Hills for the Sun Postings column, which I write as a freelance writer. Awards, honors, milestone birthdays or anniversaries and other items are welcome. Submit information at least 10 days before the requested publication date to [email protected]

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