Coffee and Comics with Marc Sumerak and Christopher Darling

Octavofest celebrates the book and paper arts with comics and coffee: comics professionals host workshops for participants of all skill levels. Enjoy free Rising Star coffee while creating your own personal comics or refining your sequential art skills. October 7: Featured Speaker Marc Sumerak Marc Sumerak is an Eisner and Harvey award-nominated comics creator. He has contributed as writer and …

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Meet Robin Yocum, Author of A Brilliant Death

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Literary Cleveland and Ohio Center for the Book continue Read Ohio with award-winning author Robin Yocum. Yocum will read and discuss his book, the 2017 Edgar® Award-nominated, A Brilliant Death. Read Ohio is an author talk and book discussion series hosted by Literary Cleveland, in partnership with the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public …

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Start Talking! Rx Opioid Abuse

Did You Know? 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. Two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family members and friends. One person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States and this increasing trend is driven by prescription painkillers. Learn …

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Recommend Titles for Shakespeare in Love. Now playing at Cleveland Play House

September 9 – October 1, 2017 Cleveland Play House Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare Cleveland, Ohio adapted for the stage by Lee Hall based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard directed by Laura Kepley The Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love comes to the stage, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. Young playwright Will Shakespeare is short …

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Mira Bartók, The New York Times Best-Selling Author Visits Cleveland Public Library

The New York Times best-selling author of The Memory Place will visit Cleveland Public Library’s Rice Branch on Thursday, October 5 to discuss her highly-anticipated debut novel The Wonderling . This extraordinary story, with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong as he seeks …

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Big Read 2017: Station Eleven

We’re joining the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and Literary Cleveland for the NEA Big Read 2017! This large, community read project—funded by the National Endowment for the Arts—features Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The Big Read includes a kick-off and finale, book discussions, upcycling/maker programs, graphic novel and creative writing workshops for people of all ages, and more. …

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Innovation Open House

You are cordially invited to the Cleveland Public Library Innovation Open House! Mix and mingle with inventors, students, IP professionals, and small business entrepreneurs. Learn about the resources available for you at Cleveland Public Library as well as upcoming projects and programs. Take a tour of the Maker Space in TechCentral and check out the Patent and Trademark Resource Center. …

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Board of Trustees Meeting

September 21, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 6/15/17 and Special Board Meeting of 8/18/17. Presentation:  Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative  CPL150 Community Vision Plan Group 2 Report, Group 3 Report, and Summary Report: 2014-2017    COMMUNICATIONS Letters from: Robert Berry, Manager, Patent and Trademark …

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Since 1988, America has designated September 15 to October 15, as Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrate with Cleveland Public library as we join community partners to give voice to the Hispanic traditions, culture, and contributions which helped shape this country. ¡Pleibol! Celebrate the history of Latinos and African Americans and the diversity in baseball from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues …

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¡Pleibol! Youth Sports Clinics at League Park

Celebrate the history of Latinos and African Americans and the diversity in baseball from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues while you explore the impact that historic League Park (in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood) has had on baseball and on the city of Cleveland. Youth sports clinics with former pro players Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Joe Azcue and John McDonald are …

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Author Visit: Ellendea Proffer Teasley

“Brodsky Among Us appears to have been written in a single exhalation of memory; it is frank, personal, loving, and addictive: a minor masterpiece of memoir, and an important world-historical record.” —The Nation Join author Ellendea Proffer Teasley as she discusses her memoir detailing her longstanding friendship with the renowned poet and Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. Brodsky Among Us reveals …

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