Peace, Love, and Video Games: ESports at Cleveland Public Library 

As a child growing up in Cleveland, Cella Borgia played video games to bond with her father. In the process, she discovered a love of gaming that persisted into adulthood. Gaming as an adult, however, was a different experience. Gone were the days of gathering with childhood friends to play in the same room—adult gamers, by comparison, were relatively isolated. That’s why Cella and her partner, Keven Barrera, decided to start…

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Author Visit: Angie Thomas Presents The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas, acclaimed author of The Hate U Give (HarperCollins, 2017), will discuss her bestselling YA novel at Cleveland Public Library on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Lauded as an ambitious, timely novel that addresses racism, police violence, and the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give has become a bestselling sensation and is being adapted into…

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The Third Generation, a Novel by Chester B. Himes

Cleveland Public Library’s Special Collections Department owns the 1954 edition of the novel The Third Generation by Chester B. Himes (1909-1984). This autobiographical story mirrors Himes’s upbringing after his family moved from Missouri to Cleveland in the early 1920s. The novel portrays a Southern black family who constantly had to move as the father searched for teaching jobs. The situation puts a…

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2018 Tax Information and Resources

Due to city, state, and federal level budget cuts and the increase of taxpayers filling electronically, libraries receive a limited amount of tax forms and booklets. Free Tax Resources Cleveland Public Library is receiving: Federal 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ Instruction Booklets and Forms State of Ohio Instruction Booklets CCA forms. Cleveland Public Library is not receiving: State of Ohio Forms…

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African American History Month 2018

The Legacy of James Baldwin Free screening of I Am Not Your Negro, a visual representation of Baldwin’s thoughts on race and conflict in the U.S. and an inside look at his perspectives and provocative interviews. Sat, Feb 24 at 11am • Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor An Evening of Excellence Celebrate achievements and contributions of outstanding African Americans with…

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Cleveland Public Library Embarks on Branch Revitalization Project

Cleveland Public Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to revitalize its neighborhood branch libraries and ensure its facilities are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future. “Our 27 branch libraries provide a vital network of library services for our residents throughout Cleveland,” says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director of Cleveland Public…

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