1976: The Year Cleveland Became Bomb City, USA

In 1976, Cleveland was the most bombed city in the United States. Dubbed “Bomb City, USA” in national news coverage, because of the rash increase of assassination bombings and vandalism bombings the city experienced since the beginning the 1970s. Best described in the 1975 Plain Dealer article, Bombing Business Booming Here, Cleveland’s national ranking in bomb crimes had skyrocketed since…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Design Competition

The Cleveland Public Library, with the support of the Cleveland Foundation, is conducting a design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. branch library, to be located on Euclid Avenue in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. Qualified design firms are invited to submit Statements of Qualification by 5:00 PM EST on November 27, 2017. Please register here to receive a…

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7 Myths About Reading to Your Child

Myth #1: My child is too young. He won’t sit through a whole story! It’s never too early to start reading to your child. In fact, many experts recommend building the habit of reading together while your child is still in the womb. Studies show that babies develop their sense of hearing around the beginning of the third trimester and…

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Finance Committee Meeting

October 17, 2017 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon   AGENDA     FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Eighth Amendment to the Year 2017 Appropriation Resolution to Accept Grant, As a Subrecipient, from Internet Archive through Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS)to Create Community History Web Archives Resolution to Authorize Updated Institutional Fee Schedule with PNC Institutional…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

October 19, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon   AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 9/21/17 and Finance Committee Meeting of 9/19/17. COMMUNICATIONS          III. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of September (EXHIBIT 1) Eighth Amendment to the Year 2017 Appropriation…

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National Novel Writing Month at Cleveland Public Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. November 30. This writing marathon…

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