Cleveland Public Library Names SO-IL + JKurtz Winners of MLK Design Competition

The winning team proposed designing the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch around the concept of Dr. King’s “table of brotherhood.”  The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees has announced SO-IL of Brooklyn, New York, and JKurtz Architects of Cleveland as the winning team in the design competition for the Library’s new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch. During a special board meeting on June 15, the Board officially accepted the selection committee’s recommendations to…

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Cleveland Public Library Board of Library Trustees Meeting

June 19, 2018 Trustees Room Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 05/22/18. Presentation: Carnegie West Historic Lamp Replacement Project – Angelo Trivisonno MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS IV. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of May (EXHIBIT 1) Fifth Amendment to…

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Cleveland Public Library Special Board Meeting

June 15, 2018 Trustees Room         Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Resolution Selecting and Ranking Most Qualified Architect/Engineering Firms and Authorizing Negotiation of Agreement with Top-Ranked Firm for Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch (Exhibit 1) ADJOURN

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Cleveland’s Legacy of Housing Discrimination: The Great Migration

The photo above shows typical housing available in the Cedar-Central neighborhood around East 22nd St. before the area was cleared for public housing projects in 1935. (Photo Courtesy of Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection). At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States experienced a momentous population shift that affected a number of northern cities, including Cleveland. The Great…

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Cleveland Public Library Announces 2018 Writers & Readers Lineup

Cleveland Public Library will host four award-winning authors through its 2018 Writers & Readers series: Benjamin Percy, Paul Beatty, José Antonio Vargas, and Susan Orlean. The series, which is presented in partnership with Literary Cleveland, will also engage the community through book discussions, writing workshops, and more. “Fostering a love of reading and an appreciation of literature is central to…

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