Vargas on Immigration, Citizenship, and American Identity

“The last time I was in Cleveland, I was scared,” José Antonio Vargas admitted during his October 13 appearance at Cleveland Public Library. He was referring to his previous visit to the city a decade ago, when he was covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign—and worried that her secret service agents would discover he was an undocumented immigrant. “Now, my name is…

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Experiencing Renaissance Splendor

Mascarade à l’éléphant (Elephant). Brusselstapestry, unidentified atelier, c. 1575. Wool, silk, gold, and silver, 387 χ 670 cm. Photo: Scala/Art Resource from JSTOR Cleveland Public Library is an excellent resource for those who enjoy keeping up with all that is happening in the wonderful galleries of Cleveland Museum of Art. Take advantage of books in the Fine Arts collection to…

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Writers & Readers Presents Susan Orlean on Saturday, Nov 10

Susan Orlean The author of Saturday Night, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend, and The Orchid Thief (which became an Academy Award-winning film), describes her Cleveland childhood as “happy and uneventful…back when the Indians were still a lousy team.” Studying literature and history, she dreamt of writing long stories about interesting things but…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

October 18, 2018 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon    AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 9/20/18 and Joint Finance & Community Services Committee Meeting of 9/18/18. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of September (EXHIBIT 1) Seventh Amendment to the Year 2018 Appropriation (EXHIBIT 2) Resolution…

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Joint Finance & Human Resources Committee Meeting

  October 16, 2018 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Seventh Amendment to the Year 2018 Appropriation Resolution to Accept Grant from Huntington Bank through the Cleveland Public Library Foundation for Mobile HotSpot Lending Program Resolution to Renew Agreement with Integrated Precision Systems, Inc. for Maintenance of People Counting Hardware, Software and…

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Mobile Hotspot Checkout

Thanks to a grant provided by The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland residents will now be able to borrow the internet just like a book. Mobile hotspots provide 24/7 access to the internet with unlimited data on a fast, secure network. A mobile hotspot is a portable device that provides internet access to any Wi-Fi enabled device within approximately 30 feet. Hotspots…

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