Charles Frederick Schweinfurth: Remembering a Giant in Cleveland Architecture 100 Years Later

One hundred years ago today, Charles Frederick Schweinfurth, Cleveland’s premier architect, died at his home after a two-year battle with cancer.  A century later, several of his most important structures continue to be used and appreciated daily by the public.  Perhaps lesser known is that his legacy also lives on at Cleveland Public Library in the form of a world-class architecture collection…

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Historic Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library partners with global company known to beautify historical monuments

A unique partnership is helping restore one of Cleveland Public Library’s crown jewels. On Tuesday, November 12, Kärcher, the world’s leading provider of cleaning technology, will launch a preservation project at the historic Lorain Branch, an Andrew Carnegie library. “The Lorain Branch is a remarkable Carnegie building. It is rich in history and it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to…

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Laura DeMarco Presents Mark Twain’s America

Uncovering history with the stroke of a pen. That’s author Laura DeMarco’s passion and premise behind her new book, Mark Twain’s America Then and Now. Cleveland Public Library is proud to host an intimate conversation and book signing with Laura DeMarco on Saturday, November 9 at 1 p.m. at the Center for Local and Global History, 6th Floor, Louis Stokes…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

October 24, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA I. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 9/26/19. II. PUBLIC COMMENT III. Presentation:  85th World Library and Information Congress of IFLA (Athens, Greece) – Lan Gao, Senior Subject Department Librarian, Youth Services Department IV.  COMMUNICATIONS V. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah) Resolution to Accept Gifts…

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Finance Committee Meeting

October 22, 2019 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Fifth Amendment to the Year 2019 Appropriation Resolution to Accept Grant from the Cleveland Foundation for Digital Literacy Initiatives Resolution to Accept Gift from the Estate of Dorothy Ann Turick for Children’s Services Resolution to Authorize Payments to Royce Security Services LLC for…

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Black, White and REaD: An Anniversary Affair

Put down your book, slip on your dancing shoes and head to Cleveland Public Library to party with a few literary greats for a good cause. On Saturday, November 16, the Cleveland Public Library Foundation will host “Black, White and REaD” 150th Anniversary Affair benefiting the Cleveland Public Library. The fundraiser celebrating the Library’s sesquicentennial will kick off at 6:30…

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