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…

Continue reading

Winterfest at Cleveland Public Library

Downtown Cleveland kicks off the holiday season with this special winter wonderland. Pop-up holiday shops, food trucks, shows, prizes, and much more will be topped off by the evening lighting ceremony on Public Square. Saturday, November 30 • 10:00am – 4:00pm • Main Library and Louis Stokes Wing Visit the Library for a variety of free family activities: Toy Train…

Continue reading

Explore Your Curiosity at Maker Faire

On Saturday, November 2, the Library will host a FREE hands-on event featuring cutting edge technology at a cool new location. Tap into your creative side, explore your curiosity and get inspired at the 7th annual Maker Faire Cleveland. The Cleveland Public Library is hosting the FREE family-friendly event on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at…

Continue reading

How Books Build Community: Soledad O’Brien and Killer Mike Discuss Imagination, Community and Personal Growth

From George Orwell’s Animal Farm to Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and from the works of Zora Neale Hurston to Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou, and Nikki Giovanni, literature has inspired and influenced the lives of journalist Soledad O’Brien and rapper Michael “Killer Mike” Render. O’Brien and Killer Mike appeared in conversation to discuss the power of reading on September 24…

Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

September 26, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 6/18/19; and Special Board Meeting of 8/29/19. PUBLIC COMMENT III. COMMUNICATIONS  Letters from: Paul R. Williams, Ph.D., Past President, Rowfant Club Vera J. Camden, Professor of English and Valentino L. Zullo, Ph.D. Candidate, Kent State University MOTION TO…

Continue reading

Leading with Her Heart, Lavetta’s Path to Refuge, Learning, Community

Lavetta Louise Price is a woman on a mission—to start a business, to strengthen her community, and, most of all, to help others. Thanks to the resources available to her at Cleveland Public Library’s East 131st Street Branch, she’s able to accomplish all these goals and more. “This is a place where you have access to the world,” Price says.…

Continue reading