Family Puppetry Fun with Master Puppeteer Hobey Ford, Workshop and Performance

Cleveland Public Library is pleased to welcome master puppeteer Hobey Ford for an afternoon of family fun at Main Library on Saturday, September 14. Join Hobey’s shadow puppets workshop before his show, Migration!  While you’re at Main Library, reawaken the wonder of puppetry at Cleveland Public Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen, part of the library’s year-long celebration…

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Gold Star Father Khizr Khan, Book Signing

Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention touched the nation and the world. His family’s story of immigration, hope, struggle, achievement, and loss illustrates both the American Dream and its tarnished reality. In partnership with Global Cleveland, Khan, author of An American Family and This Is Our Constitution, will host a meet-and-greet and book signing in advance of…

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at Cleveland Public Library

Author Visit: Gabby Rivera Inspiring Radical Creativity Rivera’s new Marvel series America stars America Chavez, a queer, Latinx superhero who tackles America’s ancestry and ethnicity. Sat, Sep 7 | 2:00pm Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium Register Here   Latinas Out Loud: Screening of Ovarian Psycos The Ovarian Psycos, a Latina bike gang in East Los Angeles, form a community of women-identifying folks who…

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Snapshot of Cleveland in 2019

The Library’s community-based storytelling and photography projects, which run throughout 2019 as a way to celebrate and document the lives of Clevelanders, are currently in full swing—and Cleveland residents still have the chance to record their oral histories or participate in a photo shoot. Local photographers are busy capturing the city and its people for Cleveland 20/20: A Photographic Exploration…

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Board Approves Recommended Design Firms for Initial Branch Renovations

On August 29, the Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees voted to approve recommendations for the design firms selected to enter into negotiations to renovate or rebuild five branch libraries: Hough, Jefferson, Walz, West Park, and Woodland. This development marks an early and significant step in the Library’s ambitious Facilities Master Plan, which sets out to evaluate and transform every…

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Farewell to Fines: Cleveland Public Library Goes Fine Free

On July 27, when Clevelanders flocked to the CPL150 Street Festival held in honor of the Library’s 150th anniversary, they also had another reason to celebrate: the official start of the Library’s new fine-fee policy, which will increase public access to library resources and information. “We want to remove barriers, not block people from accessing the Library,” says Executive Director Felton…

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