Cleveland Public Library Embarks on Branch Revitalization Project

Cleveland Public Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to revitalize its neighborhood branch libraries and ensure its facilities are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future. “Our 27 branch libraries provide a vital network of library services for our residents throughout Cleveland,” says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director of Cleveland Public…

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Apollo’s Fire

Papa Bach and His Kids: The World’s Most Amazing Musical Family A FREE family concert for ages 6 to 96 presented by Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s own internationally acclaimed Baroque orchestra. Warning: audience members might learn to sing a fugue theme, dance the Menuet, or play a ground bass at the harpsichord! Apollo’s Fire Family Concerts spark learners of all ages…

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Author Visit: Angie Thomas Presents The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas, acclaimed author of The Hate U Give (HarperCollins, 2017), will discuss her bestselling YA novel at Cleveland Public Library on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Lauded as an ambitious, timely novel that addresses racism, police violence, and the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give has become a bestselling sensation and is being adapted into…

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Laura DeMarco Presents Lost Cleveland

The new book Lost Cleveland (Pavilion Books) explores the rise and fall and the enduring spirit of a gritty city. The book features more than 200 Cleveland photos and 65 lost landmarks from the 1800s to today. On January 27 at Cleveland Public Library, author Laura DeMarco will take guests on a visual and oral tour through Cleveland’s glorious past…

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Cleveland Public Library Names Tena Wilson as New Deputy Director

Tena Wilson, Executive Director of Stark County District Library, has been appointed Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Cleveland Public Library. She will begin her new role on February 5, 2018. Ms. Wilson’s appointment signals her return to Cleveland Public Library, where she previously worked from 2006-2012. She served the Library in a variety of roles during that…

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Illegal Move: The Claude F. Bloodgood Chess Collection

Cleveland Public Library houses the largest chess publication library in the world. It includes any type of chess-related document, manuscript, photograph, object, or archive that falls in this category. The Claude F. Bloodgood Collection was donated to the Library in 2003. It contains Bloodgood’s personal papers, including legal documents, medical and other prison records, and chess-related items from the 1970s…

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