From Bridges to Belief: Four Events to Focus on Cleveland History

Historical Bridges of Cleveland: Analyzing the Technical and Social Impact on the City (black and white image of a moveable bridge in the upward/open position)

Bridges, photographs, a historic exposition, and decline and renewal are all part of Cleveland’s history—and they also serve as the focus of four upcoming educational events held at Cleveland Public Library. This series of events will take place in the Library’s downtown Main Library campus from late October through December. First, on October 28, historical bridge researchers and engineers Bill…

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Big Read 2017: Station Eleven

NEA BIG READ

We’re joining the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and Literary Cleveland for the NEA Big Read 2017! This large, community read project—funded by the National Endowment for the Arts—features Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The Big Read includes a kick-off and finale, book discussions, upcycling/maker programs, graphic novel and creative writing workshops for people of all ages, and more.…

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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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eSports

There’s something for everyone including players, spectators, enthusiasts and casual fans. eSports turns videogaming into a community event. Don’t miss it! Get your hands on cutting edge gaming devices, show off your skills, watch great gaming action, network with Northeast Ohio gamers and groups, enjoy virtual reality demos, learn about  live-streaming, and get an intro to PC building or game…

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Finance Committee Meeting

January 18, 2018 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution Regarding December 31, 2017 General Fund Balance First Amendment to the Year 2018 Appropriation Resolution to Ratify Agreement for Purchase of Electricity Resolution to Accept Gift from the Jean Z. Piety Trust Resolution to Engage Synchonicity Consulting, LLC for Strategic Planning Services…

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Board of Library Trustees Meetings

January 18, 2018 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 12/21/17; Joint Finance, Human Resources and Community Services Committee Meeting of 12/19/17. Presentations: Endowment Portfolio, Glen Danahey, PNC The Honorable Judge Jean Murrell Capers (Naming Request), James Lamb COMMUNICATIONS  Email from:  Bridget McHugh FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah,…

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