Sharing the Facts to Clarify Confusion around Negotiations between Cleveland Public Library and SEIU District 1199

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Cleveland Public Library is in negotiations with SEIU District 1199. The Library is bargaining in good faith for a strong and sustainable future – to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars, fulfill our promises to the community, and to secure the future of the organization so it can continue to evolve over the next 150 years.  The truth is important. We hope you…

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Celebrate Dr. King's Legacy with Cleveland Public Library

All Cleveland Public Library locations are closed in observance of the MLK holiday. However, the Library’s 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony at 1:00pm at John Hay Campus High School Auditorium and other special events at the Main Library at 4:30pm are proceeding as planned today. We anticipate that one of our union partners, SEIU District 1199, will…

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Celebrate Black History Month at Cleveland Public Library

Cleveland Public Library is kicking off its celebration of Black History Month with a conversation about race, racism, and the power of bias. On Saturday, February 8, Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, and Cleveland native Jennifer Eberhardt, who wrote Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We…

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The Oberlin Sanctuary Project

Cleveland Public Library’s Langston Hughes Branch will host a public program related to the Oberlin Sanctuary Project.  This project documents the history of Oberlin’s efforts to provide sanctuary, safe haven, and assistance for those in need. This history includes stories of Oberlin residents and Oberlin College students and faculty members assisting runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad before the American…

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