Learning Circles: Online Learning with In-Person Guidance

Business Team Seminar Corporate Strategy Concept

Are you interested in online learning but feel intimidated by the process? Do you want to expand your educational horizons but worry that embarking on coursework independently or online isn’t for you? If so, joining a Learning Circle at Cleveland Public Library can help jump-start your online education. Cleveland Public Library is partnering with Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to…

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CPL to Receive Auditor of State Award with Distinction for FY 2016

The Ohio Auditor of the State is awarding Cleveland Public Library the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for fiscal year 2016. The award, which rewards clean audit reports, has been bestowed upon the Library for the last five consecutive years. This year, for the first time, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will travel to Cleveland to present the award in…

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Coffee and Comics with Marc Sumerak and Christopher Darling

Octavofest celebrates the book and paper arts with comics and coffee: comics professionals host workshops for participants of all skill levels. Enjoy free Rising Star coffee while creating your own personal comics or refining your sequential art skills. October 7: Featured Speaker Marc Sumerak Marc Sumerak is an Eisner and Harvey award-nominated comics creator. He has contributed as writer and…

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Big Read 2017: Station Eleven


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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Design Competition

The Cleveland Public Library, with the support of the Cleveland Foundation, is conducting a design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. branch library, to be located on Euclid Avenue in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. Qualified design firms are invited to submit Statements of Qualification by 5:00 PM EST on November 27, 2017. Please register here to receive a…

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7 Myths About Reading to Your Child

Myth #1: My child is too young. He won’t sit through a whole story! It’s never too early to start reading to your child. In fact, many experts recommend building the habit of reading together while your child is still in the womb. Studies show that babies develop their sense of hearing around the beginning of the third trimester and…

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Finance Committee Meeting

October 17, 2017 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon   AGENDA     FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Eighth Amendment to the Year 2017 Appropriation Resolution to Accept Grant, As a Subrecipient, from Internet Archive through Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS)to Create Community History Web Archives Resolution to Authorize Updated Institutional Fee Schedule with PNC Institutional…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

October 19, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon   AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 9/21/17 and Finance Committee Meeting of 9/19/17. COMMUNICATIONS          III. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of September (EXHIBIT 1) Eighth Amendment to the Year 2017 Appropriation…

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National Novel Writing Month at Cleveland Public Library


November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. November 30. This writing marathon…

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CPL Partners with Kniguru to Announce the American Version of this Russian Contest for Children’s Literature


CLEVELAND, OH—A prestigious Russian book award for children’s literature is debuting in the United States with a kick-off event held at Cleveland Public Library’s Memorial-Nottingham Branch on October 7. As the only book contest for children’s literature judged by young readers directly, Kniguru in America will offer youth ages 10-21 the opportunity to review Russian-language books and vote for winners…

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