Cleveland Music Collection

Any Clevelander knows rock and roll was made famous by local DJ Alan Freed who started playing the music on his radio show The Moondog House, where Freed started to popularize the term “Rock and Roll. While it’s true Cleveland Rocks, there is other music the city is well known for. The city is home to one of the top…

Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton – An Exhibit

Follow the creative birth of Superman in Cleveland through his nationwide popularity, his influence on the current superhero craze, and the continued love the community has for its homegrown superhero. This exhibit features memorabilia, art, and artifacts from the Mike Curtis Collection of Superman Memorabilia and other prominent collectors. OPENING May 6 Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st, 2nd and 3rd…

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks On Exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art January 22nd, 2017 to April 23rd, 2017 With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative painting during the 1980s. In a series of notebooks from the early…

Agenda – March 16, 2017

The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on at 12 noon on 10th floor in the Board Room at the Louis Stokes Wing, Main Library. Board Meetings are open to the public.

Agenda – March 14, 2017

The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on at 12 noon on 10th floor in the Board Room at the Louis Stokes Wing, Main Library. Board Meetings are open to the public.

Honoring the Life & Work of Zelma Watson George

An Exhibit and Program Saturday, March 25, 2017 • 2:00 p.m. Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd floor Honor the life and work of Dr. Zelma Watson George (1903–94). Dr. George was a sociologist, musicologist and performer who broke the color barrier on Broadway in 1950. She came to Cleveland to research African-American music using the resources at the Cleveland Public…