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Fourth Annual Inkubator Writing Conference

Literary Cleveland’s fourth annual Inkubator writing conference offers a range of free events for aspiring writers (open to adults and youth ages 14-17). Enjoy writing workshops, seminars, craft talks, panel discussions, reading opportunities, and more. A week of Inkubator events kicks off on July 31, with the final two featured events held at Cleveland Public Library. Fiction Craft Talk with…

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Finding Common Ground at Cleveland Public Library 

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Cleveland Public Library will participate in Common Ground, the Cleveland Foundation’s day of community conversation that will feature more than 100 discussions throughout Northeast Ohio. All Common Ground events include a free meal and will surround the central theme “Why does place matter?” The Library is excited to be involved with three Common Ground discussions:…

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Writers & Readers: Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean The author of Saturday Night, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and The Orchid Thief (which became an Academy Award-winning film), describes her Cleveland childhood as “happy and uneventful…back when the Indians were still a lousy team.” Studying literature and history, she dreamt of writing long stories about interesting things but…

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Cleveland Public Library Names SO-IL + JKurtz Winners of MLK Design Competition

The winning team proposed designing the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch around the concept of Dr. King’s “table of brotherhood.” The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees has announced SO-IL of Brooklyn, New York, and JKurtz Architects of Cleveland as the winning team in the design competition for the Library’s new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch. During a special…

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Cleveland Public Library Board of Library Trustees Meeting

June 19, 2018 Trustees Room Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 05/22/18. Presentation: Carnegie West Historic Lamp Replacement Project – Angelo Trivisonno MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS IV. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of May (EXHIBIT 1) Fifth Amendment to…

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A Tribute to Dr. Motoko B. Yatabe Reece (November 4, 1926 – May 30, 2018)

Dr. Motoko Reece was a true gem of Cleveland Public Library. The legacy she built in Special Collections was to honor and enlighten the public of the collections established by John G. White back in 1899. Today, the White Collections of chess, Orientalia, and folklore are world-renowned. Dr. Reece worked in the Fine Arts & Special Collections Department for 20…

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