Collinwood Branch Reopens December 29

The final neighborhood library undergoing repair work as part of Cleveland Public Library’s branch revitalization project is set to reopen just in time for the new year. Library services at Collinwood Branch will resume on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Collinwood closed for repairs on September 21, 2018 as part of a larger capital improvement project to ensure Cleveland Public Library…

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Help the Library Celebrate 150 Years by Sharing Your Story

Woman and a child playing with a toy house at Woodland Branch.

Why does Cleveland Public Library matter to you? What are your favorite memories involving the Library? How do you envision the Library’s next 150 years of service to the community? This is your chance to share. As we prepare to celebrate Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary in 2019, we’re inviting patrons, community members, and staff to submit their favorite memories…

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Holiday Hoopla

Saturday, December 8 Puppets with Pizazz: A Punch & Judy Christmas Laugh at the antics of Mr. Punch as he and his family prepare for Christmas in a performance by award-winning puppeteer Nancy Sander. Stay for punch and cookies following the show. 1pm in Louis Stokes Wing, Indoor Reading Garden, 1st Floor Cleveland Inner City Ballet presents The Nutcracker Enjoy…

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Burning Love: Susan Orlean on Why Libraries Matter

It all started with a library book that smelled of fire. When author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean toured the Los Angeles Public Library after moving to the city, her tour guide pulled a book from the shelf, inhaled deeply, and said, “You can still smell the smoke in some of them.” He was referring to the catastrophic…

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