Paul Beatty: For the Love of Reading

“It started with reading,” Paul Beatty said during his September 22 appearance at Cleveland Public Library as part of the 2018 Writers & Readers series. “I grew up without a television, so [my sisters and I] read the books our mom had. She had a lot of books, thank goodness.” That early love of reading eventually led to Beatty’s writing…

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Cleveland Public Library Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, the Ohio Auditor of the State is awarding Cleveland Public Library the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. The award, which rewards clean audit reports, recognizes the Library’s work for fiscal year 2017. Public entities must meet specific criteria during their financial audits to be eligible for an Auditor of the State Award with Distinction.…

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Coffee and Comics: Comics-Making Workshops

Create your own comics or refine your sequential art skills while enjoying free Rising Star coffee! These events are free and open to participants of all skill levels. Both workshops will be held at Rising Star Coffee Roasters, 3617 Walton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113. Making Comics with Cleveland’s Angela Oster Local illustrator and cartoonist Angela Oster draws delicate monsters and…

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Prison Nation Exhibit

At least 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. Prison Nation uses recently-discovered photo archives to help tell the story of incarceration and its disproportionate effect on people and communities of color. Mass incarceration, however, impacts everyone. All Americans are impacted and implicated by a system of governance that uses prison as a “solution” to our society’s social,…

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