Gold Star Father Khizr Khan, Book Signing

Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention touched the nation and the world. His family’s story of immigration, hope, struggle, achievement, and loss illustrates both the American Dream and its tarnished reality. In partnership with Global Cleveland, Khan, author of An American Family and This Is Our Constitution, will host a meet-and-greet and book signing in advance of…

Finding the Perfect Beach Reads at Edgewater BookBox

Last summer, Lila Gibson was at Edgewater Beach with her mother when she came across a pleasant surprise: a miniature library right on the shore of Lake Erie. “I saw it and said, ‘Hey, it’s a library at the beach!’” she remembers. “Wow.” Lila, who was ten at the time, immediately set about exploring this latest addition to Cleveland Public Library’s offerings. At…

Marvel Comics Writer and YA Author Gabby Rivera Coming to Cleveland Public Library

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Registration Author Gabby Rivera believes it’s vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream, and tell their own stories—and in so doing, open a radical space for creativity. As a queer, Latinx, millennial woman, she strives to be a thoughtful ally for others, she confronts privilege and power, and she asks difficult questions: What…

Celebrate Be My Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat, August 9

Cartoon animal lined up looking over a fence.

Register to attend this family-friendly event for parents and children ages 3-8! Be My Neighbor Day is all about being a caring neighbor and supporting the families in our neighborhood. The event will include the following entertaining and educational activities: PNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure Cleveland Metroparks Eco Explorers PRE4CLE and Starting Point will offer information on registering…

Comics-Making Workshops hosted by Rising Star Coffee

Comics-Making Workshops hosted by Rising Star Coffee Learn from comics pros how to create your own comics or refine your sequential art skills – all while enjoying free Rising Star coffee! For participants of all ages and skill levels. Two Saturdays in August! Rising Star Coffee Roastery (at the Hildebrant Bldg) 3617 Walton Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113 Making Comics with…

Libraries as Life-Changers

I’m so grateful I’m in a place now where I can say the Library helped me become the person I am today. I’m a perfect example of how the Library can make a difference in a person’s life. – Juanita O. Brent State Representative, Ohio House District 12 As State Representative Juanita O. Brent tells it, Cleveland Public Library changed…