Snapshot of Cleveland in 2019

The Library’s community-based storytelling and photography projects, which run throughout 2019 as a way to celebrate and document the lives of Clevelanders, are currently in full swing—and Cleveland residents still have the chance to record their oral histories or participate in a photo shoot. Local photographers are busy capturing the city and its people for Cleveland 20/20: A Photographic Exploration…

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Documenting a Diverse City

Cleveland, get ready for your close-up. This year, thanks to the Library’s special partnerships with the Cleveland Print Room and ideastream, the lives and times of our city will be documented, shared, and celebrated like never before. These two ongoing, community-based projects—one focusing on photography, the other on storytelling—will also help honor Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary year. “What better…

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The Heart of the Community

On December 1, 2018, hundreds of visitors attended the newly restored South Branch reopening ceremony. The day was a whirlwind of food, music, crafts, cake, entertainment, and, most of all, a celebration of the patrons, citizens, advocates, and staff who helped restore the branch to the community. The event provided something for all attendees, no matter their age or interests.…

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The Ancient Art of Puppetry

Puppet Show

While beloved characters like the Muppets might stand as the reference point for puppets in our cultural imaginations today, Cleveland Public Library’s 2019 exhibit, The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen, will go deeper to explore puppetry on a wider scale. After all, the art of puppetry has a rich history that spans centuries, cultures, and the world’s nations.…

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