Vargas on Immigration, Citizenship, and American Identity

“The last time I was in Cleveland, I was scared,” José Antonio Vargas admitted during his October 13 appearance at Cleveland Public Library. He was referring to his previous visit to the city a decade ago, when he was covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign—and worried that her secret service agents would discover he was an undocumented immigrant. “Now, my name is…

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Writers & Readers Presents Susan Orlean on Saturday, Nov 10

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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Langston Hughes Branch Reopens October 19, Community Reception October 27

Cleveland Public Library is pleased to announce that library services at Langston Hughes Branch will resume when the branch reopens to the public on Friday, October 19, 2018. Langston Hughes Branch closed for repairs on September 17, 2018 as part of a larger capital improvement project, which will help ensure Cleveland Public Library can best serve community members well into…

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