The Oberlin Sanctuary Project

Cleveland Public Library’s Langston Hughes Branch will host a public program related to the Oberlin Sanctuary Project.  This project documents the history of Oberlin’s efforts to provide sanctuary, safe haven, and assistance for those in need. This history includes stories of Oberlin residents and Oberlin College students and faculty members assisting runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad before the American…

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Sharing the Facts to Clarify Confusion around Negotiations between Cleveland Public Library and SEIU District 1199

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Cleveland Public Library is in negotiations with SEIU District 1199. The Library is bargaining in good faith for a strong and sustainable future – to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars, fulfill our promises to the community, and to secure the future of the organization so it can continue to evolve over the next 150 years.  The truth is important. We hope you…

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Cuyahoga County Cities, Organizations Join Forces to Encourage Reading and Dialogue about Issues Affecting Our Society

What happens when nine public library systems, Playhouse Square and The City Club of Cleveland get together? One Community Reads. It’s a Cuyahoga County-wide initiative to encourage reading and cultivate dialogue about social issues affecting our communities. One Community Reads kicks off Monday, January 20 and runs through May 2020. This year’s book is Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can…

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35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony: Honoring 150 Unsung Heroes and Change Makers in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Library is honoring the heroes among us; teachers, community advocates, entrepreneurs, students, and volunteers. People who selflessly contribute to their neighborhoods every day and often go unnoticed or without praise. On Monday, January 20, 2020, Cleveland Public Library is recognizing 150 Unsung Heroes in our community at the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony at…

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