Family Puppetry Fun with Master Puppeteer Hobey Ford, Workshop and Performance

Cleveland Public Library is pleased to welcome master puppeteer Hobey Ford for an afternoon of family fun at Main Library on Saturday, September 14. Join Hobey’s shadow puppets workshop before his show, Migration!  While you’re at Main Library, reawaken the wonder of puppetry at Cleveland Public Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen, part of the library’s year-long celebration…

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Board Approves Recommended Design Firms for Initial Branch Renovations

On August 29, the Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees voted to approve recommendations for the design firms selected to enter into negotiations to renovate or rebuild five branch libraries: Hough, Jefferson, Walz, West Park, and Woodland. This development marks an early and significant step in the Library’s ambitious Facilities Master Plan, which sets out to evaluate and transform every…

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Farewell to Fines: Cleveland Public Library Goes Fine Free

On July 27, when Clevelanders flocked to the CPL150 Street Festival held in honor of the Library’s 150th anniversary, they also had another reason to celebrate: the official start of the Library’s new fine-fee policy, which will increase public access to library resources and information. “We want to remove barriers, not block people from accessing the Library,” says Executive Director Felton…

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Win Two Free Tickets to Browns Preseason Game on August 29

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, the Cleveland Browns have gifted the Cleveland Public Library Foundation with free pre-season tickets to the Thursday, August 29th game versus the Detroit Lions. To receive two complimentary tickets* to the game, simply take the Browns’ #Give10Pledge by pledging to volunteer to read to a child for at least 10 hours this year. For…

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