Melissa Sweet on Writing, Ideas, and Creative Conviction 

When Melissa Sweet accepted the 2018 Sugarman Award at a special ceremony at Cleveland Public Library on September 20, she held it up and said, “This award reminds me of icicles coming off my house in Maine.” It was just the sort of image one might expect from the author of a children’s biography about E.B. White—it celebrates the beauty of language while conjuring a specific place.     Prior to the ceremony, Sweet, who received the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award for Some…

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Collinwood Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs Beginning September 21

As part of a system-wide effort to ensure Cleveland Public Library’s branch libraries are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future, Collinwood Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, the branch is expected to temporarily close on Friday, September 21. During this time, patrons will be directed to the…

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Langston Hughes Branch Temporarily Closes for Repairs September 17

As part of a system-wide effort to ensure Cleveland Public Library’s branch libraries are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future, Langston Hughes Branch is scheduled to undergo some necessary repair work. As a result, the branch is expected to temporarily close on Monday, September 17. During this time, patrons will be directed to…

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Congresswoman Marcia Fudge Keynotes Panel Discussion on Ohio Workforce Development

Today, a panel of leading Ohioans will highlight how libraries address community workforce needs. The program, titled “Libraries Educate Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Careers,” features keynote remarks from Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11). “Libraries are a fundamental part of our communities,” says Congresswoman Fudge. “They are not only information hubs, but also places of refuge for our teens, serve as shelter…

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