Experience Art and Culture This Summer at Cleveland Public Library

Cleveland Public Library is hosting international installations and performance art this summer. Experience art and culture at Main Campus and other Library locations. FRONT 2022 Cleveland Public Library is a participating venue for FRONT International 2022: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (FRONT 2022). FRONT 2022 is a free summer-long arts festival that occurs every three years in Cleveland, Akron, and…

Top 10 Things to Do in Cleveland | Main Library Edition

Pam Eyerdam (blond haired woman) standing at a table, looking at large art prints in the Special Collections Department.

No tour of Cleveland would be complete without a trip to Cleveland Public Library’s Main Campus. Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, visit Downtown to experience why Cleveland is home to one of the top-ranked libraries in the nation. Here’s a short list of things to do and see at Main Library. DID YOU KNOW? Built for just less…

Baggage Claim: Reading Garden Installation Celebrates New Beginnings

I often think of my kids when I think of progress. The idea of the future, of the possibility of something new happening, is what fascinates me about youth. I can see myself in them—I can see whole alternative ways of living. Artist Darius Steward Darius Steward’s Baggage Claim, in Search of New Beginnings, an installation embracing themes of identity,…

Hope Blooms at Cleveland Public Library

Hope is sprouting at Cleveland Public Library. Five giant inflatable flowers are now on display in the Eastman Reading Garden as part of the Hope Blooms Ohio project. Beachwood High School Marketing and Junior Achievement students developed the pop art installation to inspire hope and uplift our community. Each flower represents the mission of Hope Blooms Ohio: unity, love, health, blossom, inspire, and joy. The students are using the project…

Rose DeSiano’s public monument, “Reflect & Refract Democracy,” engages the Eastman Garden

Public education is democracy playing out. It’s the democracy of knowledge, how people should have access to information across all levels, classes, and educations. So it’s perfect to have that work in a public space like a library. Rose DeSiano, Reflect & Refract Democracy Even in these times of social distancing, visitors to Cleveland Public Library’s Eastman Reading Garden can…

The Magic of Puppetry Comes Alive at the Library 

Large crowd of people in entrance to historic Main Library

“Are you ready for a puppet show?”    When puppeteer Nancy Sander asked this question at the March 23 grand opening of Cleveland Public Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit, she was met with roaring cheers. The audience—children and adults alike—packed Brett Hall in Main Library to see the day’s first performance: a traditional Punch & Judy show.    According to Sander, if Cleveland…