Author: Ayana Gray brings Beasts of Prey to the Cleveland Zoo

In celebration of Cleveland Book Week, Cleveland Public Library presents author Ayana Gray for a book discussion about her much-anticipated series, Beasts of Prey, in the breathtaking Rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, September 29 | 6:30 p.m. Gray is a lover of monsters, mythos, and #MelaninMagic. Her debut novel, Beasts of Prey, is about the fate that…

Writers & Readers: Eberhardt and DiAngelo Discuss Racism, White Fragility (Recap)

Bias influences everything from who we see as suspicious in our neighborhoods to our hiring and promotion decisions to who jurors sentence to die. Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. On Saturday, February 8, authors Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., and Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D., came together in a timely conversation about racism and white fragility as part of Cleveland Public Library’s Writers & Readers series.…

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan, Book Signing

Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention touched the nation and the world. His family’s story of immigration, hope, struggle, achievement, and loss illustrates both the American Dream and its tarnished reality. In partnership with Global Cleveland, Khan, author of An American Family and This Is Our Constitution, will host a meet-and-greet and book signing in advance of…

Marvel Comics Writer and YA Author Gabby Rivera Coming to Cleveland Public Library

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Registration Author Gabby Rivera believes it’s vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream, and tell their own stories—and in so doing, open a radical space for creativity. As a queer, Latinx, millennial woman, she strives to be a thoughtful ally for others, she confronts privilege and power, and she asks difficult questions: What…

Author Visit: Steven Hartov

Steven Hartov’s real-life experiences in the U.S. Merchant Marine Military Sealift Command, the Israel Defense Force Airborne Corps, and the Israeli Military Intelligence Special Operations Branch pepper his works of fiction and nonfiction. All are recommended reading by the U.S. Army War College, including his trilogy of espionage novels based in the Middle East (The Heat of Ramadan, The Nylon…

Paul Beatty: For the Love of Reading

“It started with reading,” Paul Beatty said during his September 22 appearance at Cleveland Public Library as part of the 2018 Writers & Readers series. “I grew up without a television, so [my sisters and I] read the books our mom had. She had a lot of books, thank goodness.” That early love of reading eventually led to Beatty’s writing…