Russian Book Club Celebrates 10 Years

Cleveland Public Library’s Russian Book Club, which meets every other month at Memorial-Nottingham Branch, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary—and it’s still going strong. “It’s an opportunity to get together and discuss quality literature,” Victoria Kabo, International Languages Librarian, says of the Russian Book Club. “About 15 or 16 people come to every meeting, and we always have a lively and…

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Chris Pekoc: Developing as an Artist at the Library

“Cleveland Public Library made an important impact on my early artistic development. I’m largely self-taught as an artist, and most of my education took place in the Library’s Fine Arts collection. I remember walking through the stacks and pulling books off the shelf to learn about an artist I wasn’t familiar with. The Library enhanced my knowledge and my deep…

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Renee Volchko: How Cleveland Public Library Helps Entrepreneurs

“If you’re an entrepreneur, you can’t do it on your own. You need help. I cannot tell you how much connecting with people has made a difference—people are the most important thing. When I used TechCentral’s MakerSpace to print my labels on the vinyl cutter, the staff walked me through the process and showed me how to do it myself. It’s much…

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Peace, Love, and Video Games: eSports at Cleveland Public Library 

As a child growing up in Cleveland, Cella Borgia played video games to bond with her father. In the process, she discovered a love of gaming that persisted into adulthood. Gaming as an adult, however, was a different experience. Gone were the days of gathering with childhood friends to play in the same room—adult gamers, by comparison, were relatively isolated. That’s why Cella and her partner, Keven Barrera, decided to start…

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