Winterfest at Cleveland Public Library

Downtown Cleveland kicks off the holiday season with this special winter wonderland. Pop-up holiday shops, food trucks, shows, prizes, and much more will be topped off by the evening lighting ceremony on Public Square. Saturday, November 30 • 10:00am – 4:00pm • Main Library and Louis Stokes Wing Visit the Library for a variety of free family activities: Toy Train…

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Libraries as Life-Changers

I’m so grateful I’m in a place now where I can say the Library helped me become the person I am today. I’m a perfect example of how the Library can make a difference in a person’s life. – Juanita O. Brent State Representative, Ohio House District 12 As State Representative Juanita O. Brent tells it, Cleveland Public Library changed…

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Burning Love: Susan Orlean on Why Libraries Matter

It all started with a library book that smelled of fire. When author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean toured the Los Angeles Public Library after moving to the city, her tour guide pulled a book from the shelf, inhaled deeply, and said, “You can still smell the smoke in some of them.” He was referring to the catastrophic…

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Free Pass to a World of Natural Wonders

Meet an albino raccoon, marvel at dinosaur bones, watch otters frolic in the water, stargaze in a planetarium, and more—all at no cost, thanks to a special partnership between Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The family pass program allows anyone with a valid Cleveland Public Library card to check out a pass admitting up to…

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