Author Visit: Ibi Zoboi

National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi discusses her debut YA novel American Street. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a graduate of the Clarion West Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. This event is presented in partnership with Literary Cleveland. Thu, Apr 5…

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2017 Kniguru in America Winners Announced 

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Cleveland Public Library congratulates the winners of the inaugural Kniguru in America contest, a competition encouraging youth to review Russian-language books. Nine children from across the United States were recognized as winners, including three Cleveland Public Library patrons who composed reviews based on books they borrowed from the Library’s collection.  Kniguru, a prestigious Russian book award for children’s literature, partnered with Cleveland…

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2018/2019 Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship

The Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program was created by the City of Cleveland in 2007. Eligible Students City of Cleveland employees Dependents of City of Cleveland employees High School Seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Seniors in the Youth Development Program or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation How to Apply Visit…

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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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