Congresswoman Marcia Fudge Keynotes Panel Discussion on Ohio Workforce Development

Today, a panel of leading Ohioans will highlight how libraries address community workforce needs. The program, titled “Libraries Educate Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Careers,” features keynote remarks from Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11). “Libraries are a fundamental part of our communities,” says Congresswoman Fudge. “They are not only information hubs, but also places of refuge for our teens, serve as shelter…

Finding Common Ground at Cleveland Public Library 

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Cleveland Public Library will participate in Common Ground, the Cleveland Foundation’s day of community conversation that will feature more than 100 discussions throughout Northeast Ohio. All Common Ground events include a free meal and will surround the central theme “Why does place matter?” The Library is excited to be involved with three Common Ground discussions:…

Cleveland Public Library Names SO-IL + JKurtz Winners of MLK Design Competition

The winning team proposed designing the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch around the concept of Dr. King’s “table of brotherhood.” The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees has announced SO-IL of Brooklyn, New York, and JKurtz Architects of Cleveland as the winning team in the design competition for the Library’s new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch. During a special…

Cleveland Public Library Accepts Gift from Patrick O’Connor Trust

Cleveland Public Library was recently honored to accept a gift from the Patrick O’Connor Trust. Named for the late Patrick Joseph O’Connor, this trust reflects the life of a selfless individual who quietly gave back to his community. The value of the trust assets directed to Cleveland Public Library amounts to $86,701.90. Mr. O’Connor was born January 7, 1935. He…

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…

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…