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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Cleveland Public Library Embarks on Branch Revitalization Project

Cleveland Public Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to revitalize its neighborhood branch libraries and ensure its facilities are safe, accessible, and positioned to serve the Cleveland community well into the future. “Our 27 branch libraries provide a vital network of library services for our residents throughout Cleveland,” says Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director of Cleveland Public…

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Cleveland Public Library Announces Retirement of Deputy Director Cindy Lombardo

Following a decade of exemplary service, Cindy Lombardo, Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer of Cleveland Public Library, will retire effective January 12. Ms. Lombardo held a variety of leadership roles during her ten years of employment with the Library, including six years as Deputy Director. “Throughout her tenure at Cleveland Public Library, Ms. Lombardo helped guide our mission with…

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One Community Reads

Dr.-Matthew-Desmond and his book Evicted

One Community Reads is a collaboration among the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community. Throughout January through March 2018, county residents are encouraged to read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond and join in community discussions among the public…

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