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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MLK Jr. Branch Design Competition Finals to Be Held May 10

A man's hands drawing a blueprint on a drafting table.

Cleveland Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch design competition finals will be held Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch. This free, public event will feature presentations and Q&A sessions with the three finalists proposing architectural designs for a new branch facility. In February, Cleveland Public Library selected three design…

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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 


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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