July 14th – Bastille Day

July 14th is Bastille Day, the national holiday of France. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison by ordinary citizens on July 14th, 1789, an event held by historians and French Citizens to mark the birth of the French Republic and the beginning of the French Revolution. For over a thousand years France had been ruled…

The Disobedient Chicken: An Art Book by Christine Mannix

  Cleveland Public Library Special Collections collects artist’s books created by local and regional artists. Artist’s books are works of art that transforms the concept or format of a book into an object of creative expression. They are often published in small editions or produced as one-of-a-kind. The Disobedient Chicken is a contemporary fabric artist book created from a scanned…

Hidden Figures

More than half a century ago, three brilliant African American women crossed all gender and race barriers to launch John Glenn and the United States into space.  Their untold story is now being told in the feature film Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. Join NASA and the Cleveland Public Library in celebrating the stellar…

THE ART OF POCHOIR

  Many of us may have tried stenciling as a way of decorating our home. This technique has been in use for centuries going back to cave paintings in prehistoric Europe and in images found in China along the Asian silk route.  In Paris, during the early part of the 20th century, stenciling (known as pochoir in French)  was used…

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program

Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm Doors Open to the Public at Noon Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch • 1962 Stokes Boulevard • 216-623-7018 Keynote address presented by Sr. Pastor Shawn Braxton, New Life Cathedral Keynote address presented by Sr. Pastor Shawn Braxton, New Life Cathedral The 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program keynote address will be delivered…

OverDrive Nook Periodicals Discontinued, Replaced by Flipster eMagazine Service

We regret to announce that OverDrive’s current collection of Nook Periodicals—including digital magazines and newspapers—will be discontinued in early December. Most titles will become unavailable on December 3rd, although a reduced offering may continue for a few months until the subscriptions expire. CLEVNET as a whole will not be replacing this aspect of OverDrive’s collection. However, Cleveland Public Library has…