Policy on Web Accessibility

On June 19, 2018, the Board of Library Trustees voted to adopt a Policy on Web Accessibility. The Policy on Web Accessibility establishes standards for the accessibility of web-based information, resources, and services offered to patrons of Cleveland Public Library. The policy also sets forth a procedure by which the public can notify the Library of accessibility issues related to…

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Writers & Readers: Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean The author of Saturday Night, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and The Orchid Thief (which became an Academy Award-winning film), describes her Cleveland childhood as “happy and uneventful…back when the Indians were still a lousy team.” Studying literature and history, she dreamt of writing long stories about interesting things but…

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Cleveland Public Library Board of Library Trustees Meeting

June 19, 2018 Trustees Room Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 05/22/18. Presentation: Carnegie West Historic Lamp Replacement Project – Angelo Trivisonno MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS IV. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of May (EXHIBIT 1) Fifth Amendment to…

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Cleveland’s Legacy of Housing Discrimination: The Great Migration

The photo above shows typical housing available in the Cedar-Central neighborhood around East 22nd Street before the area was cleared for public housing projects in 1935. (Photo Courtesy of Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection). At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States experienced a momentous population shift that affected a number of northern cities, including Cleveland. The Great…

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