Board of Library Trustees Meeting

May 16, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 4/18/19; Capital Committee Meeting of 4/13/19; and Finance Committee Meeting of 4/16/19.  PRESENTATION:  CPL Advocacy Update – Shenise Johnson Thomas, Chief of External Relations and Development and Tim Cosgrove, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs COMMUNICATIONS   Email:  Christine Polisena,…

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Cleveland Public Library, ideastream, Cleveland Print Room Capture Cleveland Stories in 2019

In honor of its 150th anniversary year, Cleveland Public Library is launching two ongoing, community-based projects to document and celebrate the lives of Clevelanders. Throughout 2019, in partnership with ideastream and the Cleveland Print Room, the Library will share the diversity of everyday life in the city through photographs and stories. “Through these photography and oral history projects, we’re committing…

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The Heart of the Community

On December 1, 2018, hundreds of visitors attended the newly restored South Branch reopening ceremony. The day was a whirlwind of food, music, crafts, cake, entertainment, and, most of all, a celebration of the patrons, citizens, advocates, and staff who helped restore the branch to the community. The event provided something for all attendees, no matter their age or interests.…

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The Magic of Puppetry Comes Alive at the Library 

Large crowd of people in entrance to historic Main Library

“Are you ready for a puppet show?”    When puppeteer Nancy Sander asked this question at the March 23 grand opening of Cleveland Public Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit, she was met with roaring cheers. The audience—children and adults alike—packed Brett Hall in Main Library to see the day’s first performance: a traditional Punch & Judy show.    According to Sander, if Cleveland…

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