Cleveland Public Library Partners with WOIO 19News to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A new twist to a Cleveland Public Library tradition. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is partnering with WOIO 19News to broadcast its 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. There are three opportunities to watch: DATE CHANNEL TIME Sunday, January 17 WUAB Channel 43 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 18 WOIO Channel 19 9:00 a.m. Monday, January…

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Cozy Up with a Good Book! Cleveland Public Library Launches Community Winter Reading Challenge

Kick off the New Year with a good book. Starting Friday, January 1, join Cleveland Public Library for the Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Simon and Schuster. This year’s theme, “Books Like Us” celebrates diversity and culture. “It’s important for everyone to read books with characters who look like them,” said Erica Marks, Youth Outreach and Programming Coordinator at Cleveland…

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Two Days, 15 Authors Champion Truth, Justice and Diversity

Cleveland Public Library is helping families talk about race and acceptance of other cultures. We’re hosting two back-to-back events featuring authors who champion diversity and foster a love for knowledge. CLEREADS YOUNG ADULT BOOK Registration is now open for the CLEReads Young Adult Book Festival on Friday, December 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. via Hopin. This year’s event…

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Bringing the Fire: Neighborhood Voices Anthology Launches

Community line dancing outside

On Saturday, November 14, nearly 100 attendees joined the virtual launch party for Neighborhood Voices, a city-wide writing program and joint project of Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland. The event celebrated the publication of the program’s digital anthology, which features poetry, essays, and memoir pieces penned by 65 writers across the city of Cleveland to honor community, storytelling, neighborhood…

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Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson, the founding director of the Equal Justice Institute in Montgomery, Alabama shares his insights and lessons learned in 30 years on the front lines fighting injustice and inequality in the criminal justice system of the United States directly reflect on the current social movements protesting oppression, discrimination, and even death of far too many people of color at…

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Celebrate Our Neighborhood Voices with a Virtual Launch Party

Every Clevelander has a story and now, Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland are celebrating those stories during a virtual launch party for the Neighborhood Voices anthology.  Over the summer, we launched a city-wide writing project called Neighborhood Voices to allow people to connect with their neighbors and pen stories, essays, and poems about their community. The anthology consists of more than 80 works.  The virtual anthology launch…

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