Rock x CPL, Powered by PNC: A Family Friendly Virtual Event

Join the Rock Hall and the Cleveland Public Library for this free virtual event for families and children of all ages! Featuring music education activities curated by the Rock Hall’s award-winning Education team, activities and stories with the Cleveland Public Library, music performances from local Cleveland musicians, Brent Kirby and Ray Flanagan, and an instrument show and tell from Keep…

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, fun, and educational programs for the entire family at the Library

Cleveland Public Library will honor the rich history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. “Everyone is welcome at the People’s University. We believe the best way to understand each other is to experience other cultures,” said Twyla Turner, Director of Inclusion & Leadership Education at Cleveland Public Library.…

Author: Ayana Gray brings Beasts of Prey to the Cleveland Zoo

In celebration of Cleveland Book Week, Cleveland Public Library presents author Ayana Gray for a book discussion about her much-anticipated series, Beasts of Prey, in the breathtaking Rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Wednesday, September 29 | 6:30 p.m. Gray is a lover of monsters, mythos, and #MelaninMagic. Her debut novel, Beasts of Prey, is about the fate that…

A New Way to Do Business: A Conversation with the Cleveland Public Library

The Cleveland Public Library is doing business differently, and we want to do more business with vendors in the community. Join us on Thursday, August 26 for a 90-minute community event to learn more about how you can do business with the library, and the way that we are doing business differently. This important event will highlight the library’s intention to turn…

The Art of Speaking Up: Claudia Rankine Discusses Race and Whiteness in America

On July 24, Literary Cleveland’s 2021 Inkubator writing conference culminated in a keynote address from author Claudia Rankine, who discussed the power of engaging in conversation about race and whiteness in America. The event was moderated by ideastream reporter Shelli Reeves and presented by Cleveland Public Library. Rankine’s latest book, Just Us: An American Conversation, mines the conversations she had…