From Bridges to Belief: Four Events to Focus on Cleveland History

Historical Bridges of Cleveland: Analyzing the Technical and Social Impact on the City (black and white image of a moveable bridge in the upward/open position)

Bridges, photographs, a historic exposition, and decline and renewal are all part of Cleveland’s history—and they also serve as the focus of four upcoming educational events held at Cleveland Public Library. This series of events will take place in the Library’s downtown Main Library campus from late October through December. First, on October 28, historical bridge researchers and engineers Bill…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Design Competition

The Cleveland Public Library, with the support of the Cleveland Foundation, is conducting a design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. branch library, to be located on Euclid Avenue in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. Qualified design firms are invited to submit Statements of Qualification by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 27, 2017. Please register here to receive a…

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National Novel Writing Month at Cleveland Public Library


November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. November 30. This writing marathon…

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Sam Quinones: Author and National Geographic Journalist Discusses Opioid Epidemic

Sam Quinones

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Cleveland Public Library will host a special event featuring Sam Quinones, the author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015) in the Louis Stokes Wing of the downtown Main Library. During his talk, Quinones will discuss the far-ranging causes of our nation’s heroin and opioid epidemics. According to the Centers for…

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