Prison Nation Exhibit

At least 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. Prison Nation uses recently-discovered photo archives to help tell the story of incarceration and its disproportionate effect on people and communities of color. Mass incarceration, however, impacts everyone. All Americans are impacted and implicated by a system of governance that uses prison as a “solution” to our society’s social,…

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Family Puppet Performances at the Library 

These free, family-friendly performances bring the magic of puppetry to Cleveland Public Library. Enjoy dynamic shows that make storytelling come to life. Puppet Play Premiere: Sofi and the Magical, Musical Mural This story about an imaginative girl and a magical mural is an engaging exploration of Puerto Rico’s cultural traditions as well as an ode to public art and the…

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Octavofest 2018

Join us in celebrating our region’s active arts community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books. Learn from artists and book lovers about Northeast Ohio’s rich resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts. All programs are free and open to the public. Visit octavofest.com for more…

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Explore Chinese Language, Art, and Exercise at the Library

Enjoy a range of educational and cultural offerings related to Chinese art, language, and exercise right here at Cleveland Public Library. From T’ai Chi to calligraphy, beginning language lessons, business-oriented communication classes, ink painting, and special programming for children, the Library has it all. Full Details of Classes Chinese Language for Beginners This course, designed for adults who have not previously studied Chinese, introduces students…

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