Meet the Author and Illustrator of Crown

Celebrate Cleveland Book Week with a special Sept. 29 event at Cleveland Public Library featuring Derrick Barnes and Gordan James, the author and illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. As a celebrated, multi-award-winning children’s book (Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and Ezra Jack Keats awards), Crown is an exuberant celebration of self-esteem and self-confidence. The novel brings a young black boy’s imagination to life through the stories…

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Join Cleveland Public Library and the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center for a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture. Bring the entire family to this FREE event featuring crafts, song, dance, and food reflecting Cleveland’s vibrant Hispanic and Latino communities. Sat, Sep, 22 at 4 pm Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 2800 Archwood Ave. Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural…

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to Cleveland Public Library

One world, one week, one festival: You are the judge. On Friday, September 28, Cleveland Public Library will serve as a screening location for the Manhattan Short Film Festival. This celebration of film occurs simultaneously across the globe, allowing audience members to select their favorite films to move on for Oscar consideration. From September 27 through October 7, over 100,000 film lovers…

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Benjamin Percy on Grit, Talent, and Telling a Story

Benjamin Percy Being Interviewed on Cleveland Public Library's Auditorium Stage

Benjamin Percy can find a lesson about storytelling just about anywhere. In a Batman comic? Of course. While watching Breaking Bad, Goldfinger, Die Hard, or Law & Order? Certainly. What about in the stories of Alice Munro or Flannery O’Connor, or in novels like Catcher in the Rye or Remains of the Day? You bet. While you’re at it, don’t…

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