A Moment of Crisis and Possibility: What We Learned from Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and Caroline Randall Williams at #WritersAndReaders

On Saturday, April 17, Cleveland Public Library’s Writers & Readers series brought authors Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and Caroline Randall Williams together for a conversation surrounding race, justice, activism, history, hope, and the writers who have inspired and moved them. Glaude is the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, an MSNBC contributor, and author of,…

Recommended Reading – Community Policing #TheNext400

Here are a few titles for your next book club. Cleveland Public Library has curated a list of recommended reads that highlight the angst stemming from community policing, told from a Black perspective. These reads are in partnership with Cleveland 19’s The Next 400 series. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas More Recommended Reading

Writers & Readers: Award-Winning Authors Promote Civic Engagement during Candid Conversation

There are many ways to make a positive change in the community. Cleveland Public Library is helping facilitate change with our thought-provoking author series, Writers & Readers. The next candid conversation on the Importance of Civic Education and Engagement will include two award-winning authors: TIME Magazine columnist and MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude, Jr. who wrote Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America…

Celebrate Black History Month with Writers and Readers

Cleveland Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with thought-provoking conversations about race, policing, and civic engagement. The Library’s Writers & Readers series will return on Saturday, February 27 with a frank conversation between Jelani Cobb and Heather McGhee about Understanding Policing in the 21st Century. Cobb writes for The New Yorker and serves as a journalism professor at Columbia…