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…

Writers & Readers: Eberhardt and DiAngelo Discuss Racism, White Fragility (Recap)

Bias influences everything from who we see as suspicious in our neighborhoods to our hiring and promotion decisions to who jurors sentence to die. Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. On Saturday, February 8, authors Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., and Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D., came together in a timely conversation about racism and white fragility as part of Cleveland Public Library’s Writers & Readers series.…

How Books Build Community: Soledad O’Brien and Killer Mike Discuss Imagination, Community and Personal Growth

From George Orwell’s Animal Farm to Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and from the works of Zora Neale Hurston to Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou, and Nikki Giovanni, literature has inspired and influenced the lives of journalist Soledad O’Brien and rapper Michael “Killer Mike” Render. O’Brien and Killer Mike appeared in conversation to discuss the power of reading on September 24…