Sharing Cleveland’s Story Through Words and Images

In honor of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary year, Library staff, community partners, patrons, and Cleveland residents alike are stepping up to help document Cleveland in 2019. Throughout the year, snapshots of present-day Cleveland— not to mention hints of the city’s history and even its future—have been captured through special photography and storytelling projects. First, the Cleveland Print Room has…

Black, White and REaD: An Anniversary Affair

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Put down your book, slip on your dancing shoes and head to Cleveland Public Library to party with a few literary greats for a good cause. On Saturday, November 16, the Cleveland Public Library Foundation will host “Black, White and REaD” 150th Anniversary Affair benefiting the Cleveland Public Library. The fundraiser celebrating the Library’s sesquicentennial will kick off at 6:30…

Snapshot of Cleveland in 2019

The Library’s community-based storytelling and photography projects, which run throughout 2019 as a way to celebrate and document the lives of Clevelanders, are currently in full swing—and Cleveland residents still have the chance to record their oral histories or participate in a photo shoot. Local photographers are busy capturing the city and its people for Cleveland 20/20: A Photographic Exploration…

Cleveland Public Library Hosts Free Citywide Street Festival

To celebrate Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary and to thank the community for its longstanding support, the Library invites the public to a free, daylong street festival on Saturday, July 27 from 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. The CPL150 Street Festival will feature comedian Roy Wood Jr., a DJ set from DāM-FunK, and other high-profile performers, musicians, and artists, all as…

Party in the Streets at the #CPL150 Street Festival, July 27, 2019

Libraries don’t turn 150 years old every day. To celebrate the momentous occasion of Cleveland Public Library’s sesquicentennial anniversary—and to give back to the community that has generously supported the Library for so long—the entire city is invited to the free, daylong CPL150 Street Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2019. On this day, Superior Avenue will be closed between E.…