The Heart of the Community

On December 1, 2018, hundreds of visitors attended the newly restored South Branch reopening ceremony. The day was a whirlwind of food, music, crafts, cake, entertainment, and, most of all, a celebration of the patrons, citizens, advocates, and staff who helped restore the branch to the community. The event provided something for all attendees, no matter their age or interests.…

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The Magic of Puppetry Comes Alive at the Library 

Large crowd of people in entrance to historic Main Library

“Are you ready for a puppet show?”    When puppeteer Nancy Sander asked this question at the March 23 grand opening of Cleveland Public Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit, she was met with roaring cheers. The audience—children and adults alike—packed Brett Hall in Main Library to see the day’s first performance: a traditional Punch & Judy show.    According to Sander, if Cleveland…

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Food for Fines

From April 1- April 30, 2019, the Library will forgive $1.00 in overdue fines for every non-expired, non-perishable food item on the Cleveland Foodbank’s super six list: beef stew, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, and tuna fish. The maximum amount of fines forgiven per day during the Food for Fines program is $25.00. The program only applies to…

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Explore the World of Puppetry Exhibit Opens March 23 at Cleveland Public Library

The magic of puppetry comes to life at Cleveland Public Library when a special exhibit, The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen, opens Saturday, March 23. The grand opening will feature puppet shows, workshops, and costumed characters, while related programming will continue throughout 2019—all to celebrate the Library’s 150th anniversary year. “Puppetry is an art form with a rich and varied history that…

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