Cleveland Native and Author Inspires Young Readers at 2021 Cleveland Humanities Festival

Cleveland Public Library presents a virtual conversation with Cleveland native and author Echo Brown. Join via Hopin on Thursday, April 8 at 1PM. Brown will talk about the experiences that shape her books like Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard, and the need for more people of color to become organ donors. Brown is currently battling…

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…

Cleveland Public Library Offers Reading Programs for Families to Nurture a Love of Reading

 I’ve learned from traveling the world and becoming an author. I hope that the breadth of my experience will inspire others to never give up and go full force in the direction of their dreams Echo Brown Cleveland Public Library is celebrating the love of literacy and discovery. In partnership with the Case Western Reserve University Schubert Center for Child Studies,…

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…

Cleveland Public Library Staffers Select Prestigious Book Award Winners

Cleveland Public Library contributed to the selection of the 2021 Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the Pura Belpré Award winners. Caldecott Medal The Caldecott medal honors the most distinguished American picture book for children. Cleveland Public Library’s Youth Services Manager Annisha Jeffries served as chair of the Caldecott Medal selection committee which named Michaela Goade, illustrator of…

Cozy Up with a Good Book! Cleveland Public Library Launches Community Winter Reading Challenge

Kick off the New Year with a good book. Starting Friday, January 1, join Cleveland Public Library for the Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Simon and Schuster. This year’s theme, “Books Like Us” celebrates diversity and culture. “It’s important for everyone to read books with characters who look like them,” said Erica Marks, Youth Outreach and Programming Coordinator at Cleveland…