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…

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Words on Wheels: Cleveland Public Library Comes to You

New Year, a new way to get Library materials. Starting January 1, some Cleveland Public Library users will be able to get their favorite books and movies without ever leaving home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is offering a new free service, Words on Wheels, to adult residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District which includes Cleveland, Bratenahl,…

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Bringing the Fire: Neighborhood Voices Anthology Launches

Community line dancing outside

On Saturday, November 14, nearly 100 attendees joined the virtual launch party for Neighborhood Voices, a city-wide writing program and joint project of Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland. The event celebrated the publication of the program’s digital anthology, which features poetry, essays, and memoir pieces penned by 65 writers across the city of Cleveland to honor community, storytelling, neighborhood…

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Celebrate Our Neighborhood Voices with a Virtual Launch Party

Every Clevelander has a story and now, Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland are celebrating those stories during a virtual launch party for the Neighborhood Voices anthology.  Over the summer, we launched a city-wide writing project called Neighborhood Voices to allow people to connect with their neighbors and pen stories, essays, and poems about their community. The anthology consists of more than 80 works.  The virtual anthology launch…

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Recommended Reading: Black Liberation, Organization Strategy, and the History of Discrimination in the United States

Black Lives Matter has given the black community a unified voice since 2013. However, protests and the fight for equality in the United States for people of color extend back further than this decade. Below are recommended titles from our Center for Local and Global History department which help bring historical context to the black liberation movements, the organization strategies,…

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Own a Unique Piece of Artwork by Legendary Comics Creator Sina Grace!

The best-laid schemes of mice and men go often askew Robert Burns, poet Before the closures due to the pandemic, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library had planned a series of workshops and lectures in collaboration with Free Comic Book Day 2020 at Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. (The same business highlighted by Gov. Dewine for…

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