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Upcoming Author Visits

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    Event For adults
  • Get Cozy with Christie

    Eastman
    Thursday, July 25 | 4 pm

    Book club members will discuss one previously chosen Agatha Christie novel on the last Thursday of each month.  

  • Writers Unplugged: Hannah Mary McKinnon

    Online Event
    Thursday, July 25 | 7:30 pm

    Writers Unplugged is a chance to hear your favorite writers or new to you writers as if you were eavesdropping on them in a coffee shop. 

    Hannah Mary McKinnon is the Internationallybestselling writer of suspense novels . We will talk about her latest book, Only One Survives.

  • Event For adults
  • The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction Workshop – Session 2

    Main Library (Downtown), 1st Floor – Indoor Reading Garden
    Saturday, July 27 | 1 pm

    Join Paterson Joseph, author of the acclaimed novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho for a two-part workshop on the art and craft of writing historical fiction. This workshop is for writers of all levels, including beginners. The hybrid workshop will start with one session streaming online on July 17 and conclude with this session in person.
    Register below for the in-person session and register HERE for the virtual session on Wednesday, July 17.  

    Mr. Joseph will discuss finding inspiration in historical people and events, how the past can shed light on current social issues, and provide practical tools for bringing the past to life on the page, followed by an audience Q&A.

    This program is brought to you in partnership with the BorderLight Theater Festival. 

  • Event For adults
  • Trailblazers: Outdoor Book Club

    Memorial Nottingham
    Saturday, July 27 | 1 pm

    Invigorate both your body and mind – come soak in the sun as we discuss a monthly book while enjoying the outside!

  • Writers & Readers: Vivian Tu – Your Rich BFF

    Main Library (Downtown), Eastman Reading Garden
    Thursday, August 01 | 6 pm

    Join personal finance guru and author of Rich AF, Vivian Tu, as she shares her tips and secrets to building wealth. Vivian's straight-talking, girlfriend-to-girlfriend approach will resonate if you want financial freedom.

    Please note; Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Some visitors may be seated in overflow seating areas with simulcast. 

  • Get Graphic! Comics Discussion

    Offsite
    Thursday, August 01 | 6:30 pm

    During the summer, the Ohio Center for the Book is hosting Get Graphic! discussions on biography and autobiography as told through comics. We're calling it BioGraphy! Our August selection is Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. In Persepolis, Satrapi tells the story of her childhood and early adult years living in Iran and Austria during and after the Islamic Revolution. For full details, check out the Ohio Center for the Book website. Discussions are held at Bookhouse Brewing at 1526 W 25th Street in Cleveland. (Google Maps)

  • Let’s Just Talk About Books!

    Main Library (Downtown), Eastman Reading Garden
    Saturday, August 03 | 12 pm

    Join a stress-free summer book club. Talk about your favorite (or least favorite) book, poem, short story, or genre. Share what you're reading and what you want to read. Or, just enjoy being in the company of other book lovers and add to your reading list.  Talk about books you can’t stand; check out a book!  The choice is yours. 

  • Event For all ages
  • Barbershop Storytime

    Off-Site Location (Read Description)
    Saturday, August 03 | 1 pm

    Join CPL at Polished Professionals Barbershop for a children's storytime as well as free haircuts for kids, book giveaways, special guest illustrator Gordon C. James, and more!

     

    Location: 12501 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120

  • Event For adults
  • Book Discussion: The Body by Stephen King

    Rice
    Monday, August 05 | 4:30 pm

    Join our summer book discussion of The Body by Stephen King. During the first two sessions we'll discuss the book, then watch the film adaptation, Stand by Me in the third session..

  • Event For adults
  • Writers Unplugged: Sagit Schwartz

    Online Event
    Tuesday, August 06 | 4 pm

    Writers Unplugged is a chance to hear your favorite writers or new to your writers in conversation as if you were eavesdropping on them in a coffee shop. 

    Sagit Schwartz is a writer, producer, and licensed psychotherapist.  We will talk about her debut novel, Since She's Been Gone. 

  • Event For adults
  • Spill the tea- Adult Group Discussion

    South Brooklyn
    Tuesday, August 06 | 4:45 pm

    Share insider knowledge or tips/tricks around the topic of the month:  June:: family reunions & grilling; July: summer safety; August: back to school preparations 

  • Event For adults
  • Book Club for Adults

    Harvard-Lee
    Wednesday, August 07 | 4 pm

    Let’s gather on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss what we’re reading: books, poems, how-to tips, and more. Join the conversation to share your favorite reads and help the group decide together what to read next.

  • Event For adults
  • True Crime Book Club

    Main Library (Downtown), Social Sciences Department
    Saturday, August 10 | 1 pm

    Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Cleveland Public Library True Crime Book Club! For our first meeting, we'll be discussing The Amish Wife by Gregg Olsen. You can find it in our catalog and place a hold on a copy here.

  • Event For adults
  • Tremont Think and Drink Book Club

    Jefferson
    Monday, August 12 | 7 pm

    Join us for an engaging book discussion while enjoying your favorite beverage at Lincoln Park Pub, 2609 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.  We will discuss the following great reads:

    June 10, 2024: Did ye hear Mammy Died?: A Memoir by Seamus O’Reilly 

    July 8, 2024: Bottoms Up and the Devil Laughs: A Journey Through the Deep State by Kerry Howley 

    August 12, 2024: Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach  

  • Event For adults
  • Writers Unplugged: Angela Crook

    Offsite
    Tuesday, August 13 | 7 pm

    Writers Unplugged is a chance to hear your favorite writers or new to you writers as if you were eavesdropping on them in a coffee shop. 

    Angela Crook is a local Cleveland writer and will talk about her most recently published book, Hurt Mountain.

    This event will be held at the CPL Book Box at Edgewater Beach. Bring your own towel, blanket, or chair. 

    The journey to the beach can be part of the fun: Edgewater Park is accessible by bike via the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway or take an evening stroll and access the park on foot via walkways from West 73rd or West 76th Streets. If you're driving or carpooling, there is plenty of free parking. The Book Box is located on a fully-accessible boardwalk. 

  • Event For adults
  • OLBPD Adult Book Discussion

    OLBPD
    Thursday, August 15 | 1 pm

    DB 119372 Liar! by Fern Michaels

    Please call OLBPD at 1-800-362-1262 for information on participating in the discussion.

  • Novels in Translation: Seasonal Associate by Heike Geissler

    Offsite
    Thursday, August 15 | 6 pm

    Join the Ohio Center for the Book at Clevo Books, a downtown Cleveland bookstore specializing in translated works of literature, for a discussion on Heike Geissler's Season Associate (translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire). 

    From the publisher

    "No longer able to live on the proceeds of her freelance writing and translating income, German novelist Heike Geissler takes a seasonal job at Amazon Order Fulfillment in Leipzig. But the job, intended as a stopgap measure, quickly becomes a descent into humiliation, and Geissler soon begins to internalize the dynamics and nature of the post-capitalist labor market and precarious work. Driven to work at Amazon by financial necessity rather than journalistic ambition, Heike Geissler has nonetheless written the first and only literary account of corporate flex-time employment that offers “freedom” to workers who have become an expendable resource. Shifting between the first and the second person, Seasonal Associate is a nuanced expose of the psychic damage that is an essential working condition with mega-corporations. Geissler has written a twenty-first-century account of how the brutalities of working life are transformed into exhaustion, shame, and self-doubt."

  • Event For all ages
  • Barbershop Books Storytime

    Online Event
    Saturday, August 17 | 1 pm

    Join CPL at the Hough Branch for a children's storytime as well as free haircuts from Solar Mobile Studios, book giveaways, special guest author Quartez Harris, and more!

    Location: Hough Branch 1588 E 66th St, Cleveland, OH 44103

  • Event For all ages
  • Society of the Book Dragons Literary Club

    East 131st Street
    Saturday, August 17 | 2 pm

    When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

  • Event For adults
  • Cookbook Club

    Jefferson
    Tuesday, August 20 | 5 pm

    Calling all foodies: come dish about your favorite recipes, cooking techniques, and cookbooks, then browse our collection for more of the latest and greatest cookbooks.