Cleveland 20/20: A Photographic Exploration of Cleveland

Exhibit Opening Jan 20, 2020
Main Library, Brett Hall, 1st Floor

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.  A diverse range of local photographers, as well as teen photographers, snapped photos throughout the city to ensure Cleveland was documented like never before.


The Life and Legacy of John G. White

February 28, 2019, through February 28, 2020
Main Library, Special Collections, 3rd Floor

The Special Collections Department attributes its legacy to John G. White, eminent Cleveland citizen and president of the Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees 1884–1886 and 1913–1928. He was a vital force in shaping the research aspects of the Cleveland Public Library. Explore the life of John Griswold White and the impact he had on the Library.

150 Years Through the Eyes of Staff

Feb 28, 2019, through Feb 28, 2020
Main Library, 2nd Floor

Explore Cleveland Public Library’s 150-year history through staff portraits and excerpts from their writings.