Main Library Events

  • My Digital Life: Mouse and Keyboard Fundamentals

    Main Library (Downtown), 2nd Floor – Conference C
    Wednesday, May 18 | 11 am

    You do not need to be the best at using the keyboard to use a computer; there are several things that you should know how to do to make it easier. Ms. Lorraine learns the basics of using a keyboard and mouse to use her computer.

  • Virtual Afternoon Adventures

    Online Event presented by Main Library – Downtown
    Friday, May 20 | 4 pm

    Join us for a beginner-friendly virtual game of Dungeons & Dragons where players of all skill levels are welcome! Never played before, but curious? Come by and enjoy a fun, creative game where YOU get to be the hero! For players ages 12 to 18.

  • My Digital Life: File Management Basics

    Main Library (Downtown), 2nd Floor – Conference C
    Saturday, May 21 | 3 pm

    Computers use files to store everything. Ms. Lorraine gets some tips and tricks to help her stay organized when using a computer.

  • Resume Workshop

    Online Event presented by Main Library – Downtown
    Monday, May 23 | 3:15 pm

    This program is tentatively scheduled to be held in person. Masks are required. If you have any questions, please contact the TechCentral department at 216-623-2980 Mon- Sat 10:00am-6:00pm. This program has a capacity limit of 3.

    Need a resume? Have a resume that needs updating? Learn how to create a resume or improve your existing resume during this workshop. Beginners and experienced resume writers are welcome.

  • My Digital Life: Using a Smartphone

    Main Library (Downtown), 2nd Floor – Conference C
    Wednesday, May 25 | 11 am

    Smartphones are all around us; once you get started with them, you can do many things. Ms. Lorraine brings her first smartphone needs help to understand the basics of making it work. Note: You must have your cell phone to participate in this class.   NOTE: Patrons must have their phones to take this class. We will not diagnose what is wrong with a given telephone if there are technical issues, we must refer patrons to their service provider.

  • Downtown Dog Walk

    Main Library (Downtown), Eastman Reading Garden
    Wednesday, May 25 | 5 pm

    Hey Downtowners: Join us for a dog walk around town – learn about the local landmarks while you mix and meet fellow dog owners. Meet up at the Eastman Reading Garden. (Weather permitting.)
    All dogs must be on a leash. Please remember to bring pick-up bags and any pet accessories you need. 

     

  • Colin in Black and White

    Main Library (Downtown), 1st Floor – Indoor Reading Garden
    Wednesday, May 25 | 6 pm

    This series is an opportunity to expose fundamental DEI education through the combined use of entertainment and teaching.  Our monthly time together will include watching an episode of a docuseries, followed by a live discussion in a safe environment with an executive DEI coach from Inspiring Change, LLC, to unpack each episode to further understand equality for all.

    Register @ https://foreword_series1_cibw.eventbrite.com

    Program Details: 

    • In-Person Workshops
    • Registration is required
    • Light refreshments provided
    • Each series ha recommend reading associated with the documentary and discussion.  Registered participants will receive copies of the books in advance of the first discussion for each series.

     

    Colin in Black & White addresses Black cuture, hair, self-expression, music, white priviege, systemic and systematic racism, micoraggressions, beauty standards and police.  As we unpack each episode, we will tackle the obstacles of race, class and culture.  We willl talk about what made you laugh, what made you uncomfortable, and what upset or moved you, all whie incorporating the underpinning of DEI throughout our time together. 

  • Job Searching Online

    Online Event presented by Main Library – Downtown
    Friday, May 27 | 3:15 pm

    This program is tentatively scheduled to be held in person. If you have any questions, please contact the TechCentral department at 216-623-2980 Mon- Sat 10:00am-6:00pm. This program has a capacity limit of 3.

    Are you interested in finding a new job or upgrading your career? Join this workshop and learn techniques to improve your chances of online job searching success.

  • NO CEILING: Mental Health & Music (Series 1 of 5)

    Main Library (Downtown), Eastman Reading Garden
    Friday, May 27 | 5:30 pm

    Series 1 of 5: Mental Health & Music-A deep dive discussion around mental heath concerns in Cleveland, including stigma, statistics, and testimonials.

    NO CEILING Summer Education & Event Series is the Cleveland Public Library's new summer outdoor (Eastman Reading Garden) young professionals' (YP) social justice program designed to engage young professionals in conversation, experiences, and learnign opportunities, through music, speakers, and entertainment.  Each month young professionals will have the opportunity to hear, express, and address social justice issues that impat them while listening to live music and enjoying free food (Montly on the Last Friday in May-Sept. from 5:30pm-8:30pm).

  • My Digital Life: Internet Browser Basics

    Main Library (Downtown), 2nd Floor – Conference C
    Saturday, May 28 | 3 pm

    The Internet is a comprehensive and varied place where you can find many things. Ms. Lorraine gets a basic primer on how to use her browser.

  • Plant Your Own Garden

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 458 – Artlab
    Wednesday, June 01 | 2 pm

    Decide what you will grow in your very own garden starter.  Each child will receive soil, their choice of flowers and vegetables seeds, and a biodegradable egg carton for planting.

  • Virtual Afternoon Adventures

    Online Event presented by Main Library – Downtown
    Friday, June 03 | 4 pm

    Join us for a beginner-friendly virtual game of Dungeons and Dragons where players of all skill levels are welcome!

    Never played before, but curious? Come by and enjoy a fun, creative game where YOU get to be the hero! For players ages 12 to 18. 

  • Music at Main: Good Company, A Vocal Ensemble

    Main Library (Downtown), 3rd Floor – Fine Arts Lobby
    Saturday, June 04 | 2 pm

    In celebration of LGBTQ+ PRIDE month, Cleveland Public Library is proud to present Good Company, A Vocal Ensemble, a member of the GALA  Choruses of North America

  • Chinese Basic Conversations/Reading & Tai Chi/Yoga

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – ForLit Gallery/Classroom, 4th Floor – Northeast Corner Room
    Saturday, June 04 | 3 pm

    Free 45-minute course in reading Chinese and learning basic conversations for adults, followed by a 25-minute Tai Chi/Yoga exercise session.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5)

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 477 – Storytime Room
    Tuesday, June 07 | 10:30 am

    Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

  • Summer Lit League Activities

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 458 – Artlab
    Tuesday, June 07 | 1 pm

    The Future is now…READ!
    Enjoy weekly summer reading activities for kids along with reading challenges, prizes, and more! 
    Get started today at cpl.beanstack.org​​​​​​​

  • Lunchtime Knitting Circle

    Public Administration Library
    Wednesday, June 08 | 12 pm

    Join or just bring your current project and drop in for a visit with our friendly knit and crochet group. Knitters and crocheters of every skill level are welcome. Those who choose to do so are encouraged to make items to donate to Warm Up Cleveland. 

  • Summer Fun Series – Splash Adventure!

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 477 – Storytime Room
    Saturday, June 11 | 12 pm

    Adventure awaits, as we take a splash into fun with cool sensory water activities and literacy!

  • Chinese Basic Conversations/Reading & Tai Chi/Yoga

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – ForLit Gallery/Classroom, 4th Floor – Northeast Corner Room
    Saturday, June 11 | 3 pm

    Free 45-minute course in reading Chinese and learning basic conversations for adults, followed by a 25-minute Tai Chi/Yoga exercise session.

  • Make-and-Take Mondays

    Main Library (Downtown), 4th Floor – Room 458 – Artlab
    Monday, June 13 | 2 pm

    Start your week off with some crafting fun while you hear some great summer stories at the Main Library.