Cleveland’s Free Stamp

In 1985, the Sohio Oil Company commissioned Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen to design and construct a large outdoor sculpture for its new corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The result was Free Stamp, a bold and distinctive installation that captured both a Pop Art sensibility and a connection to the city’s industrial past. Sohio executives approved the design, and work was…

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Sam Quinones: Author and National Geographic Journalist Discusses Opioid Epidemic

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Cleveland Public Library will host a special event featuring Sam Quinones, the author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015) in the Louis Stokes Wing of the downtown Main Library. During his talk, Quinones will discuss the far-ranging causes of our nation’s heroin and opioid epidemics. According to the Centers for…

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Five Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make with Intellectual Property

Finally, you’re all set. Business is booming; you’re ready to take those ideas to market; things are looking up. Before you jump feet first into the world of intellectual property, take a look at these common mistakes before you get started. 1. Not knowing what you need Does your company use a unique logo for its branding? Do you have…

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Learning Circles: Online Learning with In-Person Guidance

Are you interested in online learning but feel intimidated by the process? Do you want to expand your educational horizons but worry that embarking on coursework independently or online isn’t for you? If so, joining a Learning Circle at Cleveland Public Library can help jump-start your online education. Cleveland Public Library is partnering with Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to…

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CPL to Receive Auditor of State Award with Distinction for FY 2016

The Ohio Auditor of the State is awarding Cleveland Public Library the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for fiscal year 2016. The award, which rewards clean audit reports, has been bestowed upon the Library for the last five consecutive years. This year, for the first time, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will travel to Cleveland to present the award in…

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The Bomb Threat in Cleveland and Beyond During World War II

After Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the United States was officially flung into World War II. England and France, the United States’ European allies, were under constant bombardment from Axis forces, which left their cities devastated. Although the Atlantic Ocean stood between the United States and Europe, the United States still took precautions to protect its citizens…

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