Illegal Move: The Claude F. Bloodgood Chess Collection

Cleveland Public Library houses the largest chess publication library in the world. It includes any type of chess-related document, manuscript, photograph, object, or archive that falls in this category. The Claude F. Bloodgood Collection was donated to the Library in 2003. It contains Bloodgood’s personal papers, including legal documents, medical and other prison records, and chess-related items from the 1970s…

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Finance Committee Meeting

January 18, 2018 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution Regarding December 31, 2017 General Fund Balance First Amendment to the Year 2018 Appropriation Resolution to Ratify Agreement for Purchase of Electricity Resolution to Accept Gift from the Jean Z. Piety Trust Resolution to Engage Synchonicity Consulting, LLC for Strategic Planning Services…

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Board of Library Trustees Meetings

January 18, 2018 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 12/21/17; Joint Finance, Human Resources and Community Services Committee Meeting of 12/19/17. Presentations: Endowment Portfolio, Glen Danahey, PNC The Honorable Judge Jean Murrell Capers (Naming Request), James Lamb COMMUNICATIONS  Email from:  Bridget McHugh FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah,…

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Cleveland Public Library Announces Retirement of Deputy Director Cindy Lombardo

Following a decade of exemplary service, Cindy Lombardo, Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer of Cleveland Public Library, will retire effective January 12. Ms. Lombardo held a variety of leadership roles during her ten years of employment with the Library, including six years as Deputy Director. “Throughout her tenure at Cleveland Public Library, Ms. Lombardo helped guide our mission with…

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One Community Reads

One Community Reads is a collaboration among the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community. Throughout January through March 2018, county residents are encouraged to read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond and join in community discussions among the public…

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