Celebrate Black History Month with Writers and Readers

Cleveland Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with thought-provoking conversations about race, policing, and civic engagement. The Library’s Writers & Readers series will return on Saturday, February 27 with a frank conversation between Jelani Cobb and Heather McGhee about Understanding Policing in the 21st Century. Cobb writes for The New Yorker and serves as a journalism professor at Columbia…

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Cleveland Public Library Staffers Select Prestigious Book Award Winners

Cleveland Public Library contributed to the selection of the 2021 Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the Pura Belpré Award winners. Caldecott Medal The Caldecott medal honors the most distinguished American picture book for children. Cleveland Public Library’s Youth Services Manager Annisha Jeffries served as chair of the Caldecott Medal selection committee which named Michaela Goade, illustrator of…

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Transforming metadata into linked data to improve digital collection discoverability: A CONTENTdm Pilot Project

by Greta Bahnemann, Michael Carroll, Paul Clough, Mario Einaudi, Chatham Ewing, Jeff Mixter, Jason Roy, Holly Tomren, Bruce Washburn, Elliot Williams Cleveland Public Library partnered with OCLC and four other partner institutions to investigate methods for—and the feasibility of—transforming metadata into linked data to improve the discoverability and management of digitized cultural materials. Transforming Metadata into Linked Data to Improve Digital…

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Cleveland Public Library Joins My Brother’s Keeper Ohio to Welcome Kwame Alexander, Author of Crossover

Join us, Cuyahoga County Public Library, and The Ohio Library Council for a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander on Monday, January 25 at 6 p.m. Alexander wrote The Crossover, which won the 2015 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He will discuss his life’s journey, the power of books, and the value of reading. The…

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Cleveland Public Library Closes Downtown Locations Ahead of Presidential Inauguration

Cleveland Public Library’s downtown locations are temporarily closed on Inauguration Day. It is our sincere hope that the transition of power is peaceful across the country, but out of an abundance of caution for our staff and patrons, the Library is issuing a special closing for its Main Library and Louis Stokes Wing. Our 27 neighborhood branches will remain open…

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