Author Visit: Ibi Zoboi

National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi discusses her debut YA novel American Street. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Zoboi holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a graduate of the Clarion West Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. This event is presented in partnership with Literary Cleveland. Thu, Apr 5…

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The Legacy of Louis Stokes

The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women unveils a new portrait of Congressman Louis Stokes and Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones by artist Khaz Ra’el. The portrait will be on permanent display at Cleveland Public Library and will grace a future special edition library card. Keynote speaker Lori Stokes, daughter of Louis Stokes, discusses her father’s autobiography,…

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Food for Fines

April 1- 30, 2018 Please choose from super six list We will forgive $1.00 in overdue fines for every non-expired, non-perishable food item on the Cleveland Foodbank’s super six list: beef stew, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, and tuna fish. The maximum amount of fines forgiven per day during the Food for Fines program is $25.00. The program…

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2018 Rock Hall of Fame Inductee:  Nina Simone (1933-2003)

Nina Simone is a 2018 Rock Hall of Fame Inductee. She made a name for herself around the clubs in Harlem and Greenwich Village as a pianist and vocalist. Her style was unique and hard to classify because she blended jazz, folk and show tunes with classical styling. Langston Hughes (1902-1967) became one of her mentors and introduced her to…

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Rock X CPL Community Day, Powered by PNC

Music has the power to bring people together and the Rock Hall, Cleveland Public Library, and PNC Bank are working together to host ROCK x CPL, powered by PNC, a free community event that invites families to experience the power of music firsthand at the Cleveland main branch downtown on March 24th, 2018, 12 – 4 pm. Join us downtown…

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World Day of Puppetry Celebrated in Our Fair City

The Puppetry Guild of Northeastern Ohio, in association with the Cleveland Public Library, and Puppeteers of America, will be holding a grand event in celebration of World Day of Puppetry on Saturday March 24, 2018. The event will be held at the Cleveland Public Library’s Main Branch, at  325 Superior Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44114, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding…

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