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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The Writing Life: Writing the Revolution

Did you know that Pride and Prejudice was published anonymously? It is one of the first true novels written in English, it remains one of the best and best-beloved novels written in English, and it was written “By a Lady,” who did not so much as put her own name on her own work. (Jane Austen also got ripped off…

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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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Laura DeMarco Presents Lost Cleveland

The new book Lost Cleveland (Pavilion Books) explores the rise and fall and the enduring spirit of a gritty city. The book features more than 200 Cleveland photos and 65 lost landmarks from the 1800s to today. On January 27 at Cleveland Public Library, author Laura DeMarco will take guests on a visual and oral tour through Cleveland’s glorious past…

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33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program

The drumbeat for change continues as each generation fights for justice, peace, and righteousness. Join Cleveland Public Library and the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Dr. King’s fraternity) in commemorating King’s life and honoring his legacy of leadership in the struggle for civil rights through music, performance, and inspirational words. The event will feature performances…

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The Death and Life of a Statue: How The Thinker Was Reborn in Cleveland

In the early hours of March 24, 1970, one of Cleveland’s most visited landmarks, an enlarged cast of Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture The Thinker, was changed forever. The beloved statute outside the Cleveland Museum of Art was rocked by an explosion caused by a metal pipe bomb attached to a ten-foot, military-style fuse. According to the Cleveland Museum of Art,…

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