Learn How to Create Custom Maps

Cleveland Public Library is offering two free map workshops to help patrons create and customize their own maps. Full details about each of these events can be found below: Web Maps Workshop Learn the underlying concepts of web maps and learn to use free, online tools to create and customize your own web-based map in our free workshop. Computer, mouse,…

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Hamilton at Cleveland Public Library

Oh, Alexander Hamilton When America sings for you Will they know what you overcame? Will they know you rewrote the game? The world will never be the same .. Source: Hamilton: An American Musical, lyrics from “Alexander Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda The Broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical was performed in Cleveland from July 17 through August 26, 2018. Composer,…

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Paul Beatty: For the Love of Reading

“It started with reading,” Paul Beatty said during his September 22 appearance at Cleveland Public Library as part of the 2018 Writers & Readers series. “I grew up without a television, so [my sisters and I] read the books our mom had. She had a lot of books, thank goodness.” That early love of reading eventually led to Beatty’s writing…

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Cleveland Public Library Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, the Ohio Auditor of the State is awarding Cleveland Public Library the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. The award, which rewards clean audit reports, recognizes the Library’s work for fiscal year 2017. Public entities must meet specific criteria during their financial audits to be eligible for an Auditor of the State Award with Distinction.…

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Melissa Sweet on Writing, Ideas, and Creative Conviction 

When Melissa Sweet accepted the 2018 Sugarman Award at a special ceremony at Cleveland Public Library on September 20, she held it up and said, “This award reminds me of icicles coming off my house in Maine.” It was just the sort of image one might expect from the author of a children’s biography about E.B. White—it celebrates the beauty of language while conjuring a specific place.     Prior to the ceremony, Sweet, who received the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award for Some…

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