Cleveland Public Library Presents 5th Annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

Drones, robots, superheroes, medieval weaponry, the science of outer space, and a fire-breathing dragon—it’s all part of Cleveland Public Library’s 5th annual Mini Maker Faire, which takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland Mini Maker Faire celebrates Northeast Ohio’s maker spirit and provides hands-on, interactive fun for visitors of all ages. From 10:00 a.m. –…

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From Bridges to Belief: Four Events to Focus on Cleveland History

Bridges, photographs, a historic exposition, and decline and renewal are all part of Cleveland’s history—and they also serve as the focus of four upcoming educational events held at Cleveland Public Library. This series of events will take place in the Library’s downtown Main Library campus from late October through December. First, on October 28, historical bridge researchers and engineers Bill…

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1976: The Year Cleveland Became Bomb City, USA

In 1976, Cleveland was the most bombed city in the United States. The assassination and vandalism bombings that had been on the rise throughout the decade culminated in this particularly violent year—leading the national news to dub Cleveland “Bomb City, USA.” According to a Plain Dealer article from this era, “Bombing Business Booming Here,” Cleveland’s national ranking in bomb crimes…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Design Competition

The Cleveland Public Library, with the support of the Cleveland Foundation, is conducting a design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. branch library, to be located on Euclid Avenue in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. Qualified design firms are invited to submit Statements of Qualification by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 27, 2017. Please register here to receive a…

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7 Myths About Reading to Your Child

Myth #1: My child is too young. He won’t sit through a whole story! It’s never too early to start reading to your child. In fact, many experts recommend building the habit of reading together while your child is still in the womb. Studies show that babies develop their sense of hearing around the beginning of the third trimester and…

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