The American Library: Highlighting the Immigrant Experience through Art

The British Library, 2014 Hardback books, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, gold foiled names, five wooden chairs, five iPads, iPad stands, headphones, interactive Application and antique wind-up clock   At first glance, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, tennis pro Anna Kournikova, guitarist Carlos Santana, and First Lady Melania Trump couldn’t be more different. Even so, they are connected by a single shared…

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Video: View Proposed Designs for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch

  When Cleveland Public Library launched an international design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, dozens of architecture firms entered for the chance to design an iconic library branch that will serve the University Circle community while also honoring Dr. King’s legacy. The Library ultimately named three design teams as finalists: MASS Design Group and LDA Architects;…

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Cleveland Public Library Accepts Gift from Patrick O’Connor Trust

Cleveland Public Library was recently honored to accept a gift from the Patrick O’Connor Trust. Named for the late Patrick Joseph O’Connor, this trust reflects the life of a selfless individual who quietly gave back to his community. The value of the trust assets directed to Cleveland Public Library amounts to $86,701.90. Mr. O’Connor was born January 7, 1935. He…

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Russian Book Club Celebrates 10 Years

Cleveland Public Library’s Russian Book Club, which meets every other month at Memorial-Nottingham Branch, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary—and it’s still going strong. “It’s an opportunity to get together and discuss quality literature,” Victoria Kabo, International Languages Librarian, says of the Russian Book Club. “About 15 or 16 people come to every meeting, and we always have a lively and…

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Cleveland Public Library to Announce MLK Jr. Branch Design Winner in June

The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees will announce the winning design for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch following a special board meeting on June 15, 2018. The forthcoming announcement will conclude the Library’s international design competition for a new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch in the University Circle neighborhood. The competition, which was funded by a $93,000 grant from…

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Special Collections to Display WWII Greater Cleveland Roll of Honor

The Greater Cleveland Roll of Honor contains the names of many Cleveland-area men and women who served in World War II. The large, four-volume set was compiled by family and friends who listed men and women serving in all branches of the U.S. military. Louis B. Seltzer, editor of the Cleveland Press, and Mayor Frank Lausche dedicated the Greater Cleveland…

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