Finding Common Ground at Cleveland Public Library 

On Sunday, June 24, Cleveland Public Library will participate in Common Ground, the Cleveland Foundation’s day of community conversation that will feature more than 100 discussions throughout Northeast Ohio. All Common Ground events include a free meal and will surround the central theme “Why does place matter?” The Library is excited to be involved with three Common Ground discussions: First,…

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Cleveland Public Library Names SO-IL + JKurtz Winners of MLK Design Competition

The winning team proposed designing the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch around the concept of Dr. King’s “table of brotherhood.” The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees has announced SO-IL of Brooklyn, New York, and JKurtz Architects of Cleveland as the winning team in the design competition for the Library’s new Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch. During a special…

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Cleveland Public Library Board of Library Trustees Meeting

June 19, 2018 Trustees Room Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 05/22/18. Presentation: Carnegie West Historic Lamp Replacement Project – Angelo Trivisonno MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS IV. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of May (EXHIBIT 1) Fifth Amendment to…

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A Tribute to Dr. Motoko B. Yatabe Reece (November 4, 1926 – May 30, 2018)

Dr. Motoko Reece was a true gem of Cleveland Public Library. The legacy she built in Special Collections was to honor and enlighten the public of the collections established by John G. White back in 1899. Today, the White Collections of chess, Orientalia, and folklore are world-renowned. Dr. Reece worked in the Fine Arts & Special Collections Department for 20…

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Cleveland Public Library Special Board Meeting

June 15, 2018 Trustees Room         Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Resolution Selecting and Ranking Most Qualified Architect/Engineering Firms and Authorizing Negotiation of Agreement with Top-Ranked Firm for Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch (Exhibit 1) ADJOURN

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Cleveland’s Legacy of Housing Discrimination: The Great Migration

The photo above shows typical housing available in the Cedar-Central neighborhood around East 22nd Street before the area was cleared for public housing projects in 1935. (Photo Courtesy of Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection). At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States experienced a momentous population shift that affected a number of northern cities, including Cleveland. The Great…

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