Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Join Cleveland Public Library and the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center for a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture. Bring the entire family to this FREE event featuring crafts, song, dance, and food reflecting Cleveland’s vibrant Hispanic and Latino communities. Sat, Sep, 22 at 4 pm Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 2800 Archwood Ave. Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural…

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sugarman Awards 

On September 20, Cleveland Public Library will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award with a special reception featuring 2018 winner Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White. The award, which was established in 1998 and is presented biennially at the Library, is the only prize in the nation that honors biographies written for children. Register now to attend the reception. Some…

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to Cleveland Public Library

One world, one week, one festival: You are the judge. On Friday, September 28, Cleveland Public Library will serve as a screening location for the Manhattan Short Film Festival. This celebration of film occurs simultaneously across the globe, allowing audience members to select their favorite films to move on for Oscar consideration. From September 27 through October 7, over 100,000 film lovers…

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Remembering William H. Brett on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

August 24, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of William Howard Brett, the renowned librarian who served as Director of Cleveland Public Library from 1884 to 1918. As a widely celebrated and respected leader in the library field, Brett’s legacy is enduring. He advocated for the “open shelf” system to bolster public access to library materials, vastly increased…

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Design & Preservation of Cleveland Buildings: A Tribute to Jim Gibans & Ted Sande 2018

Living in Cleveland became even better due to the intrepid work of architects Jim Gibans (1930-2018) and Ted Sande (1933-2018). Their professional life’s work was to design spaces for comfort, aesthetics, function, and preservation of cultural significance in the community. James “Jim” Gibans earned his master’s degree in Architecture from Yale in the 1950s. He was the principal partner of…

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Benjamin Percy on Grit, Talent, and Telling a Story

Benjamin Percy can find a lesson about storytelling just about anywhere. In a Batman comic? Of course. While watching Breaking Bad, Goldfinger, Die Hard, or Law & Order? Certainly. What about in the stories of Alice Munro or Flannery O’Connor, or in novels like Catcher in the Rye or Remains of the Day? You bet. While you’re at it, don’t…

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