Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson, the founding director of the Equal Justice Institute in Montgomery, Alabama shares his insights and lessons learned in 30 years on the front lines fighting injustice and inequality in the criminal justice system of the United States directly reflect on the current social movements protesting oppression, discrimination, and even death of far too many people of color at…

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Embrace Your Entrepreneurial Spirit in CPL’s MakerSpace

When local entrepreneur Jeff Bargiel was ready to make a prototype of his latest invention, a heated mousepad, things were going smoothly—until he discovered a component that was anything but smooth. The product’s heating elements created a wavy, distorted surface that just wouldn’t work for a mousepad. Enter Cleveland Public Library’s MakerSpace, which helped Bargiel iron out the wrinkles in…

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Cleveland Works! Cleveland Public Library Offers Help for Job Seekers

Whether looking for a job, starting a business or seeking professional development, Cleveland Public Library can help. In addition to useful resources, the Library is partnering with Ohio Means Jobs, Reach Success and Digital Learn on a series of programs and services to help Clevelanders attain their career goals. “COVID-19 has left a lot of people jobless, searching for work…

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Celebrate Our Neighborhood Voices with a Virtual Launch Party

Every Clevelander has a story and now, Cleveland Public Library and Literary Cleveland are celebrating those stories during a virtual launch party for the Neighborhood Voices anthology.  Over the summer, we launched a city-wide writing project called Neighborhood Voices to allow people to connect with their neighbors and pen stories, essays, and poems about their community. The anthology consists of more than 80 works.  The virtual anthology launch…

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Cleveland Public Library Partners with PCs for People to Bridge the Digital Divide in the City

Cleveland Public Library is teaming up with PCs for People to get computers and hotspots to more Cuyahoga County homes.   “Cleveland Public Library is committed to helping bridge the digital divide,” said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. “Our partnership with PCs for People will get more families access to essential devices needed for…

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