Moonpenny Island Represents Ohio at National Book Festival

The Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library selected Moonpenny Island by Cleveland author Tricia Springstubb (HarperCollins, 2015) to represent Ohio’s literary heritage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be held September 2 in Washington, DC. Springstubb’s middle-grade novel surrounds a young protagonist who lives on Moonpenny Island, a setting inspired by a real-life island…

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Bangla Cultural Celebration

Bring the entire family to a colorful celebration of the culture of Bangladesh. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Bangladeshi folk music, children’s dance performances, poetry and literature, fashion and more. This program is presented in partnership with friends from the local Bangladeshi community. Saturday, August 5 • 12:00 p.m. Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium Program Schedule 2:00 p.m. Welcome…

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League Park

The Baseball Heritage Museum provides a look at the history of Cleveland’s historic ballpark through the people, books, photographs, recordings, artwork, memorabilia, and artifacts hat continue to tell the story of League Park today. Following up on their successful 2016 If League Park Could Talk series, the Baseball Heritage Museum is presenting the “Speaking for League Park” series in 2017…

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Superman: Heroes and Illustration – An Event

Join panelists from the Great Lakes Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society in a panel presentation about illustrating super heroes. Panelists include: Craig Boldman – Illustrator and writer for Superman, Archie comics and his own Tailipoe comic series Chip Sansom – Cartoonist of the syndicated cartoon strip The Born Loser Terri Libenson – Creator of the syndicated cartoon strip The…

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Meet Dr. Zelma George: A Living History Presentation

Please join actress Sherrie Tolliver and Cleveland arts advocate Dee Perry in a special presentation about Zelma George, the woman who broke the color barrier on Broadway in 1950. Dr. George was not only a performer but a sociologist and musicologist who made use of Cleveland Public Library in the 1940s while researching African-American music. In this historical reenactment that…

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Cleveland Inkubator

FREE Writing workshops, seminars, reading opportunities and more for anyone with a story to tell! (Offered through partnership between Literary Cleveland and Cleveland Public Library. Open to youth ages 14 to 17 and adults.) Workshop sessions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more Craft talks on publishing, marketing your writing and more Resource fair for writers with independent booksellers Readings by…

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