Cleveland Public Library Announces Retirement of Deputy Director Cindy Lombardo

Following a decade of exemplary service, Cindy Lombardo, Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer of Cleveland Public Library, will retire effective January 12. Ms. Lombardo held a variety of leadership roles during her ten years of employment with the Library, including six years as Deputy Director. “Throughout her tenure at Cleveland Public Library, Ms. Lombardo helped guide our mission with…

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One Community Reads

One Community Reads is a collaboration among the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community. Throughout January through March 2018, county residents are encouraged to read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond and join in community discussions among the public…

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The Death and Life of a Statue: How The Thinker Was Reborn in Cleveland

In the early hours of March 24, 1970, one of Cleveland’s most visited landmarks, an enlarged cast of Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture The Thinker, was changed forever. The beloved statute outside the Cleveland Museum of Art was rocked by an explosion caused by a metal pipe bomb attached to a ten-foot, military-style fuse. According to the Cleveland Museum of Art,…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

December 21, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon   AGENDA Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 11/16/17. Presentation:  Kaz Rael, Artist COMMUNICATIONS  IV.  FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of November (EXHIBIT 1) Tenth Amendment to the Year 2017 Appropriation (EXHIBIT 2) Year 2018 Annual Appropriation Measure…

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Joint Finance, Human Resources & Community Service Meeting

December 19, 2017 Trustees Room          Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Tenth Amendment to the Year 2017 Appropriation Year 2018 Annual Appropriation Measure Resolution to Authorize Payment of Fees to the CLEVNET Special Revenue Fund Covering the Period February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019 Resolution to Accept the State Library of Ohio LSTA…

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