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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July 14th – Bastille Day

July 14th is Bastille Day, the national holiday of France. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress and prison by ordinary citizens on July 14th, 1789, an event held by historians and French Citizens to mark the birth of the French Republic and the beginning of the French Revolution. For over a thousand years France had been ruled…

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Special Visit by Authors Javaka Steptoe and Shelley Pearsall

Cleveland Public Library is proud to be hosting Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award winner Javaka Steptoe​ along with Cleveland’s own Shelley Pearsall​ next Saturday, July 15th at 2pm in the Learning Commons (2nd Floor, LSW). The program is open to all and registration is not required. Javaka Steptoe is an eclectic young artist, designer, and illustrator, building a national reputation as an…

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Dog Day of Summer

We’re letting the dogs in! Bring your well-mannered canine companion(s) to the Main Library and join the fun! Dress your pet (and yourself ) in your best costumes and strut your stuff. Show off your pet’s best tricks. Visit Rescue Row to meet local rescue groups, find your next pet or volunteer to help. Enjoy fun photo ops, free dog…

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Homage to Artist Edwin Mieczkowski (1929-2017)

  The Cleveland Public Library has supported Public Art for over 100 years. Art at the Library has inspired, mesmerized, and created much discussion over its purpose and meaning.  Art creates dialogue and makes us realize we all see something different so let’s talk about it. Ed Mieczkowski was one of those artists who saw and painted things differently.  Back…

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