Winterfest at Cleveland Public Library

Join the fun and festivities as Downtown Cleveland lights up for the holiday season. Enjoy a day of FREE family-friendly activities at the Library, then check out all of the Winterfest fun in and around Public Square. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Train displays by the Cuyahoga Valley S-Gauge Association at the Toy Train Depot. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.…

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Historic South Branch Reopens December 1

On December 1, residents of Tremont and Clark-Fulton will reclaim a beloved neighborhood institution when Cleveland Public Library’s South Branch, located at 3096 Scranton Road, officially reopens and resumes library services after years of restoration efforts. The South Branch building’s history stretches back to 1911, when it was constructed with funds gifted by Andrew Carnegie. The building’s stone exterior and…

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Vargas on Immigration, Citizenship, and American Identity

“The last time I was in Cleveland, I was scared,” José Antonio Vargas admitted during his October 13 appearance at Cleveland Public Library. He was referring to his previous visit to the city a decade ago, when he was covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign—and worried that her secret service agents would discover he was an undocumented immigrant. “Now, my name is…

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Experiencing Renaissance Splendor

Mascarade à l’éléphant (Elephant). Brusselstapestry, unidentified atelier, c. 1575. Wool, silk, gold, and silver, 387 χ 670 cm. Photo: Scala/Art Resource from JSTOR Cleveland Public Library is an excellent resource for those who enjoy keeping up with all that is happening in the wonderful galleries of Cleveland Museum of Art. Take advantage of books in the Fine Arts collection to…

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Writers & Readers Presents Susan Orlean on Saturday, Nov 10

Susan Orlean The author of Saturday Night, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and The Orchid Thief (which became an Academy Award-winning film), describes her Cleveland childhood as “happy and uneventful…back when the Indians were still a lousy team.” Studying literature and history, she dreamt of writing long stories about interesting things but…

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