33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program

The drumbeat for change continues as each generation fights for justice, peace, and righteousness. Join Cleveland Public Library and the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Dr. King’s fraternity) in commemorating King’s life and honoring his legacy of leadership in the struggle for civil rights through music, performance, and inspirational words. The event will feature performances…

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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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Cleveland Public Library is a 5-Star Library!

Cleveland Public Library has been awarded a 5-star rating in the 2017 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service (LJ Index). “The only way a library can earn a five-star ranking is when it has tremendous support from its community, the dedication of a talented staff, and the strategic oversight provided by a committed Board of Trustees. Cleveland Public Library is so fortunate to have…

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The Art of Making Monsters

When Kaitlin Juarez moved back to Cleveland after a decade spent living in West Virginia and Rhode Island, she needed to find new facilities to make her line of handmade designer toys—and Cleveland Public Library fit the bill. Juarez’s “monsters” are whimsical fabric characters with playful identities and imagined histories. Juarez crafts the monsters from 100% wool, which she cuts…

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