Cleveland 20/20: A Snapshot of Our City Now

On Monday, January 20, 2020, Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland Print Room will unveil a photography exhibition documenting diversity and life in the city. How do you describe Cleveland? Cleveland 20/20: A Photographic Exploration of Cleveland, an exhibition partnership project of the Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Print Room, explores our diverse city–full of life, culture and history. Cleveland…

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Cuyahoga County Cities, Organizations Join Forces to Encourage Reading and Dialogue about Issues Affecting Our Society

What happens when nine public library systems, Playhouse Square and The City Club of Cleveland get together? One Community Reads. It’s a Cuyahoga County-wide initiative to encourage reading and cultivate dialogue about social issues affecting our communities. One Community Reads kicks off Monday, January 20 and runs through May 2020. This year’s book is Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can…

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Writers & Readers: Authors Robin DiAngelo and Jennifer Eberhardt to Discuss Racism, Implicit Bias, and Reform

Authors Robin DiAngelo and Jennifer Eberhardt appear in conversation to discuss race, racism, and the power of bias. Registration.  “We all have ideas about race, even the most open-minded among us,” Jennifer Eberhardt writes in Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. “Those ideas have the power to bias our perception, our attention, our…

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35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony: Honoring 150 Unsung Heroes and Change Makers in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Library is honoring the heroes among us; teachers, community advocates, entrepreneurs, students, and volunteers. People who selflessly contribute to their neighborhoods every day and often go unnoticed or without praise. On Monday, January 20, 2020, Cleveland Public Library is recognizing 150 Unsung Heroes in our community at the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony at…

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Sharing Cleveland’s Story Through Words and Images

In honor of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary year, Library staff, community partners, patrons, and Cleveland residents alike are stepping up to help document Cleveland in 2019. Throughout the year, snapshots of present-day Cleveland— not to mention hints of the city’s history and even its future—have been captured through special photography and storytelling projects. First, the Cleveland Print Room has…

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Get in the Holiday Spirit at Cleveland Public Library

Toy trains, ice skating, reindeers and more will bring cheer to Cleveland families. ‘Tis the season to visit Cleveland Public Library to enjoy FREE holiday entertainment for the entire family. Starting Saturday, November 30, Main Library and the Louis Stokes Wing in downtown Cleveland along with our 27 neighborhood branch libraries will transform into a winter wonderland. From the young…

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