Promoting Wellness at Woodland Branch

Imagine a brand-new, state-of-the-art neighborhood library positioned on an artfully designed community plaza complete with an outdoor classroom, a walking path, and plenty of flowers and plants. If that sounds appealing, you’re in luck—because all these changes and more are coming to Cleveland Public Library’s Woodland Branch. Originally, the Library planned to renovate the current Woodland Branch as part of…

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From Empathy to Empowerment: #CLEReads Authors Share Advice and Inspiration

The pandemic may have put a hold on in-person events, but it couldn’t dampen the spirits of those who read, write, and love young adult (YA) literature. On December 4, nearly 500 people attended the virtual #CLEReads YA Book Festival and listened in as some of the nation’s most celebrated YA authors discussed writing, craft, advocacy, inspiration, and more. The…

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Bryan Stevenson on Creating a New Era of Truth and Justice

On December 5, more than 1,000 attendees tuned in to Cleveland Public Library’s virtual Writers & Readers event featuring lawyer, activist, and author Bryan Stevenson, who shared a moving presentation focusing on justice and equality.   “I really think this is a critical time in our nation’s history,” Stevenson said. “When in personal and economic crisis like we are today, it…

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Cleveland Public Library Makes List of America’s Star Libraries

Cleveland Public Library earned the prestigious Five-Star rating from the Library Journal, the oldest and most respected publication covering library service. “Cleveland Public Library is honored to receive the coveted Library Journal Five-Star rating. Achieving this national recognition would not be possible without the dedication of our Library staff and the support of our beloved community,” said Felton Thomas, Jr.,…

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