Cleveland Public Library Goes Fine Free Beginning in July

“We want to remove barriers, not block people from accessing the Library,” said Cleveland Public Library Executive Director Felton Thomas, Jr., who announced the elimination of overdue fines at his February 27 State of the Library address at The City Club of Cleveland. “We want to connect people to knowledge and ideas, not stand in the way. This important step…

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The Ancient Art of Puppetry

While beloved characters like the Muppets might stand as the reference point for puppets in our cultural imaginations today, Cleveland Public Library’s 2019 exhibit, The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen, will go deeper to explore puppetry on a wider scale. After all, the art of puppetry has a rich history that spans centuries, cultures, and the world’s nations.…

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Cleveland Humanities Festival

The Cleveland Humanities Festival is a collaborative effort celebrating the region’s great cultural institutions dedicated to humanistic inquiry. Coordinated by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities of Case Western Reserve University, this year’s festival partners with museums, educational institutions, and arts organizations to explore the theme of “nature” from a variety of humanistic perspectives. For a full list of Cleveland…

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Cleveland Public Library Set to Begin Celebration for 150 Years of Service

From a citywide street festival to a puppetry exhibit, a flagship Writers & Readers author appearance, neighborhood events, and more, 2019 is shaping up to be a year of celebration and discovery. The offerings this year will honor not only Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary, but the community members who made this milestone possible. “This celebration is about the people…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING February 21, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting & Organizational Meeting of 1/17/19 and Finance Committee Meeting of 1/15/19. COMMUNICATIONS Letter from: Patricia McGinty, Teacher Grade-2, St. Mark School FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah) Resolution to Accept Gifts for…

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