Capital Committee Work Session

Saturday, April 13, 2019 Lake Shore Facility Meeting Rooms 1A&B 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. AGENDA Director’s Update on Bold Plan (15 minutes) Financial/Budget discussion (10 minutes) Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (30 minutes) Facilities Master Plan Group 1 Adjourn

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Cleveland Public Library, ideastream, Cleveland Print Room Capture Cleveland Stories in 2019

In honor of its 150th anniversary year, Cleveland Public Library is launching two ongoing, community-based projects to document and celebrate the lives of Clevelanders. Throughout 2019, in partnership with ideastream and the Cleveland Print Room, the Library will share the diversity of everyday life in the city through photographs and stories. “Through these photography and oral history projects, we’re committing…

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The Library Goes Fine Free

“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 Heart of the Community

On December 1, 2018, hundreds of visitors attended the newly restored South Branch reopening ceremony. The day was a whirlwind of food, music, crafts, cake, entertainment, and, most of all, a celebration of the patrons, citizens, advocates, and staff who helped restore the branch to the community. The event provided something for all attendees, no matter their age or interests.…

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The Magic of Puppetry Comes Alive at the Library 

“Are you ready for a puppet show?”    When puppeteer Nancy Sander asked this question at the March 23 grand opening of Cleveland Public Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit, she was met with roaring cheers. The audience—children and adults alike—packed Brett Hall in Main Library to see the day’s first performance: a traditional Punch & Judy show.    According to Sander, if Cleveland…

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Food for Fines

From April 1- April 30, 2019, the Library will forgive $1.00 in overdue fines for every non-expired, non-perishable food item on the Cleveland Foodbank’s super six list: beef stew, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, and tuna fish. The maximum amount of fines forgiven per day during the Food for Fines program is $25.00. The program only applies to…

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