2020 Census: Can We Count You In?

In the span of only ten minutes, you could read a short article, fold a load of clean laundry, do about 500 jumping jacks, or listen to your favorite song several times in a row. Alternatively, in that same brief time frame, you could fulfill your civic duty and ensure your community receives the resources it needs—all by participating in…

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Cleveland Public Library Announces Winner of the 2020 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award

Cleveland Public Library is proud to announce nationally recognized author and illustrator Ashley Bryan is the recipient of the 2020 Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award for his memoir, Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace. The Sugarman Award, which was established in 1998, is the only prize in the nation that honors biographies written for children. The awards ceremony will…

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Writers & Readers: Eberhardt and DiAngelo Discuss Racism, White Fragility (Recap)

On Saturday, February 8, authors Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., and Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D., came together in a timely conversation about racism and white fragility as part of Cleveland Public Library’s Writers & Readers series. More than 400 people gathered in Cleveland State University’s Berkman Hall to hear Eberhardt and DiAngelo’s frank discussion surrounding the realities of bias and racism in contemporary…

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Cleveland Public Library Sets it Straight on Hair

Hair is as unique as fingerprints; no two heads of hair are alike regardless of your sex, socioeconomic status, or the color of your skin. Recently, hair styles have become a hot topic and the focus of legal fights across the country. Cleveland Public Library presents “What They Don’t Tell You at the Hair Salon.” Author and Cosmetologist LaDosha Wright…

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Cleveland Public Library Ranked as One of the United States' Top Public Libraries for 2019

Cleveland Public Library is one of the top five library systems in the country according to the Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. Based on libraries of similar size, expenditures and star ranking, the Library netted another five-star rating for the eighth year and topped the competition for public internet computer use, Wi-Fi sessions and program attendance. The Library…

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