Hamilton at Cleveland Public Library

Oh, Alexander Hamilton When America sings for you Will they know what you overcame? Will they know you rewrote the game? The world will never be the same .. Source: Hamilton: An American Musical, lyrics from “Alexander Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda The Broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical was performed in Cleveland from July 17 through August 26, 2018. Composer,…

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Jose Antonio Vargas Brings Immigration to the Forefront at Writers & Readers

José Antonio Vargas In 2011, Vargas revealed his life as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine, and he appeared a year later with other undocumented immigrants on the cover of Time Magazine in connection with a follow-up cover story that he wrote. As the political climate continues to fuel the storms around those…

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Cleveland Public Library Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, the Ohio Auditor of the State is awarding Cleveland Public Library the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. The award, which rewards clean audit reports, recognizes the Library’s work for fiscal year 2017. Public entities must meet specific criteria during their financial audits to be eligible for an Auditor of the State Award with Distinction.…

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Melissa Sweet on Writing, Ideas, and Creative Conviction 

When Melissa Sweet accepted the 2018 Sugarman Award at a special ceremony at Cleveland Public Library on September 20, she held it up and said, “This award reminds me of icicles coming off my house in Maine.” It was just the sort of image one might expect from the author of a children’s biography about E.B. White—it celebrates the beauty of language while conjuring a specific place.     Prior to the ceremony, Sweet, who received the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award for Some…

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