Party in the Streets at the #CPL150 Street Festival, July 27, 2019

Libraries don’t turn 150 years old every day. To celebrate the momentous occasion of Cleveland Public Library’s sesquicentennial anniversary—and to give back to the community that has generously supported the Library for so long—the entire city is invited to the free, daylong CPL150 Street Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2019. On this day, Superior Avenue will be closed between E.…

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TechCentral Robotics Camps Starts June 10, Registration Now Open

Prepare for launch! Sphero Robots are blasting off at a location near you! Learn to control the robots using principles of block coding. Open to girls and boys entering grades 3 through 8. Robotics Camp is offered free of charge, but space is limited to 12 students and registration is required. Registration opens four weeks before the first date of…

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Documenting a Diverse City

Cleveland, get ready for your close-up. This year, thanks to the Library’s special partnerships with the Cleveland Print Room and ideastream, the lives and times of our city will be documented, shared, and celebrated like never before. These two ongoing, community-based projects—one focusing on photography, the other on storytelling—will also help honor Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary year. “What better…

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Libraries as Life-Changers

I’m so grateful I’m in a place now where I can say the Library helped me become the person I am today. I’m a perfect example of how the Library can make a difference in a person’s life. – Juanita O. Brent State Representative, Ohio House District 12 As State Representative Juanita O. Brent tells it, Cleveland Public Library changed…

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Greater Cleveland Roll of Honor, World War II

The Roll of Honor contains the names of Greater Cleveland men and women who served during World War II. In 1942, Cleveland Press Editor Louis B. Seltzer and Mayor Frank Lausche invited family and friends to register the names of their loved ones into four large volume sets. All branches of the U.S. military are represented. The book was dedicated on May…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

May 16, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 4/18/19; Capital Committee Meeting of 4/13/19; and Finance Committee Meeting of 4/16/19.  PRESENTATION:  CPL Advocacy Update – Shenise Johnson Thomas, Chief of External Relations and Development and Tim Cosgrove, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs COMMUNICATIONS   Email:  Christine Polisena,…

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