Board of Library Trustees Meeting

October 19, 2017 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon   AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 9/21/17 and Finance Committee Meeting of 9/19/17. COMMUNICATIONS          III. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT (Mr. Seifullah, Chair) Resolution to Accept Gifts for the Month of September (EXHIBIT 1) Eighth Amendment to the Year 2017 Appropriation…

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National Novel Writing Month at Cleveland Public Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for many people it means writing, writing, and more writing, until they have written 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. Now in its 19th year, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a new/original work in 30 days—between 12:00 a.m. November 1 and 11:59 p.m. November 30. This writing marathon…

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Kniguru Russian Literature Award Makes Its U.S. Debut

CLEVELAND, OH—A prestigious Russian book award for children’s literature is debuting in the United States with a kick-off event held at Cleveland Public Library’s Memorial-Nottingham Branch on October 7. As the only book contest for children’s literature judged by young readers directly, Kniguru in America will offer youth ages 10-21 the opportunity to review Russian-language books and vote for winners…

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Relaxation on the Mall

The Cleveland Public Library Special Collections proudly displays its recent donation of a painting created by Cleveland artist Moses Pearl. It is entitled Relaxation on the Mall, which depicts one of the granite carvings that surrounds the sphere in the pool of the fountain on Mall C in downtown Cleveland. Mr. Pearl (1917-2003) was a graduate from the Cleveland School…

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Cleveland’s Free Stamp

In 1985, the Sohio Oil Company commissioned Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen to design and construct a large outdoor sculpture for its new corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The result was Free Stamp, a bold and distinctive installation that captured both a Pop Art sensibility and a connection to the city’s industrial past. Sohio executives approved the design, and work was…

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Sam Quinones: Author and National Geographic Journalist Discusses Opioid Epidemic

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Cleveland Public Library will host a special event featuring Sam Quinones, the author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015) in the Louis Stokes Wing of the downtown Main Library. During his talk, Quinones will discuss the far-ranging causes of our nation’s heroin and opioid epidemics. According to the Centers for…

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