Benjamin Percy on Grit, Talent, and Telling a Story

Benjamin Percy can find a lesson about storytelling just about anywhere. In a Batman comic? Of course. While watching Breaking Bad, Goldfinger, Die Hard, or Law & Order? Certainly. What about in the stories of Alice Munro or Flannery O’Connor, or in novels like Catcher in the Rye or Remains of the Day? You bet. While you’re at it, don’t…

Help Guide the Future of Your Neighborhood Library

This summer, community members who patronize twelve branch libraries in the Cleveland Public Library system will be invited to share their ideas, input, and vision surrounding the future of these neighborhood libraries. Check the schedule below to see when and where the Library is gathering community feedback related to the Addison, Collinwood, Fulton, Garden Valley, Glenville, Harvard-Lee, Jefferson, Langston Hughes,…

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge Keynotes Panel Discussion on Ohio Workforce Development

Today, a panel of leading Ohioans will highlight how libraries address community workforce needs. The program, titled “Libraries Educate Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Careers,” features keynote remarks from Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11). “Libraries are a fundamental part of our communities,” says Congresswoman Fudge. “They are not only information hubs, but also places of refuge for our teens, serve as shelter…

Agenda – August 9, 2018

The Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on at 12 noon in the Board Room. The Board Room is located on the 10th floor of the Louis Stokes Wing.
Board Meetings are open to the public.

Mr. Sommer Speaks in Many Ways

Part of the mission of Cleveland Public Library is to cultivate a global perspective for our patrons, and former Special Collections Librarian Francis E. Sommer (1890 – 1978) contributed his astoundingly broad knowledge of foreign languages to help enrich our foreign language catalog. Mr. Sommer was fluent in 14 languages, had a speaking knowledge of 22 more, and had a…

Celebrate Cleveland’s 222nd Birthday at the Library

July 22 marks the 222nd anniversary of Cleveland’s founding, and Cleveland Public Library is ready to celebrate! Attend a special birthday celebration for the city on Saturday, July 21 in the Eastman Reading Garden downtown, and check out the other events honoring Cleveland’s history this summer. Find the full details below to so you can prepare to party:  Happy Birthday,…