World Day of Puppetry Celebrated in Our Fair City

The Puppetry Guild of Northeastern Ohio, in association with the Cleveland Public Library, and Puppeteers of America, will be holding a grand event in celebration of World Day of Puppetry on Saturday March 24, 2018. The event will be held at the Cleveland Public Library’s Main Branch, at  325 Superior Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44114, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding…

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Board of Trustees Meeting

March 15, 2018 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon   AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 2/15/18 and Finance Committee Meeting of 2/13/18. Presentation: Angie Thomas Student Feedback – Deb McHamm, President & CEO, A Cultural Exchange, and Aaron Mason, Assistant Director, Outreach and Programming Services COMMUNICATIONS MOTION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE REGULATIONS…

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The Benefits of Crafts in Storytime

Adding a craft to storytime offers many benefits to children and their caregivers. Crafts provide opportunities for children to interact with each other and parents, and they can also enhance skillsets and bolster self-esteem. Crafts do not need to be an expensive or elaborate. Many crafts can be created with household materials, such as toilet paper rolls, cotton balls, Q-tips,…

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Civil War Veterans and Irish Nationalism in 19th Century Cleveland

Margaret Lynch, Executive Director of the Irish American Archives Society, draws on research conducted for The Day We Celebrate:  175 Years of Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to illuminate the little-known, but important, role that Civil War veterans played in promoting the cause of Irish nationalism in Cleveland during the decades following the Civil War.  Cleveland Public Library collections, including…

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2017 Kniguru in America Winners Announced 

Cleveland Public Library congratulates the winners of the inaugural Kniguru in America contest, a competition encouraging youth to review Russian-language books. Nine children from across the United States were recognized as winners, including three Cleveland Public Library patrons who composed reviews based on books they borrowed from the Library’s collection.  Kniguru, a prestigious Russian book award for children’s literature, partnered with Cleveland…

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Mapping Cleveland’s History: Four Events to Focus on Parks, Railroads, Genealogy, and Architecture 

A special series of events at Cleveland Public Library will focus on various aspects of local history, including railroad transportation, historic park plans, genealogy research, and the city’s evolving architecture.   This event series will take place in the Louis Stokes Wing of Cleveland Public Library’s downtown campus from March through May. First, on March 3, two archivists from the Cleveland…

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