Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Since 1988, America has designated September 15 to October 15, as Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrate with Cleveland Public library as we join community partners to give voice to the Hispanic traditions, culture, and contributions that helped shape this country. ¡Pleibol! Celebrate the history of Latinos and African Americans and the diversity in baseball from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues…

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¡Pleibol! Youth Sports Clinics at League Park

Celebrate the history of Latinos and African Americans and the diversity in baseball from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues while you explore the impact that historic League Park (in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood) has had on baseball and on the city of Cleveland. Youth sports clinics with former pro players Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Joe Azcue and John McDonald are…

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Author Visit: Ellendea Proffer Teasley

“Brodsky Among Us appears to have been written in a single exhalation of memory; it is frank, personal, loving, and addictive: a minor masterpiece of memoir, and an important world-historical record.” —The Nation Join author Ellendea Proffer Teasley as she discusses her memoir detailing her longstanding friendship with the renowned poet and Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. Brodsky Among Us reveals…

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Coffee and Comics with Marc Sumerak and Christopher Darling

Octavofest celebrates the book and paper arts with comics and coffee: comics professionals host workshops for participants of all skill levels. Enjoy free Rising Star coffee while creating your own personal comics or refining your sequential art skills. October 7: Featured Speaker Marc Sumerak Marc Sumerak is an Eisner and Harvey award-nominated comics creator. He has contributed as writer and…

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Meet Robin Yocum, Author of A Brilliant Death

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Literary Cleveland and Ohio Center for the Book continue Read Ohio with award-winning author Robin Yocum. Yocum will read and discuss his book, the 2017 Edgar® Award-nominated, A Brilliant Death. Read Ohio is an author talk and book discussion series hosted by Literary Cleveland, in partnership with the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public…

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Start Talking! Rx Opioid Abuse

Did You Know? 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get high or change their mood. Two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family members and friends. One person dies every 19 minutes from drug overdose in the United States and this increasing trend is driven by prescription painkillers. Learn…

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