The Library Goes Fine Free

“We want to remove barriers, not block people from accessing the Library,” said Cleveland Public Library Executive Director Felton Thomas, Jr., who announced the elimination of overdue fines at his February 27 State of the Library address at The City Club of Cleveland. “We want to connect people to knowledge and ideas, not stand in the way. This important step…

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The Heart of the Community

On December 1, 2018, hundreds of visitors attended the newly restored South Branch reopening ceremony. The day was a whirlwind of food, music, crafts, cake, entertainment, and, most of all, a celebration of the patrons, citizens, advocates, and staff who helped restore the branch to the community. The event provided something for all attendees, no matter their age or interests.…

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The Magic of Puppetry Comes Alive at the Library 

“Are you ready for a puppet show?”    When puppeteer Nancy Sander asked this question at the March 23 grand opening of Cleveland Public Library’s The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen exhibit, she was met with roaring cheers. The audience—children and adults alike—packed Brett Hall in Main Library to see the day’s first performance: a traditional Punch & Judy show.    According to Sander, if Cleveland…

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Food for Fines

From April 1- April 30, 2019, the Library will forgive $1.00 in overdue fines for every non-expired, non-perishable food item on the Cleveland Foodbank’s super six list: beef stew, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, and tuna fish. The maximum amount of fines forgiven per day during the Food for Fines program is $25.00. The program only applies to…

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Running Your Small Business: Nuts and Bolts

A free six-part series offered in partnership with Business Advisers of Cleveland Saturdays, Apr 13–May 18 | 3:15–4:45pm Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Conference Room D Apr 13: Microsoft Word for Business Apr 20: Developing a Winning Business Plan Apr 27: Basic Excel for Business May 4: Accounting for Small Business May 11: Advanced Excel for Business May 18: Taxes…

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Board of Library Trustees Meeting

March 21, 2019 Trustees Room           Louis Stokes Wing 12:00 Noon  AGENDA   Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 2/21/19 and Joint Finance, Capital & Community Services Committee Meeting of 2/19/19. COMMUNICATIONS – Letters from: Marc Stefanski, CEO, Third Federal Savings & Loan Joyce A. Banjac, Ph.D., Notre Dame College Anthony Lis, Professor of Music, South Dakota…

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