Writing and Poetry at Cleveland Public Library

The Library is the perfect place to explore your literary aspirations. Take a workshop, perform your writing in front of an audience, work on that first novel, and more. A sampling of free writing-related resources at Cleveland Public Library is available below: LITERARY CLEVELAND WORKSHOPS Hands-on workshops for writers and aspiring writers of all skill levels. Sharpen your craft, read and…

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Meet the Author and Illustrator of Crown

Celebrate Cleveland Book Week with a special Sept. 29 event at Cleveland Public Library featuring Derrick Barnes and Gordan James, the author and illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. As a celebrated, multi-award-winning children’s book (Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and Ezra Jack Keats awards), Crown is an exuberant celebration of self-esteem and self-confidence. The novel brings a young black boy’s imagination to life through the stories…

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Join Cleveland Public Library and the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center for a celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture. Bring the entire family to this FREE event featuring crafts, song, dance, and food reflecting Cleveland’s vibrant Hispanic and Latino communities. Sat, Sep, 22 at 4 pm Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 2800 Archwood Ave. Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural…

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Sugarman Awards 

On September 20, Cleveland Public Library will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award with a special reception featuring 2018 winner Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White. The award, which was established in 1998 and is presented biennially at the Library, is the only prize in the nation that honors biographies written for children. Register now to attend the reception. Some…

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Comes to Cleveland Public Library

One world, one week, one festival: You are the judge. On Friday, September 28, Cleveland Public Library will serve as a screening location for the Manhattan Short Film Festival. This celebration of film occurs simultaneously across the globe, allowing audience members to select their favorite films to move on for Oscar consideration. From September 27 through October 7, over 100,000 film lovers…

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Remembering William H. Brett on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

August 24, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of William Howard Brett, the renowned librarian who served as Director of Cleveland Public Library from 1884 to 1918. As a widely celebrated and respected leader in the library field, Brett’s legacy is enduring. He advocated for the “open shelf” system to bolster public access to library materials, vastly increased…

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