Dream and Do! Find Inspiration at Maker Faire Cleveland

Cleveland Public Library hosts the greatest show-and-tell on Earth at the Great Lakes Science Center and throughout the Library system. Dream and do at the 9th annual Maker Faire Cleveland. Starting Monday, November 15, Cleveland Public Library will host FREE family-friendly events at the Great Lakes Science Center and throughout the Library system. All activities will lead up to the Maker Faire Cleveland…

Baggage Claim: Reading Garden Installation Celebrates New Beginnings

I often think of my kids when I think of progress. The idea of the future, of the possibility of something new happening, is what fascinates me about youth. I can see myself in them—I can see whole alternative ways of living. Artist Darius Steward Darius Steward’s Baggage Claim, in Search of New Beginnings, an installation embracing themes of identity,…

The Art of Speaking Up: Claudia Rankine Discusses Race and Whiteness in America

On July 24, Literary Cleveland’s 2021 Inkubator writing conference culminated in a keynote address from author Claudia Rankine, who discussed the power of engaging in conversation about race and whiteness in America. The event was moderated by ideastream reporter Shelli Reeves and presented by Cleveland Public Library. Rankine’s latest book, Just Us: An American Conversation, mines the conversations she had…

#BooksFromTheStacks: City Dog by Karla Kuskin

This week’s book from The Stacks is City Dog by Karla Kuskin. Published in 1994 by Clarion Books. A family from the city takes their dog on a trip to the country in this sweet rhyming story about getting out to the countryside. In beautiful pictures, watch the dog frolic and explore! Find this book and other books about cities,…

Can’t Miss Audiobooks – Recommended Reads from #BookDropsCLE

As far back as there have been humans, we’ve gathered around the fire to listen to stories! The oldest stories we have – the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, The Odyssey – started as oral traditions spoken by poets and listened to by an audience. Here are some can’t miss reads from Cleveland Public Library’s Don and Sarah. Recommended Audiobooks…