Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cleveland Public Poetry, An Open Mic Poetry Reading Series: “Speak Out!” Poetry Slam On Saturday, August 19, 2017

Slam: a heavy blow or impact, this is one definition of the word, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. To slam something—anything—is an act that normally receives one’s immediate and undivided attention. Unlike a typical open mic poetry reading, a slam poet must seize the audience’s attention and captivate them with his/her words. In short: to “slam” poetry is …

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Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

Student Winners Read, Honored at Ohio’s 2017 Letters About Literature Ceremony

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with and in cooperation with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre– …

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FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

FREE Comic Book Day at Cleveland Public Library: Saturday, May 6, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, beginning at 12:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Library is celebrating the 16th anniversary of Comic Book Day!  Visit participating CPL branches where you will have a chance to celebrate all your favorite comics and characters, enjoy super-heroic activities and pick up a free comic book to add to your collection (while supplies …

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Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, Opens May 6 at Cleveland Public Library

Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, Opens May 6 at Cleveland Public Library

The Cleveland Public Library is renowned for its special collections—the unique treasures acquired through the generosity of donations. Once again the Library is the recipient of a substantial gift: The Mike Curtis Collection of Superman Memorabilia. Mike Curtis, writer of the syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip, is the third largest collector of Superman memorabilia in the United States. …

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“Read Ohio” Author Talk at AHA! Festival 2017

“Read Ohio” Author Talk at AHA! Festival 2017

On June 7, 8 and 9, 2017 Cleveland State University inaugurates Arts and Humanities Alive!  (AHA!) Festival.  The AHA! Festival brings world renowned authors, performers and celebrities for a celebration of Storytelling and a wide ranging exploration of what our stories tell us about ourselves. On the first day of the AHA! Festival, which is …

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Congratulations to 2017 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast Region Finalists

Congratulations to 2017 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast Region Finalists

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the weather was pleasant, mild—certainly not your typical winter day in Cleveland, Ohio. However, for 10 high school students and an audience that included their family members and teachers who gathered at the Cleveland Public Library, the day contained just the right atmosphere for an exceptional  event. To view/print/download the program, …

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A New Get Graphic! Book Discussion Series Begins Thursday, June 4, 2015

A New Get Graphic! Book Discussion Series Begins Thursday, June 4, 2015

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a superhero would have a traumatic origin story.  We must ask, though, why are these origins always filled with such suffering? And how do these superheroes learn to work with their painful histories as they protect and transform the world around them? We will ask these questions and …

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Brown Bag Book Clubs at Main Library Featuring AWBA-Winning Titles with Guest Reader Valentino Zullo Begin Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On June 10, 2015, Ohio Center for the Book (OCFB) at Cleveland Public Library will begin a series of lunchtime book club discussions with guest reader Valentino Zullo, featuring Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA) winning titles. One book discussion will be held each month, June through August 2015, on Wednesdays at noon, and will take place …

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