“My Mom Lois Lane,” an Interview with Laura Siegel Larson: Big Hit with Attendees!

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presented the program, “My Mom Lois Lane,” an interview with Laura Siegel Larson, to honor the Man of Steel’s legacy and Cleveland roots. Superman fans and admirers of From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, gathered in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium …

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YA Writers Showcase: Mindy McGinnis & Cinda Williams Chima, December 7, 2017

Literary Cleveland‘s Read Ohio book talk and discussion series concludes the 2017 season with acclaimed young adult authors Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima. The two will read from newly published work, discuss their approach to young adult writing, and engage with questions from the audience. This event will take place on Thursday, December 7 …

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A Celebration of Superman’s Cleveland Roots, December 2, 2017 at Cleveland Public Library

Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, the exhibit at Cleveland Public Library has been so popular that the run has been extended until March 31, 2018. Continuing the wonderful programming that celebrates Superman and his Cleveland legacy, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presents two special programs on Saturday, December 2, 2017, The …

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Staff Picks: We Recommend . . .

With the abundance of books available, “What should I read next?” is a question that can plague any ardent reader. Well, have no worries because nine staff members of the Literature Department / Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) have decided to help answer that question–with Staff Picks. The Staff Picks book displays are rotating book recommendations that cover different …

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December 26 & 28, 2017 Poetry Workshop with McMahon & McNiece at “Guide to Kulchur” bookstore

Join Claire McMahon and Raymond McNiece at the “Guide to Kulchur” bookstore on Tuesday, December 26, and Thursday, December 28,2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a workshop on poetry writing that is free and open to the public. Please bring 10 copies of each of your poems that you would like to share. …

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An Online TV & Radio Superman Celebration: November 10 & 11, 2017

Even die-hard Superman fans and aficionados learn something new when visiting “From Cleveland to Krypton,” the Superman exhibit currently showing at the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland. If you want to learn even more about The Man of Steel, then don’t miss two super online events. On Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, …

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Writing in a Bookstore Window: One NaNoWriMo’s Experience

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and to honor this annual challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, Appletree Books, an independent bookstore in Cleveland Heights, is inviting local writers to write in the window . . . as in its store front window. Local writers have signed up, following the footsteps …

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It’s Time to Talk: OCFB Book Sets Focus on Issues of Diversity and Social Justice

In February 2015, several Cleveland Public Library staff members attended the YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s inaugural It’s Time to Talk, a forum where diverse people engage in conversations about race, discrimination, unconscious bias, and cultural competency in our community. In the same year, to answer the question presented to forum attendees: “What could you do to help …

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