Young, David

Oberlin Born: December 14, 1936 Ohio connection: Resident Born in Davenport, Iowa, David Young earned his undergraduate degree from Carleton College in 1958.  Later Young earned an M.A. and a doctorate degree from Yale University.  Until his retirement in 2003, David Young was Longman Professor of English at Oberlin College, where he continues to work as the …

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McFarland, Ronald

Bellaire Born: September 22, 1942 Ohio connection: Birth Educator and poet, Ronald Earl McFarland was born September 22, 1942, in Bellaire, OH.  The son of Earl A. and Maxine Stullenburger, McFarland grew up in Ohio and Florida. His education includes Brevard Junior College, A.A., 1962; Florida State University, B.A., 1963 M.A., 1965; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, …

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McCord, Howard

Bowling Green Born: November 3, 1932 Ohio connection: Former Resident Howard McCord, son of Frank Edward and Sylvia Joe (Coe) McCord, was born in 1932 in El Paso, Texas. He married Dora Garcia Ochoa in 1953. The couple had two children, Colman and Robert. The marriage later ended in divorce, and McCord married Jennifer Sue Revis in …

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McCloskey, Robert

Hamilton Born: September 15, 1914 Died: June 30, 2003 Ohio connection: Birth The unforgettable duck family in Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings continues to delight readers of all ages, and the book earned its creator the first of two Caldecott Medals. Born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 15, 1914, McCloskey was initially interested in music and inventing but …

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Matthews, William

Cincinnati Born: November 11, 1942 Died: November 12, 1997 Ohio connection: Birth William Matthews was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 11, 1942. He earned a B.A. from Yale and an M.A. from the University of North Carolina. During his lifetime he published eleven books of poetry, including Time & Money, which won the National Book Critics Circle …

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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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OCFB Book Set Titles on Race Available for ‘It’s Time to Talk:’ Book Clubs

  Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is “The People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. CPL’s vision is to be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share and seek out new knowledge in ways that are …

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