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ITT Book Discussion – Citizen: An American Lyric

Join us for an “It’s Time to Talk” book club discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. WHEN: Mondays, July 9 & 30, 2018 TIME: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Cleveland Public Library, Literature Department, 2nd FL It’s Time to Talk discussion groups offer a unique experience for those willing to engage in conversations around the …

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Library of Congress Announces National Winners of Letters About Literature 2018

On May 29, the Library of Congress announced the 2018 winners of Letters About Literature, it’s national reading-writing competition for young people in grades 4-12. Now in its 26th year, the competition encourages students of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands to enter the annual competition, where they write to an author about how …

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Cleveland Public Poetry: Featuring Kathy Fagan Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cleveland Public Poetry Open Mic Poetry Readings Special Guest Reader: Poet Kathy Fagan Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 Time: Noon-1:00 p.m. Location: Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd FL Award-winning poet Kathy Fagan will read from her work beginning 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in the Literature Department. The reading is free and open to the …

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Shelley Pearsall’s “The Seventh Most Important Thing” Selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

Each year a list of books representing the literary heritage of the affiliates of the Library of Congress Center for the Book is distributed by the Center for the Book during the National Book Festival in Washington, D. C.  The books on this list are by authors representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and …

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Ohio Center for the Book Scholar-In-Residence

Calling all  Ohio scholars! Our Scholar-In-Residence position is open to applicants! Goal to form and expand communities of learning with the Scholar-In-Residence at the Ohio Center for the Book @ Cleveland Public Library: A key objective in the Library’s strategic plan is to form communities of learning. This objective will be fulfilled by seeking leadership and programming …

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2017-2018 Letters About Literature Winners

The Library of Congress Center for the Book and the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library invite students in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, the annual national reading-writing contest. Students living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are encouraged to enter the annual competition, where they read a …

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Choose to Read Ohio Booklist for 2019 & 2020

On April 12, 2018 The State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association, and Ohio Center for the Book announced selections for Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) 2019 and 2020. Announced biennially, the booklist contains 20 titles representative for all ages that highlight the diverse literature published by Ohio authors. CTRO promotes reading across Ohio by encouraging Ohioans of all …

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2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Are Announced

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced recipients for the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA). Edith Anisfield-Wolf, a former Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustee, established AWBA in 1935; it is the only juried book prize that addresses racism and diversity of cultures. The 83rd AWBA  winners are: Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor, Poetry N. Scott Momaday, …

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April is National Poetry Month: Celebrate with Cleveland Public Library

I don’t recall the first time I heard poetry—undoubtedly it was as a toddler, listening to a Mother Goose nursery rhyme. (You, too?) I do remember the first time I was stirred by a work of verse and ever since my appreciation for this ancient, and most universal, form of human expression has been steadfast. During April we have …

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