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Crouse, Russel

Born: February 20, 1893 Died: April 3, 1966 Ohio connection: Birth Findlay Born in Findlay, Ohio on February 20, 1893, Russel M. Crouse worked for nearly 20 years as a reporter for newspapers in Kansas City, Cincinnati, and New York and was well known for his sharp wit and outrageous puns. Crouse had written four plays by …

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When the News was New

July 31st, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Cleaveland Gazette & Commercial Register. To celebrate the event, Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with Cleveland State University, will host an exhibit at the Main Library Building on the 2nd floor until the end of November. Come learn about the storied history Cleveland has with print …

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“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry”: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas at City Club of Cleveland

“Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas LOCATION: The City Club of Cleveland DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The City Club of Cleveland will be hosting “Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry” with Ohio’s poet laureate, Dave Lucas on Friday, August 3, from noon until …

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PBS’ The Great American Read: Voting Ends 10/18/18; Which Book Gets Your Vote?

Do you have a favorite book—one that moved you, inspired you, and had a direct impact on your life?  Yours, and the favorite book of many others, might be the best-loved book in America.  Last month, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) launched the special premier episode of the “The Great American Read,” where it was revealed the …

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OCFB Scholar-In-Residence Successes: from volunteer passion to sponsored position

In 2016, the Ohio Center for the Book (OCFB) at Cleveland Public Library created a pilot “Ohio Center for the Book Scholar-in-Residence” position to honor and acknowledge the creative volunteer work of Kent State University doctoral candidate, Valentino Zullo.  At that time he had already worked with OCFB as a volunteer comics scholar for 2 years, …

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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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