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DeCapite, Raymond

Born: October 4, 1924 Died: July 8, 2009 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Author of The Coming of Fabrizze and A Lost King, Cleveland native Raymond DeCapite was born on October 4, 1924. After serving in the United States Coast Guard between 1942-1945, DeCapite received his A.B. from Western Reserve University in 1951, and his M.A. the following year. Prior to becoming …

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Deasy, Mary Margaret

Born: May 20, 1914 Died: May 14, 1978 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Mary Margaret Deasy was born in 1914 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of William Paul and Clara (Woelfel) Deasy. She received a Mus.B. from the University of Cincinnati in 1935. She was a concert pianist who gave up music as a vocation for a career in …

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Ellison, Harlan Jay

Born: May 27, 1934 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Harlan Ellison, science fiction writer, novelist, editor, and critic, was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  The son of Louis Laverne and Serita (Rosenthal) Ellison. He was raised in Painesville, Ohio.  In 1949 his father died and Ellison and his mother returned to Cleveland, where he graduated from East High School. …

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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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Crane, Hart

Born: July 21, 1899 Died: April 27, 1932 Ohio connection: Birth Garrettsville Harold Hart Crane, regarded as one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century, was born in Garrettsville, Ohio, on July 21, 1899. His father, a successful candy and syrup manufacturer, later moved the family to Warren before sending his son to live with his …

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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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A Unique Space to Write for NaNoWriMo: Sign Up to be a Writer in the Window of Appletree Books

This November there will be many people the world over putting pen to paper and fixing fingers to keyboards, as they take up the challenge to write 50,000 words–in 30 days–for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Oh, the spaces they’ll write: in schools; in public libraries; in coffee houses and cafes; in bookstores and . . …

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