“Read Ohio” Author Talk at AHA! Festival 2017

“Read Ohio” Author Talk at AHA! Festival 2017

On June 7, 8 and 9, 2017 Cleveland State University inaugurates Arts and Humanities Alive!  (AHA!) Festival.  The AHA! Festival brings world renowned authors, performers and celebrities for a celebration of Storytelling and a wide ranging exploration of what our stories tell us about ourselves. On the first day of the AHA! Festival, which is …

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Congratulations to 2017 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast Region Finalists

Congratulations to 2017 Ohio Poetry Out Loud Northeast Region Finalists

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the weather was pleasant, mild—certainly not your typical winter day in Cleveland, Ohio. However, for 10 high school students and an audience that included their family members and teachers who gathered at the Cleveland Public Library, the day contained just the right atmosphere for an exceptional  event. To view/print/download the program, …

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McKenney, Ruth

Akron Born: November 18, 1911 Died: July 27, 1972 Ohio connection: Former Resident Ruth McKenney, an award winning journalist for the Akron Beacon Journal, was born on November 18, 1911, in Michawaka, Indiana, and was raised in East Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Shaw High School, McKenney worked as a printer’s apprentice and joined the International Typographical Union, widely …

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Maher, James T.

Cleveland Born: January 27, 1917 Ohio connection: Birth James Maher, son of James T. and Anna Marie Maher, was born in 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 until 1945. His first job was as a sports writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1934-35, after which he attended Ohio State University. In 1937, …

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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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