Author: Evone Jeffries

“Creating the Superhero in You” Free Workshop for Youths Ages 10-16

In partnership with the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, the Cleveland Public Library will host a 9-week workshop for youth ages 10-16. Creating the Superhero in You workshops will be led by artist, Gilberto Rivera, who will teach participants how to create their own superhero through writing, sketching, inking and drawing. The workshop, to …

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“The Born Loser” Gives Shout Out to Superman Exhibit at Cleveland Public Library

Look! There in the Comics section of The Plain Dealer . . .  In the Sunday, December 17, 2017 edition of The Plain Dealer, “The Born Loser,” comic strip gives a wonderful nod to the Superman exhibit now showing at the Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue. The daily strip, which was created in 1965 …

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Dard Hunter

Born: November 29, 1883Died: February 20, 1966 Ohio connection: Birth Steubenville Dard Hunter, son of William Henry and Harriet (Rosemond-Browne) Hunter, was born in 1883 in Steubenville, Ohio. His great-grandfather had set up a printing office in rural Ohio in 1812, and his grandfather and father owned and edited newspapers. While a boy, Hunter learned to …

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Carol Kendall

Born: September 13, 1917Died: July 28, 2012 Ohio connection: Birth Bucyrus Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on September 13, 1917, Carol Kendall was the daughter of John Adam and Laura (Price) Seeger. While attending Ohio University, she met Paul Murray Kendall, a Ph.D. who specialized in Renaissance literature and Shakespeare. The couple married on July 15, 1939. …

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Knebel, Fletcher

Born: October 1, 1911 Died: February 26, 1993 Ohio connection: Birth Dayton Fletcher Knebel was born October 1, 1911, in Dayton, Ohio.  His middle-class childhood and education (B.A. 1934, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio) were followed by early success in journalism even in the depths of the 1930s depression.  He worked as a reporter in Coatsville, …

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George Laycock

Born: May 29, 1921 Died: March 31, 2014 Ohio connection: Birth Zanesville George Edwin Laycock was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He received a B.S. degree from Ohio State University in 1943. That same year, he married Ellen M. Van Auken, and they would have three children: Elaine, Michael, and Steven. Laycock`s career began with Farm Quarterly, Cincinnati, where he …

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Lee, Robert Edwin

Born: October 15, 1918 Died: July 8, 1994 Ohio connection: Birth Elyria Robert Edwin Lee, son of Claire Melvin and Elvira (Taft) Lee, was born in 1918 in Elyria, Ohio. He was educated at Northwestern University (1934), Ohio Wesleyan University (1935-37), Western Reserve University (1938), and Drake University (1943-44). He also served in the U.S. Army Air Force, …

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Hill, Ruth Beebe

Born: April 26, 1913 Died: May 28, 2015 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Ruth Beebe Hill was born April 26, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Western Reserve University (now Case) with a B.A. in 1935. A direct descendant of Pilgrims, Hill became fascinated with Native Americans and their culture when she was young, a fascination that so …

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“My Mom Lois Lane,” an Interview with Laura Siegel Larson: Big Hit with Attendees!

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presented the program, “My Mom Lois Lane,” an interview with Laura Siegel Larson, to honor the Man of Steel’s legacy and Cleveland roots. Superman fans and admirers of From Cleveland to Krypton, An Exhibit, gathered in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium …

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