Author: Evone Jeffries

YA Writers Showcase: Mindy McGinnis & Cinda Williams Chima, December 7, 2017

Literary Cleveland‘s Read Ohio book talk and discussion series concludes the 2017 season with acclaimed young adult authors Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima. The two will read from newly published work, discuss their approach to young adult writing, and engage with questions from the audience. This event will take place on Thursday, December 7 …

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A Celebration of Superman’s Cleveland Roots, December 2, 2017 at Cleveland Public Library

Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, the exhibit at Cleveland Public Library has been so popular that the run has been extended until March 31, 2018. Continuing the wonderful programming that celebrates Superman and his Cleveland legacy, the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presents two special programs on Saturday, December 2, 2017, The …

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Staff Picks: We Recommend . . .

With the abundance of books available, “What should I read next?” is a question that can plague any ardent reader. Well, have no worries because nine staff members of the Literature Department / Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) have decided to help answer that question–with Staff Picks. The Staff Picks book displays are rotating book recommendations that cover different …

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Green, Hannah

Born: October 7, 1927 Died: October 16, 1996 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Hannah Green was born in Cincinnati circa 1927.  Her father, Matthew Addy, was a foreign patent and trademark agent, like the fictional character in The Dead of the House, and her mother, Mary McAlpin Allen, was a homemaker. Green attended Wellesley College, studying with Wallace …

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Grant, Ulysses Simpson

Born: April 27, 1822 Died: July 23, 1885 Ohio connection: Birth Point Pleasant In a one-story, three-room Point Pleasant cottage in Clermont County, Ohio, Ulysses Simpson Grant was born on April 27, 1822, the son of Jesse and Hannah Simpson Grant. The following year, the family relocated further down the Ohio River to Georgetown, Brown …

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Foster, Leonard Gurley

Born: September 10, 1840 Died: December 13, 1937 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Leonard Gurley Foster, a Civil War veteran whose avocation brought him the epithet, “the Buckeye poet” was the son of Ebenezer and Elmyra (Williams) Foster.  He was born on the family homestead in the Cuyahoga Valley near Denison Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland. He …

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Eager, Edward McMaken

Born: June 20, 1911 Died: October 23, 1964 Ohio connection: Birth Toledo Edward McMaken Eager was born in 1911 in Toledo, Ohio. He was raised in Toledo, but spent most of the summers of his childhood and youth in rural Indiana, where he developed a love of nature, gardening, and bird-watching. These interests stayed with him the rest …

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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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