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Celeste Ng

Born: July 30, 1980 Ohio Connection: Former resident; High school alumna Shaker Heights Celeste Ng was born July 30, 1980, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but moved to Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, before she turned ten. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong in the 1960s. Ng attended the schools in the …

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Help Us Spread The Word About Ohio’s Literary Heritage on Wikipedia

Help Us Spread The Word About Ohio’s Literary Heritage on Wikipedia

Wikipedia is consistently among the Top 10 most-visited sites on the Internet as well as being at or near the top of every Google search. For better or worse, this is where people are getting a lot of their information. In light of this, the Ohio Center for the Book is encouraging librarians and others …

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Adopt A Book Selected As A Winner of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program

Adopt A Book Selected As A Winner of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program

We are very pleased to announce that Adopt A Book, Inc., having been nominated by the Ohio Center for the Book, has been selected as a winner of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program! Adopt A Book, Inc., headquartered in Loveland near Cincinnati, will receive $2,225 in recognition of their outstanding contribution …

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Zullo named 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence

Zullo named 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence

The Ohio Center for the Book is very pleased to announce that Valentino Zullo (@ValentinoLucaZ) will be the 2020-2021 Ohio Center for the Book Scholar-in-Residence. The Ohio Center for the Book, including its associated circulating book collection of Ohio authors, is located at Cleveland Public Library’s Main Library in downtown Cleveland. Valentino L. Zullo is …

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Seeking Ohio 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Award Applications

Seeking Ohio 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Award Applications

Applications have closed for 2020. After multiple nomination applications and feedback from members of the statewide library and education communities, we have chosen Ohio’s nominee to be considered by the Library of Congress for their State Literacy Awards. In deference to the organization chosen as our state’s nominee, we will be releasing the name of …

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Literary Frolic Fridays: William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus

Literary Frolic Fridays: William Shakespeare’s     Titus Andronicus

In 1585, Shakespeare’s family—consisting of his wife, Anne, and their two-year-old daughter, Susanna—grew to include newborn twins Hamnet and Judith. Speculatively, finances were very much on Shakespeare’s mind, and Stratford-upon-Avon held only finite opportunities for an enterprising young dramatist. Compounding his dilemma was that soothing, feeding, changing, and washing crying babies left precious little time …

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