Free Comic Book Day at the Ohio Center for the Book

We’ll be celebrating Free Comic Book Day on May 4 with cake, free comics, and more. Come dressed as your favorite superhero for photo opportunities! The festivities in Cleveland will take place at several branches of the Cleveland Public Library: Fulton Branch, 3545 Fulton Road Harvard Lee, 16918 Harvard Avenue Langston Hughes, 10200 Superior Avenue …

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Watch Live April 30 & May 1, as Students Compete in 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals

The 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be held April 30-May 1, in Washington, DC. Poetry Out Loud is the largest youth poetry recitation competition in the nation. Ohio Poetry Out Loud Champion, Lima Central Catholic High junior Anna Kahle, will represent Ohio as champions from each state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the …

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An Exciting Conclusion for Annual Letters about Literature Contest!

The annual Letters about Literature competition has come to an exciting conclusion with nearly 2,000 students (1,773) from across the length and breadth of the Buckeye state participating. Once again, Ohio students have upheld the state’s strong literary heritage and, nationally, have secured her place in the literary firmament of tomorrow. Students found enlightenment reading …

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Winners: 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced recipients for the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA). Edith Anisfield-Wolf, a former Cleveland Public Library Board of Trustee, established AWBA in 1935; it is the only juried book prize that addresses racism and diversity of cultures. The 84th AWBA winners are: Tracy K. Smith, Wade in the Water, Poetry Sonia Sanchez, Lifetime Achievement …

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“Comics and the Clinic,” A Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Club Series for Spring 2019

Get Graphic! with the Ohio Center for the Book, a graphic novel book discussion series at Cleveland Public Library, begins another series for spring 2019. Join us for book discussions the first and third Thursdays each month, March through May, at 4:00 p.m., in the Literature Department at the Main Library, 325 Superior Ave., 2nd …

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Cleveland Public Poetry with Poet Maggie Smith Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Cleveland Public Poetry with Poet Maggie Smith  Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM

National Poetry MonthSpecial Reading with Poet Maggie SmithNoon-1:00 p.m.Cleveland Public Library, Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd FL April is National Poetry Month. Established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, this month-long celebration of poets and poetry’s vital place in our culture, is the world’s largest literary celebration. Join us as the Ohio Center for …

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Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Honors Women’s History Month

Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Discussion Series Honors Women’s History Month

The Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library presents another series in the Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Book Club discussion series: Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster. Join us as we will celebrate the release of the Captain Marvel film with two special events during Women’s History Month. This Get Graphic! series is free …

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OCFB Book Sets & YWCA’s Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge: March 1-29, 2019

A trusted organization, the history of the YWCA is widely known. Its ongoing mission towards eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, has generated many programs reflecting the organization’s dedication to that mission. The YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s actions toward progress has led to programs like It’s Time to Talk. …

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