Cleveland Public Library announces some special February events
CLEVELAND, January 23, 2019: Special events include:
Author Visit: Anthony Ray Hinton:
After spending 30 years on death row for crimes he did not
commit, Anthony Ray Hinton is now the author of
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,
an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Hinton speaks widely on prison
reform, the power of faith, and forgiveness.
Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m.,
Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 525 Superior Avenue.
Film Screening and Discussion:
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Jules Dassin’s
Uptight, which was filmed on the East Side of
Cleveland. Following the film screening, a panel including
Cleveland attorney and author James Robenalt and Blaxploitation
film expert and author Josiah Howard will discuss the film’s
ties to the urban turmoil that occurred in 1960s Glenville.
Boxed lunches will be provided.
Tuesday, February 12 at noon,
Glenville Branch, 11900 St. Clair Avenue.
Workshop: The Personal is Political
Using the 2019 Big Read program selection as inspiration,
Citizen: An American Lyric, participants will write
about social equity and discuss one another’s work in a
supportive atmosphere. NEA Big Read is a program of the National
Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. NEA Big
Read Cleveland is presented in partnership with the Center for
Saturdays, Feb 23 & Mar 2
from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Carnegie West Branch, 1900 Fulton
Editor’s Note: In 2019,
Public Library will celebrate its 150th
anniversary as The People’s University, the center of
learning for a diverse and inclusive community. A year-long
series of events are planned to mark the Library’s 150 years of
service to the city of Cleveland. All CPL 150 events will be
free and open to the public, so that all Clevelanders may
participate regardless of personal circumstances.