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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: Uptight
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Jules Dassin’s film, 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, Claudia Rankine’s 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 Arts-Inspired Learning.
Saturdays, Feb 23 & Mar 2 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Carnegie West Branch, 1900 Fulton Road.

For more information, visit www.cpl.org.

Editor’s Note: In 2019, Cleveland 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.



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