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The Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library
is dedicated to promoting and celebrating books, reading, literacy, and libraries to Ohio's citizens and the book community at large.

 

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The Ohio Center for the Book has selected Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming as Ohio’s selection for the National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places through Reading" map.” Brown Girl Dreaming is the story of Woodson's childhood, told in verse. The book was awarded the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature Work-Youth/Teens. The Discover Great Places through Reading map is distributed at the Pavilion of the States at the Festival listing “Great Reads about Great Places.”

The Pavilion of the States will represent reading and library programs and literary events in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. trusts and territories. Children attending the festival are given maps to take to each state’s table to have that state stamped to receive a prize.

The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, September 5, 2015, in Washington D. C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year’s festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities. For more information, click the image at left.

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On Saturday, July 11th at 12:00 pm in the Literature Department and Ohio Center for the Book at the Cleveland Public Library, Mike Olszewski, author of Cleveland TV Tales, will present a program in which he will share some diverting and engaging facts about Cleveland’s rich television history.

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Join us Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m., as the Literature Department / Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library celebrate poetry and spoken word performance with Cleveland Public Poetry, the open mic poetry reading series.

Listen to Elmer Buford and other local poets perform original works in the Eastman Reading Garden (rain location Literature Department, 2nd floor, Main Library). For more information call the Literature Department at  216.623.2881. Click on the image (above) to print the flyer for this event. 

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