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Meet Poet Claudia Rankine

In conversation with Dave Lucas, Ohio Poet Laureate

2019-01-23 19:00:00 2019-01-23 20:30:00 America/New_York Meet Poet Claudia Rankine Poet Claudia Rankine will visit to discuss her powerful, award-winning book <i>Citizen: An American Lyric</i>. Parma-Snow Branch - Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Wednesday, January 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-23 19:00:00 2019-01-23 20:30:00 America/New_York Meet Poet Claudia Rankine Poet Claudia Rankine will visit to discuss her powerful, award-winning book <i>Citizen: An American Lyric</i>. Parma-Snow Branch - Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Parma-Snow Branch

Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Poet Claudia Rankine will visit to discuss her powerful, award-winning book Citizen: An American Lyric.

Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric and four previous books, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. A provocative meditation on race, Citizen recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. The book was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and has won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, L.A. Times Book Prize and PEN Open Book Award.

Rankine is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, the winner of the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize, and a contributing editor of Poets & Writers. She is also the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

Rankine will be joined at this event by Ohio Poet Laureate, Dave Lucas. Born and raised in Cleveland, Lucas earned his B.A. (English) at John Carroll University, M.F.A. (Creative Writing) at the University of Virginia, and M.A. and Ph.D. (English Language and Literature) at the University of Michigan. His first book of poems, Weather, received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. He has been awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture and a 2016 Cleveland Arts Prize. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.


This event is part of the NEA Big Read and is presented in partnership with The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Ohio Humanities, and The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Parma-Snow Branch

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Hours
Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 08, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Resource Room (40)
Whether you are a fan of manga or interested in learning about it, come to our meeting for great discussion and quirky tie-in activities.

Thu, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (60)
Fiction writing workshop that is great for beginners.
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Thu, Dec 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft Room (40)
P.A.L.S. stands for Programs for All Lives, a series of adapted programs created specifically for customers with disabilities.

Fri, Dec 09, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 12, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Dec 12, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room A/B (60)
Bring your favorite book from 2022 to recommend to the group.

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Innovation Center
Join us for an introduction to the CNC machine in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 13, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Dec 14, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room A/B (60)
Buying a new car is more stress-free the more you know. Learn what you need to know to make the best deal.

Thu, Dec 15, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Fri, Dec 16, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Dec 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)
Join us for a Sensory Friendly Movie, where the sound is lower, the lights are brighter, and where talking, singing and moving is perfectly acceptable! Light refreshments available.

Sat, Dec 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conference Room A/B (60)
Join us for yoga. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat. A Release & Hold Harmless form must be completed prior to the program.

Mon, Dec 19, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (80)
Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Tue, Dec 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Tue, Dec 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 21, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 22, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 23, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 26, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Dec 27, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 28, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft/Resource Room (80)
Kids 8 and up are invited to learn tricks and tips on doing their own magic shows from master magican Bob Durrante, aka Zap the Magic Chap.
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Thu, Dec 29, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 30, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jan 02, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Resource Room (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jan 02, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jan 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jan 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Innovation Center
Join us as we get crafty in the new year, 2023!
This event is full

Tue, Jan 03, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jan 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jan 04, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Resource Room (40)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jan 04, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jan 04, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jan 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (40)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jan 05, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jan 06, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Resource Room (40)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jan 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Rescheduled
Sat, Jan 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
New date Saturday, January 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join with your Parma neighbors to celebrate the peoples and cultures of Northeast Ohio!