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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

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

Parma-Snow Branch

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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Innovation Center
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Mon, Aug 19, 9:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room A/B (75)
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Tue, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

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Zentangle is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Fri, Aug 23, 9:30am - 12:30pm
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Mon, Aug 26, 9:30am - 1:30pm
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Technology Learning Center (20)
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Thu, Aug 29, 9:00am - 12:30pm
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Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Aug 29, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Thu, Aug 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium (400)
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Fri, Aug 30, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Aug 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
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Fri, Aug 30, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Sep 03, 9:00am - 12:30pm
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Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Sep 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
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Tue, Sep 03, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Tue, Sep 03, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Wed, Sep 04, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Sep 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Boost your baby's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers & children, birth to 35 months. Connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
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Wed, Sep 04, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
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Wed, Sep 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
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Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Sep 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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In this four-week series, explore your creativity with local watercolorist, Nancy Notarianni, as you discover the art of watercolor painting.
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Thu, Sep 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
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Sat, Sep 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Innovation Center
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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! See movies on the big screen in our Auditorium!

Sat, Sep 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Join us for our Smash Bros. tournament! 

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Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Sep 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fun, hands-on journey, where you will have the opportunity to earn prizes. Participants will experience three popular learning games; Towers, Trading Game and Paper Airplanes.

Mon, Sep 09, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Sep 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Instill the love of art and creativity in your child by allowing them to get their hands dirty and explore art in its many forms! Registration Requested. Dress for mess.
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Tue, Sep 10, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Tue, Sep 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room A (30)
A nurse from University Hospitals will be available for free blood pressure screenings.

Tue, Sep 10, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Sep 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Sep 10, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word in preparation for the 2016 Microsoft Office Specialist exam.

Tue, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Sep 11, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Sep 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
Boost your baby's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers & children, birth to 35 months. Connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
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Wed, Sep 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Explore hands-on digital creation using a 3-D modeling program.

Wed, Sep 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Wed, Sep 11, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Wed, Sep 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Sep 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium (400)
Join us for a culinary and literary event with bestselling author Susan Wiggs.

Thu, Sep 12, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
Aspire Greater Cleveland- Digital Literacy class

Thu, Sep 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
In this four-week series, explore your creativity with local watercolorist, Nancy Notarianni, as you discover the art of watercolor painting.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. No registration necessary.

Thu, Sep 12, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Thu, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs with your favorite grandma, grandpa or grand-friend in honor of National Grandparents Day. Please register.

Fri, Sep 13, 9:30am - 12:30pm
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Fri, Sep 13, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Mon, Sep 16, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Sep 16, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Are you 18 or younger? Come to the library where we will be serving meals provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. While supplies last.

Mon, Sep 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Books will be available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Mon, Sep 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Technology Learning Center (20)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.