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"Petro: Cleveland's Handsomest Public Enemy"

with author Allan R. May

2024-04-23 19:00:00 2024-04-23 20:30:00 America/New_York "Petro: Cleveland's Handsomest Public Enemy" Enjoy a presentation about the history of this elusive Cleveland criminal. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Tuesday, April 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-23 19:00:00 2024-04-23 20:30:00 America/New_York "Petro: Cleveland's Handsomest Public Enemy" Enjoy a presentation about the history of this elusive Cleveland criminal. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Richmond Heights Branch

Meeting Room A+B (50)

Enjoy a presentation about the history of this elusive Cleveland criminal.


See other dates and locations for this program on our events calendar.


Julius Petro was one of Cleveland's most active burglars between 1946 and 1952. After being sentenced to die for a murder in 1946, he sat on death row for 15 months before being acquitted at a second trial. He soon became Public Enemy #1 in the city and was arrested on sight.

He pulled major robberies in the Mahoning Valley, including the second largest in Warren history, for which he was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison. After release, he moved to Los Angeles, where in 1969 he was murdered by a hit man that nearly every Clevelander is familiar with.

Following the event there will be an opportunity for book signing and purchase.

TAGS: | History | General |

Richmond Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.449.2666
Fax: 440.473.3264
Branch manager
Julie Liedtke

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Closed for Memorial Day weekend.
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Closed for Memorial Day weekend.)

About the branch

The Richmond Heights Branch is the only branch in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system co-located with a school. Opened in August 2021, the branch is connected to the Richmond Heights Upper School, but has its own dedicated entrance, allowing the general public to access the branch seven days a week.

This branch is a Student Success Center and Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Cafe location.

Upcoming events

Canceled
Tue, May 28, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Thu, May 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Fri, May 31, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Learn how wearing a bike helmet prevents brain injuries and receive your very own, free bike helmet! For grades K-8.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 03, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 04, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Come to our 4 week series about mental health. Learn about mental health and make some crafts focused on mindfulness and self affirmations.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 05, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to The State of Ohio's Early Childhood Standards.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 06, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Sun, Jun 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 10, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Come to our 4 week series about mental health. Learn about mental health and make some crafts focused on mindfulness and self affirmations.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Canceled
Fri, Jun 14, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 17, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Cleveland has a rich history of may forms of performance art including Burlesque! Enjoy a presentation that explores his lesser-known style of entertainment and the fascinating history behind it.

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Come to our 4 week series about mental health. Learn about mental health and make some crafts focused on mindfulness and self affirmations.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 19, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 20, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Canceled
Fri, Jun 21, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.