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Larry Doby: a Baseball Pioneer

The First African American Player in the American League

2024-05-09 19:00:00 2024-05-09 20:00:00 America/New_York Larry Doby: a Baseball Pioneer Learn about the story behind this lesser-known trailblazing local Cleveland athlete. Parma Heights Branch - Meeting Room A (58)

Thursday, May 09
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-09 19:00:00 2024-05-09 20:00:00 America/New_York Larry Doby: a Baseball Pioneer Learn about the story behind this lesser-known trailblazing local Cleveland athlete. Parma Heights Branch - Meeting Room A (58)

Parma Heights Branch

Meeting Room A (58)

Learn about the story behind this lesser-known trailblazing local Cleveland athlete.


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


When Larry Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians in July 1947, he became the second African American player in Major League Baseball and the first in the American League. Though Doby played on some of the greatest Indians teams of all time, he never quite received the same media attention as Jackie Robinson, who had broken MLB’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, which meant that both his achievements and his struggles are less well-known beyond Cleveland. This program will explore Doby’s life, how Cleveland was well-positioned to field an integrated team by the late 1940s, and how Bill Veeck, the Indians’ owner and team president at the time, chose Doby from all the stellar Negro Leagues players to integrate baseball in Cleveland. 

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TAGS: | History | General |

Parma Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.884.2313
Fax: 440.884.2713
Branch manager
Krista Tokarz

Hours
Mon, May 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, May 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, May 19 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Known for its distinctive futurist look, the Parma Heights Branch is located on city-owned property near the Parma Heights Pool and Greenbriar Commons. Designed in the Googie style by John Lipaj, the branch opened to the public on June 17, 1963.

Upcoming events

Fri, May 17, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Fri, May 17, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Fri, May 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, May 18, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Sat, May 18, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Sun, May 19, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Sun, May 19, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Mon, May 20, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Mon, May 20, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Mon, May 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, May 21, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Tue, May 21, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Tue, May 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Dive into a cold case with journalist James Renner. Book sale & signing following presentation. Sponsored by The Friends of Parma Heights Branch Library.

Wed, May 22, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Wed, May 22, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Wed, May 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, May 23, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Thu, May 23, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Thu, May 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, May 24, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Fri, May 24, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Fri, May 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, May 25, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Sat, May 25, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Sat, May 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Join us for a discussion of the Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osbourne and a themed activity. Please register each child individually.

Sun, May 26, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Mon, May 27, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Tue, May 28, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Tue, May 28, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Wed, May 29, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Wed, May 29, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Thu, May 30, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Thu, May 30, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Fri, May 31, All day
Pick up free supplies and instructions at the Parma Heights Branch to make a cute cactus craft!

Fri, May 31, All day
Teens are invited to stop by the Parma Heights Library for this month's Teen Book Box, a kit that provides a book and envelopes that enhance the reading experience. This is a take-home activity.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Do you love to video game? Join us as we playtest a new game each month.

Fri, Jun 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Kindergarten Club is for children entering kindergarten this fall who did not attend preschool, Head Start or a childcare center.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 07, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Sat, Jun 08, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Learn how to weave a design with paracord.
Registration opens Monday, May 27 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 10, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (30)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room C (50)
Explore different design techniques using Perler beads.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room A (58)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (30)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.