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Sondheim Retrospective

Adults

2024-04-20 11:00:00 2024-04-20 12:00:00 America/New_York Sondheim Retrospective Join us for a career retrospective of Stephen Sondheim, one of the greatest composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Independence Branch - Meeting Room (75)

Saturday, April 20
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-20 11:00:00 2024-04-20 12:00:00 America/New_York Sondheim Retrospective Join us for a career retrospective of Stephen Sondheim, one of the greatest composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Independence Branch - Meeting Room (75)

Independence Branch

Meeting Room (75)

Join us for a career retrospective of Stephen Sondheim, one of the greatest composers and lyricists of the 20th century.

Beloved by audiences and performers alike for their wit, vulnerability and searing insight, the works of Stephen Sondheim changed the landscape of American musical theater in the 20th century. Within Sondheim’s intricate lyrics and rhyme schemes are a boundless creativity for the possibilities of the dramatic medium and a fascination with the emotional complexities of the human condition.

This program will explore the career and musicals of Stephen Sondheim, from the razor-sharp exploits of Sweeney Todd to the lessons learned on each journey Into the Woods, with a focus on Bobby’s alienation and search for connection in Company.

This program is in partnership with the Playhouse Square production of Company, which runs from April 30 through May 19 at the Connor Palace, and is part of the 2024 Cleveland Humanities Festival. See all the programs in our Company series on our events calendar.

Use the promo code LIBRARY to purchase discount tickets to see Company at Playhouse Square.

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Independence Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 216.447.0160
Fax: 216.447.1371
Branch manager
Melanie Rapp-Weiss

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 Independence Branch began as a collection operated out of City Hall. After outgrowing that space, the library moved into its own facility and since 1992 the branch has been a part of the city’s municipal complex that includes a recreational facility and senior center.

Upcoming events

Wed, May 29, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Learn how to eat local, fresh, and seasonal foods.

Tue, Jun 04, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required. Schedule information in long description.

Wed, Jun 05, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (75)
Join us as we help build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio's Early Childhood Standards. Each session will focus on a different topic. Registration is requested.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Independence Branch Zoom 1,Meeting Room (75)
Learn helpful strategies that can help you transition back into the world of work successfully.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required. Schedule information in long description.

Wed, Jun 12, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Design your own stickers! Let's get creative so you can decorate, label your things or share your unique designs with others.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Teens: learn how to make healthful smoothies!

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
In this 1-hour class, participants will learn how to make rolled beeswax candles.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
In this 1-hour class, participants will learn how to make rolled beeswax candles.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room (75)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required. Schedule information in long description.

Wed, Jun 19, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference (8)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the Independence Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Volunteer at the library to benefit the library or the local community.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room (75)
Please join us for a casual and lively book discussion of Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson. The books will be available approximately one month before the discussion date.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:20am
Storytime/Craft Room (12)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room (75)
Please join us for a casual and lively book discussion of Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson. The books will be available approximately one month before the discussion date.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a demonstration on how to make simple homemade cheese without any fancy ingredients.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (75)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1-3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child. Registration required.

Mon, Jun 24, 1:30pm - 7:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.