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Celebrate with us! Attend one of our special programs, research our country’s history and your family’s history using our electronic resources, and borrow related films through our Digital Collection.


programs

BAY VILLAGE BRANCH

Jazz for All Ages
The Biasella Trio will take you on a live musical journey through America’s jazz history, from swing to Latin to blues to ballads.
Monday, February 24 / 7 PM


BEREA BRANCH

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Monday, February 24 / 7 PM


BROOK PARK BRANCH

Jazz for All Ages
The Biasella Trio will take you on a live musical journey through America’s jazz history, from swing to Latin to blues to ballads.
Thursday, February 13 / 7 PM
 
Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Thursday, February 27 / 7 PM


BROOKLYN BRANCH

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Thursday, February 6 / 7:15 PM


The-Emancipation-of-Evan-Walls.jpgGARFIELD HEIGHTS BRANCH

Meet Author Jeffrey Blount / Adults
In the Emmy Award-winning TV director’s new novel, The Emancipation of Evan Walls, a 10-year-old in 1968 Virginia makes a startling declaration and the central question of his life is born: Is he black enough?
Saturday, February 8 / 12 PM


 


INDEPENDENCE BRANCH

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Saturday, February 29 / 2 PM


MAPLE HEIGHTS BRANCH

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Wednesday, February 5 / 6:30 PM


MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BRANCH

Jazz for All Ages
The Biasella Trio will take you on a live musical journey through America’s jazz history, from swing to Latin to blues to ballads.
Thursday, January 30 / 7 PM


NORTH OLMSTED BRANCH

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Tuesday, February 18 / 7 PM


PARMA BRANCH

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Saturday, February 15 / 2 PM


PARMA-SNOW BRANCH

Tribute to Ella / All ages
As part of our Mardi Gras event, celebrate the incredible life and work of Ella Fitzgerald with local jazz singer Shari Hunter.
Tuesday, February 25 / 7 PM


RICHMOND HEIGHTS BRANCH

Fun With Clay / Grades K – 8
Learn about Dave, a 19th-century African American artist known for his pottery. Then try your hand at making a simple pot.
Monday, February 17 / 2 PM


SOLON BRANCH

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Wednesday, February 12 / 7 PM


SOUTH EUCLID-LYNDHURST BRANCH

Tribute to Jazz / All ages
Shari Hunter will delight the audience with a trip down memory lane in this tribute to jazz.
Monday, February 3 / 7 PM


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African American Authors Book Group / Adults
1/30 Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America by Dorothy Butler Gilliam; 2/27 Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Thursdays, January 30, February 27 / 7 PM
 
Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults
An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Wednesday, February 19 / 7 PM
 
Sweet Potato Pies From “Nowhere” / All ages
Make sweet potato pies and learn how Georgia Gilmore’s pies helped fund the 1956 Montgomery bus boycott.
Saturday, February 29 / 11 AM – 1 PM


Franchise.pngWARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS BRANCH

Meet Author Marcia Chatelain
The Georgetown University professor will discuss her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, which examines the intersection of the post-1968 civil rights struggle and the rise of the fast food industry. Chatelain is also the author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration and the curator of #FergusonSyllabus.
Monday, February 17 / 7 PM

Women in History: Sally Hemings / Adults

An actress from Women in History will portray Hemings, an African American who sacrificed her freedom from slavery for the love of her family.
Saturday, February 22 / 2 PM


resources

African American Heritage

Discover your family history with this genealogy resource, exclusively devoted to African-American family history research. Record collections include Federal Census, marriage, military service, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color and Freedman's Bank.

ACCESS THIS RESOURCE
 
 

African-American History Online

Find information on everything from African-American leaders to the arts, important events and social movements and issues.

ACCESS THIS RESOURCE
 
 

Cleveland Call & Post

Search more than 60 years (1934 – 1991) of Cleveland’s African-American newspaper, Call & Post.   

ACCESS THIS RESOURCE

 

FILMS

Watch documentaries on Kanopy that cover historical perspectives, ethnicity and identity and race and class studies.

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