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Genealogy Workshop Taught by Deborah Abbott, PhD

Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results using the free Library Edition of ancestry.com, the world’s largest collection of online records. The Library Edition of ancestry.com is free to use […] Read More

Citizen Book Discussion Led by Damien Ware

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This year’s selection is Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. The Center for Arts Inspired Learning has partnered with organizations in Greater […] Read More

Documentary – Daniel Thompson: One Tough Poet (2019)

This film explores a twelve-year effort to document the life cultural hero. Daniel Thompson was a fearless poet and social activist. In 1992 he was proclaimed the first poet laureate of Cuyahoga County. The resolution states: Daniel Thompson has distinguished himself as one of Cuyahoga County’s most colorful, talented and concerned citizens. The Cleveland Heights-University […] Read More

Staffed Exhibit Time

When visitors interact with digital creative tools such as Emerge or Thread, their voices will be incorporated into the exhibit in a variety of ways—from a scrolling group poem to posted cards printed from the Emerge web application. If you want to engage with these tools, but don’t know where to start, visit while our […] Read More

Legends of China: Culture and Poetry

Presented by Shunqin Li of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University Take a look at the legends of ancient Chinese Tang poetry in this four-week course taught by visiting professor Shunqin Li. This poetry series will open a window to Chinese culture through song, language and artistic expression. Experience Chinese history through poetry of […] Read More

Documentary – Traveling Stanzas: Immigrant Voices The Other Side of Immigration

Directed by Roy Germano Presented by El Barrio Workforce Center Based on over 700 interviews of people in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexican Citizens come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and […] Read More

Poetry Workshop Led by Leanne Hoppe

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 is reserved for individuals 18 and under. From the Italian, stanza means a room—a place to pause. Indeed, Traveling Stanzas offers individuals moments of pause, with which to reflect on their lives, their city and a shared experience of their community. Leanne Hoppe, local teacher, editor and translator will lead workshops […] Read More

Staffed Exhibit Time

When visitors interact with digital creative tools such as Emerge or Thread, their voices will be incorporated into the exhibit in a variety of ways—from a scrolling group poem to posted cards printed from the Emerge web application. If you want to engage with these tools, but don’t know where to start, visit while our […] Read More

Lakewood Historical Society – Is Wright Still Relevant?

Presentation by Fred Unwin Since his death sixty years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright remains the prototype architect in the minds of Americans. Of the three surviving Wright-designated homes in the Cleveland area, Fred Unwin will focus on the Weltzheimer/Johnson house in Oberlin. This is an example of Wright’s Usonian house, designed to answer the demand […] Read More

Hire Local Lakewood

Presented by Lakewood Community Services Center and The Centers for Families and Children’s El Barrio Workforce DevelopmentJoin us to learn about the services offered to Lakewood residents through Hire Local Lakewood. After an overview of our job preparation and job search services and our job training programs, there will be a hands-on skill building activity. […] Read More