One Community Reads

One Community Reads is designed to broaden and deepen our appreciation of reading and compel friends, families and neighbors to share their experience while reading the same book. The project is further intended to engage the community in dialogue on finding common purpose through the places that form the foundation of our neighborhoods.

All residents of Cuyahoga County are encouraged to read Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. Community programs will be held in locations throughout the county January – April 2020.

For a complete list of One Community Reads programming, please visit onecommunityreads.org.

One Community Reads 2020 Kickoff Event

Celebrate the kickoff of One Community Reads and the opening of Cleveland 20/20, a community photography exhibition at Cleveland Public Library. The first 45 attendees will receive a free copy of this year’s title, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. Registration is […] Read More

Lakewood’s Shared Spaces: Panel Discussion

Lakewood’s Shared Spaces: Panel Discussion. Panelists Ian Andrews, Antoinette Gelsomino, Sean McDermott and Katelyn Milius

Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the physical places, organizations and individuals who add to our own social infrastructure. Read More

Documentary: Somewhere to Be (2018)

Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the physical places, organizations and individuals who add to our own social infrastructure. Read More

Literature Discussion: Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Led by Dr. Andrew Cox. In Palaces for the People, author Eric Klinenberg writes that the future of society rests on shared spaces: the libraries, community centers and parks where connections are formed. This “social infrastructure” is helping to solve societal challenges. Leading the discussion is Dr. Andrew Cox, Director of Access and Community Engagement […] Read More

Film Screening: The Public (2018). Directed by Emilio Estevez (122 minutes)-62

Stuart (Emilio Estevez) is a mild-mannered librarian who has seen it all. When an Arctic blast hits Cincinnati, a group of homeless people decide to take refuge at the public library after closing. When the patrons turn the library into an unofficial warming shelter, Stuart is caught in the fray. This act of civil disobedience […] Read More