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Reading the Opportunity of a City

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Reading the Opportunity of a City

In-Person Forum

Thursday, February 17, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Libraries are much more than shelves of books and pods of computers. They link people to each other, serve as safe gathering spaces for kids, and are a hub for continued learning and civic engagement. And during one of our city’s largest surges in coronavirus cases, the library became a trusted distribution site for free COVID antigen test kits.

Libraries have long been regarded as the cornerstones of our neighborhoods, and the Cleveland Public Library has served Clevelanders in this capacity for over 150 years. Today, City Hall is seeing fresh new faces and a change in leadership not seen in over 16 years. How is our public library system part of this changing vision for the city? And how can Cleveland Public Library bring City Hall to the people?

Join Cleveland Public Library’s Executive Director Felton Thomas, Jr. and City Council President Blaine A. Griffin as we mark Founder’s Day and the Library’s renewed commitment to serve as The People’s University.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Effective October 1, 2021, the City Club will be requiring ticketholders to provide proof of Covid vaccination or a recent negative Covid test. Email with any questions.

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