Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Main Library expected to re-open Thursday; other branches will remain open Wednesday
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Lee Road Library's basement flooded Wednesday* afternoon, damaging files and old artwork but causing little or no damage to the building, Director Nancy Levin said. Library staff noticed water in the basement at about 1:30 p.m., and Levin ordered the library to close immediately in case the building's electricity and elevators had to be shut off. Water was still rising at that point, she said, and about two inches were standing in the south end of the basement at the flood's peak. Staff members pitched in to remove files, artwork and blueprints from the file room in the flooded area of the basement. "The staff reacted so quickly," said Levin. The files that were damaged can be copied, she said, and…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Beachwood resident and author Mike Cargile wins first prize for his photo of his favorite public place
Monday, November 12, 2012
The CH-UH Public Library has been named one of America’s Star Libraries, earning a five-star rating in Library Journal’s 2012 Index of Public Library Service.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library is one of the best library systems in the country, according to Library Journal. Heights Libraries has earned five stars, the highest rating possible, in four out of the five years that Library Journal has published the ratings. Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the field of library service, with more than 100,000 readers. “This just shows us what we’ve known all along: more and more people in our community are using the library,” said Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin in an announcement about the rating. “We are always busy, and I don’t see that trend reversing anytime soon. Our community depends on us more than ever for everything from free …
Monday, October 22, 2012
RSVP to Cleveland Heights Patch's Main Street U, to be held 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Lee Road Library.
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Lee Road Library was packed for the ceremony honoring the late "American Splendor" creator.
The Lee Road Library was filled with family, friends and fans of American Splendor creator Harvey Pekar Sunday afternoon during a celebration of his life and work. The main event was the unveiling of a statue created in his honor. The monument includes a bronze likeness of the late Pekar, who lived in Cleveland Heights and frequented the main branch of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, a desk stocked with art supplies, a few of Pekar's favorite books and a chalkboard where people can leave messages and draw. The ceremony included a biography by Carole Wallencheck, Pekar’s friend and adult services librarian, comments from Joyce Brabner, Pekar’s wife and author, and a presentation from JT Waldman, who collaborated …
Friday, October 12, 2012
RSVP to Cleveland Heights Patch's Main Street U, to be held 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Lee Road Library. Scroll down for details.
Cleveland Heights Patch is pleased to announce the launch of Main Street U, a free, two-hour event designed to teach business owners and leaders of organizations how to improve their connection to the community online. Merchants can learn about how to take better advantage of social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, with mini-workshops delivered by Patch staffers on how to use Patch and add your own content to the online conversation. Local organizations Lake Erie Ink and the Home Repair Resource Center are among several others who have already signed up. RSVP by filling out the form posted above to attend Main Street U, which is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Lee Road Library.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
All branches of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library will be closed Friday, Sept. 14 for Staff Development Day.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library will be closed this Friday, Sept. 14 for Staff Development Day. That means all branches — Lee Road, Noble Neighborhood, Coventry Village and University Heights — will be closed. The branches will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. For more information, visit the Heights Libraries website.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The CH-UH Public Library will accept work for its 5th Annual Photography Contest, "Public Places, Sacred Spaces," through Oct. 8
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library began accepting submissions for its 5th annual photography contest, "Public Spaces, Sacred Spaces," on Sept. 10. Photos entered in the contest, sponsored by Cedar Center MOTOPHOTO, are meant to "depict the places and spaces that give meaning to your lives," such as parks, places of worship, streetscapes, homes and more, according to a description page on the Heights Libraries website. The library will accept work at all four branches until Oct. 8. "Beginning Oct. 29, The finalists' work will be displayed as a traveling exhibition at each branch so that the public can vote for their favorites," according to the library. The library will announce the winner Dec. 10. For the full list of…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The statue will be installed in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library's main branch on Lee Road, "Harvey's first love and second home."
Harvey Pekar's widow Joyce Brabner called the Lee Road Library Pekar's "first love and second home." So it's fitting that a statue in his honor will be installed at the main branch of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library next month. A dedication ceremony for the statue is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Lee Road Library. The acclaimed American Splendor comic book creator and Cleveland Heights resident died in 2010. After he passed, Brabner launched a Kickstarter campaign and raised more than $38,000 for the statue, created by sculptor Justin Coulter. The library will also install a plaque proclaiming it a "Literary Landmark," designated by the Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundation, according to a …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Labor Day is the final day of the Cumberland Pool season, but most other city buildings and offices are closed.
Summer is winding down. Students went back to school Aug. 30, and we are now approaching Labor Day Weekend. Most government and school buildings are closed, but there's one place Cleveland Heights residents can go to celebrate summer's end — Cumberland Pool. Cumberland Pool is open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, and Labor Day is the final day of the season. Here's a list of what's closed Labor Day: Business owners are updating their websites and Facebook pages as well with Labor Day hours. Know of places that have posted information? Help us out! Tell us in the comments.