African American read-in starts today at 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
The first screening is of "Eat Drink Man Woman" on Tuesday night
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights library on Tuesday will introduce a new film series at the University Heights branch. The Culinary Journeys Film Series begins at 6 p.m. in Room A with a screening of "Eat Drink Man Woman," a 1994 Tawainese film about the home life of a chef and his three daughters. The library will provide Chinese snacks and tea from local vendors during the showing, which is intended for adults. No registration is required for the event. The library rescheduled the screening from its original date, Jan. 21. The series will resume Feb. 12 with a showing of "Like Water for Chocolate."
Monday, January 21, 2013
Heights Libraries hosting competition for teens
Teens slamming each other? That’s hardly news. Unless it’s the Teen Poetry Slam. The 13th Annual Teen Poetry Slam at Heights Libraries’ Lee Road branch has become a premier event for the community’s young adult crowd, attracting as many as 100 participants and spectators in the past. Heights Libraries puts on the slam in partnership with Lake Erie Ink, a Cleveland heights-based nonprofit that provides creative expression opportunities and academic support to youth in the Greater Cleveland community. “Simply put, a poetry slam is a literary sparring match showcasing the competitive art of performance poetry,” says Amy Rosenbluth, co-director of Lake Erie Ink. “It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Esther Moss, president of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Board of Trustees, will retire after more than a decade of service. The library is now accepting applications for a new board member.
Longtime Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Board of Trustees member Esther Moss recently announced that she will retire after her term ends in December. Moss, who taught children with learning and behavioral disabilities in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, has served on the board since 1999 and served as president in 2005 and this year, according to a news release from the Heights Libraries. “Her dedication and service to our community and our libraries has been steadfast for over ten years,” said Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin. “We will miss her.” Heights Libraries is now seeking applicants to fill the open Board of Trustees spot, which carries a seven-year term. All Cleveland Heights and University …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
All other CH-UH students will have school, branches will be open Oct. 31.
Most Cleveland Heights-University Heights students are heading back to school today. But due to a power outage at Oxford Elementary School, students who attend that school will have another day at home. Lee Road Library also still does not have power. That branch will remain closed. The University Heights, Noble Road and Coventry Village branches will be open at 9 a.m., but patrons will not have computer access. People can check out books and plug in their devices because they have power, but because the Lee Road Library does not have power, the computer system is not available. If the Lee Road Library's power comes back on, it will open at 1 p.m. today. Check the library's Facebook page for updates. The Cleveland Heights Community Center …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Harvey Pekar statue will be unveiled at the Lee Road Library Oct. 14. Before the ceremony, check out this video showing how the statue was made.
Editor's Note: Much of the information in this aritcle was published Sept. 6. 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. Before the ceremony, check out this video above showing how the statue was made. 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 …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The evening will include lectures about a Cleveland Heights winery that existed in the 1800s and Northern Ohio's wine history.
The Lee Road Library and The Wine Spot are hosting an event this Thursday, Sept. 27, that pairs wine and history. Two speakers will talk about the history of wineries in Northern Ohio and one that existed in Cleveland Heights during the 1800s. Kara Hamley O'Donnell, Cleveland Heights city planner, will share the history of the city's J.P. Preyer's Lake View Wine Farm, and Cleveland-based author Claudia Taller will discuss Northern Ohio's wine history and the wineries that are along Lake Erie today. Copies of her book, Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries, will be available. After the lecture, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Broady/Nelson Meeting Room, people can head over to The Wine Spot for an optional wine tasting for $10. The organizers ask that …
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, 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.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The library will host the event at the corner of Sylvania and Elmwood, the first Little Free Library location.
On the corner of Sylvania and Elmwood in Cleveland Heights, people can now take a book and leave a book, no circulation required. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library installed the first of three Little Free Libraries at that corner. People share books on the honor system — if you take a book, donate one to share, come back and return it, or both. Now Heights Libraries wants to celebrate. The library will host an ice cream social featuring dessert from SweetieFry at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the first Little Free Library location. Heights Libraries asks that people who come bring a book for the Little Free Library, or just enjoy the cool treat. In addition, the second Little Free Library is ready to go and on …