Diversity Celebrations

Cleveland Public Library again celebrated the City’s rich diversity throughout the year through a number of special events and programs. Starting in January in preparation for Black History Month, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch featured award-winning author George Fraser, who is also the chairman and CEO of Fraser Net, Inc.

On March 12, the Main Library hosted an array of performers to celebrate Lunar New Year. Since this was the Year of the Rabbit, traditional Asian entertainment with a rabbit theme was featured. The event drew nearly 350 guests.

On March 17, the Library’s Book Cart Drill Team made its debut performance in the local St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Nearly 200 people attended the Library’s Hispanic Heritage Festival on September 17 at the Carnegie West Branch. The celebration, held in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, included various musical groups and food from multiple Hispanic regions.