“Algorithms aren’t just for social media. They’re everywhere and
affect how we make decisions,” said Aaron Mason, Director of
Community Engagement at Cleveland Public Library. “Cathy O’Neil
is sure to make us think and possibly change our behaviors in a
positive and impactful way.”
In December, two New York Times bestselling authors will focus
on human rights, race, and how to create a more equitable
DR. IBRAM X. KENDI:
One of America’s leading antiracist voices and author of Stamped:
Racism, Antiracism, and YOU,
his book with Jason Reynolds, will
appear at the #CLEReads
YA Book Festival.
Friday, December 4 at 2 p.m. Register: cpl.org/kendi
He’s the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice
Initiative in Montgomery, AL and author of Just
Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.
Saturday, December 5 at 12 p.m. Register: cpl.org/stevenson
All events are free and will be held online to
help maintain safe social distance and prevent the spread of
are encouraged to register.
Be Counted. Be Heard. Cleveland
Public Library wants to make sure everyone completes the Census
and votes this presidential election. Our staff is available to
help visitors fill out voter registration and Census forms. To
help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have vote-by-mail
application stations at all locations as a touchless option to
Cleveland Public Library joins The City Club of Cleveland to
participate in Five Days for Democracy—a week dedicated to
exploring what democracy means to you, why it’s important, and
why it’s worth fighting for. The Five Days for
Democracy challenge will run from Monday, September 28
through Friday, October 2. Registered participants will
examine different facets of our democracy - from listening to a
podcast to watching a video, reading an article, or responding
to a call to action.
FIVE DAYS FOR DEMOCRACY DAILY THEMES
Sign up now for Five Days for Democracy here or
join the conversation on social media using #5days4democracy.
Much like Five Days for Democracy, a new public art installation
is inspiring Clevelanders to learn about democracy, how it
works, and their duty to preserve it. In partnership with
LAND studio, the Library installed “Reflect and Refract
Democracy” by Rose DeSiano in the Eastman Reading Garden outside
Main Library. The interactive installation allows visitors
to see themselves reflected in the mirrors and prisms that showcase
photographs representing three aspects of American democracy:
protest, leisure, and labor. The exhibition will be on
display until November 30.
For more information about the art installation, the 2020
Census, or the presidential election, go to cpl.org/democracy-2020/. For
photos and images, visit here.