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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Celebrate the Book and Paper Arts at Octavofest

Exciting events and programs during October 2010!

Octavofest Logo

Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library and Cleveland Public Library will join our active and engage community of artists and book lovers to celebrate both contemporary book and paper arts and fine and rare book collections at our region's libraries and museums during the month of October 2010.

" event designed to give Clevelanders & others from Northeast Ohio yet another point of pride."

"Cleveland has fabulous rare and beautiful book collections, book artists, and a paper conservatory where the art of papermaking still lives. Octavofest is a celebration of this rich artistic community and an event designed to give Clevelanders and others from Northeast Ohio yet another point of pride. Truly, Cleveland rocks!" said Glenda Thornton, Director of Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

Participants can attend lectures, demonstrations, tours, and exhibits at various venues throughout the region, where printmakers, paper sculptors, conservators, and bookbinders explore, create, preserve and exhibit works using both books and paper.

Art Book by Bonne du Blas
Artists' Books by Bonné de Blas

The month-long celebration turns its first page on Friday, October 1 at Cleveland Public Library with an opening reception and panel discussion, "Curator, Educator, Artist: The Book Arts Revealed." Panel speakers include Cristine Rom, Gund Library Director at the Cleveland Institute of Art; Barbara Stanczak, Professor of Art at the Cleveland Institute of Art; and Bonné de Blas, Director of Art Books Cleveland. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East 6th and Superior.

On Saturday, October 2, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., celebrations continue at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery, featuring a poetry reading with Cleveland poet and visual artist Jim Lang and friends, as well as his exhibit "Paper and Poems," located at 2307 Chester Avenue. Find out more about Octavofest events at CSU.

From 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., attend the Morgan Conservatory's "Third Annual Open House and Silent Auction (Year of the Kozo)," located at 1754 East 47th. Food, live entertainment and art will be provided at this free event, designed to further the mission of the conservatory to produce and preserve the art of hand papermaking book and paper arts.

Octavofest was created in 2009 by Art Books Cleveland, an organization established in 2008 and dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the book and paper arts throughout Northeast Ohio. Octavofest For additional information about all Octavofest events and programs throughout the month of October, please visit Octavofest or call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-09-29 08:37:36. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti--Call for Scholarly and Artistic Works

Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year for the 22nd Annual Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Scholars and Artists reception, which will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010. The Friends will exhibit materials such as books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, or similar works that University faculty, staff, and emeriti have recently published. Each submission will also be included in the Scholars and Artists Bibliography. Download the submission form and send it with your scholarly or artistic works by Wednesday, October 20.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Monday, September 27th, 2010

Friends of the Library Scholars & Artists Reception featuring Jennie Jones

Jennie Jones
Jennie Jones (photo by Jaimie Janos)

Friends of the Library
Scholars & Artists Reception
Featuring Jennie Jones, Professional Architectural and Fine Art Photographer who will present
"Cleveland: A Personal Journey"
Thursday, October 28, 2010
3:00 p.m.
1st Floor Michael Schwartz Library

Join the Friends of the Library as they celebrate the 22nd Annual Scholars & Artist Reception on Thursday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m.

The featured speaker is Jennie Jones, a professional architectural and fine art photographer, who recently donated some 22,000 images from her life's work in Cleveland to CSU Michael Schwartz Library. A celebrated author, she will be presenting a lively, illustrated lecture titled, Cleveland: A Personal Journey."

If you love Cleveland, you will enjoy this 25 year odyssey of places we all know and love.

Scholarly and Artistic works by CSU faculty, staff, and emeriti will also be on display.
The event is free and open to the general public, but please call 216-875-9734 to reserve a seat.

A Sampling of Photographs by Jennie Jones:
Click on photo to see enlarged version

Allen Theatre Rotunda
The Allen Theatre Rotunda
City Hall
City Hall
Ameritrust Rotunda
Ameritrust Rotunda
West Sixth
West Sixth
Hope Memorial Bridge with skyline
Hope Memorial Bridge with
Cuyahoga County Courthouse detail
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
detail of Indian head

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The "No Impact Man" Colin Beavan Comes to CSU

Colin Beavan on BookTV
Colin Beavan on BookTV
CSPAN Sept. 10, 2009

Cleveland State University students participating in the Common Reading Experience have the opportunity to see and hear Colin Beavan, author of this year's book selection, in person as he comes to CSU to discuss his book, No Impact Man, on Thursday, October 7th at noon in the Student Center Ballroom. A book signing will follow from 2-3 pm.

No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process is the chronicle of Beavan's attempt to live a year without making a net impact on the environment. The lifestyles of Beavan, his wife, and young daughter in New York City were put to the challenge as they learned to function without elevators, the subway, packaged food, air conditioning, television, toilet paper and many other ammenities we take for granted.

As a result of his "experiment" and the ensuing book and documentary film, Beavan has brought attention to such environmental issues as food system sustainability, climate change, water scarcity, and materials and energy resource depletion. Through his non-profit, the No Impact Project, he empowers "citizens to make choices which better their lives and lower their environmental impact through lifestyle change, community action, and participation in environmental politics." - Colin Beavan Bio.

Find out more about upcoming Common Reading Experience events.

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Nominate a Librarian for the 2010 I Love My Librarian Award

I Love My Librarian logo

Librarians in our nation's 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

Nominations will be open from August 2 to September 20.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner's library. Winners will be announced in December 2010.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master's degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

For more information and to nominate a librarian, visit

The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.

It is administered by The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, and The Campaign for America's Libraries, ALA's public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.

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