Upcoming Cleveland Humanities Festival Events

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  • Contraception, Culture Wars, and Congregations

    March 2, 2023 - 12:00 PM

    Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road

  • ART is the Agent of Change

    March 4, 2023 - 2:00 PM

    Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH  44106

  • How to Build a Healthy Financial Life

    March 7, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Berea Branch, CCPL, 7 Berea Commons, Berea, OH  44107

    In this discussion, you will begin to understand money and the emotions behind it. 

    Topics include debt, credit scores and reports and money mindset. Financial Wellness is not taught in schools, and yet we interact with money daily! Join me for this fun and engaging learning opportunity! Presented by Rachel Durci, Financial Wellness Coach.

  • Grow From Your Pain: 6 Steps to Self-Empowerment  

    March 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Garfield Heights Branch, CCPL, 5409 Turney Road, Cleveland, OH  44125

    Learn how to use your limiting beliefs, and the mental pain of your past and present, to uplift your future.  A discussion and action plan that will guide you on a path of self-discovery, acceptance of self, and emotional evolution. 

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Introduction to Art Journaling - 3 Week Series

    March 11, 18, & 25, 2023 - 11:00 AM

    Independence Branch, CCPL, 6361 Selig Drive, Independence, OH  44131

    Start building your own personal journaling practice with this beginner-friendly series.

    Each week, this class will combine a variety of mixed media supplies and techniques with the principles of self-expression and self-discovery to create full-page spreads and designs. Blank journals will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own journal (blank book, sketchbook, graph pad, upcycled old book, or whatever you like) if they choose.

  • Beauford Delaney in Paris

    March 11, 2023 - 2:00 PM

    Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH  44106

    Beauford Delaney’s painting shifted dramatically when he left America for France, becoming more abstract and more luminous. In this lecture, Key Jo Lee guides audiences through the life and artistic transformations that occurred after Delaney, like so many other Black American artists at the time, moved from New York City to Paris in 1953.

  • Mindfulness Meditation for the Family

    March 11, 2023 - 3:00 PM

    Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, OH  44116

    Join us as we learn to meditate together as a family in a fun and playful way.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Rocky River Public Library.

  • Create Your Own Vision Board

    March 12, 2023 - 2:00 PM

    Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, OH  44116

    Looking for inspiration to achieve your goals? Learn how to create your own vision board that reflects your dreams and passions. Materials provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Rocky River Public Library.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    March 14, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Richmond Heights Branch, CCPL, 449 Richmond Road, Richmond Heights, OH  44143

     

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Dr. Knock Staged Reading

    March 16, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Program in Medical Humanities, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

  • The Lion's Side: The Utilization of Storytelling for Transformation in Arts, Culture & Health

    March 17, 2023 - 4:15 PM

    David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D. is a “mercenary for change,” employing any skill and occupying any space to help elevate everyone divested from their truest self, especially those who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. David serves as Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Morgan State University School of Community Health & Policy, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, and Associate Faculty in the Mental Health department of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • William Carlos Williams Poetry Awards Ceremony

    March 18, 2023 - 4:30 PM

    This event is co-sponsored by Northeast Ohio Medical University, the Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Program in Medical Humanities, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

  • Be a (Pen) Pal!  

    March 21, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Brecksville Branch, CCPL, 9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH  44141

    Explore how letter writing can improve brain health and ways to get you started.   

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library. 

  • Social Emotional Learning Skills for Adults

    March 22, 2023 - 6:30 PM

    Mayfield Branch, CCPL, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, OH  44143

    An interactive workshop on coping skills, self-esteem, effective communication, managing emotions, and more. 

    By the end of this engaging program participants will have a better understanding of their emotions and how to manage and express their feelings. We recognize that everyone has different learning methods, and that is why our program provides various techniques of presenting to ensure the best experience. Meal provided. 

  • Social Emotional Learning Skills for Adults

    March 22, 2023 - 6:30 PM

    Mayfield Branch, CCPL, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, OH  44143

    An interactive workshop on coping skills, self-esteem, effective communication, managing emotions, and more. 

    By the end of this engaging program participants will have a better understanding of their emotions and how to manage and express their feelings. We recognize that everyone has different learning methods, and that is why our program provides various techniques of presenting to ensure the best experience. Meal provided. 

  • Freudian Strips: A History of Comics and Mental Health in the U.S.

    March 24, 2023 - 12:15 PM

    Peter B. Lewis Theater, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44106

  • Intermittent Fasting: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    March 25, 2023 - 11:00 AM

    Virtual Event

    Learn about intermittent fasting from a registered dietician. 

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

     

  • Against Optimization

    March 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM

    Tinkham Veale University Ctr Ballroom A 11038 Bellflower Road

    Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the essay collection Trick Mirror. Formerly, she was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. Her talk will focus on thinking toward radical alternate visions of value, aspiration, and potential.

    Registration requested.  Register HERE.

  • Your Healing is Killing Me

    March 29, 2023 - 6:30 PM

    Your Healing is Killing Me is a performance manifesto based on lessons learned in San Antonio free health clinics and New York acupuncture schools; from the treatments and consejos of curanderas, abortion doctors, Marxist artists, community health workers, and bourgie dermatologists. It is playwright Virginia Grise’s reflections on living with post-traumatic stress disorder, ansia, and eczema in the new age of trigger warnings, the master cleanse, and crowd-funded self-care.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    March 29, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Strongsville Branch, CCPL, 18700 Westwood Drive, Strongville, OH  44136

     

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

    March 30, 2023 - 6:30 PM

    Maple Heights Branch, CCPL, 5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, OH  44137

    Learn about the importance of sleep and how to get a good night’s rest.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Fellini's 8 1/2 (Italy/France, 1963)

    April 3, 2023 - 6:30 PM

    Cinematheque, Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44106

  • The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents

    April 3, 2023 - 5:00 PM

    Lisa Damour Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A 11038 Bellflower Road

  • De-Stress Yourself  

    April 5, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Garfield Heights Branch, CCPL, 5409 Turney Road, Cleveland, OH  44152

    Explore stress reducing techniques and find one that works for you.   

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Adult Rocky River Readers Book Group - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 7, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, OH  44116

    Thirty-year-old Eleanor Oliphant isn’t comfortable in social settings but is great at avoiding human contact. When Raymond, an office mate, attempts to insert himself into Eleanor’s life, she must decide if she open her heart to let him in.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Rocky River Public Library.

  • Exploring queer-trans intimacy, disability aesthetics, and community care in JC Pankrat's "Seahorse." A Talk. A Performance. A Gathering.

    April 7 & 8, 2023

    Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, 5403 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44102

  • Morning Steam: Telehealth

    April 8, 2023 - 10:00 AM

    Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, OH  44116

    Learn what technology is used to attend virtual doctor appointments, how you can ensure your appointments are secure, and which virtual options are available at Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital, and Metro Health.

    Morning STEAM programs can be viewed virtually. Please call the Training Services Department or email us at computer.training@rrpl.org to receive a Zoom link.

  • Poetry Workshop

    April 8, 2023 - 2:00 PM

    Chagrin Falls Branch, CCPL, 100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls, OH  44022

    In this interactive workshop, you will learn about poetry, explore poetry types, and complete writing exercises. Join us as we celebrate poetry for National Poetry Month. Led by Lanson Wells.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • What Makes Us Well: A Staged Reading

    April 8, 2023 - 4:00 PM

    Mather Mansion, Cleveland State University, 2605 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115

  • Intellectual Wellness: The Commonplace Book Tradition

    April 11, 2023 - 12:00 PM

    Tri-C - Western Campus, 11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, OH  44130 and Virtual

  • Social Emotional Learning Skills for Adults

    April 11, 2023 - 6:30 PM

    North Olmsted Branch, CCPL, 27403 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH  44070

    An interactive workshop on coping skills, self-esteem, effective communication, managing emotions, and more. 

    By the end of this engaging program participants will have a better understanding of their emotions and how to manage and express their feelings. We recognize that everyone has different learning methods, and that is why our program provides various techniques of presenting to ensure the best experience. Meal provided. 

  • What We Learned While Alone: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic

    April 11, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C 11038 Bellflower Road

  • How to Build a Healthy Financial Life

    April 13, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Parma Heights Branch, CCPL, 6206 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH  44130

    In this discussion, you will begin to understand money and the emotions behind it. 

    Topics include debt, credit scores and reports and money mindset. Financial Wellness is not taught in schools, and yet we interact with money daily! Join me for this fun and engaging learning opportunity! Presented by Rachel Durci, Financial Wellness Coach.

  • Introduction to Art Journaling - 3 Week Series

    April 15, 22, & 29, 2023 - 11:00 AM

    Olmsted Falls Branch, CCPL, 8100 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH  44138

    Start building your own personal journaling practice with this beginner-friendly series.

    Each week, this class will combine a variety of mixed media supplies and techniques with the principles of self-expression and self-discovery to create full-page spreads and designs. Blank journals will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own journal (blank book, sketchbook, graph pad, upcycled old book, or whatever you like) if they choose.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    April 17, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Brecksville Branch, CCPL, 9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH  44141

     

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Navigating Family Secrets and Healing Intergenerational Trauma: A Reading and Conversation with Cassandra Lane

    April 18, 2023 - 6:00 PM

    Cassandra Lane’s memoir, We Are Bridges weaves the story of her great-grandfather’s lynching with her experience of becoming a mother, attempting to unearth the lives of her ancestors and provide her child with a family record.

  • Grow From Your Pain: 6 Steps to Self-Empowerment

    April 18, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Richmond Heights Branch, CCPL, 449 Richmond Road, Richmond Heights, OH  44143

    Learn how to use your limiting beliefs, and the mental pain of your past and present, to uplift your future.  A discussion and action plan that will guide you on a path of self-discovery, acceptance of self, and emotional evolution. 

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    April 19, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Garfield Heights Branch, CCPL, 5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH  44125

     

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Creatures of Emotion

    April 20, 2023 - 6:00 PM

    Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44141

    In this exciting sneak peek into ENCORE Chamber Music Institute's 8th season, Artistic Director Jinjoo Cho joins forces with pianist Hyunsoo Kim for an evening of Music & Ideas. 

  • Zero Waste Living

    April 22, 2023 - 11:00 AM

    Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, OH  44116

    Are you working towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Learn how to reduce your plastic waste with Rachel Regula, owner of Little Spark Refill Shop. Discover tips and tricks to embrace sustainable habits on your zero-waste journey.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Rocky River Public Library.

  • Poetry Workshop

    April 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Parma Powers Branch, CCPL, 6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH  44129

    In this interactive workshop, you will learn about poetry, explore poetry types, and complete writing exercises. Join us as we celebrate poetry for National Poetry Month. Led by Lanson Wells.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Intermittent Fasting: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    April 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Virtual Event

    Learn about intermittent fasting from a registered dietician. 

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • How to Build a Healthy Financial Life

    April 25, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Maple Heights Branch, CCPL, 5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, OH  44137

    In this discussion, you will begin to understand money and the emotions behind it. 

    Topics include debt, credit scores and reports and money mindset. Financial Wellness is not taught in schools, and yet we interact with money daily! Join me for this fun and engaging learning opportunity! Presented by Rachel Durci, Financial Wellness Coach.

  • Material Conditions: Adjuncting & Wellness

    April 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM

    Virtual Event

  • Meet Author Lisa Damour

    May 2, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Bay Village Branch, CCPL, 27400 Wolf Road, Bay Village, OH  44140

    Join us when author Lisa Damour visits to discuss her newest book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers.

     

    With clear, research-informed explanations alongside illuminating, real-life examples, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers gives parents the concrete, practical information they need to steady their teens through the bumpy yet transformational journey into adulthood.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    May 4, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Berea Branch, CCPL, 7 Berea Commons, Berea, OH  44017

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • How to Build a Healthy Financial Life

    May 6, 2023 - 2:00 PM

    Virtual Event

    In this discussion, you will begin to understand money and the emotions behind it. 

    Topics include debt, credit scores and reports and money mindset. Financial Wellness is not taught in schools, and yet we interact with money daily! Join me for this fun and engaging learning opportunity! Presented by Rachel Durci, Financial Wellness Coach.

  • Intermittent Fasting: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    May 9, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Virtual Event

    Learn about intermittent fasting from a registered dietician. 

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    May 9, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Maple Heights Branch, CCPL, 5225 Library Lane, Maple Height, OH  44137

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    May 18, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Middleburg Heights Branch, CCPL, 16699 Bagley Road, Middleburg Height, OH  44130

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Essential Oils Basics

    May 22, 2023 - 7:00 PM

    Parma Heights Branch, CCPL, 2121 Snow Road, Parma Heights, OH  44134

    Learn what Aromatherapy is and how plant oils such as Peppermint, Rosemary, and more work for human medicinal application. Participants will make a product to take home. All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

    May 30, 2023 - 2:00 PM

    Beachwood Branch, CCPL, 25501 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood, OH  44122

    Learn about the importance of sleep and how to get a good night’s rest.

    Registration required.  Register HERE.

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.