Visual Stories: The Fine Art of James Ransome

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 11/01/2008 - 15:27.
11/13/2008 - 18:00
12/31/2008 - 18:00

Don't miss this exciting new exhibit at the library.
Visual Stories is a traveling exhibit of artwork by James Ransome, a renowned illustrator of children's stories.


An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13th at the Martin Luther King Branch.

All events are
FREE and open to the public.

The exhibit runs through:

Thursday, Nov. 13-Wednesday, Dec. 31,2008.

During regular library hours.
Please call 216-623-7018 for more information.


Martin Luther King Branch-Cleveland Public Library
1962 Stokes Boulevard
Cleveland , OH 44106
United States
Phone: Phone: 216.623.7018
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Meet Author Boys of Steel

These two events are an opportunity to meet authors and illustrators who were able to get their work into print.

In observance of Children's Book Week, author Marc Tyler Nobleman will be available to discuss and sign his recently released book, Boys of Steel : The Creators of Superman.

Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library 4th Floor Youth Service Department and at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenville Branch Library 11900 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland OH 44108.


Please call 623-2834 or 216-623-6983 for more information.

Underserved communities

Now, if the books could be delivered by Superman, than we would indeed feel good about living in Cleveland.  I am waiting for a hero:)

Superman at CPL today

TODAY, November 6, 2008

The Youth Sevices Department at Cleveland Public Library will host graphic artist and author Marc Tyler Nobleman
who wrote Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman . Nobleman will speak
to youth, educators and adults about his experiences researching the
lives of two unsung heroes, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. These
gentlemen lived in the Glenville area during the time they conceived
the concept of the first and greatest superhero of all time - SUPERMAN!

Come and enjoy Mr. Nobleman's presentation in Youth Services - 4th
floor storyroom at 4:00 p. m. or at the Glenville Branch at 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served and the Friends of the Library will have
books available for purchase and signing. For questions or more
details, please call the YS desk - 623-2834.



Morality and Children

Picture books shape the morality of children's minds and their vision of the world.  How do you see the world?

Marketing 101

  What's the best way to get useful information to CIA art students and CWRU art education students???? 

How does one artist with NO pull, get signed by a book publisher for the plum job of illustrating children's books?   VISUAL STORIES!!!!

Find out this Thursday--see above--and


Finding our QUILT

The subconscious mind moves in mysterious ways. When I got home from meeting James Ransome--who, by the way, is one of the nicest human beings you will ever meet--I noticed that the two books I chose for my nephews were Under the Quilt of Night and Quilt Alphabet.

I know that I am scared for my nephews and the world they will inherit from us. Quilts symbolize safety and the comfort of home. I want that for my nephews and I wish they could have met James Ransome this past week. James Ransome treated the audience to the work of his children and it heartens me to see that greatness will carry on. I know that my nephew Jonah especially would be be charmed by the illustrations of Malcolm Ransome (The Leprauchaun Trap!).

James Ransome also generously inscribed books for the attendees and I was struck by the movement of his pen as he inscribed The Creation.

It was almost as if his pen moved by an outside force and He created a small world in an instant. The books illustrated by James Ransome do that. For a moment, you are aware of the past, but you are also aware of the future, and you are not scared by it.

Family events

  The Cleveland Public Library is always FREE. 

Hear the Singing Angels and the Andrew Venable Celebration Library Chorus  and during Holiday Circlefest and Holiday Winterfest, stop by and enjoy the season with a good book.