Cleveland Public Library opens new island in Second Life

Submitted by CPL Fine Arts on Wed, 11/14/2007 - 10:52.

Cleveland Public Library in Second LifeCleveland Public Library is opening a new island in Second Life on Friday, November 16th. Cleveland Public Library is the third largest public research library in the United States, and also is the largest repository of chess-related items in the world. The island includes playable, life-size chess sets, and currently features an exhibit of historical chess sets owned by the library in real life. Also be sure to check out the Photo Gallery, where we have an exhibit of sheet music related to Cleveland and Ohio.

The island will open to the public at 6pm EST, with tours as time and guides allow. Grand opening activities will include two live music performances: Picker Apogee (an Ohio native) at 8pm and Nad Gough at 10pm. A costume contest for the best chess-related costume will take place at 9pm, with a Linden dollar grand prize to the winner. The life-size chess sets will also be available for casual or competitive play. The island can be found in the InfoIsland Archipelego, adjacent to both the American Library Association and Stanford University Libraries. If you have an SL avatar, please join us to celebrate this major opening in Second Life!

For more information, contact Lebachai Vesta in Second Life.

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When, I would much rather see the REAL thing.  Visit the Fine Arts department in REAL Life.  The downtown Main Library branch has the most amazing collection of local artifacts.  See how the hard work of the Fine Arts staff helped to realize the Cleveland Artists Foundation exhibit Cleveland Goes Modern  at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood.  Ask about the Hitchcock collection of architectural books on microfilm.  Can we get the records on line in the catalog.  Pretty please ?!