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No Ceiling: Summer Education & Event Series for YP

July 29, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

No Ceiling | Summer Education & Event Series For Young Professionals #DiverseCityCLE

Party with a Purpose

Live music, refreshments, and thought-provoking conversations. That’s what young professionals will experience this summer at Main Library in downtown Cleveland. We’re launching a new outdoor series called No Ceiling on the last Friday of the month starting May 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. From May to September, young professionals will meet up in the Eastman Reading Garden for networking and engaging deep-dive discussions about mental health, social justice, culture, and more.

No registration or tickets are required. Events take place rain or shine on the last Friday of each month from May through September. In case of inclement weather, we’ll head indoors to the Indoor Reading Garden on the first floor of the Louis Stokes Wing.

Mental Health & Music

A deep dive discussion around mental health concerns in Cleveland, including stigma, statistics, and testimonials. Guest presenter: Archie Green, rapper, and producer from Cleveland.

Friday, May 27 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden


Gelise L. Thomas – Moderator

Gelise L. Thomas is the Assistant Director of Strategic DEI & Health Disparities at Case Western Reserve.

Archie Green – Panelist

Archie Green is the Founder and CEO of Peel Dem Layers Back. Archie will also perform at this event.

Courtney Hauser – Panelist

Courtney Hauser is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor – LPC, and author of From Victim to Survivor.

Dr. Molly McVoy – Panelist

Dr. Molly McVoy is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Program Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Performance By: Archie Green, Peel Dem Layers Back

Music By: DJ Step-one

Thrive with Pride

An engaging conversation to raise awareness and inspire action around concerns in the LGBTQ+ community including homelessness and alarming levels of violence against transgender people.
Friday, June 24 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

Money, Power, Respect

Meet leaders shaping Cleveland’s future in the areas of technological innovation, investing, stocks, crypto and more! Could you be among the first to launch Ohio’s own Silicon Valley?
Friday, July 29, 2022 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

Serious Business: From Side Hustle to Main Gig

Calling all young entrepreneurs to get serious about your business, it is time to take your business from side hustle to the main gig. Join the Library for an opportunity to network with other business owners, while discovering local resources that can help simplify your business development needs.
Friday, August 26 from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

A Celebration of Heritage

Celebrate Latinx culture and cuisine while learning about some of the main issues concerning the local Hispanic community and how you can help.
Friday, September 30 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Main Library, Eastman Reading Garden

DiverseCITY Cleveland is the Library’s series of conversations that matter to our community along with civics courses, educational opportunities, and social justice actions and events relevant to local and national efforts.

For recommended reads, visit cpl.org/Diversecity.


July 29, 2022
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Cleveland Public Library – Main Branch
325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, 44114
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