Monthly Archives: August 2018

‘Little Women’ & American Transcendentalism

We don’t usually associate Louisa May Alcott with Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry David Thoreau. However, all three were involved in Transcendentalism, a uniquely American tradition that helped to define our national culture in the 19th century and beyond. Our resident … Continue reading

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Ulysses Grant & the Election of 1868

What were the major issues in the first presidential election after the Civil War? Reconstruction, certainly. Civil Rights, definitely. But the country faced a whole host of issues, and a crowded field of candidates had a lot of different ideas … Continue reading

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Beach Blanket Yoga

We broke out the beach balls for a special Beach Blanket Yoga Story Time earlier this month at our Main Branch. That’s right. We paired yoga and story time so families could stretch their minds and their bodies. Kids and … Continue reading

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Story Time with our Firefighter Friends

What’s better than story time? Story time with our friends from Mentor Fire Department! They joined us for a special story time earlier this month where kids learned about fire safety and what it’s really like to be a firefighter. Afterward, … Continue reading

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Harry Truman: The Beginning of the Cold War

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continued his US Presidents of the 20th Century series last month with Harry S. Truman. We’ve filmed and shared his talk for those who couldn’t join us that night. Truman’s rise to the presidency is nearly … Continue reading

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