Tag Archives: Civil War

10 interesting facts about Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross

In honor of Women’s History Month, Carol Starre-Kmiecik visited the Mentor Library to talk about the life of Clara Barton, battlefield nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, while in character as Clara. Here are just 10 things we learned … Continue reading

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Join Mentor Reads to Learn about President James A. Garfield

Every day is President’s Day in Mentor, because our city is one of the few that can claim to be a hometown to a president. To celebrate (and also learn about) our president we started a book club, Mentor Reads … Continue reading

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James A. Garfield National Historic Site & Mentor Library team for new book club

James A. Garfield National Historic Site is one of Mentor Library’s favorite partners. We already team with them on our Major Battles of the Civil War series. (The next talk, by the way, is on the Battle of Cedar Creek … Continue reading

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Music from the Civil War at Mentor Library

The Celtic Union Band performed classic songs from the Civil War yesterday at our Main Branch. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a short video to give you a taste of what you missed. For more of the Celtic Union … Continue reading

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The Civil War at Mentor Public Library

While I hate to use the word “fun” to describe any war, there’s a lot that’s fascinating, interesting and, yes, even fun to learn about the American Civil War. For the last two years, the  James A. Garfield National Historic … Continue reading

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