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Mob author Frank Monastra talks about researching his mafioso grandfather

Author and organized crime historian Frank Monastra visited us earlier this month to talk about his new book, King of Clubs, which profiles the famous, popular and very illegal casinos that flourished in and around Cleveland during the 1930s and 1940s. He also … Continue reading

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Learn about the early breweries of Cleveland

The breweries in Cleveland are plentiful and popular. You could even say they’re hopping. (Ha.) But this current popularity is a revival, not something new. Cleveland’s history of breweries stretches back more than a century. You can learn about the … Continue reading

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Mob author to discuss notorious Cleveland casinos

Author and organized crime historian Frank Monastra will discuss his newest book, King of Clubs, during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at our Main Branch. Both his talk and book profile the famous, popular and very … Continue reading

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Travel to Cleveland in the Fab 50s

Hop in your time machine and travel back to Cleveland in the 1950’s during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at our Main Branch. Re-examine the decade when the Indians, Browns and Barons all played in championships, … Continue reading

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10 facts about Dorothy Fuldheim, the first lady of television news

Carol Starre-Kmiecik visited us to discuss Dorothy Fuldheim, the first lady of television news, while in character as Fuldheim. Here are 10 things we learned from her talk: Fuldheim’s family was so poor that when her brother died of strep throat, … Continue reading

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