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Travel back to 1819 at our Headlands Branch

As part of our bicentennial celebration, kids can travel back to 1819 during a special program at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at our Headlands Branch. Our friends from the Lake County History Center will teach kids about churning butter, … Continue reading

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Library History in Photos: On the Move

As part of our bicentennial, we asked for your historical photos from Mentor Public Library. And, wow, did we get a doozy this week. Local photographer David Gartner snapped some gorgeous photos on the day our original library building moved … Continue reading

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The Geopolitical & Intellectual Origins of the Revolutionary War

You’ve heard “no taxation without representation,” but the intellectual roots of the American Revolution dig deeper than a Schoolhouse Rock summation. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster discusses how trans-Atlantic warfare, John Locke and the Levelers all contributed ideas and attitudes that … Continue reading

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Learn about this history of Painesville railroads

Learn about the history of the railway in Painesville and how a group of dedicated volunteers are working to preserve it during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at our Main Branch. The first Painesville station … Continue reading

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Discover the American Revolution

The American Revolution was the defining moment in American history. But how did it come about? Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss the ideas and interests that sparked the American Revolution during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, … Continue reading

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