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Help us celebrate our 200th anniversary

We know something about stories. We have tens of thousands lining the shelves of our branches. But now the library wants to know your story. In anticipation of our 200th anniversary in 2019, we are collecting: Historic photos of the library (any … Continue reading

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Learn about the fashions of ‘Downton Abbey’ at the library

Did you love the show Downton Abbey and can’t wait for the film? You can learn about the fashion and world of Downton Abbey during a special program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at our Main Branch. Laura … 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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US Presidents series continues with Harry Truman

Our lecture series focusing on 20th Century US Presidents continues this month with a program focused on Harry Truman. Truman, a former haberdasher from Missouri, rose to the ranks of president. He guided the country through the conclusion of World War II … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Gibson Girl, millionaire murderer & the Trial of the Century

Discover a true story filled with beauty, money and murder—more bizarre than most fiction—during a special program at Mentor Public Library. The cast includes: Evelyn Nesbit: model, actress, and international superstar before she turned 18 Stanford White: celebrated architect, socialite … Continue reading

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