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Learn about Alexander Hamilton & The Federalist Papers at Mentor Library

Discover how Alexander Hamilton and the other authors of the Federalist Papers argued for ratification of the U.S. Constitution during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch. This talk concludes Dr. … Continue reading

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The Making of the US Constitution

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continues his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing the making of the US Constitution. Learn: why the Articles of Confederation failed how close the country came to collapse in its post-revolutionary years how … Continue reading

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Travel to the Lake County’s posh, Gilded-Age past

Did you know that Lake County used to be the preferred vacation destination for the wealthy in the 19th century? Specifically, Little Mountain Road in Mentor and Concord Township used to be dotted with grand hotels, bath houses and extravagant … Continue reading

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Learn about the making of the Constitution

Learn the dramatic story of the United States’ founding document during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at our Main Branch. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will continue his series on the American Revolution with a discussion … Continue reading

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The Untold Stories of Mentor, Ohio, with Thomas Matowitz

Thomas Matowitz, the author and local historian who literally wrote the book one Mentor, Ohio, returned to the library to share some of his best stories. Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families like the Garfields, landmarks like … Continue reading

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