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Alexander Hamilton: An American Tragedy

Despite his role in our history, Alexander Hamilton languished as one of our more obscure founding fathers until Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical renewed his celebrity. Hamilton was an orphan who rose from the depths of indigence to the heights of power … Continue reading

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Get special anniversary ornaments from Mentor Public Library

Want to pretty up your Christmas tree while supporting your local library? We’re celebrating our 200th anniversary – yes, we look good for our age – with a special ornament that you can purchase at any of our branches between now and … Continue reading

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Get introduced to Alexander Hamilton

What’s his name? Alexander Hamilton has gone from the ten-dollar founding father to a billion-dollar sensation thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss the life and legacy of Hamilton during a special talk at … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: From World War to the Cold War

We concluded our Presidents of the 20th Century series with a focus on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a complicated man — a West Point graduate and general who warned about the military-industrial complex; a man who valued duty but … Continue reading

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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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