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5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Gettysburg Address

Exactly 153 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at a newly commemorated national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He spoke briefly—a mere 262 words—but those words are still remembered verbatim by hundreds of people, and even the most apolitical Americans can … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Gettysburg Address

Mentor Public Library has a pair of programs dedicated to the Civil War this week at our Main Branch. You can hear a line-by-line deconstruction of the Gettysburg Address—perhaps our country’s most famous speech—at noon this Wednesday, Nov. 9. Learn what President … Continue reading

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Learn about Major Battles of World War II at Mentor Public Library

World War II didn’t simply change a region or a generation. It changed the entire world in ways that still resonate today. In the same breath, the second world war is passing from living memory. The number of men and women who … Continue reading

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The Civil War at Mentor Public Library

Mentor Public Library has not one but two programs dedicated to the Civil War this week at its Main Branch. At noon on Wednesday (and in honor of Black History Month), you can learn all about Frederick Douglass. Hear how he … Continue reading

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10 Books, Movies & Documentaries for Presidents’ Day

Of course we love Presidents’ Day at Mentor Public Library. A president lived right down the street from us! (And his son was the architect of our first branch.) And we think one of the best ways we can celebrate … Continue reading

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