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MPL Talks: The Easter Rising of 1916

We have a treat for those who enjoy the work of our resident historian John Foster. Foster recently discussed the Easter Rising of 1916 during a special program at Concord Township Community Center. We filmed and are sharing the talk for … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Ambrose Burnside – Innovator in Facial Hair & Firearms

Major General Ambrose Burnside is best known for two things: his failures as a Civil War general and that facial hair. But Burnside led a remarkable life both before and after the Civil War. Matt Jones of the James A. Garfield National … Continue reading

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Get orchid advice from a master gardener

Lake County Master Gardener Susan Cowling offered advice on caring for orchids when she visited earlier this month. She makes recommendations for watering, light, humidity, fertilizer, and potting the lovely (and surprisingly hardy) plants. She also suggests some lovely starter … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Winston Churchill & the Battle of Britain

Our Major Leaders of World War II series concludes with a closer look at Winston Churchill. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in history—discussed: Churchill’s acumen as a leader, speaker, soldier, … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Political Cartooning after the Civil War

Alan Gephardt, a ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discussed the role of political cartooning in the latest program of our Civil War series. He talked about how illustrators like Thomas Nast and Joseph Keppler affected political discourse … Continue reading

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