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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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MPL Talks: The Life of Josef Stalin

Our Major Leaders of World War II series continued with a program about Josef Stalin, our ally during the war and greatest threat afterward. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in … Continue reading

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