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Discover the history of the Terminal Tower and Cleveland’s Union Terminal

For nearly a century, the Terminal Tower has loomed over Cleveland’s skyline. But what do you know about the landmark? Presenters Rebecca McFarland and Tom Pappas will share fascinating information about the Tower and the brothers who built it – along with the … Continue reading

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Take a trip to Bomb City, USA

Learn about the bloody war between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Cleveland mafia during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at our Main Branch. The battle was so fatal and explosive that it left Cleveland … Continue reading

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5 Facts about the Garfield Family & Mentor Public Library

We’re fortunate to be neighbors with the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. They lead a monthly a Civil War series at our Main Branch and are a wonderful resource to have nearby. Moreover, the Garfield family has a long … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Stroup is your tour guide through ‘Abandoned Cleveland’

Photographer and urban explorer Jeffrey Stroup has spent the last 15 years capturing pictures of Cleveland’s abandoned factories, mansions, malls, churches, and more. He’s collected his best images in his new book, Abandoned Cleveland. Stroup visited us earlier this month to … Continue reading

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Author Jane Ann Turzillo talks true crime, ‘Wicked Women’ & westerns

Jane Ann Turzillo visited our library in October as part of our Mentor Mystery Month. After her program, we chatted with Turzillo about how she researches historic crimes, what motivates her “wicked women,” and her love of photography and westerns. … Continue reading

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