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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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Revisiting the Terror of the French Revolution

History buffs revisited France in 1793 during a special program that we hosted earlier this month at the Concord Township Community Center. In 1793, the French Revolution – which had started as a fight for human rights and justice – descended into a … 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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America in 1819: The Era of Good Feelings

As part of our 200th anniversary – yes, we look spectacular for our age – our resident historian Dr. John Foster revisited America in 1819 and what is now known as “The Era of Good Feelings.” Discover the (relatively) tranquil intermezzo between the War … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton & the Federalist Republic

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster concluded his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing how Alexander Hamilton (along with his Federalist Papers co-authors James Madison and John Jay) helped form the nation as we know it. Learn: what Hamilton had to do … Continue reading

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