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Revisit the History of the Vietnam Wars with Lecture Series from Mentor Library

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss the history of The Vietnam Wars during a special year-long lecture series from the library. The series begins with a talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. It will examine the … Continue reading

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Discover the history of Ireland’s Bloody Sunday

Dr. John Foster, our resident historian and one of our adult reference librarians, shares a free lecture about one of the most infamous days in Irish history, Bloody Sunday. He describes the events, what led up to them, and their terrible consequences. … Continue reading

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Have a ball exploring past presidential parties

How does Washington D.C. welcome new residents to the White House? With a ball, of course! Explore the history of inaugural balls throughout America’s history with Allison Powell, a ranger from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. Discover: … Continue reading

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Major Battles of the Civil War: Mill Springs

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ranger Rebecca revisits the Battle of Mill Springs, one of the first decisive Union victories in the key battleground of Kentucky. She also explains the dangers of being … Continue reading

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Revisit (safely) the influenza pandemic of 1918

Revisit (safely) one of the most fatal pandemics in human history. Discover why the illness was so deadly, where it might have originated – not Spain, despite being called the Spanish flu – why doctors still study it today, and … Continue reading

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