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Celebrating Women Artists: Helen Dryden & Lee Miller

To commemorate National Library Week, Barb Hauer examines and celebrates the work of Helen Dryden and Lee Miller. Hauer prepared this talk for our Book & Brush Club, which she has led since its inception in 2009. Each month, she offers a … Continue reading

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Revisit the Battle of Midway

In four minutes, the trajectory of World War II and the fate of the Pacific changed during the Battle of Midway. Our resident historian, Dr. John Foster, tells the story of the battle and of the incredible heroism of the sailors and … Continue reading

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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

He’s on the short list of most important Americans ever. So what can you say about Abraham Lincoln in one short hour? A lot, actually. Todd Arrington (site manager for James A. Garfield National Historic Site) guides you through the … 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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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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