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Travel to the Lake County’s posh, Gilded-Age past

Did you know that Lake County used to be the preferred vacation destination for the wealthy in the 19th century? Specifically, Little Mountain Road in Mentor and Concord Township used to be dotted with grand hotels, bath houses and extravagant … Continue reading

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Learn about the making of the Constitution

Learn the dramatic story of the United States’ founding document during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at our Main Branch. Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will continue his series on the American Revolution with a discussion … Continue reading

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The Untold Stories of Mentor, Ohio, with Thomas Matowitz

Thomas Matowitz, the author and local historian who literally wrote the book one Mentor, Ohio, returned to the library to share some of his best stories. Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families like the Garfields, landmarks like … Continue reading

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Hear the untold stories of Mentor

As part of our 200th anniversary, we’re exploring Mentor’s history. And nobody knows more about the city of Mentor than historian Thomas Matowitz. He literally wrote the book on it. Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families … Continue reading

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A Military History of the American Revolution

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster continues his year-long series on the American Revolution by discussing the military history of the Revolutionary War. Learn: how the colonists defeated the preeminent empire of the era why George Washington was selected to lead … Continue reading

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