Tag Archives: John Foster

No Talking in the Library: Baseball, Jackie Robinson & Cultural Change

John and Meredith are missing baseball, so they discuss a pair of hardball documentaries: A Long Way From Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation, which shares the experiences of Black and Latino players who played in small town minor-league … Continue reading

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Mentor Library’s Cold War series explores the crises of 1956

Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will continue his series on the history of the Cold War during a special online program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. He’ll discuss a series of crises that all contributed to rising tensions … Continue reading

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Revisit the Cold War with Mentor Public Library

This year, our resident historian Dr. John Foster is revisiting the Cold War during a series of lectures. In this first talk, he explains how the conflict that would define the latter half of the 20th century began even before World … Continue reading

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No Talking in the Library: Chernobyl Blows our Minds

Our Reference Librarians Meredith Tomeo and John Foster love HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries, and they break down every aspect of it — the plotting, casting, music, and (of course) the real history and book on which it’s based. By the way, … Continue reading

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Revisit the Battle of Midway during special online program

Commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Midway by revisiting one of the pivotal moments in United States history during a special online program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. On June 4, 1942, the U.S. Navy and the Imperial … Continue reading

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