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Meet the women spies of Ohio

Did you know that a young woman who lived in Lake County served as a Union spy by request of none less than President Abraham Lincoln? You can learn about this woman (whose name was Elizabeth Stiles, by the way) and … Continue reading

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Take a trip to Bomb City, USA

Learn about the bloody war between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Cleveland mafia during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at our Main Branch. The battle was so fatal and explosive that it left Cleveland … Continue reading

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Discover romantic tragedies from Ohio’s past

Forget the mush this Valentine’s Day and indulge in some tragedy instead. You can discover stories about fascinating couples from our state’s history and their sometimes-doomed relationships during a special program about Ohio’s romantic tragedies at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at our … Continue reading

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Discover the history of notorious Cleveland mobster Shondor Birns

Rick Porrello – the author of The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia, To Kill the Irishman and Superthief – talked about his new book on the life and crimes of notorious Cleveland mobster, Alex Shondor Birns, when he visited … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Stroup is your tour guide through ‘Abandoned Cleveland’

Photographer and urban explorer Jeffrey Stroup has spent the last 15 years capturing pictures of Cleveland’s abandoned factories, mansions, malls, churches, and more. He’s collected his best images in his new book, Abandoned Cleveland. Stroup visited us earlier this month to … Continue reading

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