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05 15, 2024

Learn about Invasion of Normandy during special D-Day program

By |2024-05-16T15:33:14-04:00May 15, 2024|

As the anniversary of D-Day approaches, we’re hosting a special program on the Invasion of Normandy at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at our Lake Branch.

Reenactor Peter Booth will portray a WWII soldier, describing a firsthand account of D-Day. See history come alive with this engaging presentation!

The program is free and open to all. You can register to attend online or call our Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

For more programs and lectures on World War II, visit our YouTube channel.

05 13, 2024

Lawn Care Calendar with the Master Gardeners

By |2024-05-13T08:28:49-04:00May 13, 2024|

Lake County Master Gardener Al Barnes offers advice on how to manage lawn pests, including flora, fauna, and fungal varieties. Then he shares his lawn-care calendar with what to do each month to keep your lawn healthy.

You can visit our YouTube channel for more gardening and horticulture programs.

Two more tips for any gardeners out there:

  1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.
  2. You should also check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum. Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.
05 12, 2024

Jim Sweeney Answers Your Cleveland Questions

By |2024-05-09T09:29:03-04:00May 12, 2024|

Jim Sweeney — writer of “What’s the Deal with Dead Man’s Curve and Other Really Good Questions about Cleveland” — is here to answer your Cleveland-related inquiries.

During our interview, Sweeney shares:

  • why the Malley’s silos were erected next to I-480 and if there’s anything inside.
  • why so many Cleveland suburbs have the last name “heights.

He also gives us his best Seinfeld impression and explains how Cleveland is like Keith Richards’ face. But if you want to know more, you’ll need to read the book.

05 10, 2024

Eyewitness Dr. Chic Canfora Discusses the May 4 Shootings at Kent State University

By |2024-05-04T15:47:34-04:00May 10, 2024|

Dr. Roseann “Chic” Canfora shares her personal account of what occurred on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University when members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd — killing four and wounding nine.

She also provides context to that political moment, discussing the protests on other campuses and escalating rhetoric from political leaders like Ohio Governor James Rhodes. Finally, she compares 1970 to the present moment with demonstrations at universities across the country.

Dr. Canfora is the professional in residence and assistant professor in the Media & Journalism Department at KSU. She also chairs the May 4 Presidential Advisory Committee and May 4 Commemoration Committee at KSU.

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