Travel back to the era of Untouchables and learn about Eliot Ness during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at our Lake Branch.

Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton from 1935 to 1941. In these short years, Cleveland went from the most dangerous metropolis in America to winning a National Safety Award. Photos and stories will reveal the Eliot Ness that you won’t get from the movies – because, in this case, the truth is more fascinating than fiction.

The speaker will be local historian, author and all-around Eliot Ness expert Rebecca McFarland. McFarland is a fourth-generation Clevelander. She has given hundreds of talks on Ness and discussed him on A&E’s Biography. She’s also the person who ensured Cleveland would be Ness’s final resting place, as McFarland herself spread his ashes at Lake View Cemetery.

The program is free to attend and open to all. Save yourself a seat by registering online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 1.