07 18, 2020

All Booked Up With Cailey & Meg: Hamilton

By |2020-07-18T12:00:48-04:00July 18, 2020|

Yes, we’re still obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, so Cailey and Meg discuss some of their favorite fiction and nonfiction based on the life of… what’s his name?…

Alexander Hamilton!

Their favorites include:

Most of the books they discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

09 12, 2019

Learn about Alexander Hamilton & The Federalist Papers at Mentor Library

By |2019-09-12T06:00:51-04:00September 12, 2019|

FederalistPapersDiscover how Alexander Hamilton and the other authors of the Federalist Papers argued for ratification of the U.S. Constitution during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

This talk concludes Dr. John Foster’s year-long series on the American Revolution with a spotlight on Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay and The Federalist Papers—a series of 85 articles that became one of our country’s defining documents.

If you wish, you can watch the first three parts of this series online:

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War II and US Presidents of the 20th Century.

This special program is free and open to all. People can register to attend online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, Foster previously gave a lecture on Hamilton’s life in total. You can also watch Hamilton: An American Tragedy online.

12 11, 2018

Alexander Hamilton: An American Tragedy

By |2018-12-11T06:00:44-05:00December 11, 2018|

Despite his role in our history, Alexander Hamilton languished as one of our more obscure founding fathers until Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical renewed his celebrity.

Hamilton was an orphan who rose from the depths of indigence to the heights of power and intelligentsia through hard work and a couple of fortunate turns.

He served as one of George Washington’s most trusted colleagues during both the Revolutionary War and Washington’s presidency. He built the financial system for our nation.

And yet he suffered disgrace, grief, and famously and fatally lost his duel with Aaron Burr.

Learn about Hamilton’s rise and fall with Dr. John Foster, our resident historian.

And fans of Dr. Foster’s historical talks can view many of them in their entirety on our YouTube channel.

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