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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Friends of the Library Book Discussions & Events for Spring 2014

Book cover for Destiny of a Republic

Book Discussion for February

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library continue their Book Discussion and Local Author Book Talk Series this spring. Join the Friends for a book discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard on Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503.

James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. This is an extraordinary account of his rise from poverty, the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy. Written by the bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard. (See below for more information about a James. A. Garfield Excursion on March 14).

Upcoming in March...

The Friends will meet again on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in RT 503 to discuss Caleb's Crossing. Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. In Caleb's Crossing, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure (Penguin Books). A New York Times bestseller.

Meet Local Author Laura Taxel in April

Laura Taxel

The Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Laura Taxel, who will visit CSU on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Laura Taxel is an award-winning journalist and author and she will provide an engaging discussion and presentation about the Market and her three year odyssey of researching and writing Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, coauthored with Marilou Suszko. Her book chronicles the history of one of the oldest municipally-owned and-operated retail food markets in America. Using stories, memories and photos, she takes readers on a tour of the building, into the lives of vendors and shoppers, and give them a deeper, richer understanding of the foods, traditions, and rituals that are part of the Market culture. Book signing opportunity. Refreshments from the West Side Market will be served. Call 216-875-9734 to register for this free event.

Save the date for the Friends of the Library Second Annual Spring Break EXCURSION: MARCH 14, 2014!

The Friends of the Library are planning a James A. Garfield excursion on Friday, March 14, 2014, during CSU's spring break. Take a chartered bus from Cleveland to the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, located in Mentor Ohio. You can take a guided tour of the home Garfield acquired in 1876, explore the Visitor Center, a restored carriage barn built in 1894, or walk the tranquil park grounds. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant, which includes a discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard and more.

REGISTER today! Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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