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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Friends of the Library Spring 2016 Book Discussions

Join The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library for their 2016 spring Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public.


History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by national bestseller Karen Armstrong
Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, the author performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic. — Random House
Book Discussion date: February 17, 2016 at noon
Location: RT 503
Discussion Leader: Dr Stephen C. Taysom, Assoc. Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies(Comparative Religion).


Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work, written by Jeanne Marie Laskas who tells the stories about the people from all over our country who make our lives run every day. This book discussion is in collaboration with the CSU Common Reading Experience.

Book Discussion date: March 28, 2016 at 1:30
Location: RT 503
Discussion Leaders: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head of Library Teaching & Learning Services, Michael Schwartz Library and Barbara Walker, Lecturer, English Department
Pre-Registration required for First Year students


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. It is the definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read. Selected as a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Forbes, the Economist and more. —
Book Discussion date: March 23, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: RT 503
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, ideastream

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Cleveland State University Celebrates Euclid Avenue

View on Euclid Ave. Cleveland, O., 1878
View on Euclid Ave. Cleveland, O., 1878. (Photo from the display.)
Next time you're in the Library, take a minute to stroll down Euclid Avenue in its golden age, when it was renowned as one of the grandest and most beautiful streets in the world. Now through February 27, we'll be sharing a selection of photographs, prints, etchings, books, and of course postcards, all drawn from the Library's Special Collections, source of the endlessly fascinating Cleveland Memory Project.

Our exhibit on the first floor of the Library is just a taste of what's available down the street at the Galleries at CSU. While the Library's display focuses on the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the main exhibit, titled "150 Years of Euclid Avenue's Greatness", is a multimedia historical narrative, featuring historical and specially commissioned new photographs, as well as artifacts, maps, contextual captioning, and a film produced especially for this event.

Residence of Dr. L. Haldeman no. 242 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 1874.
Residence of Dr. L. Haldeman no. 242 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 1874. (Photo from the display.)
Curated by Richard Klein, PhD, Lecturer and Program Research Coordinator at CSU, with help from the Cleveland Public Library, the Kent State University Museum, the CSU Archives, and the Special Collections and Digital Production Unit at the Michael Schwartz Library.

The Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, South Gallery and Media Room.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - Saturday, February 27, 2016
Gallery Hours:
Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm
Other times by appointment

For more information, contact Donna Stewart, Digital Production Unit, Michael Schwartz Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-01-19 13:27:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Beginning January 2016: CSU Libraries Will Be Closing to General Public at 8PM

Important News

Starting January 2016, the Libraries of Cleveland State University will be closing to the general public at 8 p.m. Faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students will be permitted in the Library until closing time.

Anyone in the Library after 8 p.m. may be asked to show a valid CSU ID.

In an effort to improve security and library services, a current Viking card will be required to enter the libraries at CSU after 8:00 p.m. This will take effect on January 11, 2016 at Cleveland-Marshall Law Library and on January 19, 2016 at the Michael Schwartz Library. Access will be restricted to currently registered students, faculty, and staff.

See Services for Courtesy Patrons and MSL Library Hours, or the Cleveland-Marshall Law Library website for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-01-04 15:48:39. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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