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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

8th Annual Octavofest Celebration - October 2016

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Join us in celebrating our region's active artist's community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books. Join artists and book lovers to learn about our local rich resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts.

Below are this year's Octavofest events at Cleveland State University and the Michael Schwartz Library:

  • WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members
    October 13, 2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Main Classroom, 1st floor lobby
    Come meet, talk with, and watch the book artists of Art Books Cleveland (ABC) work on book projects.
  • Example of simple book structures
    Easy Book Structures
    October 18, 2016, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, RT 503
    Books can take many forms, from the very simple to the very complex. In this workshop led by Bette Bonder from Art Books Cleveland, you'll make two simple book forms: accordion and blizzard books. Each is easy and quick, but both can be decorated or modified for many uses.
    Cost to Attend: $25 (Free for CSU Students!)
    Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis to register.
  • A Book Museum for the Modern World Lecture with Rickey Tax
    October 20, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library RT 503
    Mr. Rickey Tax is the featured guest of Octavofest 2016. He is the Head Librarian and Acting Director of the Museum Meermanno, the Dutch Museum of the Book. The Meermanno, in The Hague, The Netherlands, established in 1848, is the oldest book museum in the world.
    Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis to register for this free lecture.
  • Shakespeare in Cleveland Exhibit
    September 30 - November 4, 2016
    Michael Schwartz Library, first floor
    This year's Octavofest theme is "100," and the Michael Schwartz Library in partnership with the CSU English Department presents the "Shakespeare in Cleveland" exhibit to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare. The exhibit includes images from Cleveland Memory, a scale model of the Globe Theater, and more.
    The exhibit is free and open to the public during Library Hours.

Find out more about Octavofest.
Read the 2016 Press Release.

This year’s program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

70 Years Ago - Last Cleveland Indians Game at League Park

Postcard of League Park
Postcard of League Park, ca. 1911.

—By Vern Morrison, Digital Production / Electronic Course Reserve Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library

Built in 1891, League Park, located at the intersection of E. 66th St. and Lexington Avenue, served as the home to Cleveland's first major league baseball team, the Cleveland Spiders. The National League franchise folded in 1899 following a dismal 20-134 season. In 1900, the minor league Cleveland Lake Shores began play at League Park. In 1901 the team, renamed the Cleveland Bluebirds, was one of the charter franchises of the American League. After several more name changes, the franchise eventually became known as the Cleveland Indians.

Plain Dealer
From the Plain Dealer, 9/22/46.

The Indians played all their home games at League Park until the opening of Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1932. From 1932 until 1946 the Indians played at both stadiums. As League Park never had outdoor lighting on the field, all games played there were of necessity scheduled during the daytime.

The Indians played their final game at League Park on Saturday, September 21, 1946, losing 5-3 to the Detroit Tigers in 11 innings. Dizzy Trout, the starting pitcher for the Tigers, pitched all 11 innings for the win.

Read more about League Park in Cleveland Memory.

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Monday, September 19th, 2016

New Trial Subscription to GeoScienceWorld eJournals and eBooks

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GeoScienceWorld eJournals platform provides a single point of access to 46 online journals from 28 leading global societies.

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections provides 1,100 eBooks from leading global societies publishing in the Earth Sciences with full chapter downloads and a mobile device friendly eBook reader.

GeoScienceWorld will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through October 31, 2016. Find it on our Research Databases page. Take the GeoScienceWorld Survey — Once you've tried it, let us know what you think about this database.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Digital CSU Working Group

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:30 a.m in RT 502

Do you use digital methods in your research or teaching? Do you want to learn more about digital tools available or in use on campus? Please join us for the first meeting of the "Digital CSU" working group, a low-stakes environment to discuss all things digital! All CSU community members are welcome and refreshments will be served. Topic: Working Group Introduction and Project Show & Tell.

For more information email Dr. Shelley Rose at or call 216.687.3935.

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New Trial Subscription to Naxos Video Library

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Naxos Video Library offers selections from musical theatre, opera, ballet, musical theatre, documentaries, performance footage, and much more, with new additions arriving weekly.

Naxos Video Library will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through October 7th. Find it on our Research Databases page. Take the Survey -- Once you've tried Naxos Video Library, let us know what you think about this service.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Constitution Day Commemoration

Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events!

Online Contest
Students can win one of two Vikingcash Cards valued at $50! Answer a few questions correctly in our Constitution Quiz and you could be a winner! Drawing will be held at 11:30 on Friday, September 16, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library (located in Rhodes Tower).

Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics
Presented by Stephen E. Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
One free hour of CLE credit.
More about the lecture.

Constitution Day Commemoration
Friday, September 16, 2016
11:30 AM
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library
Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day. Winners of the Online Contest will be announced and Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA) will offer voter registration.

Visit the Constitution Day display titled "We the People" located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Friends of the Library Book Discussions Selections 2016-17

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2016/2017 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!


The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt
Wednesday October 5, 2016
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum.—
Discussion leader: Jeffrey Ford, Ph.D., Retired Faculty and Professional Staff Association (RFPSA), CSU.


by George Orwell
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. although 1984 is in the distant past, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish.—
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Ideastream.


The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Nine working-class American boys and their epic quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The number one New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany.
Discussion leader: Frank Klaus, Professor Emeritus, Accounting Department, CSU.


by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize—A powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). —Penguin Books
Discussion Leaders: Richard Fox, Ideastream and Elizabeth Lehfeldt, Ph.D., Dean, Mandel Honors College, CSU.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

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