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Friday, August 25th, 2017

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 Viking Cash Awards valued at $25 or the grand prize of a Viking Cash Award 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 Monday, September 18, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library (located in Rhodes Tower).

Constitution Day Commemoration
Monday, September 18, 2017
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

Reforming the Civil Legal System to Assure "Justice for All"
Presented by James J. Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
One free hour of CLE credit.
More about the lecture.

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, August 17th, 2017

Partial Eclipse Viewing on the Plaza on Monday, August 21st

Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America Aug. 21, 2017

CSU Michael Schwartz Library will host a Partial Eclipse Viewing on the CSU Plaza near Rhodes Tower on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. The partial eclipse begins at 1:06 pm and ends at 3:51 pm. The maximum partial eclipse is at 2:30 pm.

The Library has a very limited supply of free Eclipse Glasses for the community to use and share. The glasses are verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2:2015 international safety standard.

Visit the Library's Eclipse Exhibit (on the first floor) where you can see live streaming of the Eclipse Across America, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Viewing Party at Edgewater
The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA), in cooperation with Cleveland Metroparks, will host an Eclipse Watch event at Edgewater Park, on Cleveland's western Lake Erie shore, from 12:30 to 4:00 PM, Monday, August 21. The event will be free and open to the public, no reservations required, to observe the day's solar eclipse. In case of rain, the event will be canceled. More information about the Eclipse Watch.

NASA Safe Viewing message: "The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as 'eclipse glasses' or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun."

A full eclipse will be visible in Cleveland in April 2024.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-08-17 15:24:33. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Friends of the Library Book Discussion Selections: 2017-2018

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2017/2018 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!

Super Boys

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
by Brad Ricca
Wednesday September 27, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In time for the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of the DC Comics superhero Superman.—
Discussion leader: Brad Ricca, Author
Related: Visit the exhibit, Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, at the Cleveland Public Library through December 31, 2017

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove: A Novel
by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

A feel-good story, Fredrik Backman’s best selling novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).
Discussion Leader: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching & Learning Services.

Silent Night

Silent Night
by Stanley Weintraub
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front lines.
Discussion leader: Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. — Barnes and Noble
Discussion Leader: Vida Lock, served as Dean of Nursing at CSU.

A History of the World

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage
Date TBD (NEW: In May 2018 near the end of the semester)

In early May, 2018 the Friends of the Library will host an excursion to a local brewery followed by lunch and a book discussion of A History of the World in 6 Glasses. Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history. —
Discussion leader: Frank M. Klaus, President, Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis.

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