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Thursday, December 11th, 2008

$5,000 grant available from Maison Francaise de Cleveland

Thanks to a generous bequest from Paul and Odette Wurzburger, La Maison Française de Cleveland is pleased to establish La Maison Française de Cleveland Fund. Each spring, the fund will grant approximately 10 to 15 awards for activities related to the mission of the organization; namely, the promotion of French/American culture and the French language.

For more information about the grant, visit

Application deadline is December 17, 2008.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-11 11:22:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Friends of the Library Spring Programs

This spring, the Friends of the Library is planning a number of exciting programs. The ever-popular Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead two book discussions:

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Supreme Courtship by bestselling author Christopher Buckley. In this hilarious novel, the President of the United States, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the Supreme Court (excerpt from Twelve Publishers). Supreme Courtship is on sale now at the CSU Bookstore and available for checkout at the Library.

  • Thursday, May 7, 2009. Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review). Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at

And, on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series continues. Cleveland author Kristin Ohlson will visit CSU to discuss her experiences in Afghanistan and her book Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (co-written with Deborah Rodriguez). There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale courtesy of the CSU bookstore.
Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Kristin Ohlson's book is on sale now at the CSU bookstore and available for checkout from the CSU Library.

Refreshments will be provided at all these events, which are free and open to the public. They will all be held in the Library, RT 503 at 3:00. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-05 13:08:20. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Marion-Sterling Elementary School 3rd Graders say Thank You

"The future of Greater Cleveland - the future work force, the future political leaders, the future caretakers - can be found sitting in the desks and playing on the playgrounds of our region's schools. In public, private and charter schools all across town, the next generation is being prepared to take the reins of our great city and region." --President Michael Schwartz

President Schwartz's message of extending support into the community to help educate leaders of the future includes outreach efforts to help those students attending nearby inner-city schools. The work displayed is from Mr. Emanuel Stone's third grade class at Marion-Sterling Elementary school, which is just around the corner from Cleveland State University. This school is highlighted for the exemplary efforts put forth by dedicated teachers, administrators and staff to provide quality education to underprivileged students. In September, the Sociology Department at CSU collaborated with the Great Lakes Science Center to hold a school supply drive for Mr. Stone's classroom, collecting basic writing supplies, posters and needed classroom items that many inner city school classrooms, such as at Marion-Sterling, find themselves having to do without. The appreciation expressed by the school and the students has been heartfelt, and the gratitude that followed is the subject of this display. The message to this third grade class, the class of 2018, is one of anticipation to see them succeed. Conveying the idea that higher education is a challenging, yet life-changing and attainable goal was part of our mission. This message is something that students from more affluent districts take for granted.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-05 12:59:36. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Extended Library Hours with FREE coffee

In preparation for finals week, the Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday December 5th and Sunday December 7th. The Library will also be open until 11 p.m. on Monday December 8th and Tuesday December 9th. Starting at 5 p.m. on these days, there will be free coffee available courtesy of Café Ah-roma while supplies last.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-01 10:28:55. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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