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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

One Giant Leap ...

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July 20, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon, while many people watched the momentous event from home on their TV sets.

For more information on the Apollo mission, click here

The Library will have a display commemorating the moon landing on the first floor through September.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-07-22 12:28:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Author Mary Doria Russell to be Featured at the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk

Mary Doria Russell

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Mary Doria Russell, winner of nine national and international literary awards, will visit Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library on April 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss her book Dreamers of the Day and to give a preview of her new project Eight to Five, Against.

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About Dreamers of the Day: With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

Ms. Russell's presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. Dreamers of the Day will be available for purchase directly before and after the April event, courtesy of the CSU Bookstore.

This event is free and open to the public, but please call 216-875-9734 to register.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-07-21 09:57:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library 2009/2010 book discussions

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussions in this series. All the events begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be held Cleveland State University in the Michael Schwartz Library, located in Rhodes Tower, room 503.

Free and open to the public - For more information: call 216-875-9734.

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Copenhagen
by Michael Frayn
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. Copehagen is also Cleveland State University-s Common Reading book choice for 2009/2010.

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Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
by Anne Hagedorn
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river.

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Lies Will Take You Somewhere
by Sheila Schwartz
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In a voice reminiscent of Cynthia Ozick, this Jewish/Gothic novel renders the fracture and healing of the Rosen family. Jane Rosen leaves her three daughters and husband Saul, a rabbi, to care for her mother in Florida. In Jane's absence, Saul discovers-through the deathbed confession of a man in his congregation-that his wife had an affair ten years earlier. Enraged, he ostracizes Jane from the family and strands her in Florida with her grief.

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People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated prayer book through centuries of war, destruction, theft, loss, and love.

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Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

Mary Doria Russell will visit Cleveland State University on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 in the Library as part of the Local Authors Book Talk Series.

Books for all the above events are available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-07-09 16:26:52. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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