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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

RefWorks Will Be Unavailable Sat., Jan. 2nd

Due to server upgrades, RefWorks will be unavailable on Sat., Jan. 2 at 4 am for up to 6 hours. We apologize for the disruption of service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-30 07:45:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Lies Will Take You Somewhere

Book Cover
Book Discussion of Lies Will Take You Somewhere
by Sheila Schwartz

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Cleveland State University
Michael Schwartz Library
1860 East 22nd Street

Join the Friends on January 27 for a book discussion of Lies Will Take You Somewhere by Sheila Schwartz. 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.

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussion

About the Author
Sheila Schwartz was Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department at CSU from 1990 until her untimely death in November 2008.

Her short-story collection, published by Pushcart Press in 1991, won Pushcart's ninth annual Editor's Book Award and was listed by USA Today as one of the year's best books. Her work was printed in Pushcart Prize Anthology Volume XIV and such publications as the Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares.

Future Book Discussions

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

For more information, visit or call 216-875-9734

Coming in April
Mary Doria Russell will visit CSU on April 14, 2010 as part of the Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series.

Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-09 10:02:32. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Tuesday, Dec. 15th

Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Tuesday, December 15th.

The library will be unable to check-out materials, check-in materials, renew materials, collect fines, or determine the status of OhioLINK materials.You will also be unable to:

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-09 09:31:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

A Cleveland Memory Christmas

Christmas Trees
73-foot Christmas tree in the lobby of
Sterling-Linder-Davis, 1966. View image.

For those of you who are taken to reminisce about Cleveland Christmases past, Cleveland Memory has a nice selection of Christmas photos that capture some of our fondest holiday memories including the downtown window displays, the Sterling-Linder-Davis Christmas tree, and Mr. Jingeling.

More information about these topics and other holiday memories:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-08 11:42:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Changes in InterLibrary Loan fines

Effective 1/1/2010 - fines for overdue InterLibrary Loan (ILL) items will be $.50 per day. Items 30 days or more overdue will be billed a replacement fee of $125.00. When the item is returned, the fee will be reduced to $50.00. Click here for more information about borrowing books and overdue fines.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-07 11:16:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

New in Cleveland Memory - The Early History of The Cleveland Play House (1915-1984)

Paul Newman age 11
A young Paul Newman at The Cleveland
Play House Children's Theatre. View image.

Follow the "nation's oldest continuously running resident theater company" from its modest beginnings to its rise as one of the largest regional theaters in the United States.

The Early History of the Cleveland Play House (1915-1984) currently features 156 images of the theater at its various locations as well as publicity stills from many of its memorable productions and of past alums. A brief timeline takes you through some of The Play House's major events, linking you to related images within the collection.

This is a wonderful treat for those who enjoy theater or may remember attending some of these productions.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-07 08:10:39. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Holodomor: Genocide by Famine -- Library Exhibit

Holodomor symbol
Holodomor: Genocide by Famine
Cleveland State University
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor
Through January

In 1932 and 1933, an estimated seven to 10 million Ukrainians died of starvation in the great terror-famine engineered by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin to methodically wipe out Ukrainian nationalism.

This human tragedy was hidden from the world during the Soviet Union era. After 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Ukraine became independent, the top secret archives on the horror were opened and the truth slowly revealed. In 2003, the United Nations identified it as a world crime. Since then the Canadian Senate, the United State House of Representatives and the European Parliament have recognized the Holodomor as a crime against humanity.
The exhibit commemorates the Famine Genocide in a series of panels ranging from the collectivization and the annihilation of individual farms, to the opposition of this collectivization, to why and how the genocide was organized (including blacklisting of villages, ban on travel, and export of grain abroad). The panels also provide information about the Soviet's denial and cover-up, protests and attempt at relief, statements of survivors, and government documents on the famine. DVDs about the Holodomor are also available for viewing in the display area.

The series of 100 posters was produced by the League of Ukrainian Canadians Citizens in cooperation with the Museum of Soviet Occupation of the Kyiv Memorial Society in Ukraine. The poster series has been displayed at numerous colleges, universities, churches, civic organizations and other place in the United States and around the world. The display at Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library is free and open to the public during normal Library hours.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-02 13:25:07. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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