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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Take a Library Survey For a Chance to Win a Netbook and More!

You could win one of these prizes

Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey about the Michael Schwartz Library for a chance to win a Netbook and much more. Participating in this study should only take about 10 minutes of your time. Decisions about which services to offer and how to allocate resources are based on the feedback we receive from our users, so your opinions DO make a difference. The survey will be open until April 16, 2010.

In appreciation for your help, you may choose to enter a drawing for a Netbook, one of two $50 restaurant gift certificates for one of over 80 Cleveland Independent restaurants (which includes The Greenhouse Tavern, Melt Bar and Grilled, L'Albatros, and Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse), one of four $25 Viking Cash gift certificates, or one of five Library flash drives provided by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library. To enter the drawing, just remember to give us your email address at the end of the survey. The email address is not linked to your response, so your responses are totally anonymous.

Find out more about the survey.

Thanks in advance for your continued support of the Michael Schwartz Library, and good luck in the drawing.

TAKE THE SURVEY: By completing the survey, you are granting your consent to participate in this study. Your participation is strictly voluntary. You may stop the survey at any time without penalty, but we hope that you will complete the survey because YOUR OPINIONS COUNT.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-31 15:40:08. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Feeding Cleveland: Illustrated Presentation & Special Demonstration

Feeding Cleveland Illustrated Presentation & Special Demonstration
Wednesday March 24, 2010
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor
Free and open to the public


On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities.

Demonstration
Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Resource materials from the Vermaculture Demonstration, 3/24/2010



The exhibit, Feeding Cleveland, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (first floor). It explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-17 10:08:46. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Friends of the Library Book Discussion-- Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

Book cover for Dreamers of the Day
Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library
Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RT 503
Free and open to the general public


Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, leads the last book discussion of the spring semester. 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.

In Dreamers of the Day, Agnes Shanklin, a forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference convenes, she is freed for the first time from her mother's withering influence and finds herself being wooed by a handsome, mysterious German. At the same time, Agnes - with her plainspoken American opinions - is drawn into the company of Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell, who will, in the space of a few days, redraw the world map to create the modern Middle East. As they change history, Agnes too will find her own life transformed forever. -- Ballantine Books

Mary Doria Russell is the author of The Sparrow, Children of God, and A Thread of Grace. Her novels have won nine national and international literary awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the James Tiptree Award, and the American Library Association Readers Choice Award. The Sparrow was selected as one of Entertainment Weekly's ten best books of the year, and A Thread of Grace was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

In addition to this book discussion, led by Richard Fox, Mary Doria Russell will visit Cleveland State University on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 as part of the Local Authors Book Talk Series.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-05 12:36:39. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Library Hours during Spring Break

The Michael Schwartz Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break, March 14-21,2010.
Sunday--CLOSED
Monday-Tuesday--8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday--8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday--8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday--8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday--CLOSED

Click here for more information about the Library's hours.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-05 10:49:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Documentary Private Screening--Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-33

Poster for the film
Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-1933
Documentary Private Screening
Hollywood Director Bobby Leigh
Cleveland State University
Main Classroom Auditorium
Corner of Euclid and Chester Avenues
Cleveland


1st showing
Thursday, March 25, 2010
2:00 p.m.
Main Classroom (MC) Auditorium

2nd Showing
Saturday, March 27, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Main Classroom (MC) Auditorium
3 producers of the film will be at the second showing for a question and answer session.


Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and students and the general public are invited to attend a free screening of Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-1933 (80-minute documentary feature film by Bobby Liegh).

Holodomor claimed more lives than were lost on every battlefield combined during World War I. 7-10 million people, including 3 million children, perished in 17 months. This film aims to tell their story.

In 1932-33, Ukraine, the breadbasket of the Soviet Union and Europe, had bountiful crops of grain, yet its people were dying of starvation. In order to crush the will of the independent-minded Ukrainian peasants and secure collectivization of all Ukrainian lands, Joseph Stalin ordered an army of ruthless, well-fed Communist Party activists to confiscate all harvested grain and seize all the foodstuffs in the villages. As a result of this genocidal decree, by the end of 1933 nearly 25 percent of the Ukrainian population - up to 10 million people, including three million children - had perished.
In the face of terror, Ukrainians had little possibility of escaping their horrific fate to create another life elsewhere. Travel was banned for Ukrainians keeping them confined in a prison of starvation within their own villages. To this day, the Russian government still denies this genocide ever occurred, perpetuating "the biggest lie, best kept secret."

Cosponsored by the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio and the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

Directions and Parking information

Campus Map

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-04 13:36:42. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

CWCSL Lecture by Marilyn Sanders Mobley--Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender and the Politics of Culture

Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Dr.Marilyn Sanders Mobley
A Curtis Wilson Colloquium Series Lecture by
Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley,
Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University
Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender, and the Politics of Culture
Thursday, March 11, 2010
noon
at CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st Floor east
1860 East 22nd Street


The Cleveland State University Black Studies Program Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center presents
a Curtis Wilson Colloquium Series Lecture titled, Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender and the Politics of Culture by Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley earned her B.A. in English and Education from Barnard College of Columbia University, her M.A. in English from New York University and her Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University. She is a Toni Morrison scholar, past president of the Toni Morrison Society, and now serves as a member of its advisory board. She is the author of Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison: The Cultural Function of Narrative and numerous other publications on African American literature, women writers, and diversity in higher education. In addition to her role as chief diversity officer, she is a tenured professor in the CWRU Department of English. This presentation brings Dr. Mobley back to CSU with a reflection on her experience as Assistant Director of the Black Studies Program and Coordinator of the Afro-American Cultural Center (1980-1981), which is now newly named the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center and is celebrating a 40 year history at Cleveland State University.

Supported by the Campus Activities Board, CSU English Department, and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library.

For more information contact Prester Pickett, M.F.A., Coordinator of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center at (216) 687-3656.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-02 10:49:55. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Feeding Cleveland Exhibit at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

Cleveland Public School Students
Feeding Cleveland, an exhibit of photographs from Cleveland Memory Project, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (1st floor). The exhibit explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.

Carolyn Hufford, a recent Kent State University library school graduate and Library Special Collections volunteer, crafted a montage on the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program. Carolyn, herself a Master Gardner, and Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, created the exhibit, Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture, using photographs from the Cleveland Press Collection, The Ohio State University, Extension, Cuyahoga County, New Agrarian Center in Oberlin, and an historic collection of materials from Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., Barbara Strauss will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities. Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.

The presentation will be held on the first floor of first floor of the Library and is free and open to the general public.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-01 10:51:55. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

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