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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Friends of the Library Book Discussion - World and Town by Gish Jen

Book Cover for World and Town

Book Discussion
World and Town
by Gish Jen
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public

Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss World and Town by novelist and short story writer Gish Gen. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library, CSU, will lead the book discussion.

From the much-loved author of Who's Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England Town. Hattie Kong--the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China--has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium." Moving, humorous, compassionate, and expansive, World and Town is as rich in character as it is brilliantly evocative of its time and place.

To reserve a seat or for more information call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-15 15:33:51. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

"African Americans in Cleveland": New Display at the Michael Schwartz Library

A view of the Black History Month display

In celebration of Black History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library honors Clevelanders of African descent that have made a significant contribution beyond their own personal and family life to the history and development of Cleveland. The display not only features local past luminaries in sports, entertainment, and politics, but also includes individuals who have shined in science, engineering, education, business, medicine, journalism and more.

The photos in the posters on display are from the Cleveland Press Collection in Special Collections and represent only a small number of those that can be viewed online in Notable Blacks of Cleveland as part of the Cleveland Memory Project. Memorabilia was provided by Prester Picket, Coordinator, Howard A Mims African American Cultural Center.

Did you know that Alonzo Wright (1898-1976) was one of the most successful black entrepreneurs in Cleveland's history and was the city's first African American millionaires? Learn this and more by visiting the Black History Month display in the Library through February.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-15 11:25:03. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Alert

OhioLINK will be switching to a new book delivery vendor in early March.

This change may lead to minor delays in service as a new system is put in place. If you anticipate needing library materials at that time, OhioLINK recommends allowing for extra time to receive your requests.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-15 08:28:40. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Protect Your Laptop With FrontDoorSoftware

Cleveland State University has partnered with FrontDoorSoftware to provide a free laptop theft-prevention and tracking package to CSU faculty, staff, and students.

In the event your laptop is stolen, FrontDoorSoftware allows you to remotely send a lockdown code to prevent the computer from being used, produce an audible anti-theft alert, display a "stolen computer" message, and track the laptop's approximate location through Google Maps. The service requires a one-time registration and software installation.

For more information, visit the IS&T homepage or the CSU FrontDoorSoftware website.

Help discourage theft by remembering never to leave your laptop or other valuables unattended in the Library or anywhere else on campus.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-09 09:56:38. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Science and Technology.

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