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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.

A New Era of Responsibility: Obama Administration's fiscal policies and major budgetary initiatives

The University Library just received a copy of "A new era of responsibility : renewing America's promise." This document is an overview of the full Fiscal Year 2010 Budget expected to be released this spring and the speech that President Obama made on February 26th, 2009. To access the online version, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-26 16:15:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Social Science.

A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock

A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock on April 15--presenting Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed

Professor William Shorrock
Prof. William Shorrock
The Cleveland State University Friends of the Library and the History Department will host a Reading Circle in honor of the Dr. William Shorrock, who passed away on November 17, 2007 following a brief illness. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Library, room 503. Refreshments will be served.

Two books that Dr. Shorrock valued have been chosen for the discussion: Suite Française a national bestselling fictional novel about the German occupation of France during WWII by Irène Némirovsky and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there by Philip Hallie. David Goldberg, Professor of History, and Michael Wells, Friends of the Library President and Associate Professor Urban Studies, and will present Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, respectively. Both books are available for check out in the Library and are also on sale at a discount at the CSU Bookstore.

The event is free and open to the public. The Library is located in Rhodes Tower, 1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland. Parking is available in parking lot REC located on Chester Avenue, between East 24th and East 30th Streets.

A professor emeritus of history, Dr. Shorrock continued to teach part time after retiring from the University in 2005. During his 36 year tenure with CSU, he chaired the history department, and served as special assistant to the interim vice president for academic and student affairs, associate provost, and vice provost for academic affairs and faculty relations. Dr. Shorrock was an active member of the Retired Faculty Association and was the president of Cleveland State’s Friends of the Library.

Photo of book jacketDr. Shorrock's love of French literature, both historical and fictional, are reflected in Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed. Suite Française is an extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - recently discovered and published 64 years after the author's death in Auschwitz. Holocaust victim Irène Némirovsky accomplished the daunting task of translating the unspeakable horror and chaos of war -- at the precise moment it was exploding all around her -- into luminous, coherent, and masterfully crafted fiction. Conceived by the author as two parts in a series, the stories of Suite Française were preserved by Némirovsky's daughters after the author was deported to Auschwitz in 1942. A literary treasure of enormous magnitude, these are powerful tales of grace and disgrace in the midst of crisis.

Photo of book jacketLest Innocent Blood be Shed is a story of courage and faith. During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town in southern France called Le Chambon. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a nearby division of the Nazi SS, Le Chambon's villagers and their clergy organized to save thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death.

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A Reading with featured poets Ted Lardner and Karen Schubert

Reading with featured poets Ted Lardner and Karen Schubert
Monday, April 20, 2009
7:30 pm
Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
1983 East 24th Street
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


Ted Lardner is the author of the poetry chapbook Tornado, published in the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series by The Kent State University Press. His poems have appeared in such journals as Arsenic Lobster, Rhino, and Pleiades.

Karen Schubert is the author of the chapbook Geography of Lost Houses (Pudding House Publications, 2008). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Water-Stone Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, and Poetry Midwest.

Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

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A Reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes

Thursday, February 26, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Main Classroom Auditorium
1899 East 22nd Street
(MC 134, across from the Howard A. Mims)
Free and open to the public


The CSU Poetry is hosting a reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes as part of their spring Writers/Reading Program.

Jericho Brown was a speechwriter to the former mayor of New Orleans, and is the author of the poetry collection Please (New Issues, 2008). His poems have appeared in such journals as Callaloo, The Iowa Review, and Jubilat. He is the recipient of a 2006 James Michener Fellowship, a Cave Canem Fellowship, and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of San Diego.

Terrance Hayes is the author of three collections of poetry: Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006), listed as one of the top 100 books in The New Yorker; Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002) a National Poetry Series selection; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discover Award. His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, The African-American Review, Harvard Review, and The Southern Review. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, The Whiting Writers Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Hayes is an associate professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Call the Cleveland State University Poetry Center at 216-687-3986 for more information or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-25 15:39:56. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

A reading with Mary Biddinger, Sarah Gridley and Craig Paulenich

Reading with Mary Biddinger, Sarah Gridley and Craig Paulenich
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
7:30 pm
Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
1983 East 24th Street
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collection Prairie Fever, (Steel Toe Books, 2007). Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, American Literary Review, and Ploughshares.

Sarah Gridley is the author of the poetry collection Weather Eye Open (University of California Press, 2005). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Jubilat, Beloit Poetry Journal, and New American Writing.

Craig Paulenich is the author of the poetry collection The Drift of the Hunt (Nobodaddies Press, 2006). He is also the co-editor of the anthology Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry. His poems have appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review, South Carolina Review, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and others. Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-21 08:27:41. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

A reading with Robert Hill Long and Allison Benis White

Reading and book signing with poets Allison Benis White and Robert Hill Long
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7:30 pm
Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
1983 East 24th Street
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


Allison Benis White is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon, a collection of poems selected by Robert Hill Long as the winner of the 2008 CSU Poetry Center First Book Competition. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades, among other journals.

Robert Hill Long is the author of a collection of flash fiction, The Effigies (Plinth Books, 1998), as well as two poetry collections published by the CSU Poetry Center: The Power to Die, and The Work of the Bow. He taught for many years at the University of Oregon.

Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-27 09:28:17. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

A Sunday Afternoon with Luis Rodriquez at CPL

Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca-Gang Days in LA will be at The Cleveland Public Library Main Library on Sunday October 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-07 14:14:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

A Talk with Rebecca Wolff and a Reading and Book Signing with Poets Kate Greenstreet & Rebecca Wolff

Poetry Center
and the Department of English present

A Talk with Rebecca Wolff
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at noon
Main Classroom 136 (MC 136)

You are invited to attend an informal talk about editing the literary journal Fence, and publishing Fence Books.

and a Reading and Book Signing with Poets
Kate Greenstreet & Rebecca Wolff


Kate Greenstreet is the author of The Last 4 Things (Ahsahta, 2009), and case sensitive (Ahsahta, 2006). She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This Is Why I Hurt You (2008). Her work has appeared in such journals as Court Green, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, and VOLT.

Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems: The King (Norton, 2009); Figment (Norton, 2004), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Manderley (University of Illinois Press, 2001), selected for the National Poetry Series by Robert Pinsky. She is the founding editor and publisher of Fence and Fence Books, and a Program Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Main Classroom 134 (MC 134), 1899 East 22th Street
Events are free and open to the public.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-09-15 15:50:03. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

A timely and timeless story of a young girl's life under the Islamic Revolution

CSU Friends of the Library Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 3:00, RT 503

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library and his colleague, Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, Head of the Computer Learning Connection at CPL, will lead a discussion on Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. Ms. Diamond-Ortiz, who also worked in the CPL Popular Library and developed their Graphic Novel collection, will begin with an overview of graphic novels.

Persepolis 1 and 2 book covers

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging. Persepolis 2 is as funny and poignant as its predecessor.

The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

First-year students enrolled in ASC 101 as part of the Common Reading Experience are also encouraged to attend.

Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including The New Yorker and the New York Times. She is the author of several children's books, as well as the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling memoir Persepolis, which has been translated into twelve languages, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was awarded the first Fernando Buesa Blanco Peace Prize in Spain and an Alex Award from the American Library Association.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-09-02 16:41:13. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Adoption's Hidden History: Featuring the Cleveland Debut of the Ann Fessler Film A GIRL LIKE HER

Michael Schwartz Library in partnership with the Adoption Network Cleveland presents "Adoption's Hidden History," featuring the Cleveland debut of Ann Fessler's documentary film, A GIRL LIKE HER, about women who surrendered their children to adoption in the 1950s and 1960s. Hear what they have to say about their experiences and the long-term impact on their lives. This free and open to the public program will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the CSU Main Classroom Auditorium,1899 East 22nd Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free Registration

A panel discussion, including Ann Fessler; Dennis Goulden, Executive Producer of the Montage Film Collection; adoptee Betsie Norris, Founder of the Adoption Network Cleveland; and two birthmothers, will follow the showing of A GIRL LIKE HER and will be moderated by Evan Lieberman, Associate Professor, CSU School of Communication. The program concludes with a book signing of the nationally acclaimed book, The Girls Who Went Away, by Ann Fessler.

Preceding "Adoption's Hidden History" are 3 events to introduce Ann Fessler to the Cleveland community and to celebrate her work, including a Meet and Greet at Elements Bistro on Euclid, and a live interview on Around Noon with Dee Perry.

"I'm extremely excited to bring my film A GIRL LIKE HER to Cleveland where multiple connections exist between my film and the community," said Ann Fessler. "...I will have a chance to meet and personally thank several people from Cleveland who were of great assistance in locating and securing archival film footage necessary to the making of the film, including Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library and Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian. I will also have an opportunity to personally thank documentary filmmaker Dennis Goulden, who donated films he produced for the WKYZ Montage program to the library, and then generously allowed me to use footage from one of his films in my production."


About Montage Film Collection
Parts of "A Girl Like Her" include some footage from WKYC's award winning "Montage" series, which was produced from 1965 to 1979 by a special public affairs unit of WKYC-TV. This dramatic and professional film series focused on Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, emphasizing local history, personalities, and the contribution of Northeastern Ohio to the world. In 1980 the Montage series, consisting of more than 250 documentary films, was donated to Cleveland State University by NBC and Dennis Goulden, the Executive Producer. Fifty-three of those programs, formerly only available on 16-mm film and 3/4-inch videotape, have been digitized through the efforts of CSU's Michael Schwartz Library, and made available to a global audience. One of those powerful films, "I'll Never Get Her Back," about a woman who enters a maternity home in Cleveland to surrender her child for adoption will be shown from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again after the program.

Adoption Network Cleveland

About the panelists

For more information call 216-875-9734 or visit Adoption's Hidden History.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-11-19 11:55:38. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

All OhioLINK resources going offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th

All OhioLINK resources, except for the OhioLINK Library Catalog, will go offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th. The OhioLINK Web site will also be down during this period. Resources will come back online in stages, and OhioLINK estimates that it may take up to an hour for all resources to come back up.

OhioLINK apologizes for the inconvenience and the late notice of this outage, but it is necessary to fix the cause of the massive hardware failure that took place on February 4. This outage will not address the EJC, that is a separate problem which they continue to work on.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-10 12:11:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

An Afternoon with Erin Gruwell

This inspirational educator and author of "The Freedom Writers Diary - How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them" visits Cleveland Public Library on March 11. She will appear at the Main Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here for more information.

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An Afternoon with Keith Beauchamp

Sunday, January 28th at 2:00 P.M.
at the Main Library, downtown
Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
East 6th Street and Superior Avenue.

Keith Beauchamp was a 10-year-old boy growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when he first encountered the story of Emmett Till, the black teenager murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. Beauchamp had been leafing through a copy of Jet magazine when he saw two photographs that shocked him: "Here was this angelic face" on one page, "and on the other side was this disfigured face..."

Those images stayed with Keith Beauchamp throughout his upbringing in the Deep South and well into his adulthood. Indeed, Beauchamp has recounted his own encounters with the evils of racism. Those experiences and his subsequent research into the Till case led to his award-winning 2004 documentary, "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till."

And Beauchamp's documentary led to the reopening of the case almost 50 years after the heinous crime was committed.

There were 14 white men who jumped on and beat Emmett Till senseless that day in 1955, then shot him dead. But only two men were charged with the crime. They were found not guilty. A few months later, both arrogantly admitted to a reporter from Look magazine that they had committed the crime.

The case remained yet another dark chapter in American history until Beauchamp, after reading newspaper articles referring to the uncharged participants and witnesses who had not been questioned by police, decided to head to Mississippi to speak to those who'd been there that day. The interviews he obtained were cited by the United States Department of Justice as a major factor in reopening the investigation nearly half a century later.

Keith Beauchamp is currently collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winner James Alan Macpherson on a novel about his quest for answers in the Till case and its impact on American society.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-22 10:22:34. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Anne Garrels to speak at Cleveland State

Anne GarrelsAnne Garrels, roving foreign correspondent for National Public Radio's foreign desk, will appear at Cleveland State University on November 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Drinko Hall. (Drinko Hall is located in the Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue). Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland State University are partnering in this free and open to the public program to promote the new Cleveland State University Middle Eastern Studies program. Parking is available in the visitors' parking lot on Euclid Avenue just east of the campus book store and on the parking deck off East 21 Street. There will be a book signing after the lecture for her book, Naked in Baghdad.

For more information, call (216) 623-2831

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-26 08:48:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Annual CSU Learning Communities Poster Day Event Dec. 8th, 11am to 1pm in the Michael Schwartz Library

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010 the Office of Title III Learning Communities will host its Annual Poster Day. Students from each of the Fall 2010 CSU Learning Communities will exhibit posters and other project activities, describing the exciting academic experiences they have had this semester.The event will be held in the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in Rhodes Tower, 1860 East 22nd Street from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

Poster Day begins at 11 AM and continues until 1 PM. During this period, you are invited to move through the poster displays, stopping to interact with those who have prepared a poster or to learn more about topics of special interest to them. Poster presentations provide students the opportunity to showcase and exhibit some of the exciting projects, service learning experiences and field trips involved in Learning Communities experience.

Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome and encouraged to visit the event. Experience the involvement and interaction among learning community students and the excitement of engaging with prospective students from high schools who will also attend.

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

Learning Communities create the sense of a small campus by helping students get connected, grow intellectually and socially, achieve better grades and enhance their likelihood of success.

In Learning Communities, students are exposed to a variety of disciplines and programs of study that allow them to make connections from multiple perspectives. This usually leads to more fully engaged learning, better understanding, and higher grades.

For more information about the event, contact Megan Anderson Culbertson by phone at 216-687-4700 or via email at M.K.ANDERSON76@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-29 15:28:05. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Another Rhodes Tower Power Outage to Disrupt Library Services Sat. April 29, 9:30 PM

There will be another electrical power outage of Rhodes Tower on Saturday April 292, 2006. The power outage will start at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and it will last 6 hours.

Please note that during this time, the Library Website and SCHOLAR will be unavailable as will access to OhioLINK research databases and borrowing from the OhioLINK central catalog.

Questions about the power outage should be directed to Chris Wilson, Director of Utilities, 216-687-5009.

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Answers to the Lafayette Quiz

Congratulations to Brian Peebles who won a copy of David Clary's book, Adopted Son, by getting the most answers right on this Lafayette quiz!

ANSWERS:

1. How old were Washington & Lafayette when they first met ?
a) 45 & 19 years old

2. Where is Lafayette buried?
a) Next to his wife, Adrienne
b) Under dirt taken from the battle field at Bunker Hill
c) In a convent in Paris

3. What key did Lafayette give to his friend George Washington ?
d) The key to the Bastille

4. What does Lafayette have in common with Winston Churchill & Mother Teresa of Calcutta?
c) They were all awarded honorary American citizenship.

5. How many times did Lafayette visit America ?
a) 4

6. What was the name of the ship Lafayette purchased to sail to America on his first visit?
b) la Victoire


Flanked by Members of the Sons
of the American Revolution color guard are
Glenda Thornton,CSU Library Director;
Tama Engelking, Chair, Modern Languages Dept;
Marquis de Lafayette; Greg Sadlek, Dean, CLASS

7. What were the names of Lafayette's three children ?
a) Anastasie, Virginie, George Washington

8. How old was Lafayette when he became a millionaire ?

b) 13

9. How did Lafayette's father die :
a) He was wounded in a battle against the English

10. Who helped Lafayette compose << La Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen>>?
c) Thomas Jefferson

11. Who is credited with giving Lafayette the name "Hero of Two Worlds"?
b) Voltaire

12. The Iroquois Indians gave Lafayette the name "Kayewla." What does it mean?
a) Intrepid Horseman

13. Lafayette's family motto, "CUR NON" translates into English as:
c) Why not

14. Lafayette was captured & put in prison during the French Revolution by :
a) The Austrians

15. During the French Revolution, Lafayette was the head of
b) The French National Guard
c) A bourgeois militia formed to maintain order in the French capital

16. What event during the French Revolution contributed most to Lafayette's political downfall?
c) The massacre on the Champs-de-Mars in Paris

17. Who negotiated Lafayette's release from prison ?
a) Napoléon

18. Lafayette's influence played a key role in helping what king ascend the throne ?
a) Louis-Philippe

19. How did America commemorate the death of Lafayette ?
a) Congress asked the American people to dress in mourning clothes for 30 days.
b) Pres. Andrew Jackson ordered that the same military honors that were given to Washington at the time of his death be given to Lafayette.
c) The chambers of Congress were draped in black.

20. How many American presidents did Lafayette personally know & correspond with?
b)7

21. During his Triumphant Tour of the United States in 1824-25, how many states did Lafayette visit?
a) 24

22. Which American writer had extended stays with Lafayette, & even wrote some of his most famous works at his house?
a) James Fennimore Cooper

23. What was the name of the manor house where Lafayette lived from 1800 until his death ?
b) LaGrange

24. Which honors or titles did Lafayette refuse during his lifetime?
a) Gov. of Louisiana.
b) The Legion of Honor

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences & the CSU Library sponsored the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-2007) on Sept. 6.

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month

The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Public Library is pleased to direct staff and patrons to a valuable list of resources aimed at promoting the library's collection and advertising April as Jazz Appreciation Month. You will find this linked from the cpl.org home page under the heading "Highlights" (in the lower right-hand corner) or by clicking the link below:

http://www.cpl.org/events-calendar-detail.asp?id=%7B3524C4C3-7F48-413E-B990-4AE8E27F3325%7D#top

On this page you will find links to books, CDs, video recordings, web sites, and more all dealing with Jazz music. We hope you and your patrons will find this to be a helpful resource.

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Art Attack Exhibit in the Library

"Art Attack," a student-curated exhibition hosted by CSU art education students, is on display now in the CSU Library. The goal of the exhibition is to display art in a non-traditional format that makes art accessible to all students and/or community members.

Students in EDC 311 have planned and executed 2D and 3D lesson plans throughout the semester for their fellow classmates and the work you see is the result. As future educators, the art education students will teach the lessons to their future students.

In this "Art Attack" faculty, staff, and students may encounter random acts of art while searching for a book or by walking throughout the library.

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Art Books Cleveland and Octavofest present WatchART!

Octavofest Logo
Check-out WatchART, where book and paper artists work on projects in progress while you watch.

Sunday 16 October, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Art Studio at Notre Dame College (228 Administration Building, 4545 College Road, S Euclid)

WatchedARTISTS! include

Bonné de Blas, maker of artist books in a multitude of styles
Gene Epstein, folder and cutter, finding surprises behind every cover
Laura Martin, still evolving paper cutter and book artist
Rachel Morris, calligrapher and image wonderworker
Ellen Strong, conservator/restorer, making old books like new
Anne Weissman, book alterer, making new books out of old ones

You CAN feed the artists!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-13 11:57:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

ARTstor Scheduled Maintenance Outage

Please be advised, ARTstor will be performing temporary maintenance this Saturday evening, February 27th, into Sunday morning, February 28th, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM EST. During this time, service will be intermittently interrupted. We anticipate full service to return by 1:00 AM.

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Astronaut Guy Bluford Attracts a Crowd

Guy Bluford

An audience of approximately 200 attended the presentation given on November 18 by Dr. Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut to fly in space. Students from Design Lab at Jane Addams High School, School of Science at John Hay High School, Shaker Heights Middle School, and Roehm Middle School (Berea) were in attendance in addition to CSU faculty, staff, and students. Representatives from NASA Glenn Research Center also set up a display with handouts for attendees.

Theresa Nawalaniec, Guy Bluford and Glenda Thornton
Theresa Nawalaniec, CSU Librarian with Dr.
Bluford & Library Director Glenda Thornton

Dr. Bluford held everyone's attention as he described his many fascinating experiences as an astronaut and discussed current projects involving the International Space Station and the future of space exploration. Several middle and high school students asked questions that were intelligent and thought-provoking. Dr. Bluford ended his talk by encouraging students with the statement, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it!" Several of the audience stayed afterward to get autographs, pictures, and a few words with Dr. Bluford.

Visiting sudents with Dr. Bluford
Students from area schools with Dr. Bluford

The presentation was videotaped and is available on MediaSite for viewing by those on the CSU campus.
Theresa Nawalaniec, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Librarian

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-23 13:58:33. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

At Home in Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings


At Home in Africa display at the Library
The library presents a satellite display of the CSU Galleries exhibit titled At Home in Africa: At Home in Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings,which features the inspirational and creative design, pattern and form found in a wide variety of traditional handcrafted objects from African homes of the past 130 years, covering over 70 ethnic groups from 30 countries, which recently closed on Oct. 4.
A sampling of these objects, including an Akan courtship comb, an East African beer drinking container and a Toma stool are on display in the library.

For more information about the Art Galleries exhibit, visit athomeinafrica.org

Curated by Kathy Curnow, Associate Professor, Art Department


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ATTN: CSU Students! We Want to Know What You Think! You Could Win Viking Cash

Win Viking Cash

Come to the Michael Schwartz Library and use the Voting Booth to answer one question and you will be entered to win $10 in Viking Cash.

Each person may vote only once. Three winners will be randomly selected at the end of the question period. Winners will be notified by their CSU email account.

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Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-04-15 13:30:05. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Audio reserves now available online

The University Library is very pleased to announce the availability of selected audio course materials through the Electronic Course Reserve system. The system allows audio materials from a variety of sources (CDs, cassettes, LPs) to be digitized and then accessed by CSU students via the Library's Electronic Course Reserve System from any computer in the Library, on campus, or from home. Headphones for use in the Library are available at the 1st and 3rd floor service desks.

For instructions on accessing audio ECR and on downloading the necessary software for use on non-Library PCs visit: ECR User guide

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 13:43:10. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Author Kelly Boyer Sagert to visit CSU for book discussion of Joe Jackson: A Biography

Book cover for Joe Jackson biography
Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series
Author Kelly Boyer Sagert discussing her book:
Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rhodes Tower, Room 503


The Friends Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Cleveland author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will visit CSU on April 13, 2010 to discuss her book, Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters).

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson's rise from the cotton mills of the American South to the big cities of the North is a classic American tale of rags to riches. Born of sharecropping parents in South Carolina, Jackson's perfect swing and legendary fielding ability would make him a star in the Major Leagues. Unfortunately, Jackson's legend was interrupted by his alleged involvement in baseball's darkest chapter, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, which ultimately banished him to participation in "outlaw" baseball leagues. Kelly Boyer Sagert recounts all phases in this legendary hitter's life--from mill worker to major league outfielder, to a central figure in a national scandal, and later, to his ventures as an entrepreneur and sometime ballplayer.

Kelly Boyer Sagert
Kelly Boyer Sagert is a full time writer and editor who has sold over 1,000 pieces of her writing to magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, web sites and literary journals. She has written nine books, as well, and contributed material to more than one dozen other books --from http://www.kbsagert.com/.
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There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale before and after the book talk, courtesy of the CSU bookstore. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-12-10 14:55:30. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Author Kristin Ohlson to Visit CSU for book discussion of Kabul Beauty School

Author
Friends of the Library Local Authors Book Talk Series
Author Kristin Ohlson
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503


The Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series continues. Cleveland author Kristin Ohlson will visit CSU to discuss her experiences in Afghanistan and her New York Times bestseller 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 before and after the book talk 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. This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-18 09:12:29. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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.

Book Cover

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.

Author Tim O'Brien visits Cleveland Public Library

Tim O'Brien author of The Things They Carried will be at Cleveland Public Library-Main Library September 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-15 08:57:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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