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Jazz Concerts at CPL

Cleveland Public Library will host a series of four jazz concerts to mark the 2007 Adult Summer Reading Club. The theme of this year's summer-long club is "Poetry, Prose, and a Passion for Reading."

The Adult Summer Reading Club runs from June 15th to August 3rd.

The four reading club programs and concerts will feature the music of Vince Robinson and the Jazz Poets.

For more information on the concerts, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-06-13 16:10:46. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Jennie Jones presentation at New CSU Art Gallery-- Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jennie Jones
Jennie Jones
Professional Architectural and Fine Art Photographer and Celebrated Author
"Cleveland Inside/Outside"
Saturday, September 22, 2012
2:00 p.m.
The Galleries at Cleveland State University

Jennie Jones, celebrated author and photographer, will present a lively and illustrated lecture, "Cleveland Inside/Outside," Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the new Cleveland State University Art Gallery in conjunction with an exhibition of her selected works. Her art book, Cleveland: Inside/Outside: A Personal Photographic Journey (1981 - 2011), will also be available for purchase at the event. Join the Art Gallery for this visual odyssey through Cleveland.

For more information, visit

The Galleries at Cleveland State University
1307 Euclid Avenue (in the Cowell and Hubbard Building near 14th Street)
Cleveland, OH

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-09-21 14:14:58. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Jim Piersall, 1929-2017

by Vern Morrison, Digital Production / Electronic Course Reserve Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library

Jimmy Piersall being restrained by Indians pitching coach Red Kress
Indians player Jim Piersall being held back by a coach and by his manager, 1960.

Former major league baseball player Jim "Jimmy" Piersall, who played for the Cleveland Indians from 1959 to 1961, died on Saturday, June 3 after a lengthy illness.

Although he was a decent player—he played in the major leagues as an outfielder for 17 years, compiled a batting average of .272, and played in two All-Star games—Piersall was best known for his unpredictable and often outlandish behavior. Prone to mocking his fellow athletes on the field, Piersall frequently started fights with players from other teams, with umpires, and with his own teammates. In 1952, while a member of the Boston Red Sox, Piersall was admitted to a mental hospital with a case of what would later be known as bipolar disorder. He returned to the Red Sox in 1953, claiming that he was "sound and healthy." But while his behavior improved somewhat, Piersall never fully stopped the antics which made him a fan favorite—for instance, when he hit his 100th career home run, as a member of the New York Mets, Piersall ran backwards around the bases in celebration

Tony Perkins portrayed Piersall in the 1957 film "Fear Strikes Out," which told the story of Piersall's early career and his struggle with mental illness. Piersall's best season with the Indians was in 1961, when he led the team with a batting average of .322. The Indians traded Piersall to the Washington Senators that October for Dick Donovan, Gene Green, and Jim Mahoney.

When his playing days ended in 1967, Piersall found work as a hotel manager, a minor league baseball manager, a major league front office promotions assistant, and as a broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox.

In the photo shown here, taken at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on May 17, 1960, Piersall, holding two bats, is being restrained by Indians pitching coach Red Kress after Piersall had traded sharp words with New York Yankees catcher Elston Howard.

See photos of Jim Piersall in Cleveland Memory or read more about Piersall in the IPL Cleveland Indians Blog.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-05 15:13:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Join Art Spiegelman with host Michael Kimmelman at Cleveland Public Theatre.

Join guest Art Spiegelman with host Michael Kimmelman for the 2007 Cleveland Public Library Spectrum Dialogue Series. Friday, May 18, at Cleveland Public Theatre. For more information, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-05-10 13:04:54. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Join CPL for "Forged in Fire: The Jefferson Collection at the Library of Congress"

Join CPL for "Forged in Fire: The Jefferson Collection at the Library of Congress," a special presentation by Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Book and Special Collections for the Library of Congress. This program will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cleveland Public Library Auditorium, Louis Stokes Wing, 325 Superior Avenue.

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-05-20 08:31:46. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in CSU's Constitution Day Events

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Online Contest
Students can win the grand prize of a VikingCash Card valued at $75 or one of two VikingCash Cards valued at $25! Visit answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner (winners announced on September 16 at noon in the Library)!

Constitution Day Commemoration
Friday, September 16, 2011
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library

Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day. Winners of the Online Contest will also be announced.

Film Presentation and Discussion
Mapp v. Ohio: A Discussion of the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Courtroom
1 free hour of CLE pending

Call 216-687-2345 for more information

1957 Mug shots of Dollree Mapp
1957 Mug shots of defendant Dollree
Mapp from Cleveland Memory. View photo.
In honor of Constitution Day, please join Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University for a premier showing of the film The Constitution Project: Search and Seizure* which features Mapp v. Ohio, a landmark United States Supreme Court case on the 4th Amendment arising in the Cleveland Area. After the film, Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich will lead a discussion about the exclusionary rule: what should happen when the police illegally invade someone's privacy, in violation of the Fourth Amendment? He will discuss the history of the exclusionary rule, describe the continued debate about the wisdom of excluding reliable evidence in a criminal trial, and then lead the audience in a discussion of that debate.
*This film is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and it will not be officially released until Constitution Day 2012.

Visit two Constitution Day displays. The first, titled "We the People" is located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower) and the Law display, which features information about the Mapp v. Ohio case, is located in the lobby near the entrance of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information about Constitution Day.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-09-08 16:31:51. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Join the Festivities--Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Lafayette's birth

Bon anniversaire, Monsieur le Marquis!

The Marquis de Lafayette turns 250 on September 6th.

Join us in the library on Thursday, September 6th from noon to 1 :30 on the first floor of the Library to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-2007)
There will be:
  • Free birthday cake
  • An appearance by the Marquis himself
  • Representatives of the Sons of the American Revolution Color guard
  • A chance to win a new book about Lafayette by taking a quiz testing your knowledge of the Marquis
  • Free commemorative mementos honoring Lafayette and calling attention to the important Lafayette archive housed in the Cleveland State Library Special Collections
Lafayette, who was instrumental in helping us win our independence from the British, symbolizes more than 200-years of friendship between France and the U.S. The Marquis devoted his life to defending the cause of liberty in both the new world and in France, and this became the common foundation on which our two great nations are built.

Event sponsored by the Cleveland State University Library and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The event is free and open to the Campus Community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-29 08:51:24. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Join the Library for Open Access Week Events! October 23 - October 27

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This year's theme is Open in Order To ...

Throughout this week, CSU faculty can participate in Open Access Week Events, including:

Visit the Open Access information table in the Library for resources and more. Review the schedule of events and create your own itinerary.

About Open Access Week
Academic and research communities are invited to learn how open access maximizes and promotes their work, provides stronger ownership for researchers and authors, and ultimately, has far reaching benefits for academia and society as a whole.

Now in its tenth year, "Open Access Week" facilitates the growing movement toward increased discoverability, sharing, use and preservation of information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-23 07:40:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Join Us For a Pre-Eclipse Party in the Library Tuesday, August 8th at 12:30 PM

Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America Aug. 21, 2017

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse!!

If you're going to be anywhere in North America, on August 21, you'll want to take a peek at the portions of the sun being blocked for over two hours! Stop by and hear noted astronomer, Jay Reynolds, as he explains "History, Techniques and Where to Safely See Your Solar Eclipse"! Only here at The Michael Schwartz Library, on Tuesday, August 8, at 12:30 p.m.

Feel free to bring your lunch — light refreshments will be available. Also, stop by anytime to see the library display!

Find out more about the eclipse from NASA.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-24 15:04:30. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Join us for an anniversary party

To kick off National Library Week, the Library will be having an anniversary party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Library Week and the 15th anniversary of OhioLINK on April 14th at noon on the first floor of the Library. There will be cake and ice cream and you can enter to win an iPod shuffle and more.

Visit to learn more about other events during the week.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-04-08 11:11:11. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Join us for an Ice Cream Social

The University Library is having an ice cream social to welcome everyone back to campus. In addition to ice cream, there will be some Library giveaways.

When: Thursday September 4, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 1st floor of the University Library, Rhodes Tower

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-28 09:01:50. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Join us for OpenCon 2018 Cleveland!

OpenCon 2018 Cleveland logo

OpenCon 2018 Cleveland
Monday, March 5, 2018
9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Cleveland State University
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

To celebrate Open Education Week, Cleveland State University will be hosting its first OpenCon Satellite event on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Courtroom. Faculty, librarians, staff, students, and instructional designers are all welcome to attend. See the full schedule, which includes presentations such as "The Power of Open: Designing for Affordable Learning," and "Adopting and Adapting Open Textbooks," a faculty panel discussion, lightning round talks, and more at the OpenCon 2018 Cleveland Site.


OpenCon 2018 Cleveland is FREE but please register by March 1 via the EventBrite registration form.
A light breakfast and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Parking fees, lunch, and lodging are at your expense.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-02-23 16:28:42. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: EngagedScholarship@CSU, Library News.

Join Us in the Library For International Games Day, Friday, Oct. 30th!

International Games Day in the Library

Need a break from studying? Looking for a way to escape the "Will the Weekend Ever Come?" blues?

Well, get your game face on and come to the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library this Friday (Oct. 30th) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for International Games Day!

Join us for table games (provided by Critical Hit Games) and food (pizza and beverage).

International Games Day is a non-commercial, volunteer-run library initiative auspiced by the American Library Association in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association and Nordic Game Day.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-10-27 09:34:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Journal of 9/11 Studies available online

The Journal of 9/11 Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only journal covering the whole of research related to 9/11/2001. All content is freely available online.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-29 12:17:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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