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Jazz Concerts at CPL
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
Jennie Jones presentation at New CSU Art Gallery-- Saturday, September 22, 2012
Professional Architectural and Fine Art Photographer and Celebrated Author
Saturday, September 22, 2012
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 www.csuohio.edu/artgallery.
The Galleries at Cleveland State University
1307 Euclid Avenue (in the Cowell and Hubbard Building near 14th Street)
Jim Piersall, 1929-2017
by Vern Morrison, Digital Production / Electronic Course Reserve Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library
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.
Join Art Spiegelman with host Michael Kimmelman at Cleveland Public Theatre.
Join CPL for "Forged in Fire: The Jefferson Collection at the Library of Congress"
Click here for more information.
Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in CSU's Constitution Day Events
Students can win the grand prize of a VikingCash Card valued at $75 or one of two VikingCash Cards valued at $25! Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/ 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
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.
Join the Festivities--Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Lafayette's birth
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
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.
Join Us For a Pre-Eclipse Party in the Library Tuesday, August 8th at 12:30 PM
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!
Join us for an anniversary party
Visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/promos/nlw/ to learn more about other events during the week.
Join us for an Ice Cream Social
When: Thursday September 4, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 1st floor of the University Library, Rhodes Tower
Join Us in the Library For International Games Day, Friday, Oct. 30th!
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.
Journal of 9/11 Studies available online
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