The 1835 Lecture
April 1st, 2013
Civil War Scholars for Anniversary Lecture
The Mercantile Library celebrates the anniversary of its founding (April 18, 1835) with an annual lecture about history and events within the life of the institution. This year it will be the Library's and the city's good fortune to hear from two important Civil War scholars, William W. Freehling, Singletary Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky, and an expert on the Southern home front, and Jennifer Weber, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, and an expert on the Northern home front. The title of their joint lecture is "Wars Within A War: home Front Dissent, North and South, and The Civil War Outcome".
The Lecture, which is open to the public, will take place at 7 pm on Thursday April 18 in the Mercantile Library reading room. A reception precedes the lecture. Reservations are required. The charge is $15 for members of the Library and $20 for non-members. Reservations may be made by telephone (513.621.07170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's 1835 Lecture is sponsored by Ed and Anita Mrks and John and Ginger West.
Literary Cincinnati Podcasts
March 11th, 2011
Library member and Cincinnati architecture maven Trudy Backus, the creator of the award winning Architreks walking tours, tells the stories behind some of the city's sites with literary associations. The Library is working to secure markers for seven of these historic spots.
Speakers and visits
February 23rd, 2011
The Directors of the Library encourage engagement with the metropolitan community. Members of the Library staff are available to speak to community groups, social and business organizations about the Library, its history and its holdings, and can tailor remarks to suit the interest of the attending audience.
The Directors are especially interested in linking the Library to local book discussion groups. The Library is happy to make its lecture hall available to such groups with an interest in holding a session away from the usual site when the room is not in use. The lecture hall can seat 20-25 people for such an event. Adjunct tours of the Library are also available.
Arrangements for speakers from the Mercantile Library or for a visit by a book group can be arranged by telephone or through email email@example.com.
" A Tour of the Old World " A wine tasting with selections by sommelier Kevin Hart of wineCraft. firstname.lastname@example.org SPONSOR: CORK 'N BOTTLE (read more)
May 29th, 2013 - 06:00pm
Book for discussion: The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan. Discussion leader: Mark Jones (read more)
June 5th, 2013 - 12:00pm
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