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November 08, 2022

The Tale of an Art-Carved Library Table

There’s a new piece of furniture in the Reading Room, an ornately carved library table with a motif of acanthus leaves, that’s right at home...

November 07, 2022

100+ Books Loved by Mercantile Readers

If you’ve visited the Library in the last couple of years, you might have noticed that one of the windows looking into the lobby was...

June 08, 2022

Britini Bicknaver uncovers a paradise Lost and found at the Library

I was sixteen when I first went to the Mercantile Library. My uncle brought me as he was teaching me how to drive and used...

June 02, 2022

Summer Reading Recommendations from Library Members

We recently asked our Bookless Book Club for their best summer reading recommendations. They offered up the usual beach reads, but also touched on big...

March 08, 2022

Women's History Month recs and more from the March First Friday Book Chat

The First Friday Book Chat is our book club without a book. Every month, members gather to talk about what they’re reading lately, what they’d...

January 21, 2022

Mercantile Members' Must-Read Authors

Occasionally, we include a One-Question Survey in our weekly newsletter. (The newsletter goes out every Sunday, and is chock full of information about upcoming events....

January 11, 2022

Library Minutes Books Conserved and Rebound thanks to Ohio History Connection History Fund Grant

It’s rare for an institution of the Mercantile Library’s venerable age to possess almost complete records that capture so vividly its evolution through the ages....

January 11, 2022

Book recommendations from The First Friday Book Chat

The inaugural First Friday Book Chat was a rousing success, in that everyone who attended — including our Librarians — came away with a long...

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