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Lakeland Library Newsletter: February 2021

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Welcome to the Lakeland Library Newsletter!  Each month, we will showcase classes, events, and other fun and interesting facts about the Library and our staff. We will also keep you informed of new resources and services that are designed to assist you in your course work, and personal and professional lives. 

African American History Exhibits

Interact with history in these virtual exhibits



National Museum of African American History & Culture - Multiple exhibits, including "A Century in the Making" which explores the journey towards opening the museum.

The Rise of Black Glenville - A collection of stories from the people who lived in the Glenville Neighborhood of Cleveland, which was a key place for the civil rights movement.

Queens of the Heartland - The National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center's curator-led video tour of their exhibit of 30 influential black women in Ohio history. 

Heart to Heart

Looking for a fun activity during a short study break?

Folded paper heart

Follow your heart and try your hand at origami paper folding to create a paper heart.

Check out the easy folding directions.  

A note can be added to the heart fold before giving the heart to someone special!

Library Services - Spring 2021

Open book with heart tied from string

Library Reference & Instruction Services

Remote one-on-one research appointments and information literacy instruction sessions are available all semester! 

Remote Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8AM - 10PM

Friday 8AM - 12PM

Saturday 9AM - 1PM

For more information:

Phone 440-525-7425 or email


Library No-Contact Pickup Services

Monday - Thursday  11AM - 3PM

Circulation Staff Available:

Monday - Thursday  8AM - 5PM

Friday  8AM - 12PM

For more information:

Phone 440-525-7424 or email 

February 2021

Heart with Books on Shelves

LOVE is in the air and there are so many books to LOVE at Lakeland Library. Check out these and other recent new books, available for pickup via our no-contact services! Phone 440-525-7424 for more information.

Love understood : the science of who, how and why we love

by Laura Mucha

 Love Understood

Only love can break your heart : a novel

by Ed Tarkington

  Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Love in America : a cultural history of the past century

by Lawrence R. Samuel

   Love in America

Upcoming Library Events

Monday Book Club

When:  Monday, March 8, 2021 at 2:00PM

Where: The Holden University Center

Read: Less: a novel by Andrew Sean Greer

 Less: A Novel book cover

Summary: Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in LOVE, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past. ~ from the Publisher

Online Book Discussion Group

When:  Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12:00PM

Where: Online

Read: Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

Summary:  Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her LOVE of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. ~ from the Publisher

Brown Girl Dreaming book cover

For additional information on the book discussions, email

Did you know...?

Lakeland Library meditates

Lotus Flower

Join Librarian Megan Mamolen for 20 minute guided meditation sessions during Employee Wellness Week March 29th-April 1st. Details and online links coming soon!

Can't join us live? Look for basic guided meditation instructions and additional resources on our meditation guide. 

Celebration of Research

Showcase your research at virtual Celebration of Research 2021!

Celebration of Research Lightbulb

Do you have a great research project from last semester, or are you interested in research for the spring? Submit a presentation proposal for Lakeland Library's Celebration of Research program and compete for recognition and hundreds of dollars in gift cards! Presentations, judging, and an awards reception will all be virtual this year. See our event guide for more information and proposal submission links. Presentation proposals are due by 5:00PM on Friday, February 26th. 

Bowl Full of Serials

Check out our periodicals all semester!

I love you with all my art


Do you love Art? Lakeland Library subscribes to many art publications such as Art in America, ARTnews, and Sculpture. Any of these can be checked out. For assistance accessing art resources and more, contact Reference at 440-525-7425 or email

OhioLINK Book Requests

Are you having a tough time finding the perfect book to complete your project?


Contact a reference librarian, and they will help you find something from the OhioLINK network to fulfill your needs. OhioLINK is a network of 117 state academic and private libraries that share resources with one another. And all of this is a free service! Please call 440-525-7425.


Films On Demand

Films On Demand

Are you a visual learner? Do you enjoy watching documentaries? Try Lakeland's Films On Demand database, a platform of over 43,000 streaming videos on many different educational topics. Contact Reference at 440-525-7425 or for more information. 

Library Contact Information

General Information                                                     Spring Hours                                                  Web       

Location: Third Floor of C-Building                             M-Th: 8AM-10PM                                         Homepage
(C-3051)                                                                       Fri: 8AM-12PM                                               Youtube
Phone: 440.525.7424                                                  Sat: 9AM-1PM                                               

Email:                   Sun: Closed  


Contributors to the February newsletter include: Linda Glasser, Cori Tatulinski, Ellen Strand, Holly Rosby.

Editor: Megan Mamolen

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