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Civil War Pastimes, Monday, May 14, 7:00 pm

(May 4, 2012) Daily life for the Civil War soldier was not all marching and fighting; in fact, it was mostly spent in camp.  How did soldiers pass their time?  What kind of games, sports, music, and recreation were popular in the 1860s?  Join Leslie Heaphy, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Stark Campus, for a lively and informative look at how soldiers and civilians occupied their minds and hands during wartime.  Professor Heaphy is a popular speaker at the library and her special interest in the history of baseball will add extra zip to the evening.

New Catalog Under Construction

(May 31, 2012) The library is moving to a new online catalog over the next week along with the other 78 libraries that are members of the SEO library consortium.   It's a big project to move the records for over 6.7 million items and over 700,000 library patrons from one system to another, and there will be some limits to our services during the next few days.

  • The library will be open its usual hours, and we will be able to check out library materials to you.  Internet access in the library will not be affected by this project.
  • However, we can not check in things you might return between June 3 and June 7.  Nothing is due from June 3-10 so we ask that you give the library materials an extended vacation at your house and not return them until they are due.
  • The online catalog will not be available from June 1-7 either at home or in the library.  During this time, you will not be able to place holds on library materials.
  • However, library staff will be able to look up items for you and we will keep a list of holds on paper to enter in the catalog as soon as we can. 

Thanks for your patience during  this transition. 


New Catalog Installed

(June 8, 2012)  As of this afternoon the new SEO library catalog is up and running.  There will be the occasional hiccup over the next few days as consortium staff adjust settings and fix surprise problems, but we are back to checking library materials in and out, placing holds, sending and receiving items in delivery, and searching the catalog.  Please take a look at the new library catalog and give it a try.  Your account is again available to you, and we hope that you'll enjoy the new catalog search features.  Thank you for your patience during the switch.

Book Sale Starts Wednesday

(June 18, 2012)  To celebrate the Minerva Homecoming, the library is holding its summer lightening book sale.  Four days only to choose from books for all ages and interests at attractive prices.   Proceeds support library programs and the purchase of new library materials for you to check out and enjoy.