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Meet Authors Margaret Nash and Karen Graves

2022-10-25 19:00:00 2022-10-25 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Authors Margaret Nash and Karen Graves Join us when authors Margaret Nash and Karen Graves visit to discuss their book <i>Mad River, Marjorie Rowland, and the Quest for LGBTQ Teachers’ Rights</i>. North Olmsted Branch - Large Meeting Room (176)

Tuesday, October 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-25 19:00:00 2022-10-25 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Authors Margaret Nash and Karen Graves Join us when authors Margaret Nash and Karen Graves visit to discuss their book <i>Mad River, Marjorie Rowland, and the Quest for LGBTQ Teachers’ Rights</i>. North Olmsted Branch - Large Meeting Room (176)

North Olmsted Branch

Large Meeting Room (176)

Join us when authors Margaret Nash and Karen Graves visit to discuss their book Mad River, Marjorie Rowland, and the Quest for LGBTQ Teachers’ Rights.

About the authors:

Margaret A. Nash is professor emerita in the School of Education at the University of California,
Riverside. She is the editor of Women’s Higher Education in the United States: New Historical
Perspectives and the author of Women’s Education in the United States, 1780-1840.

Karen L. Graves is Professor in the Department of Education at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
She is the author of And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Florida’s Purge of Gay and Lesbian
Teachers and a co-editor of Inexcusable Omissions: Clarence Karier and the Critical Tradition in History of
Education Scholarship.

Mad River, Marjorie Rowland, and the Quest for LGBTQ Teachers’ Rights addresses an important legal
case that set the stage for today’s LGBTQ civil rights–a case that almost no one has heard of. Marjorie
Rowland v. Mad River School District involves an Ohio guidance counselor fired in 1974 for being bisexual.
Rowland’s case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices declined to consider it. In a spectacular
published dissent, Justice Brennan laid out arguments for why the First and Fourteenth Amendments apply
to bisexuals, gays, and lesbians. That dissent has been the foundation for LGBTQ civil rights advances
since.

In the first in-depth treatment of this foundational legal case, authors Margaret A. Nash and Karen L.
Graves tell the story of that case and of Marjorie Rowland, the pioneer who fought for employment rights
for LGBTQ educators and who paid a heavy price for that fight. It brings the story of LGBTQ educators’
rights to the present, including commentary on Bostock v Clayton County, the 2020 Supreme Court case
that struck down employment discrimination against LGBT workers.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

TAGS: | Author Event |

North Olmsted Branch

nolmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 440.777.6211
Fax: 440.777.4312
Branch manager
Andrew Harant

Hours
Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Fri, Dec 09, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Small Meeting Room (35)
Join us to make a winter craft from recycled holiday cards.

Mon, Dec 12, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Dec 13, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Small Meeting Room (35)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Dec 13, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 14, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Small Meeting Room (35)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the North Olmsted Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Dec 14, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 15, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Small Meeting Room (35)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Dec 15, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room (176)
3rd-5th graders will meet monthly and have fun exploring hands-on activities that promote healthy choices and social skills! 
This event is full

Fri, Dec 16, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Dec 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Large Meeting Room (176)
Wear your pajamas to hear the Polar Express. Enjoy cookies, make a craft, plus much more.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 19, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Dec 20, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Drop by the Teen Area afterschool to create your very own personalized etched glass.

Tue, Dec 20, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 21, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Small Meeting Room (35)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the North Olmsted Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Dec 21, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Wed, Dec 21, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 22, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 23, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Dec 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room (100)
An art program for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade and their caretaker(s).
This event is full

Mon, Dec 26, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Dec 27, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Dec 28, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Small Meeting Room (35)
Schedule an individual career counseling session at the North Olmsted Branch with one of our Career Services Counselors or Coaches.

Wed, Dec 28, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Dec 29, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Dec 30, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Large Meeting Room (176)
Family friendly party to celebrate the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.

Fri, Dec 30, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room (Basement) (80)
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Jan 02, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Jan 03, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jan 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (100)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jan 04, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Jan 04, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Story Room (100)
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Wed, Jan 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Small Meeting Room (35)
Read & discuss works of fiction written by local authors or about Northeast Ohio. 12/7 (Honor by Thrity Umrigar) and 1/4 (Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng)

Thu, Jan 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room (100)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jan 05, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Jan 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
(In the Macy's wing), 4954 Great Northern Boulevard, North Olmsted, OH 44070
Join us at the Great Northern Mall Book Nook for stories, songs, fingerplays, music and movement! 

Fri, Jan 06, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Jan 07, 10:00am - 1:15pm
Large Meeting Room (176)
Hosted in partnership with Sylvan Learning Center.