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Early History of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

2023-12-04 19:00:00 2023-12-04 20:00:00 America/New_York Early History of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Discover the fascinating history of Northeast Ohio before 1900 in this presentation by local historian John C. Schepley. Solon Branch - Meeting Room (70)

Monday, December 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-04 19:00:00 2023-12-04 20:00:00 America/New_York Early History of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Discover the fascinating history of Northeast Ohio before 1900 in this presentation by local historian John C. Schepley. Solon Branch - Meeting Room (70)

Solon Branch

Meeting Room (70)

Discover the fascinating history of Northeast Ohio before 1900 in this presentation by local historian John C. Schepley.


See other dates and locations for this program on our events calendar.


Find out about the earliest inhabitants of this area, from paleo Native Americans to the first settlers to those who arrived with the emergence of canals in the 1830s and railroads in the 1840s.

This also involves the man who may well be the most fascinating figure in the history of Cleveland: Harry Coulby, who went from a child of a farmer in England to being the "Master of the Lakes" (a role in three companies in the same industry at the same time), the first mayor of Wickliffe and someone who doubled the size of The Cleveland Foundation after his death.

We will also learn about early manufacturers who innovated productivity increases.

The program will be augmented by many photographs, illustrations and maps that will give you a view of early Northeast Ohio townships (including an insight into the names of communities and roads in suburban Cleveland) and surprising views of early activity in Cleveland and modern suburbs.

TAGS: | History | General |

Solon Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.248.8777
Fax: 440.248.5369
Branch manager
Darlene Davis

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Located adjacent to Solon Community Park, the Solon Branch of CCPL offers community meeting spaces, public computer stations and dedicated areas for children and teens.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 23, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Study Room
extended time

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
The use of the submarine during World War I irrevocably altered the character of warfare and hit America especially hard with the sinking of the passenger-liner Lusitania.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire ESOL/Citizenship Testing and Orientation for Aspire ESOL/Citizenship students attending virtual classes and new students registering.

Mon, Jul 29, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Volunteer to help younger kids practice their reading skills. Orientation on Monday July 8th at 1:30 PM is mandatory. For those entering grades 6-12 in the Fall.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Practice reading for half an hour with a Teen Buddy. Then, play literacy games for the remaining fifteen minutes. For those entering grades 1-3 in the Fall.

Mon, Jul 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
The chef of Cha’Firo restaurant will present a demo and teach you how to make a Puerto Rican staple.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Jul 30, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Study Room
extended time

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Get ready for the school year by creating some fun recipes that you can pack for lunch.

Thu, Aug 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Recycle a banner into a no-sew bag.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio's Early Childhood Standards. This session, we will focus on getting ready for school.

Mon, Aug 05, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Volunteer to help younger kids practice their reading skills. Orientation on Monday July 8th at 1:30 PM is mandatory. For those entering grades 6-12 in the Fall.
This event is full

Mon, Aug 05, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Practice reading for half an hour with a Teen Buddy. Then, play literacy games for the remaining fifteen minutes. For those entering grades 1-3 in the Fall.

Tue, Aug 06, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Aug 06, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Study Room
extended time

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Have fun with counting and shapes using digital books and interactive apps. Ages 4-5.

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Join us each month this summer for fun STEAM activities for teens.

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Explore Cleveland’s fashions and trends through the vast costume collections at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:45am
Story/Craft Room (25)
It's hot, hot, hot! Rocket into space for a wild ride around the sun with great books to read, stellar sun facts, dancing, and a craft. Ages 4-7.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Sat, Aug 10, 9:30am - 10:30am
Create sidewalk chalk art on the pavement in front of the library. Ages 2-17. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire ESOL/Citizenship Testing and Orientation for Aspire ESOL/Citizenship students attending virtual classes and new students registering.

Mon, Aug 12, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, Aug 13, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Aug 13, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Tue, Aug 13, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Study Room
extended time

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Aug 14, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
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, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Presenter Janet Creighton served in the White House during President George W. Bush's administration and shares a behind-the-scene look at one of America's most famous addresses.

Thu, Aug 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3, connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Tue, Aug 20, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Study Room
extended time

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Create a colorful piece of wall art using string and pins.

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Aug 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Boost your toddler's brain through play! Join us for a 5-week club for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3, connect with your kids and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.

Thu, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.