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Archive for December, 2017

Library Closing for Winter Break

The law library will close today and 5pm and will remain closed over the Winter Break until 7 a.m. On Tuesday January 2, 2018.

We Hope you have a safe and restful break.

See you next year!

Things Going on in Cleveland Over Break

  1. Candy Land Has Gone Wild–Noon to 5 p.m. through Jan. 1; Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland. The Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Nature Center is bringing the iconic kids game to life for the third year with their Candy Land Has Gone Wild game – played just like the iconic board game Candy Land, but with a “natural twist.”
  2. See a play at Playhouse Square. A Christmas Carol and a Christmas Story are two notable offerings this holiday season.
  3. Rink at Public Square /Winterfest. Nov. 24 – Feb 28, 2017; Public Square. Get some fresh air and exercise with a nice skate at the rink at Public Square.  At night the square is lit up for the holiday season.
  4. Glow at the Cleveland Botanical Garden; Nov. 24 – Dec. 31; 11030 East Blvd., This year’s indoor and outdoor winter wonderland features more than 100 gingerbread houses, tree displays, model trains, kids activities, an outdoor Garden Express train, a two-story tree, light displays, a Treetop Shop and Sweet Shop for young browsers, decorate-your-own-gingerbread and more.
  1. Cleveland State Basketball v. Toledo 12/23, 2 pm Wolstein Center. Cleveland State Basketball v. Youngstown State 1/1 1pm Wolstein Center.
  1. A Christmas Story House-open 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm. 3159 W. 11th Street, Cleveland, OH The house used in the popular holiday classic “A Christmas Story” has been restored to its original 1983 movie appearance. The house takes visitors on a nostalgic journey to the sights and scenes where Ralphie Parker dreams of nothing but receiving a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle for Christmas. In addition to A Christmas Story House, visitors can explore the museum where items from the movie are on display, more than 100 behind-the-scenes photos are featured and movie-related memorabilia can be purchased.
  2. Cleveland Monsters Hockey v. Milwaukee, 12/22/17 and 12/23/17, 7pm Quicken Loans Arena.
  3. Cleveland Museum of Art Jazz Age exhibit. 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106. The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is the first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in art and design during the dynamic years of the 1920s and early 1930s.
  4. Go Tobogganing at the Cleveland Metroparks.
  5. See the Black Nativity at Karamu House. 2355 East 89th Street. An annual Cleveland tradition, the Black Nativity, written by hometown literary master Langston Hughes, is a retelling of the Gospel according to St. Luke, set to the music and dance of the Black church.

C|M|LAW Faculty Scholarship Guide

The C|M|LAW Faculty Scholarship Guide is a great way to keep up on faculty scholarship at the law school. C|M|LAW supports faculty scholarship in many subject areas across the legal field. Faculty publications are available through EngagedScholarship, the institutional repository shared with Cleveland State University. This guide draws together scholarly articles and books by current faculty that were published within the last five years; they are arranged by topic. The abstract and link to the repository are provided for each listing.

This Just In: Les Roberts’ The Lake Effect

Technically, this book in our legal- and Cleveland-related fiction section isn’t new to the library, but you may want to read it or any of our other fiction titles. These selections and other pleasure reading options are available on the first floor near the entrance to the library.

The Lake Effect is part of the private investigator Milan Jacovich series of mysteries. Jacovich owes a favor to a local mobster. As a person who pays his debts, he agrees to keep an eye on the mayor’s race in a local suburb. When a candidate’s spouse is killed in a hit-and-run outside of Tower City the story starts to get very interesting with twists and turns galore.


We Want Your Input

The library is interested in hearing from students who would like to meet with library and school representatives during the first or second week of spring semester to give feedback on the Learning Commons and library facilities and services. Follow-ups via email may occur periodically throughout the semester.

If you are interested in being a part of this library committee, send Brian Cassidy, Student Services Librarian, an email at with your contact information and availability to meet in person the first or second week of spring semester.