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Library Events

World of “News of the World”

Feb 05

4:00 PM5:00 AM
Kaplan Library Room 218

World of "News of the World": Civil War, Frontier Texas, 1850-1870

12th Annual MSMC Library Week

Josh Mordin, Civil War enthusiast and re-enactor

Gain a broad understanding of the causes and after-effects of the Civil War. Mordin will discuss the pre-war period through the war itself and its aftermath – the major battles and campaigns, post-war politics, and the challenges of Reconstruction. Learn about the West Texas frontier – the setting for News of the World – its history after the Mexican War, the influx of immigrants, and conflict between German immigrants and Native Americans.

Presentation will include a Union soldier kit, uniform, and weapons.

All are welcome, approved for FYE College Life credit.  The talk is free and open to the public.


Josh Mordin has had a lifelong interest in history and passion for understanding the past.  An 8th grade trip to Gettysburg inspired a passion for the Civil War era.  After earning his B.A. in history from Marist College, Josh moved to northern Virginia and was able to visit many of the major Civil War battlefields.  Discovering that re-enactments were "the coolest thing ever," he joined a local unit and has now been a Civil War re-enactor for more than 20 years.

Josh is currently a IT Systems Manager with the General Services Administration and lives in Herndon, Virgina.












Regular Hours - North Wing

The North Wing of Kaplan Library includes areas on the 1st and 2nd floors where books, journals, dvd's, and other materials are housed, including the Curriculum Materials Center.

SundayAugust 18, 2019 Closed
MondayAugust 19, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   8:00 p.m.
TuesdayAugust 20, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   8:00 p.m.
WednesdayAugust 21, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   8:00 p.m.
ThursdayAugust 22, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   8:00 p.m.
FridayAugust 23, 2019   7:30 a.m. -   5:00 p.m.
SaturdayAugust 24, 2019  10:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m. 
SundayAugust 25, 2019 Closed
MondayAugust 26, 2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
TuesdayAugust 27, 2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
WednesdayAugust 28, 2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
ThursdayAugust 29, 2019  7:30 a.m. -   12:00 a.m.
FridayAugust 30, 2019  7:30 a.m. -     7:00 p.m.
SaturdayAugust 31, 2019  Closed

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After-Hours Access to Kaplan Library South Wing

Kaplan Library & Learning Center provides access to its South Wing after regular library hours and on days when the library is closed.

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