John Hogan and Judy Brady present an illustrated lecture on "How Lager Struck a Blow for Liberty" in 1855.
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Adult Program - History & Genealogy
Marsha Peterson-Maas, a forensic genealogist, presents a
slide-lecture on the use of DNA testing in genealogy research.
Patrons will have the opportunity to use the librarys computers to search the Ancestry Library Edition and other online resources.
Ted Wachholz, Chief Historian of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society, presents a slide-lecture including contemporaneous film footage of the Saturday morning, July 24th, 1915 maritime disaster that would claim 844 lives.
Boman Desai discusses his novel-biography, "Trio," with selected readings, explaining his purpose, style and extensive research on Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
The author of "Remembering Chicago's Jews," Jim discusses his research on the early years of Jewish Chicago, 1832-1920, and how he published his encyclopedia.
Professional storyteller Anne Shimojima presents a slide-lecture about the experiences of her Japanese American family before, during and after World War II - a time when these Americans were sent to internment camps.
Maureen Brady, professional researcher and co-director of the Crystal Lake Family History Center, introduces the richest, free internet resource for genealogical researching, illustrating search techniques and navigation tips.
Chicago author Stan Banash presents his historical Illinois travelogue, based on his recent book, "Roadside History of Illinois" in slide-lecture format.
John Nygro, Shakespeare lecturer and dramaturge for the Shakespeare Project of Chicagos reading of The Winters Tale. Mr. Nygro will speak about the timeless and lasting impact of Shakespeare, specifically on the play The Winters Tale.