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Adult Program - History & Genealogy
International writer Boman Desai reads from his engaging and deeply researched work of fictive biography as he shares an astonishing exchange between the disappointed composer Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann shortly after her daughter's Julia wedding in this Conversation with a Local Author event.
Chicago author Stan Banash presents his historical Illinois travelogue, based on his recent book, "Roadside History of Illinois" in slide-lecture format.
Chicago Genealogist Ginger Frere presents a slide lecture for the Niles Genealogy Interest Group and interested patrons.
Patrons have an opportunity to research their family trees using the library's Ancestry Library edition database and other online resources.
Lecture and film about the famed Chicago Tribune Sports Editor who founded the boxing tournament in 1923 and would later father both the major league baseball and college football all-star games.
The Chicago historian and scholar, Dr. Dominic Pacyga, presents a slide-lecture based on his recent book, profiling the brawny enterprise that contributed so mightily to the Chicago's identity and growth.
John Hogan and Judy Brady present an illustrated lecture on "How Lager Struck a Blow for Liberty" in 1855.
Marsha Peterson-Maas, a forensic genealogist, presents a
slide-lecture on the use of DNA testing in genealogy research.