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.
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Adult Program - History & Genealogy
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.
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.
Dr. Joseph Gustaitis discusses his new book in slide-lecture format, published by SIU Press in anticipation of Americas April, 1917 entry into the Great War.
Patrons have opportunity to use library's online resources and discuss search strategies.
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.