Sometimes genealogy and local history go together.
Sometimes they don’t.
Sometimes you are doing your genealogy and just want to take a break from research.
Sometimes learning about local history can be a great change of pace from genealogy.
Jane Rozek is our library’s Local History Librarian. Just as I put together genealogy programs on a variety of genealogy topics, so too does Jane for Local History. She provides these programs under a great “umbrella” name called “Chicagoland: Read All About It!” This upcoming season of programs is Jane’s third series of programs of this nature being offered.
I wanted to share with you what these upcoming Local History programs will be.
Here is a list of the up and coming Local History programs:
Season Three will feature these local authors who will bring you into the worlds of comedy clubs in Chicago, the local WWII home front told from the perspective of a young girl and all of the best, hidden gems in the Chicago restaurant scene!
October 8, 2014, Wednesday, 7 PM
Graveyards of Chicago
Presented by Ursula Bielske
November 12, 2014, Wednesday, 7 PM
Carsons: The History of a Chicago Shopping Landmark
Presented by Gayle Soucek
December 10, 2014, Wednesday, 7 PM
The 1937 Chicago Steel Strike
Presented by John Hogan
January 21, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
The Chicago “L”
Presented by Greg Borzo
February 11, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
Stand-up Comedy in Chicago
Presented byVince Vieceli and Bill Brady
March 11, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats
Presented by Christopher Garlington
April 8, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
Wrigley Field: One Hundred Stories for One Hundred Years
Presented by Dan Campana
May 13, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature and Growing Up in Wartime America
Presented by Susan Signe Morrison
June 10, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
A History of Violence: An Encyclopedia of 1400 Chicago Mob Murders Presented by Dr. Wayne A. Johnson
July 8, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
Chicago River Bridges
Presented by Patrick McBriarty
August 12, 2015, Wednesday, 7 PM
Food Lover’s Guide to Chicago
Presented by Jennifer Olvera
Call 847-923-3347 or stop in at the Ask Us Desk on the second floor to register for the programs in this yearlong series. All programs will begin at 7 p.m.
You can always access the list of these programs online via our library website at:
Want to take a break from your genealogy research?
Check out any or all of the Local History programs that our library will be offering through August 2015.
One good thing I can tell you is that all of the above noted programs take place on a Wednesday evening at our library.
Why is that important??
Because you can still come on over to our library for our Genealogy Programs that occur on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month!
How about that! No conflicts!
Check out the “Chicagoland: Read All About It!” programs.
There is always more you can learn about local Chicagoland history over and above genealogy.
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