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Special Events

The Men of Omaha Beach

Thursday, October 29 ■ 7:00 p.m. ■ Carnegie Community Room

Former U.S. Army Signal Corpsman Robert Mueller, author of Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, paints the picture of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 with an in-depth presentation on the Normandy Invasion which took place more than 70 years ago. Learn about the men responsible for the success of the risky endeavor called D-Day—those who returned home, and those who didn’t. REGISTER

What’s Cooking with Chef Cherise!

Tuesday, December 8 ■ 7:00pm ■  Huntley Meeting Room
What’s Cooking with Chef Cherise! Making Yeast Bread. Chef Cherise will guide you through the 12 steps of yeast bread production and give you tips and tricks to make bread baking your new favorite hobby. The demonstration will include French baguettes, walnut wheat bread and golden dinner rolls. Tasty bites and recipes will be shared.  This program is limited to 50.  REGISTER

Contract Basics for Entrepreneurs and Stump the Lawyer       

Tuesday, January 5 ■ 6:30–8:30 p.m. ■ Huntley Meeting Room

Are you a small business owner with a question for an attorney?  Please join us and local mentors from the Fox Valley SCORE chapter in asking attorney Charles Wentworth your questions. Wentworth will first brief business owners on contract basics for entrepreneurs and then address your questions. REGISTER

Amazing Armenia

Thursday, January 14 ■ 7:00 p.m. ■  Carnegie Community Room

Peace Corp volunteer and St. Charles resident Mike Dixon will share his experiences during his recent assignment in the former Soviet country of Armenia.  While focusing on the beauty of Armenia, Dixon will discuss a comparison with his service in the Ukraine.  Attitudes and culture will be explored. REGISTER


Genealogy at the Library:Writing Your Memoir

Wednesday, January 20  ■ 1:00 p.m. ■ Huntley Meeting Room

Writing your memoir is a powerful way to stimulate your mind and your memory. It has the added benefit of developing a legacy for your children and grandchildren. Join Dr. Linda Sasser to learn how memoir is, how it differs from an autobiography, its benefits and its various formats. You’ll participate in some simple exercises to help you start your writing journey. REGISTER


Going Digital: Photo Management for Genealogists

Thursday, January 28 ■ 7:00 p.m. ■ Carnegie Community Room

Genealogist Caron Primas Brennan will cover basic information for amateur photographers and genealogists trying to organize their photos.  Includes discussions on digital photos, digitizing old photos, organizing and labeling, photo management software and photo sharing sources.  REGISTER

The genealogy series is sponsored by the St. Charles Public Library Foundation.


Lunch and Learn Database Demonstration:  Reference USA 

Wednesday February 17 ■  Noon–1:00 p.m. ■ Huntley Meeting Room

Join our Business Reference Librarian Chris Flood for lunch and a demonstration of the Reference USA database. Reference USA is a great resource to build contact lists of competitors and/or potential customers. Make a list of companies or people by geography, (zip code, radius around a zip code, county, city, etc.), by business type (SIC or NAICS code, category name), sales figures, numbers of employees, etc. then print your results, save them to a flash-drive, or email them to yourself. You can request a PDF report, or download the information to an Excel spreadsheet to be sorted and combined as you prefer. REGISTER

Dann Gire Presents The Oscars

Thursday, February 18 ■ 7:00 p.m. ■ Carnegie Community Room

Join us on the red carpet as Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, will discuss what makes an Oscar-winning contender, and preview the 88th annual Academy Awards with clips from nominated films. Refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by the St. Charles Public Library Foundation. REGISTER