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March 16, 2017 - rescheduled date

This program is FULL


1:00pm to 2:00pm

The S.S. Eastland was a Chicago-based passenger ship used for tours. On July 24, 1915, the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. Using motion picture videos from 1915, photographs, and a firsthand narrative delivered by descendants of a survivor, this 45‐minute program explains how and why it happened, the nation’s response, and how it could have been avoided.

March 2, 2017 - 
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Elliot Hershik, General Manager of Supporting Strategies, and local SCORE representatives for both sessions to learn (or improve your ability) to use QuickBooks. Participants may bring a laptop computer and work in personal copies of QuickBooks during the workshop. The first session will cover basic accounting: five types of accounts and how they work together to form an accounting system.

March 7, 2017 - 
7:00pm to 8:30pm

The term “Forensic” refers to the use of science and technology in investigating evidence and establishing facts. Forensic Genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass will give you, the everyday genealogist, some forensic process methods to add to your genealogical toolkit for analyzing family + group photographs and assembling spreadsheets; help you take a different look at your research & analysis practices, teach you how to find “obvious” clues and might even help knock down a brick wall or two.

March 8, 2017 - 
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Members of the Women's Army Corps (WACs) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Cyndee Schaffer's mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie's letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history. This program details Mollie's experiences from basic training in Florida in October, 1943 to the dramatic moment when the Statue of Liberty came into view upon her return in November, 1945.

March 18, 2017 - 
11:00am to 12:30pm

What does practicing conservation at home mean to a homeowner like you and me? And why should we care? It could mean lots of different things but in this case we’ll be talking about applying conservation tactics right in your backyard! Trish Beckjord will share tips on how you can have a role in conserving these important resources, and how you can become a recognized Conservation@Home member. Take that first step and start a trend! REGISTER or DROP IN

March 21, 2017 - 
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Forensic Genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass shares wealth of helpful tools plus instruction for practical uses on the topics of Research Strategies, Brick Wall Solutions, Genealogical Precepts, CyndisList Tools, County Boundaries, Wikis, Hiring a Professional Genealogist, Timelines, Lookups, Health Predisposition Results Sheet, Blogs & Podcasts, Maps, and "Rounding Up the Usual Suspects." Topics are chosen directly from the textbook, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used . . .

March 18, 2017 - 
11:00am to 12:30pm

What does practicing conservation at home mean to a homeowner like you and me? And why should we care? It could mean lots of different things but in this case we’ll be talking about applying conservation tactics right in your backyard! Trish Beckjord will share tips on how you can have a role in conserving these important resources, and how you can become a recognized Conservation@Home member. Take that first step and start a trend! REGISTER or DROP IN

March 21, 2017 - 
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Forensic Genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass shares wealth of helpful tools plus instruction for practical uses on the topics of Research Strategies, Brick Wall Solutions, Genealogical Precepts, CyndisList Tools, County Boundaries, Wikis, Hiring a Professional Genealogist, Timelines, Lookups, Health Predisposition Results Sheet, Blogs & Podcasts, Maps, and "Rounding Up the Usual Suspects." Topics are chosen directly from the textbook, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used . . .

March 23, 2017 - 
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Alexander Hamilton was not just a powerful Founding Father, he was also a loving husband and father, a flirtatious brother-in-law, and an incorrigible lady-killer. Meet the real Schuyler sisters behind the characters in the smash hit musical Hamilton: his wife, Elizabeth Hamilton and her sisters, Angelica and Peggy. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard brings these smart, beautiful women to life as they discuss their complicated relationships with Hamilton and the other men in their lives and help shape the new nation. REGISTER

April 6, 2017 - 
1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a federal work program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine-year run from 1933-1942, 2.6 million men enrolled across the country. Author Bill Jamerson will share stories and songs about the CCC, and show a short video from his PBS film. REGISTER

April 8, 2017 - 
10:00am to 12:00pm

Showcase a lifetime of your knowledge and celebrate years of experience through your spelling abilities, that allow continual learning, and keep your brain active. Meet like-minded folks and compete with some of the best spellers in Illinois. Compete in a broad spectrum of words with varying difficulty. This is the practice session. Local Spelling Bee is Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. Register to receive a list of practice words.