The Lives They Lived: "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman"

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

In "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman," Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Massie tells the story of Catherine II, a German princess from a minor noble family who became the empress of Russia and ruled for 34 years. To escape her unhappy marriage to Peter III, Catherine began to read. "She had been a bright child; her languages then were French and German, [and] she learned Russian," Massie says. "She began to read the great philosophers of the French Enlightenment. And in that way, she developed a philosophy of rule."

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

Genealogy Meet-Up Lab

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

November's Meet-Up will be held in the computer class room where the computers will be reserved for two hours for dedicated time to do genealogy research. This is also an opportunity for local genealogists to get together to share information, advice, and resources they have gathered in their research.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
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Genealogy Meet Up

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

October's Meet-Up will offer the chance for local genealogists to get together to share information, advice, and resources they have gathered in their research.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Genealogy Meet-Up Lab

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

May's Meet-Up will be held in the computer class room where the computers will be reserved for two hours for dedicated time to do genealogy research. This is also an opportunity for local genealogists to get together to share information, advice, and resources they have gathered in their research.

Location: 
Third Floor - Computer Classroom
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Genealogy Meet-Up

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.

April's Meet-Up will offer the chance for local genealogists to get together to share information, advice, and resources they have gathered in their research.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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Rima Lunin Schultz; Women as Peacemakers: Maternal Thinking Redefined

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Using a biographical and historical approach, Dr. Rima Lunin Schultz, Oak Park historian of social movements and women's history, argues that concrete social justice concerns, rather than abstract idealism or popularly held sentimental notions of motherhood and woman's nature, motivated three American peacemakers: Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), Jane Addams (1860-1935), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962).

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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