Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Friday, September 25, 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. Guest lecturer Thomas MacEntee will present "Building Your Research Toolbox."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Sarah Okner: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Sarah Okner: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan in December 1941, all Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into relocation camps in remote areas of the country. Among the more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated, over two-thirds were American-born, and many were children. 
Historian and librarian Sarah Okner, a descendant of internees, shares photos and details of daily life in an internment camp, and the profound effects it had on those living there.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
"Small Island": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

"Small Island": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Based on the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy, Small Island tells the story of the "Windrush Generation" immigrants who migrated from Jamaica to England in the years immediately following World War II. Trying to escape economic hardship on their own small island, the Windrush Generation experienced hope, disappointment, challenges with assimilation and acculturation, and discrimination in housing and employment in England. Panel discussion to follow film screening.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Chet Taranowski: "The Science of Happiness"

Chet Taranowski: "The Science of Happiness"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

During the last 15 years, there has been a growing emphasis in social science not just on alleviating human suffering but also on promoting well-being. This changing research emphasis has pointed to some strategies for improving both societal and individual happiness. Well-being inquiry, like most science, is full of its own controversies, but there do seem to be some strategies that can be successful in making us happier. Chet Taranowski, PhD, will provide a broad overview of this material and point to some tested recommendations for increasing well-being. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Rising From the Ashes: The Rebuilding of Warsaw Post World War II

Rising From the Ashes: The Rebuilding of Warsaw Post World War II

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

By 1939, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party were intent on razing Warsaw as part of the Pabst Plan to create a future "German" town. By the time of Warsaw's liberation from German occupation in January 1945, the Wehrmacht had destroyed 85% of the city. 
Margaret Guzek, writer and preservationist, discusses the events leading up to the destruction of Warsaw and the Polish community's meticulous postwar reconstruction, including the recognition of Warsaw's restored historic quarters as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Friends of the Library Folk Music Concert: Matt Watroba

Friends of the Library Folk Music Concert: Matt Watroba

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Matt Watroba is first and foremost a community singer. He has the knack for picking the perfect songs and stories for the audience in front of him. Count on a performance that will get you singing, make you laugh, and leave you feeling a little bit better about the world we live in.
Also join us on November 19 for a Friends' Folk Concert with Jamie O'Reilly.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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