Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the NEA Big Read Film Festival with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North" to head to the United States. Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back home.
Join author William Hazelgrove to hear about his newest book, "Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson." After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years: yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs.
Lecturer and genealogy professional Thomas MacEntee will present "After You're Gone -- Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research". 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 will present on genealogy research resources.
Local professional genealogist, S. Elizabeth Ross will present "Ancestry.com -- The Elephant in the Room", a discussion on how the internet , and the website Ancestry.com has changed the field of genealogy. This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field.
Celebrate all things magical as we crown the victor in our election for the Magical Congress of the USA (MACUSA). Conjure the finest crafts, divine the house elves secrets to delectable snacks, and challenge your mind with games and trivia. Costumes encouraged. All ages.
Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presenter: Joselyn Rollerson, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Assistance Committee. Register now.