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Professional Lincoln presenter Kevin Wood portrays Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures. Lincoln will share quotes from his best-known speeches and writings, while providing some surprising and interesting perspectives. Hear a first-hand account from Lincoln himself of the history of the United States from our establishment in 1776 through the end of the Civil War in 1865.
Genealogist Caron Primas Brennan take us on an in-depth tour focusing on www.Fold3.com. She will review available documents and resources, many military and governmental, digitized from the National Archives, Library of Congress, and other institutions, not previously available online. Also includes a tour of the tools available and how to use resources found on the site. REGISTER
Upcoming Events for Adults
Trained volunteers will be offering free tax preparation help for anyone with individual Federal and State of Illinois returns. Returns prepared will be filed electronically. No library card required. Please bring the following documents to your appointment: a photo ID; Social Security card for everyone filing, including dependents; W-2s; all documents relating to income, expenses and banking. If filing a joint return, both spouses must be present. Appointments are required.
The St. Charles Writers Group is a creative writing workshop that meets the second and the fourth Saturday of each month. The group is open to all those 18 years of age or older looking for a community of writers and seeking to improve their writing. All genres are welcome. Topic: Write Your Own Adventure: Travel Writing
Professional Genealogist Caron Primas Brennan will introduce you to the tools needed to start finding your roots, and discuss the steps to gather family stories, finding and using key resources and organizing your research. Perfect for the beginner or those who need a refresher course. REGISTER
Reserve a 30-minute, one-on-one session for assistance with your genealogy research. A reference librarian and genealogy volunteers will be available to provide information about library resources, how to use one of the many library’s genealogy databases, and provide tours of the reference, local history, and genealogy areas of the library. Appointments are required. REGISTER