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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY 2010 PROGRAMS

PLEASE NOTE: All programs are sponsored or co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. Program location is noted for each program.

January 16 10 a.m.-Noon. Research at the Illinois State Archives. Join us as we discuss the wealth of resources for the genealogist and historian available at this Springfield, Illinois institution. Buder Branch. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or email tpearson@slpl.org.

January 20 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Illinois 24/7: the Best Internet Sources for Researching Illinois Ancestors. Join us as we discuss the very best sources for researching Illinois ancestors on the Internet (a few pay, most free). Hayner Public Library, 326 Belle Street, Alton, Illinois 62202. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or email tpearson@slpl.org .

February 11 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Researching War of 1812 Ancestors. Join us as we discuss book, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet resources for researching our War of 1812 ancestors. Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St., Edwardsville, Illinois 62025. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or email tpearson@slpl.org.

February 20 10 a.m.-Noon. The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Researching American Military Casualties. Join us as we discuss sources of Information about American soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen who died while in uniform, 1775-present. Central Library. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381or email tpearson@slpl.org .

March 3 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. On Beyond Google: Search Engines Made Simple for the Befuddled Genealogist. Learn to search smarter and faster. We'll cover search engines (Google isn't the only one!); metasearch engines; advanced search; specialty search engines; searchable concepts; keywords; Boolean operators; and framing search queries. St. Luke's Parish Hall, 301 N. Church St., Belleville, IL 62220. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381or email tpearson@slpl.org .

March 13 10 a.m.-Noon. Spring Cleaning Your Computer: Routine Maintenance Tips and Tricks for the Befuddled Genealogist. Simple ways to declutter your computer; speed up your operating system; keep track of files and folders; manage email, downloads, and bookmarks; and stay one step ahead of hackers and other online predators. Note: Primarily for users of Windows operating systems. Buder Branch. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or email tpearson@slpl.org .

April 10 10 a.m.-Noon. Bullets, Breastworks, and Bayonets: Weapons and Tactics of the Civil War. Join us as we discuss weapons and tactics used by Civil War soldiers and armies. Central Library. To register or for more information, call 314-539-0381 or email tpearson@slpl.org.

Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 539-0381

Buder Branch Library
4401 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-2900

Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Should room fill up, registered persons are seated first. To register or for more information, please call 539-0381. Parking at Central Library is free on Saturdays, and parking on the Buder Branch Library lot is always free.

It’s easy to add you to my programs notification list. Just email me at tpearson@slpl.org and use NOTIFY in the subject line- that’s all you need to do!

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