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Friday, July 23, 2010

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES

Hello to all,

1. SLPL CLASSES

The August Check-It-Out bulletin sent to SLPL patrons lists two classes I am supposedly teaching at Buder Branch Library during that month. The closure of Central Library has forced me to change my class schedule. I just don't have time to prepare any new classes at this point-- I can only offer classes that I have taught previously. The following list includes the ONLY classes I am scheduled to teach at Buder during August-December 2010. Please disregard ANY other listings you may come across. Thanks!

Classes listed are sponsored by St. Louis Public Library, and are free and open to the public.

Thurs August 26 10 a.m.-Noon. Killed by the Cure: Civil War Medicine. Join us as we discuss the injuries and diseases that plagued Civil War soldiers, and the (sometimes fatal) methods Civil War doctors used to try and heal them. Buder Branch. To register or for more information, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

Sat October 30 10 a.m.-Noon. The Witches of Salem Village. Join us as we discuss witchcraft and witch trials in Europe and North America; the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692; and ways to research ancestors who were accused as witches. Buder Branch. To register or for more information, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

Thurs November 18 10 a.m.-Noon. Research at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. 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, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

Sat December 18 10 a.m.-Noon. He's a Rebel: Researching Confederate Ancestors. Join us as we discuss various ways that genealogists can find books, microfilms, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, and Internet sites that offer information about Confederate soldier ancestors. Buder Branch. To register or for more information, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

Buder Branch
4401 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109

Pre-registration is recommended. To register or for more information, please email me. Parking on the Buder Branch 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!

2. CLASSES AT OTHER LOCATIONS

I will also be teaching these classes at non-SLPL locations. Maybe there's one near you!

Classes listed are co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library, and are free and open to the public. Please note that locations for classes vary.

Thurs October 14 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Greatest Generation: Researching WWII Ancestors. Join us as we discuss various ways that genealogists can find books, microfilms, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, and Internet sites that offer information about WWII ancestors. Belleville Public Library, 121 E. Washington, Belleville, IL 62220. To register or for more information, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

Weds October 20 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! Researching Farmers & Other Rural Ancestors. Join us as we discuss various ways that genealogists can find books, microfilms, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, and Internet sites that offer information about ancestors who owned / worked farms or other agricultural ventures. Hayner Public Library, 326 Belle Street, Alton, IL 62002. To register or for more information, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

Thurs November 4 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Thirteen Dollars a Month: Recruiting, Enlistment, Conscription, & Desertion in the American Civil War. Join us at this monthly meeting of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society as we discuss how they joined the army during the Civil War; what they got paid for doing so; and how some of them took the money and ran. St. Luke's Parish Hall, 301 N. Church Street, Belleville, IL 62220. To register or for more information, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

Sat November 20 Meeting starts 10 a.m.; talk at 10:30 a.m. Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! Researching Farmers & Other Rural Ancestors. Join us at this monthly meeting of the St. Louis Genealogical Society as we discuss various ways that genealogists can find books, microfilms, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, and Internet sites that offer information about ancestors who owned / worked farms or other agricultural ventures. St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131. To register or for more information, email me at tpearson@slpl.org.

3. StLGS BOOK FAIR

I will be an exhibitor at the St. Louis Genealogical Society Book Fair on Sunday, December 5th, 1-3 PM. This event takes place at their headquarters (#4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, Mo. 63143). Stop by and say hello if you're in the neighborhood- it's a great opportunity to pick up signed books for the genealogists or history buffs on your Christmas list!

Tom Pearson
Reference Librarian
St. Louis Public Library
1301 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
www.slpl.org

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