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The History of Simon and Garfunkel

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
Art, History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Gary Wenstrup presents The History of Simon & Garfunkel: If you took the rich harmonies of the Everly Brothers and matched it with the lyricism of Bob Dylan the result mig...

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Tales of Forgotten Chicago

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Based on Rich’s latest book, “Tales of Forgotten Chicago” which was published in the fall of 2020 by Southern Illinois University Press, the presentation covers forgotten (and some...

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History of Chicagoland in Maps

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A&B at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Come in as Donald and Tanya Smith teach you about the history of Chicago and how it's layout was created and how it in turned made the maps we use today. Donald and Tanya will b...

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The History of Billy Joel

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
Art, History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Gary Wenstrup presents The History of Billy Joel – Though Billy Joel has not released a new rock album in over 28 years, he remains one of the world’s most popular live performers....

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That One Time Martha Washington's Will Was Stolen

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Remember that one time Martha Washington's will got stolen?  Who knew Civil War looters, patriotic women braying for justice, and the death of a millionaire would set a preced...

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The British Invasion with Dave Rudolf

Monday, August 12, 2024 at 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A&B at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
Concert, History, Presenter LIVE in the Library
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Dave Rudolf is a long time performer and a multi award winning singer/songwriter who just released his 43rd  Album. Come in as he talks about and plays hits from the 60's...

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The Music and Influence of Willie Nelson - An overview of the living legend

Monday, August 19, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A&B at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
Art, History, Presenter LIVE in the Library
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Steve Justman presents The Music and Influence of Willie Nelson - An overview of the living legend: Singer, songwriter, a musician’s musician. Steve will be presenting in the li...

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MEET IRENA SENDLER

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Come in and meet Irena Sendler brought to life by Paddy Lynn and learn about her work as a nurse, social worker and humanitarian who worked tirelessly to save children during World...

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Unconventional Conventions

Monday, September 16, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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The City of Chicago has hosted more presidential nominating conventions than any other city. They were memorable, colorful affairs. It was here in the Windy City where Abraham Linc...

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HISTORY REVEALED: Teddy Roosevelt and Booker T Washington and Racism 1901

Monday, September 23, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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In 1901 President Teddy Roosevelt invited Black educator and author Booker T Washington to have dinner with him and his family in the White House. The violent Southern reaction sho...

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HISTORY REVEALED: THE DISPUTED ELECTION OF 1876 AND THE END OF RECONSTRUCTION

Monday, October 28, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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Democrat Samuel Tilden won the popular vote by over 250,000 but only had 184 Electoral Votes (185 needed to win) with 20 disputed votes from four states.  Three Southern state...

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HISTORY REVEALED: FDR AND CHARLES LINDBERG, ISOLATIONISM AND WAR 1939-1941

Monday, November 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
either Meeting Room A&B OR via Zoom at Prospect Heights Public Library District
Program Type:
History, Presenter LIVE in the Library, Virtual AND In Person Option
Age Group:
Adults, 20s and 30s, Seniors
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After WWII broke out in Europe in September 1939, FDR walks a tightrope between helping Churchill and Britain and opposition from isolationists like Charles Lindbergh.  Decemb...

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