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Special Events

The Men of Omaha Beach

Thursday, October 29 ■ 7:00 p.m. ■ Carnegie Community Room

Former U.S. Army Signal Corpsman Robert Mueller, author of Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, paints the picture of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 with an in-depth presentation on the Normandy Invasion which took place more than 70 years ago. Learn about the men responsible for the success of the risky endeavor called D-Day—those who returned home, and those who didn’t. REGISTER

Fascinating Women of History: Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, November 11 ■ noon ■ Huntley Meeting Room

Historian and actress Leslie Goddard portrays one of the most fascinating and influential public figures of the 20th century: Eleanor Roosevelt. Born into wealth during America’s gilded age, Eleanor grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman known for championing progressive causes and the rights of man. Drawn from Eleanor’s own writings, she shares stories of her childhood, her courtship and marriage to Franklin D. Roosevelt, her volunteer work during World War I, FDR’s bout with polio, the White House years, World War II, and FDR’s death. REGISTER

Genealogy at the Library
Beyond’s  Shaking Leaves:  Part 1—Where to Go Next?

Thursday, October 8  ■  7:00 p.m. ■ Carnegie Community Room

Did you get your start in genealogy with Not sure what to do next? Forensic genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass will explore the many important resources, repositories, and research strategies to get you to the next level.  REGISTER

Using Family Tree Maker

Thursday, November 12  ■  7:00 p.m. ■ Carnegie Community Room

Family Tree Maker is one of the most popular genealogy software programs. Genealogist Jane Haldeman will demonstrate how to use the latest version and discuss some of the new features such as Workspaces, detailed source citations and direct inclusion of online information. This program is for the beginner or the advanced genealogist.  REGISTER

Royal Teas with Grace & Style

Thursday, October 15  ■ noon ■ Huntley Meeting Room

Sponsored by Friends of St. Charles Public Library

Eileen Shafer, author of Royal Teas with Grace & Style, guides us through hosting and serving a proper afternoon tea fit for a queen. Enjoy tidbits of tea history, information on varieties, preparation, planning a menu and more.  Refreshments will be served.  REGISTER

Walt Disney World 101

Thursday, November 5  ■  7:00 p.m. ■  Carnegie Community Room

Make your next vacation to Walt Disney World magical with tips and tricks from veteran Disney traveler Karen Luster. Karen will discuss: the best and worst times to visit; the best accommodation option to fit a budget; what FASTPASS is and how to use it; how to guarantee a ride on the most popular attractions; why making dining reservations is important and much more. REGISTER