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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mountain Passes

in American History

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Palos Heights Public Library

Palos Heights, IL  60463

 

This presentation looks at American history as told through the story of six mountain passes which played a critical role in the nation’s growth. Each of the six passes has dramatic stories associated with it, revealing the different ways in which humans react to extreme conditions. Audiences will come away from this program with a deeper understanding of the land, traveling over it, and the knowledge and help that Native tribes gave to European-American settlers.  Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL  60463. For more information call 708-448-1473.

 


Monday, February 25, 2019
Color-Coding Your Manuscript 
6:30 p.m - 8:00 
Tinley Park Public 
7851 Timber 
Tinley Park, IL  60477

 

This writers critique group meeting will discuss strengthening your manuscript during a rewrite by color-coding the themes or motifs you want to weave into and throughout your story, be it fiction or nonfiction. After you complete the color-coding you will be able to see at a glance where you have dropped the threads. Knowing where the motifs are missing, you will be able to insert them during the rewrite, giving your manuscript a tight, smooth structure.

 

 


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When Women Played Baseball:

The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Indian Trails Public Library District

Wheeling, IL  60090

 

In 1934 three teenage girls played hardball on the last traveling bloomer girl baseball team, the Chicago All-Star Ranger Girls, managed by Maud Nelson. Their stories include abandonment, loss at sea, early triumphs, world war, and, always, baseball. This colorful slide presentation tells the stories of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose, and the events that shaped them, offiering a piece of US history and Illinois history as well. Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling, IL  60090. For more information call 847-459-4100.

 


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Self-Pubishing Through Kindle Direct Publishing:

The Step by Step Process

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Joliet Public Library

Black Road Branch

Joliet, IL  60431

 

In 2018 Amazon merged its CreateSpace division (paperbacks) with its Kindle division (ebooks), so that writers could publish either an ebook or a paperback or both in the same place. This is a colorful, easy-to-comprehend explanation on how to self-publish at no cost using Kindle Direct Publishing. The slides depict the real-life, step-by-step process of publishing first an ebook through KDP, and then publishing that same book as a paperback through KDP (or vice versa). Covered are signing on and setting up an account; making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; submitting and proofreading; pricing and distributions decisions, and, finally publishing the book. Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road, Joliet, IL  60431. For more information call 815-846-6500.

 


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Self-Pubishing Through Kindle Direct Publishing:

The Step by Step Process

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Indian Prairie Public Library

401 Plainfield Road

Darien, IL  60561

 

In 2018 Amazon merged its CreateSpace division (paperbacks) with its Kindle division (ebooks), so that writers could publish either an ebook or a paperback or both in the same place. This is a colorful, easy-to-comprehend explanation on how to self-publish at no cost using Kindle Direct Publishing. The slides depict the real-life, step-by-step process of publishing first an ebook through KDP, and then publishing that same book as a paperback through KDP (or vice versa). Covered are signing on and setting up an account; making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; submitting and proofreading; pricing and distributions decisions, and, finally publishing the book. Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL  60561. To register for this free presentation, call  630-887-8760.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Keeping the Wolf from the Door:

A Look at Wise Folk Sayings

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bensenville Community Public Library

Bensenville, IL  60106

 

This colorful presentation looks at the origins of familiar age-old folk sayings that are part of our everyday language — even though we usually aren't sure exactly what they mean. If you need to keep the wolf from the door, let the cat out of the bag, or strike while the iron is hot, then take the bull by the horns and enjoy this presentation. Bensenville Community Public Library District, 200 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL  60106. For more information call 630-766-4642.

 


Tuesday, April  9, 2019

Mountain Passes

in American History

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Crete Public Library

Crete, IL  60417

 

This presentation looks at American history as told through the story of six mountain passes which played a critical role in the nation’s growth. Each of the six passes has dramatic stories associated with it, revealing the different ways in which humans react to extreme conditions. Audiences will come away from this program with a deeper understanding of the land, traveling over it, and the knowledge and help that Native tribes gave to European-American settlers.  Crete Public Library District, 1177 Main Street, Crete, IL  60417. For more information call 708-672-8017. Reservations required: Details to come.

 


 

 

 

 
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