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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Self-Publishing Through Kinde Direct Publishing:

The Step By Step Process

10:00 a.m. - noon

Huntley Area Public Library

11000 Ruth Road

Huntley, IL  60142

 

This is a colorful, easy-to-comprehend explanation on how to self-publish a physical, hold-in-your-hand book at no cost using Amazon’s KDP program (which combines the former CreateSpace with Kindle Books). It also includes information on ebooks. The slides depict the real-life, step-by-step process of publishing a book through CreateSpace, from signing on and setting up an account; to making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; to submitting and proofreading; to pricing and distributions decisions, and, finally to publication of the book. Registration, which begins on Tuesday, November 27, is required. You may register through the library's website or by calling 847-669-5386, Ext. 3.

 

 


 

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 p.m.

Tinley Park Public Library

7851 Timber Drive

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.

 


 

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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