Friday, January 21, 2011

PROGRAMS AT SLPL

I am planning to do my program tomorrow morning as scheduled, provided we get only the "dusting" tonight the weather guy mentioned during this morning's newscast. I hope to see two or three of your smiling faces!

Here's the latest list of upcoming programs I'll be doing now through February 2011. All are sponsored or co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library. All are free and open to the public. Please note that locations vary.

Sat, Jan 22, 10 AM-Noon--Prairie State Patriots: Researching Illinois Civil War Soldiers & Regiments. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on our Illinois soldier ancestors. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Fri, Feb 4, 1 PM-2 PM-To Rally With the Hearts of Lions: the Story of the U.S. Colored Troops. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources of info on black Civil War soldiers. Carpenter Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Fri, Feb 18, 1 PM-2 PM-The Crimes of This Guilty Land: Captain John Brown's Assault on Slavery. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses print, microfilm, manuscript, and Internet sources on John Brown, the man who led a war against pro-slavery men in Kansas, and then led an ill-fated assault on Harper's Ferry in Virginia (now West Virginia). Schlafly Branch. Pre-registration recommended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

Thurs, Feb 24, 7 PM-8 PM-Black Codes and Fugitive Slave Laws. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses the numerous restrictions placed on slaves and free black persons in the antebellum and post-Civil War periods. Buder Branch. Pre-registration recom-mended but not required. To register or for more information: tpearson@slpl.org.

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