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March Speaker Series Announced

Native Peoples of Illinois by Meg Bero

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Lower Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.

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Long before Europeans “discovered” the Americas, indigenous people, commonly referred to as Native Americans, populated what is now the United States of America. Native Americans have lived in the Midwest, including the portion that became the state of Illinois, for at least 10,000 years. In 1673, French explorers and missionaries met Native American tribes living in what the French called “the Illinois country.” The name, Illinois, comes from the French translation for Illiniwek. The French built forts along the principal river of the region, which they also called “Illinois.”

By 1835, less than 200 years later, all native tribes had been removed from the newly established State. The name Illinois remained.

Join the Geneva Library Foundation and its guest, Meg Bero, as it journeys to the past for a look at the history and culture of Native Americans in our state.

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Meg Bero is the Executive Director of the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, which works to preserve Native American cultures, and an instructor in Museum Studies. Ms. Bero received her undergraduate education at the University of Missouri in art education and her Master of Arts in teaching from Aurora University. She has one numerous awards and has been a museum professional for over twenty years holding positions of curator of education, curator of collections, and director.

The evening will include an introduction of the Geneva Library Foundation, the presentation, and a Q&A session. This is a free event.

Click here to Register for free!

The Geneva Library Foundation was established in 2005 as a charitable organization to provide support for current and future library materials, services and facilities. It is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. The GLF is committed to providing a substantial, permanent, and stable source of funds to support the Geneva Public Library.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Peter Evans – (630) 220-3689, pevans@genevalibraryfoundation.org

Amazon Associates Program Returns!

Shopping while donating to your local library, what could be better! Spread the word to your friends and family. This is a painless, no-cost way to help out your Geneva public library. Just search for an item using keywords or click "Search New and Used" below the keyword box to go right to the full Amazon.com site using the link to the left! You'll get low prices, huge selection and fast shipping, and the Foundation will receive a referral fee for any purchases you make. This will *not* add anything to the cost of your item.

FAQ on the Amazon Associates Program

Q: How much of my purchase goes toward the Foundation?

A: The referral fees are volume based, but in general, most products earn 4% of the purchase price. Music, movie and eBook downloads earn a flat 10%, most on-line games earn 20% and purchases at Endless.com (great shoes and handbags), earn a flat 15%.

Q: Can my purchases through this program be tracked by me or the Foundation?

A: No, since the purchaser is anonymous to the Foundation, there is no record of who purchased the item. The Foundation staff generates a report on items sold and what fees have been generated. When a purchase is made, there is no separate line showing the purchaser a referral fee has been collected.

Q: Can I just go directly to Amazon.com and the Foundation will get a referral?

A: No, you must use the link from the Foundation website for the Foundation to receive the referrals fees.

January 2014 GLF Speaker Series Announced!

Estate Planning for the Modern Family: How to Get Results, Take Care of Your Loved Ones, and Avoid Common Mistakes

was presented by Kristen Izatt

October GLF Speaker Series - October 23

Norman Rockwell Holidays: How Realistic Are They Anyway?

was presented by Becky Gosain, MA, LCPC

on Wednesday, Oct 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Lower Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.

This is a free event, but we appreciate your registration!

Sport & Spectacle in Ancient Rome - November 11, 2015 Registration

Use this to register for the "Sport & Spectacle in Ancient Rome" by Dr. Sinclair Bell on November 11, 2015 Registration

Sept 23, 2015 Speaker - The Midwest in the Civil War by Robert Girardi

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Lower Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.

May Speaker Series Registration - Hollywood Magic by Tony Venezia

This form is for registering for the May Speaker Series Event

March 11, 2015 Speaker - Black Holes by Joseph DalSanto

This Registration form is used to register for the March 11, 2015 Speaker Series event.

January 21, 2015 Speaker - Waltzing Australia

This Registration form is used to register for the January 21, 2015 Speaker Series event.

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