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March Speaker Series: George Fabyan - Geneva Tycoon

George Fabyan: Geneva Tycoon among History’s Top Ten Interesting Millionaires

presented by Dick Munson

was held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Lower Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.

This biography of George Fabyan was written by suburban Chicago writer Dick Munson. He examines the life of Fabyan, a Gilded Age tycoon who launched the top-secret National Security Agency and changed the way we wage wars and keep secrets, how we transmit sound and design buildings, and how we stimulate scientific advances. Fortune Magazine ranked Fabyan among history’s top ten most interesting millionaires.

Human and Artificial Intelligence - September 25th

Human and Artificial Intelligence
Are we building new tools or new people?

was presented by Larry Bartoszek, Principal at Bartozsek Engineering.

Event will be from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.

Exploring Energy Efficiencies and Alternatives

The Geneva Library Foundation Speaker Series

Exploring Energy Efficiencies and Alternatives with Dr. Patricia Vary, Distinguished Research Professor, Retired
was presented on Wednesday, May 22 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.

MLK and Civil Rights

Loy and Linda Williams were in college and graduate school in Dallas, Texas in the 1960’s. They volunteered with Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, registering voters in Dallas and participating in other civil rights activities. Loy had the opportunity to meet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and participate in the Selma to Montgomery voter registration march. Loy and Linda will speak from their very personal experiences, about the state of race relations in the south in the 1960’s and efforts to bring about change.

Second Speakers Series a Success!

THE VALIDATION METHOD:
A Better Way to Communicate with Disoriented Elderly People

On the 23rd of January, the Geneva Library Foundation Board, welcomed Jo Letwiatis, a Geneva resident and president of the Senior Site, for the second presentation in the new Speaker Series.

A Better Way to Communicate with Disoriented Elderly People

Event scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Geneva Public Library, 127 James Street.

As more and more of our population moves into their senior years, many of us are challenged to understand and cope with the issues of aging. It is important to understand this stage of life, whether we have older family members, or if we are seniors ourselves. It is critical that we have the knowledge and the tools that we need to navigate these transitions well. The golden years of life can, in fact, be rich with meaning and connection, if we approach them with confidence and compassion.

Foundation Speaker Series Takes Off!!!

Dr Don Lincoln SpeakingTo a packed room of more than 60 patrons aged 8 to 80, the Geneva Library Foundation kicked off the first of its new Speaker Series. Dr. Donald Lincoln of Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), presented "Hoopla in July: Did the LHC Find the Higgs Boson?"

Geneva Library Foundation Speaker Series

Hoopla in July: Did the LHC find the Higgs boson?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Geneva Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL.

Fireworks are normal for the Fourth of July, but this year’s pyrotechnics were of a scientific nature, rather than merely an incendiary one. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announced their evidence resulting from their search for the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is the one piece predicted by the current theory that has not yet been discovered and scientists have been looking for it for nearly 50 years.

Geneva Library Foundation Expands Ways to Give

Perhaps you and your family have enjoyed the Geneva Public Library's diverse resources and programs as a member of our community or you would just like to assure that this historic legacy thrives for generations to come. Supporting the future of the Library has never been easier.

The Geneva Library Foundation now offers several convenient ways to give. The “Donate Now” button to the left now allows you to conveniently donate using a credit card or bank transfer. More sophisticated forms of support, including named beneficiaries, bequests and charitable trusts, are now possible, as well.

Thank You to Our Donors!

At the end of each year during the holiday season, the Geneva Library Foundation sends giving envelopes in the November/December Library Link issue. The Geneva Library Foundation would like to extend our sincere thanks to the following residents for giving generously during that time as well as the first quarter of 2012:

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