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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

When Women Played Baseball:

The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose

7:00 p.m.

Crete Public Library District

Crete, IL  60417


In 1934 three teenage girls played hardball on the last traveling bloomer girl baseball team. Their stories include abandonment, loss at sea, early triumphs, world war, and, always, baseball. Playing hardball on a barnstorming baseball team profoundly affected these three teens and played a role in their life choices after baseball. A historical look at a little-known part of baseball. This is a Powerpoint-type presentation full of photos and sports reports — and full of surprises. Crete Public Library District, 1177 Main Street, Crete, IL 60417. Registration begins October 15.





Friday, November 8, 2019

Mountain Passes

in American History

2:00 p.m.

Indian Trails Public Library

Wheeling, IL  60090


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.  Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling, IL  60090. For more information call 847-459-4100





Thursday, November  21, 2019

Self-Publishing through

KDP: The Step-By-Step Process

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

Messenger Public Library

North Aurora, IL  60542


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 the following: 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. Messenger Public Library, 113 Oak Street, North Aurora, IL, 60542. For more information call 630-896-0240.