Adult Program

Lunchtime@the Library ---Alexander Hamilton: The Rags to Riches Story

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.

Alexander Hamilton was born in the Caribbean and abandoned as a child. In this historical portrayal by veteran actor Terry Lynch, you’ll discover how these humble beginnings planted the seeds of opportunity for this founding father.
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The Rockets of Peenemunde Germany

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Peenemunde, Germany was the testing ground for Nazi Germany’s V-1 and V-2 rockets. When rockets were launched from there in 1942 and reached space, it marked the beginning of space exploration. Derek Monroe, Lake County-based international journalist and writer, visited Peenemunde in March and will share details of his trip.
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Do You Live in a Sears House?

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kit homes---well-designed, practical and made from top quality materials---were marketed from 1906-1982 by nine different companies. These houses were usually not distinctive architectural designs but copies of the most popular styles of the day; customers were encouraged to personalize their order by moving windows, doors or built in cabinetry. Learn about the phenomenon of kit homes from author, researcher and lecturer Rebecca Hunter.
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