Meeting Room B

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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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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Lunchtime@the Library --- The Lathrop Lions & the Family Behind Them

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.
Chicago’s iconic pair of lions, that have stood guard in front of the Art Institute since 1894, were donated by Florence Lathrop as a tribute to her husband Henry Field (Marshall’s brother). Florence’s family was one of Chicago’s most prominent and influential families yet they kept a low profile; in fact the lions are never called the “Lathrop Lions”. Come learn about the family that you never heard of that made such an impact on Chicago.
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