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Fri, Sep

Library Lineup

Tools
Typography

The Irish American Heritage Center's Library is located on the Second Floor

Saturday October 27, 2018

Reception Room
12pm-5pm
Genealogy Workshops
The IAHC’s Genealogy workshops instructors provide tips on tracing your family roots.

South Room
1pm
Patrick Reardon
A Writing Life: An Interactive Session for Writers of Every Level

2pm
Christopher Lynch
How the Irish Saved Aviation in Chicago
The author of When Hollywood Landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport shares his intimate knowledge of the adventures of the world’s busiest airport until the arrival of O’Hare.

3pm
Patrick McBriarty
Chicago River Bridges
Learn how Chicago emerged as the Drawbridge Capital of the World with stories of floods, fires,
politics and bridge innovations.

4pm
Panel Discussion
Patrick McBriarty, Christopher Lynch and Patrick Reardon
What More Needs to Be Written About Chicago History
The Chicago authors and journalists discuss ignored, forgotten and overlooked areas of the city’s past.


 Sunday October 28, 2018


Reception Room
12pm-5pm
Genealogy Workshops
The IAHC’s Genealogy Workshops instructors provide tips on tracing your family roots.

South Room
12:30pm
Documentary: A Revel in Blue: The Life and Work of Harry Clarke
Artist Harry Clarke created spectacular stained-glass windows for churches and private patrons in Ireland, England, the United States and Australia. Born in Dublin, Clarke developed a unique style and technique in stained glass that combined deep rich colors with beautiful, elongated figures that exuded poise and grace. Using enhanced special effects and copious interviews, this documentary captures the life and work of Harry Clarke.



2pm-2:45pm
An Irish Language Primer with Na Gaeil's Kelly Doherty
Have fun learning basic words and phrases in the Irish language.

3pm-4pm
The Life of Lady Jane Francesca Wilde
A multimedia presentation with poetry readings by actress Josephine Craven on the
Irish poet and nationalist who wrote under the pen name Speranza.

4:15-5pm
Lecture
Beginning Your Genealogical Quest
This workshop, perfect for beginners, helps you build your family tree from scratch.

 

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