The following programs are sponsored or co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library. All are free and open to the public. Places and dates listed below are correct as of 23 April 2012. Registration is required only if specifically noted.
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10 am-Noon—Salt Beef and Blue Mass: Civil War Supply and Transportation. Buder Branch. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses book, manuscript, microfilm, and Internet sources of information on Civil War movement of men, animals, weapons, medicines, equipment, and supplies.
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10 am-Noon—The Regional Branches of the National Archives: Kansas City. Buder Branch. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses the microfilm and manuscript holdings and website of the regional branch of the National Archives located at Kansas City, MO.
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:30 pm-9 pm—The Witches of Salem: Researching Your High-Flying Ancestors. SCCGS, St. Luke’s Parish Hall, Belleville, IL. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses book, manuscript, microfilm, and Internet sources of information on persons accused as witches in Europe and colonial New England.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:30 pm-8 pm—Honor the Fallen: Finding Death & Burial Information for American Soldiers & Veterans, 1775-2012. Hayner Library, Alton, IL. Join us as Tom Pearson discusses book, manuscript, microfilm, and Internet sources of information on the deaths and burials of American soldiers and veterans.
Buder Branch Library
4401 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109
Parking on the Buder Branch lot is free and close to the door!
Tom Pearson, Reference Librarian
Special Collections Department
St. Louis Public Library
NOTE: Please consider showing your support for our genealogy, local history, and military history collections and programs by giving to our St. Louis Public Library Capital Campaign. The Central Library renovation is nearing completion (Grand Opening is scheduled for December 2012—look for details on our website and in our monthly Check-It-Out publication), but we’ve still got to finish paying for all the improvements! And remember: no gift is too small (or too BIG)!
Information about the Central Library Renovation Project: http://central.slpl.org/
Make an online donation here: http://www.slplfoundation.org/campaign/
You can also write a check payable to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, and mail it here:
St. Louis Public Library Foundation
1415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
By the way—-a short note saying how much you appreciate our genealogy, local history, and military history collections and programs would be greatly appreciated!