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July 16, 2014

John Martin Smith Collection Presentation

Staff of the Willennar Genealogy Center will give a presentation on their current work with the John Martin Smith Collection next week.

Genealogy assistant Mike Mapes will give a short talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Sinclair Station at 1304 N. Main Street.

The talk will be followed by an open house, where guests will be able to take a closer look at various items of interest from the collection. Genealogy interns Amber Braun and Chelsea Molin will be available to talk about their work with the collection and answer questions.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn how they might get involved through volunteering.


June 18, 2014

ACRES Land Trust Presentation

Heather Barth from ACRES Land Trust will be at the Willennar Genealogy Center on Wednesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. to talk about ACRES, including its recently announced plan to open a 93-acre nature preserve south of Auburn. Read more about her visit on Charlie Chat!

June 02, 2014

Summer Research Club

The Willennar Genealogy Center will offer prizes for its Summer Research Club. For each hour of research completed at the Willennar Genealogy Center, a Service of Eckhart Public Library, researchers will be entered into a drawing for a weekly prize. In addition, each researcher who participates will receive a small prize while supplies last. Weekly prizes are: June 9, June 16, and June 23, local history book; June 30, Flip video camera; July 14, two-hour private research “lock-in” for winner and up to ten friends; and July 21, private viewing of items from the John Martin Smith Collection, which is currently being digitized by the Willennar Genealogy Center staff and volunteers. All entries turned in during Summer Reading Club will be in the grand prize drawing on July 21, to win a six-month gift subscription to

Wednesday, July 23rd
4:00 PM Friends of the Library July Book Sale
Thursday, July 24th
10:00 AM Friends of the Library July Book Sale
Friday, July 25th
10:00 AM Friends of the Library July Book Sale
Saturday, July 26th
10:00 AM Friends of the Library July Book Sale
Thursday, August 21st
6:30 PM Community Band Concert
Friday, August 29th
10:00 AM John Martin Smith Project Open House
Wednesday, September 17th
6:00 PM History of the DeKalb County Fair
Wednesday, November 19th
5:30 PM John Bowers Film Night
Wednesday, December 17th
6:00 PM Cookies, Cocoa, and a Presentation on Rolly Muhn