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November 2010  

All Indiana State Library events and workshops are free and open to the public

All events and workshops occur at the Indiana State Library. You can enter the State Library at 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Programs require no registration. For more information call 317-232-3675.  

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Family History Orientation Tours
Learn where different family history resources are located on the first and second floors of the Indiana State Library. This is a free orientation tour, geared toward genealogists. Pre-registration is required; please call 317-232-3689. 

Upcoming Family History Orientation Tours

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Off to the Fair
Wednesday, November 3, Noon-1:00-2:00 pm
Indiana Author’s Room

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition was a landmark event that had profound influences on American customs and perceptions for years to come.  Come learn about the fair itself, Indiana’s participation in it and resources available at the State Library.

But they weren’t from Indiana:
Researching Mid-Atlantic Genealogy at the Indiana State Library
Thursday, November 4, 5:30-6:30pm
History Reference Room

This program is third in a series on the genealogy materials for states at the Indiana State Library.  The states covered are:   West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

The First Indiana Saint:  Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
Tuesday, November 910:00-11:00am
History Reference Room

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Her story is an important part of women's, Indiana and North American Catholic Church histories.  

Floyd Hopper: Hoosier Artist
Wednesday, November 10, 10:00-11:00am
History Reference Room
Known as the "Dean of Indiana Watercolorists", Floyd Hopper showed versatility by his use of several different media including oils, lithography, and woodcut printing. Learn more about this fascinating Indiana native.  

Made by Hand
Wednesday, November 17, Noon-1:00pm
Indiana Author’s Room

Telling stories mostly with pictures is not a new idea. Printed books used to be made from carving pictures into wood blocks. Learn about the process and see some of the wood block printed books found at the Indiana State Library.  

Finding Your Irish Roots
Thursday, November 18, 5:30-6:30pm
Indiana Author’s Room

Discover how to find information about your Irish heritage without traveling to the Emerald Isle and learn about problems typical to Irish research.

The Liebers: an Indianapolis Family
Wednesday, December 1, 11:00am-Noon 
History Reference Room
The program will take a look at the Richard Lieber family, including the Vonneguts, and their contributions on local and national levels.  

The Mother of All Pandemics: Influenza
Thursday, December 2, 5:30-6:30 pm
Indiana Author’s Room
Explore the State Board of Health Reports and other state documents that have played a role in major flu pandemics, including the influenza outbreak of 1918.  

Unlocking the Mysteries of Ancestry Library Edition 
Tuesday, December 7, 11:00am-Noon
History Reference Room
Explore the unique features of Ancestry Library Edition and how it can be used as a valuable genealogical research tool.  

Data Products, American Community Survey
Thursday, December 9, 5:30-6:30pm
Room 428
This is a good follow-up session to American Community Survey (ACS) Overview program. Data Products explains the difference between the ACS and the decennial census and provides specific examples of the wealth of data that agencies and the public can access from the ACS.  

L.S. Ayres & Co. at Christmastime
Wednesday, December 15, Noon-1:00pm
History Reference Room
Join us for a presentation with a special holiday focus on L.S. Ayres, the famous tea room, its competitors, and the impact on Indianapolis shopping. Tea will be served.

Is There an Indian Princess in Your Family? 
An Introduction to Native American Research
Thursday, December 16, 5:30-6:30pm
History Reference Room
Learn about basic methodologies of Native American research and sources in the Indiana State Library and other venues.