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History Comes to Life with Maureen Esther
Henry the VIII and the Tudors
Monday, January 28 from 7-8:30 pm
Visit the glorious time of the Tudor Dynasty in England. Hear stories of Henry VIII, his six wives, their children, and many others who fueled the cataclysmic change called the Reformation.
The Civil War
Wednesday, February 27 from 7-8:30 pm
From Abe Lincoln to “the littlest soldier of them all”, this presentation covers the time in our history that split this nation in two. Highlighting a Union drummer boy’s life and the Michigan 22nd Infantry Regiment, this historical overview uses photography to show the people, places and times that would change this country forever.
Wednesday, March 13 from 7-8:30 pm
Come and enjoy the green! A wee bit of history and a wee bit of blarney is presented in Maureen Esther’s wonderful lecture, covering pre-historic Ireland with its Monolithic Tombs, to Titania’s Palace, built for the Queen of the Fairies, as well as the origins of Halloween.
King Tut’s Tomb
Tuesday, April 30 from 7-8:30 pm
Maureen Esther’s wonderful presentation covers the tomb discovery, excavation, and disposition of the most important archaeological find to date. Her lecture also includes a discussion of Egyptian culture at the time of the Pharaohs.
Programs at the library are made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Troy Public Library. Contact the Friends at www.friendstpl.org.
More About Troy Public Library
The Troy Public Library has grown from a collection of 1,000 books to a 40,000-square-foot facility with more than 320,000 items available for checkout. The library moved to its current location in 1971 and circulates more than a million items annually. The Troy Public Library is part of the Suburban Library Cooperative.
In addition to books, the Troy Public Library houses a Teen Resource Center, a children's room and a computer center and offers a Special Needs Collection, audio and video media, digital books, several classes and reading programs, as well as services for job seekers and access to e-resources.
The Troy Public Library continually ranks among the top libraries by Hennen's American Public Library Rating Index for libraries serving populations of 50,000 or more and has received awards from the Library of Michigan and the American Library Association.