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   Monday, June 6, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Introduction to RootsMagic family tree software with Hillary Schau
Event Location: Computer Classroom
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org
Hillary Schau will offer two workshops on June 6 and 13 for anyone interested in getting started with RootsMagic or learning more about its features and functions. Both workshops take place in the Computer Classroom (seats 12) and are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is required.  See below and read the History Room News page for details. 
 
Monday, June 6, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm:  The first class will provide an overview of the program, both the free version and the upgraded version.  It will go over the installation and  features as well as the process for entering the first people into your tree.  We will also discuss the use of RootsMagic To Go.  With this tool, students  will be able to bring their own tree to future classes and on research visits to any repository with computers. 
Preregister by calling (413) 420-8107.




   Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Murray
Event Location: Community Room
Contact:    



1:30 PM -
Conversation with Author Series: Elizabeth Corcoran Murray and V. Jane Schneeloch
Event Location: Community Room
Contact: Maria Pagan   413-420-8101
library@holyoke.org

Conversation with Author Series:
Elizabeth Corcoran Murray and V. Jane Schneeloch
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 1:30pm
at the Holyoke Public Library

 
The Holyoke Public Library presents two acclaimed writers, author EC Murray (Elizabeth Corcoran Murray) and poet V. Jane Schneeloch, on June 7, 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. at the downtown library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke.
 
      E.C. Murray was born and raised in Holyoke and
     often visits family nearby. Her book, A Long Way
     from Paris
, was highly acclaimed by Publishers
     Weekly, named a Kirkus Best Book of 2014, is a
     popular book club choice, and was selected as “New
     and Noteworthy” by The Seattle Times
.
 
      In this searing story of transformation, Murray herds
     goats during roaring blizzards in Southern France
     where she carves out a life without heat, running
     water, or even a good grasp of French. Far from her
     younger days as a Massachusetts preppie and
     Oregon hippie, the challenges of farm work daunt
     her. She befriends an Australian shepherd, reflects
     on her spirituality, and muses on “feeling less than.”  Though she faces self-doubt and misses the man she left behind, Murray maintains her humor and ekes fun where she can. When tragedy strikes her adopted family, our heroine summons belief in herself and becomes the leader they desperately need. Kirkus says, “Readers will weep…they will also laugh.”

 
      Accompanying Ms. Murray, will be V. Jane Schneeloch
     who has been either writing or encouraging others to write
     for most of her life. Born and raised in Springfield, she
     graduated from Westfield State and taught English at
     East Hartford High School for 35 years before retiring
     in 2002. Trained in the Amherst Writers and Artists’ method,
     she has led writing workshops for youths, senior citizens,
     and incarcerated women. Her poems have been published
     in Common Ground Review; Connections: New York City
     Bridges in Poetry; Equinox
; Flowers and Vortexes; Hello, Goodbye; Peregrine; Poetic Voices Without Borders; Shine; Survivors Review, Sojourners, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2014. Her collection of poems, Turning Over Leaves, was published in 2015 by Antrim House Books. Climbing to the Moon: Poems Inspired by the Art of Georgia O’Keeffe, a chapbook, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. The Drama Studio in Springfield has produced her plays In Hiding and The Test.
 
Jane lives in Springfield, but she can frequently be found writing at Gateway City Arts
in Holyoke.
 
For further questions on this entertaining event, please contact
library@holyoke.org or 413-420-8101.
 
The event is free and open to the public; copy of the book is available at the Library to borrow and read before the event on Tuesday, June 7th.


Conversation with Local Author series are relaxed conversations between our members and an outstanding member of our author community.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.

After our discussion, Ms. Murray will sign books. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own.



   Monday, June 13, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
RootsMagic family tree software: features and functions, with Hillary Schau
Event Location: Computer Classroom
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org
Hillary Schau will offer two workshops on June 6 and 13 for anyone interested in getting started with RootsMagic or learning more about its features and functions. Both workshops take place in the Computer Classroom (seats 12) and are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is required.  See below and read the History Room News page for details. 
 
Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm:  The second class will continue with a focus on sources and citations, which document where you discovered each fact you have added to your tree. We will also explore the web search feature of the program and how it can be modified to include any genealogy sites that you are currently subscribed to as well as free sites you enjoy visiting.  Last but not least, we will review the important step of backing up your work. 
Preregister by calling (413) 420-8107.