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Family Stories in Prose & Poetry: Hayner Library Welcomes Thompson & Riehl

Father-daughter team Janet Riehl & Erwin A. Thompson present "Family Stories: Prose & Poetry" on April 25th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Hayner Library in Alton Square Mall, 132 Alton Square.

Family stories shape our lives. Erwin A. Thompson and Janet Grace Riehl reflect on the power of memory and lead a free workshop, “Family Stories in Prose and Poetry.”

Janet and Erwin discuss: (1) tools to research past generations;
(2) contrasting views of history and genealogy research applied to family stories;
(3) tools for spotting stories and turning oral history into writing;
(4) how to create a legacy for the future.

You can go home with the start of your own memory book. This program is free, but requires registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163.


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