Family Research: Using the U.S. Census

Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Have you always wanted to learn more about your family’s history but didn’t know where to start? The U.S. census is one of the first sources you’ll need to explore. Taken every ten years since 1790, it allows you to trace your family over the decades and even centuries. This session will cover the history of the census and how the census can help you discover more about your family’s roots. Sign up through our calendar to receive your Zoom meeting link and begin your journey with your family genealogy!

Classics E-Book Club: The Souls of Black Folk

Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Looking for meaningful social and cultural engagement while staying home? Join us to discuss W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, a seminal work in the American canon and a cornerstone of African American literature. Please register on our website to receive your Zoom login and links to free digital copies of the book.

Virtual Writers’ Group Tuesdays

Meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Are you interested in writing but don’t know where to begin? Join our virtual writers’ group to get yourself started! Each online session, we’ll write a response to a certain prompt (e.g., themed short stories, essays on selected topics, etc.) and then share what we wrote and give each other feedback. You may also present your independent writing projects to the group for suggestions and critiques. This will be a place for fun, creativity, camaraderie, and mentoring. Registration is required; please go to our Event Calendar for more info and to sign up.