The Beatles at Aspen Drive Library

When Republic Bank of Chicago offered us an opportunity to host a photo exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Beatles, you had better believe we twisted, shouted, and said “yes!” To get the community ready and excited for the exhibit — open from July 16–24 at Aspen Drive Library — we hosted two major…

What to Do With All Those Photos and Documents?

Recently a patron asked how to take care of photographs, documents, and an old ledger that she had acquired after a death in the family. Looking into it, I realized this question has two elements. First, a fragile or historically significant item should be digitized so it won’t need to be handled any more. Second, the…

Post cards

At our Genealogy Writing Group yesterday our discussion centered around adding images, specifically post cards, to our writing. One of our group had post cards of sites of places important to her family history. If you want to look for post cards to buy, here are a couple of post card shows in the area…