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Praise for William Hazelgrove’s Zoom Presentations

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Praise for William Hazelgrove’s Zoom Presentations

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William,

That was great! I will pass along the Amazon link for our participants and make sure our library purchases a copy. Thanks for an engaging and informative presentation.

Kristen McCallum
Adult Services Manager
Algonquin Area Public Library

It was great! You adapted the presentation well to the virtual environment and the slideshow was visually interesting without being overwhelming or difficult to parse.

Attendance was also good. We had 27 attendees total, and about 22 of them were present for the whole presentation which is a great retention rate for a virtual program.

I’ll be in touch when we want to schedule programs in the future!

Thank you,

Steffanie Cain

Adult Programming and Reference Librarian

Blue Island Public Library

William,

You’ve always been a prolific speaker — in person, on the radio, on tv, on YouTube — and I see that now you have scores of talks scheduled over the next several months that are all live and online.

The Cigar Society needs to update our speaker series to being online as well. Yours was the first one.

Your talk this last Tuesday went extraordinarily well, and I’m sure you’ve put extensive thought into ensuring that in your upcoming talks nothing will go wrong technologically and that the quality is high.

We’d like to ask you the favor of describing what you’ve done technologically, so that we can advise our upcoming speakers. I ask because, again, your talk went very well, and we’d like to develop guidelines so that our future speakers, most of them inexperienced in this sort of thing, can give technologically reliable and high-quality talks as well.

Thanks for your help.

Dr. Curtis Tuckey

Thursday Night History Night: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Thursday Night History Night: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

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ZOOM PRESENTATION HOW THE WILD WEST CREATED TEDDY ROOSEVELT

7pm CENTRAL APRIL 23RD!

He was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn’t until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president. “I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota,” Roosevelt later wrote. It was in the “grim fairyland” of the Bad Lands that Roosevelt became acquainted with the ways of cowboys, Native Americans, trappers, thieves, and wild creatures–and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested.

In Forging a President, author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt’s own reflections to immerse readers in the formative seasons that America’s twenty-sixth president spent in “the broken country” of the Wild West.

Order Forging A President

Radio Interview on Henry Knox Noble Train

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Radio Interview on Henry Knox Noble Train

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Listen to Podcast on Henry Knox’s Noble Train

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Listen to Podcast on Henry Knox’s Noble Train

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Podcast on The Noble Train

Enter for Free Copy of Henry Knox’s Noble Train

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Enter for Free Copy of Henry Knox’s Noble Train

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Twenty Five Copies of Noble Train for Giveaway

Fossil Ridge Library Tomorrow 7 PM Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Fossil Ridge Library Tomorrow 7 PM Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

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William Hazelgrove Speaking Schedule 2020

Posted by on Feb 26, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on William Hazelgrove Speaking Schedule 2020

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March 5 Oregon Library Wright Brothers 7pm
March 7 Huntley Library Madam President 6 30 pm
March 9 Freemont Library Noble Train 7pm
March 10 Minooka Library Wright Brothers Wrong Story
March 11 Fossil Ridge Library 6 30 pm
March 14 Manhatten Elwood Library Madam President 1 PM
March 18 Westmont Library Madam President 7 PM
March 19 Glen Ellyn Book Club
March 22 Westont Historians Madam President 1 pm
March 24 Indian Prarie Library Shots Fired in Terminal 2 7 pm
March 26 2020 Peru Library Madam President 6 30 PM
March 31 Batavia Library Finding the Novel Inside of You
April 4th Berwyn Library Teddy Roosevelt 2pm
April 9th Bensonville Library Roosevelt 7 pm
April 21 Winfield Library Madam President 7 pm
April 22 2020 Eisenhower Library Sally Rand 7 pm
April 23 Somanauck Library Noble Train 6 30
April 28 Alsip Library Al Capone 6 30 PM
May 2nd Oak Park Library Henry Knoxs Noble Train
May 3rd Jacksonville Library Al Capone 2pm
May 5th Algonquin Library The Noble Train 7pm
May 7th Palos Heights Library Noble Train 6 30
May 12th Blue Island Library Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 6pm
May 16 Oswego Library Noble Train 1 pm
May 21 Blooomington Library Noble Train 7pm
June 10 Schaumburg Library Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 7 PM
June 25 Lake Forest History Museum Al Capone 1933 Worlds Fair 7 PM
July 9th Lagrange Historical Society 7pm
July 14 Bartlett Library Sally Rand 7pm
July 17 Freeomont Library Noble Train 7pm
Aug 23 Elgin History Museum Madam President
August 24 McCormick House Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson 6:30 pm
August 27 Peru Library Madam President 6 30 pm
Sept 23 Glen Ellyn Historical Society Sally Rand 10 am
Sept 22nd Somonaunck Sally Rand 6 30
Sept 24 Itasca Library Al Capone 7pm
Oct 3 Glen Ellyn Historical Society Sally Rand 7 pm
Nov 9 Elburn Library The Noble Train 2pm
Nov 10 Bloomingdale Library Noble Train 7 pm
Dec 2nd Itasca Library Shots Fired 7 Pm