genealogy & local history events
The orphan trains moved over 200,000 homeless children from Five Points, NYC to the farms of Midwest farmers who fostered or adopted them. Shelby County Reads is happy to sponsor storyteller and author Cleo Lampos to visit the Shelby County Public Library to talk about this part of American History. The presentation will be held on Wed., October 16 at 7pm in the Indiana Room (located inside the library's annex).
A morning to celebrate all things Anne will be held in the Old Streets of Shelby! Children (and adults!) are cordially invited to participate in an Anne of Green Gables party with fellow kindred spirits in conjunction with Shelby County Reads. Join us for an hour of activities and sweet treats. Root beer floats will be served at noon. RSVP Required.
Are you beginning an ancestry project and need help? All ages are welcome to come to the department to learn how to trace their ancestry! A workshop is held on the last Wednesday of every month. This workshop will be "Using 'Find a Grave.'"