Reminder!

Don’t forget that our presentation, “Memories of Elmwood Park 1914-1965” will be on Monday January 26th at 7:00 pm in the Ferrentino Meeting Room on the first floor of the Elmwood Park Public Library.  You can read more about it in the Elm Leaves.  This will be your first chance to see many of the photos from our newly digitized collection before they are put online.  We will be showing them on our new state of the art High-Definition theater system as well.  If you have any questions call (708) 395-1217.

Memories of Elmwood Park 1914-1965

Monday January 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Elmwood Park Public Library

1 Conti Parkway

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

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Digitization Project Update

Village Picnic Arrangement Committee 1915

Village Picnic Arrangement Committee 1915

Backstage Library Works has sent us a DVD containing 408 photographs and the corresponding metadata for our digitization project.  These images provide an online home to the visual record of the first 50 years of life in Elmwood Park.  Our next step in the project is to send the DVD to the LSTA Program Office at the Illinois State Library in Springfield.  They will begin uploading the content into the Illinois Digital Archives over the coming months.

In the meantime, we will be adding a sampling of the collection to our flickr page for you to preview.  As we mentioned in the previous post, Russ Parker will be giving a presentation here in the Library on January 26th at 7:00 pm featuring photographs from the collection and stories from the Village’s past.  We hope that you’ll be able to attend this presentation.

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Memories of Elmwood Park

On January 26th at 7:00 pm, Russ Parker will be giving a special presentation titled “Memories of Elmwood Park”.  This will be your first chance to see many of the photos that have recently been digitized as part of our LSTA grant.  Russ Parker, Head of Adult Services and the Local History Room at the Elmwood Park Public Library, will be showing photos and sharing stories from the first 50 years of life in the village of Elmwood Park.  The event is free to the public and is presented by the Friends of the Elmwood Park Library.

Memories of Elmwood Park

7:00 pm January 26th, 2009

Elmwood Park Public Library

1 Conti Parkway

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

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