Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chicago Tribune May 24 article on the "Remarkable Woman - Mary Pettinato," Chicago's Honor Flight CEO

The Sunday LifeStyle Section story by Jennifer Weigel on page 6 profiled  Chicago's Mary Pettinato who co-founded the Honor Flight Chicago. Mary is pictured with Irv Abramson who made the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.  Mr. Abramson is also participant in the national Veterans History Project through the Niles Public Library. His interview can be read and heard via the library's web site.

The Honor Flight Chicago  salutes WWII vets with the trip of a lifetime to Washington.  Applications are available through the Honor Flight website.


Irv Abramson and Mary Pettinato appear in photograph taken by
Chuck Berman for the Tribune Newspapers.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ann Bausum's "Stubby the War Dog" Wins Local Literary Prize

The Society of Midland Authors announced their annual awards at their yearly banquet on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Chicago's Cliff Dwellers Club at 220 S. Michigan Blvd.

Ann's "True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog" won the Children's Nonfiction Award. Published by National Geographic in 2014,the 72-page book can be checked out from the shelves of the Niles Public Library's 1st floor Kidspace Collection at J 636.7 B351st.


Ann Bausum also published with National Geographic an adult version of  239 pages which can be checked out from the 3rd floor
shelves at 940.41273 B351se.

Monday, May 4, 2015

FOLD3 Announces Free Access Until May 15 To Mark V-E Day, May 8, 1945

FOLD3,the military records website - now "by Ancestry," provides access to 72 million military records including

Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world

Monday, April 27, 2015

Finishing the Story, an upcoming library genealogy and history program

 World War II researcher and author, Jennifer Holik, explores the lives, service and deaths of 3 soldiers using genealogical, military and historical records and demonstrates how to write the story of a soldier.  She will also point out the numerous military records and resources available to researchers confronting the "All the Records Burned!" challenge.
This author-lecture event will take place at the Niles Public Library on Sunday, June 21, at 2 pm
Further information about the program can be gleaned from the author's website.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2015 Call for Chicago Honor Flight

World War II and Korean War Veterans from Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana are invited to participate in this year's flight to experience an unforgettable day in Washington, D.C. at no charge. For further information veterans should contact Honor Fight Chicago at 773-227-8387 or www.honorflightchicago.org.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Tam Ky: The Battle for Nui Yon Hill" an upcoming library program

Vietnam veteran and author, Tom Podzol,  will present an illustrated lecture based on his book and his experiences with Charlie Company, 3/21,196th Light Infantry Brigade in 1969.

This author-lecture event will take place on Sunday, May 17 at 2pm at the Niles Public Library, 6960 W. Oakton St. The library is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Oakton and Waukegan.