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September 2017

My Corner Bookstore

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Alex Hidalgo, will examine the work of one rare book dealer in Fort Worth who specializes in early works of the Americas.  Hidalgo will explain the importance of preserving the legacy of Spanish American printing and the history of collecting these unique specimens.   Book lovers and history fans alike will want to seize the opportunity to hear this special program and to see remarkable examples of books from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Dr. Alex Hidalgo is a graduate of the University of Arizona.…

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Fort Worth to 1895

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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The first of a three part series on Fort Worth history by Quentin McGown, this course focuses on the city's growth and development to 1895, including a discussion of the area's prehistory and the events leading to the establishment of the 1849 military post. Highlights of the covered time period include the development of the livestock industry, the arrival of the railroad and the challenges of a frontier town growing into a major city. The class meets on campus on…

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October 2017

How to Write Your Own Obituary

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Christian University, 3015 Merida Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76109 United States
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Why let others tell the story of your life when you know the material intimately? Best of all, you can leave out the unsavory bits and showcase only the highlights! All kidding aside, a well-written obituary can be a lasting testimony to those we leave behind, a record of personal history, a legacy to those we cherish in our own "voice." Learn the basics of writing a newspaper obituary, read some outstanding examples and write your own, before it's too…

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