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Library Seed April 19 - Philo
« on: April 05, 2012, 11:53:03 PM »
Who - YOU and anyone else you can convice to attend! 
What - a LIBRARY SEED - the story of the THREE STRIKES OF THE MATCH, the story of April 19, 1775 When - April 19, 2012, 7 p.m.
Where - Philo Public Library, 115 E. Washington St., Philo, IL
Why - Because it's our Heritage; this is a chance to come hear the history without spending a weekend in the dirt shooting. 

Please promote this to your friends and acquaintances who live in the the Champaign-Urbana or southern Champaign County area.  Post it to your facebook page; call your brother in law; whatever it takes. 

This venue can only comfortably accomodate about 25 people.  I'd like to see standing room only. 

Below is the basic info I've been sending out; you can cut and paste it to your Facebook or whatever. 

Thanks.

TheEditor

Paul Revere's Ride and the Three Strikes of the Match

     Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the PHILO PUBLIC LIBRARY there will be story-telling relating to the 237th anniversary of the ride of Paul Revere, courtesy of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association.

     It will not be the story you think you know, or the story you heard in school.  It will be the real story, the story that historians have discovered; the story of the first day of the American Revolution.  Along the way, the story will answer questions you didn't even know existed, like:

          Who fired the famous "Shot Heard Round the World"? Historians have debated this for years, but you'll find out the real answer on Tuesday night.

     Why did it take "three strikes of the match" before the American Revolution began? Yes, you believe the Revolution started on Lexington Green, when Capt John Parker's men were shot down by the redcoats - but surprisingly, it did not began there. Nor did it begin with the fighting at the North Bridge in Concord a few hours later. You'll learn the name of the obscure place the revolution REALLY began.

      Why were some local peasants (as they were viewed by the British army) able to break the British line at Concord's North Bridge - in less than two minutes? Some original historical research suggests why, and the answer, unlike the answer to most historical questions, is one word.  At this event, you'll find out what that one word is.

     You will be surprised by how much is known of that first day of the American Revolution, a day that some believe is the most important day in American history.

     You'll be surprised at how little you know of that first day, the most important date in American history.

     You'll be surprised to find how relevant that first day is to your life today, and that some of the stories of that day, stories you never heard, are unexpectedly inspiring, unexpectedly rouse an echo in your heart.

     Your heritage is worth knowing.  Come find out at the Philo Library on April 19. 

Contact:  John Naese   217-840-0246   johnnaese@comcast.net
John N.
Author of "50 Things You Didn't Learn in School - But Should Have"
www.heuristicbooks.com

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Re: Library Seed April 19 - Philo
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 11:47:05 PM »
Libraryseed is tomorrow. 

I'm psyched.  I hope someone shows up...

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Author of "50 Things You Didn't Learn in School - But Should Have"
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Re: Library Seed April 19 - Philo
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 12:25:49 AM »
Well...... How did it go????    :cool2:
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."  ~Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Library Seed April 19 - Philo
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 11:10:01 AM »
I took my parents, who were visiting from Idaho.  My Dad was a skeptic, until he heard the history and now he wants to hear more.  We may never get him on the firing line, but we did get him moving off the couch. 

We also filled the room, which wasn't hard since it was small, but all the chairs were occupied.  O0