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Thanks to Bruce Buzbee and others for pointing out that the Roots Magic Workshop in April had the wrong date.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 5th (not the 7th) 2009

Upcoming classes:

January 17, 2009 – Saturday – Beginning Genealogy, 9:30-11:30 a.m

March 7, 2009 – Saturday – Internet Genealogy, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

April 5, 2009 – Sunday – Roots Magic Workshop with Bruce Buzbee 1- 4 pm

Call 419.332.2081 to register. Free.

Also here's some information on a great holiday gift to your loved ones, including yourself!

And you get to see the Library staff dressed up as Victorian servers and coachmen

Dine like a President in the home of one

Guests are seated at President Hayes' grand mahagony table in the dining room of the Hayes mansion.A menu from a 19th-century White House state dinner.

A dinner served in the 31-room mansion of a U.S. President.

These are ingredients for one of the country's most extraordinary fund-raising events
... Christmas Dinners
at Spiegel Grove.

This elegant dining adventure takes place 6:30-10:30 p.m. December 4, 5 and 6 in the mansion of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Seating still is available for Thursday and Saturday nights.

Your memorable evening begins with a horse-drawn carriage ride from your car to the carriage entrance of the Hayes Home. Costumed Civil War reenactors stand at attention waiting to assist you as you alight from the carriage. The tails of the butler’s dinner jacket gently sway as he opens the door and bids you to enter the Presidential residence. A bevy of maids see to every need as you begin your Victorian experience that includes entertainers, carolers, wassail, the six-course feast based on menus served during the Hayes administration, and a variety of entertainment throughout dinner.

Following Lucy Hayes' insistence that fresh flowers be ever-present in the Hayes White House, glorious floral bouquets abound.If you are searching for a truly unique Christmas gift for someone important in your life, Christmas Dinners at Spiegel Grove is certain to provide a present that will never be forgotten.

Seating for Christmas Dinners at Spiegel Grove is limited to 24 guests per night, ensuring an intimate holiday atmosphere. Cost is $250 per person. Guests are able to deduct $175 of their dinner-ticket price for tax purposes due to the Hayes Presidential Center’s non-profit status. For information or reservations call 419-332-2081 (in Fremont) or 800-998-PRES (out of town).