LHRT Events

CONSIDER THE SOURCE Webinar for NYLA, Local History Section

Feb. 3, 2022 at 7pm

The Consider the Source initiative is a statewide grant project directed by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

The goals of this initiative are two-fold: (1) facilitate collaboration between educators and the curators of historical records and (2) establish a process for identifying and making accessible primary sources representing marginalized communities for use in the K-12 classroom.

SLIDE DECK: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1l85FQIJvqsqnGIiTAXrUD3rswrwqjNuI3VVew96FCWY/edit?usp=sharing

The project creates 9 regional Centers to coordinate the digitization of historical records and annual Institutes to bring together educators and the curators of historical records and create collaborative work opportunities.

Also, Consider the Source is an online repository of New York Archives primary sources; free and available for anyone to search.

Attend this webinar to hear more about this exciting grant initiative and to see a demonstration of how to access resources on the website.  It will be presented by Jordan Jace, Assistant Director for Education and Development and Project Director, NY Archives Partnership Trust.

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with Bob Abate

On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the Army and Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japanese aircraft sank five battleships, damaged an additional nine vessels, and destroyed three hundred aircraft. 2,403 sailors, soldiers, and civilians were killed in the attack and about 1,000 were wounded. The United States declared war on Japan the following day. On the 80th anniversary of the attack,  it is important to remember what U.S. service members endured at Pearl Harbor and acknowledge those that lost their lives.

On Tuesday, December 7th at 6 PM the Yonkers Public Library will be hosting a program called Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with Bob Abate. Abate will talk about Pearl Harbor survivor Armando “Chick” Galella. Bob and Galella became friends following an oral history interview Bob conducted. Abate will talk about Chick’s service during World War Two and their friendship up until Chick’s passing at the age of 100. You can register for the program on the Yonkers Public Library website.


YPL Presents: A Tale of Survival and Hope by Shelley Greenspan

July 15th, 6pm

The Yonkers Public Library will be hosting a program called A Tale of Survival and Hope by Shelley Greenspan. Shelley will talk about her parents' experiences during the Holocaust. Shelley is the only child of two Holocaust survivors who came from Northern Transylvania, in present-day Romania. The region was taken over by Hungary in 1940 and harsh anti-Jewish laws were imposed. In 1944, Jews from this region, including Shelly's mother, Lilly, were transported to Auschwitz. Upon their arrival, many were gassed.

Shelly will talk about how Lilly was able to survive through the love and support of her sister Sarah that was with her throughout this horrible experience.

Shelley is a member of Generations Forward, a group of second and third generation individuals sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center of White Plains.

This program will be held through Zoom. Click on this link to join the program. 

To listen by phone,dial +1 929 205 6099.

The meeting ID is 962 6168 0788.

For any questions about this program contact Michael Walsh through email at mwalsh@ypl.org


OurStoryBridge at www.ourstorybridge.org, sponsored by the Keene Valley Library in the Adirondacks, was released on September 29, 2020. Since then, over 450 librarians in 45 states have attended presentations and are receiving our new e-newsletter to keep up-to-date on the project and several have started planning their local story projects on our model. The response from New York librarians has been tremendous!

OurStoryBridge scales up the community building model, Adirondack CommunityCapturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are, at www.myadirondackstory.org, by providing free tools and stewardship to libraries and other organizations so they can replicate the model in their communities. This project supports the creation of three- to five-minute, locally created audio stories with related photographs, as well as their universal accessibility by posting them on a website that appeals to both young and old and can be produced at a low cost. 
Interested? Email createyourstoryproject@gmail.com for more information and to be added to the monthly e-newsletter list. Check out our Facebook page as well.
Jery Y. Huntley, MLS
(410) 353-6372     

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Now you can! Click here to find out how to join online. Please direct any questions about LHRT to Michael Walsh, mwalsh@ypl.org.