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Library Happenings
Books for sale in August!
We are having an August yard sale of unwanted books inside the Platt House. These are unaccepted, outdated, duplicates, withdrawn books.  All proceeds go into RCGS operating fund. In September the list will be offered to a national book buyer.
 
“Tech Tuesday” at Manhattan Public Library
Riley County Genealogical Society is presenting 3 classes in the Tech Tuesday's​ Series hosted by Manhattan Public Library.
 
Sept. 9: Getting Started on Genealogy
Are there kings and queens in your family tree? Adventurers or inventors? Come learn how to uncover even the deepest roots of your family tree with the Riley County Genealogical Society. This workshop will cover the basics of genealogical research tools like Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest and Family Search. All levels welcome.
 
October 21: Intermediate Ancestry
Expand your knowledge of the Ancestry. com website, which is available to use here at Manhattan Public Library and at the Riley County Genealogy Library. Riley County Genealogical Society experts will lead you through some of the more detailed features of Ancestry.com, with plenty of time for questions and one-on-one instruction.
 
Nov. 4: FamilySearch.org and Regional Resources
Come learn the ins and outs of the updated FamilySearch.org website and other state and local genealogy resources with the experts from the Riley County Genealogical Society. These “Tech Tuesday” classes are held at Manhattan Public Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register for a class at the library.
 
New look for the flower gardens
Sue Smith has volunteered to work on the lawn and flower beds at the Platt House. She is in the process of starting a new flowerbed using native prairie species just south of the entry porch. Watch as these plants take hold and grow to their full beauty. Please visit us at 2005 Claflin in Manhattan, just to see what is going on in the yard.
 
Sue, who is a master gardener, recently presented her plan to the RCGS Board. We are delighted to have Sue’s expertise and to have her spruce up the yard of our beautiful Platt House. . ..  
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September 9
Getting Started on Genealogy
Register at Manhattan Public Library starting August 26.  Phone 785-776-4741.   Are there kings and queens in your family tree? Adventurers or inventors? Come learn how to uncover even the deepest roots of your family tree with the Riley County Genealogical Society. This workshop will cover the basics of ...
September 10
African American and Indian Research
JIll Frese, instructor.  Registration required. Call 785-565-6495 to enroll.
September 21
Kimbles in Kansas: Homes and History
Charlene Brownson, presenter.
September 23
DNA, Heredity and Disease
Why we should look at our DNA, what to do with it after we get it and how it csan help with diseases.   JIll Frese, instructor.  Registration required. Call 785-565-6495 to enroll.