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Cherry Mine Disaster of 1909

2018-09-17 19:00:00 2018-09-17 20:30:00 America/Chicago Cherry Mine Disaster of 1909 Fremont Public Library

Monday, September 17
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-09-17 19:00:00 2018-09-17 20:30:00 America/Chicago Cherry Mine Disaster of 1909 Fremont Public Library

Fremont Public Library

Meeting Room A & B

The year is 1909. You are new to the United States and must work hard to keep your family fed. You are willing to risk the odds, working for long hours at levels from 165 feet to 500 feet below the surface of the earth mining coal to obtain your goal. The hours are long, and the work back-breaking. Working by the sweat of your brow with fellow miners, some as young as ten years-old, you must work at a fast pace. You are not paid by the hour but are paid by the ton for a flat rate of $1.08. Remember that time is money! Suddenly, you hear screams as a flash fiery inferno has just ignited the mine. Within seconds it will bear down on you, offering little possibility for you or your colleagues to escape!

Historian Jim Gibbons will present the November 13, 1909 Illinois Cherry Mine Disaster. Of the estimated 481 men and boys that went into the mine that day, 259 of them lost their lives. In 1910, the Illinois Legislature established stronger fire and safety regulations governing the mines. Not soon afterwards, the State of Illinois adopted a Liability Act which eventually became the Illinois Workmen’s Compensation Act. New mining safety procedures became law, strengthening the case for new members by the United Mine Workers.

The Cherry Mine Disaster is ranked among the top three mining disasters in our nation’s history due to loss of life and ranked number one by the United States Department of Labor due to fire!

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Fremont Public Library

Phone: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

Hours
Mon, Sep 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 28 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 29 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 30 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Sep 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 28 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 29 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 30 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
1170 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein
Illinois 60060
Tel: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

About the library

The Fremont Public Library District encompasses parts of Mundelein, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, and Wauconda. To find out if you live in our district, please call 847-566-8702. We honor library cards from any other public library in Illinois as well as a few from southern Wisconsin. The library is located in Mundelein, half a mile north of Rte.176 on Midlothian Road.

Upcoming events

Fremont Public Library
Mon, Sep 24, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Mon, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sit. Stay. Paint! You supply a photo of your pet and we will help you transform your loved one into a work of art on canvas that would make Warhol proud.
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Fremont Public Library
Tue, Sep 25, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Study Room 2
Tue, Sep 25, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Join with your fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in a study room.

Fremont Public Library - Youth Program Room
Tue, Sep 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
With inspiration from Carin Oliver's "Cat Castles," come create a unique abode for your furry friend using cardboard boxes.

Fremont Public Library
Wed, Sep 26, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Wed, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Geneaologist Dan Hubbard helps us understand DNA’s role in trcing our ancestry.

Fremont Public Library
Thu, Sep 27, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room C
Thu, Sep 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
All levels of play are welcome to joining this instructor-guided class.

Fremont Public Library
Fri, Sep 28, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library
Sat, Sep 29, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room C
Sat, Sep 29, 9:15am - 11:15am
A monthly book discussion of enduring works of literature and history.

Fremont Public Library
Sun, Sep 30, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library
Mon, Oct 01, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Mon, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Storyteller Marlene Rivero portrays Elizabeth Keckley, the seamstress, friend, and confidante of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.
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Fremont Public Library
Tue, Oct 02, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Tue, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The public is invited to the meetings of the Lake-to-Prairie chapter of the Wild Ones, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes using native plants in landscapes. Registration recommended.

Fremont Public Library
Wed, Oct 03, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Wed, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Guitarist Randy Walker performs the classic songs and explains the history behind the icons to showcase how rock 'n' roll was born at Sun Records.

Fremont Public Library
Thu, Oct 04, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Thu, Oct 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join yoga and movement therapist Allison Wilmes to learn how to build the strength to continue doing essential daily activities for independent living.

Fremont Public Library
Fri, Oct 05, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library
Sat, Oct 06, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library
Sun, Oct 07, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library
Mon, Oct 08, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Mon, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join A Safe Place in a discussion to help raise awareness about violence in our communities and how it is being portrayed in the HBO show Big Little Lies.

Fremont Public Library
Tue, Oct 09, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Study Room 2
Tue, Oct 09, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Join with your fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in a study room.

Fremont Public Library
Wed, Oct 10, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Wed, Oct 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Writer and actress Megan Wells portrays Mary Shelley, telling the true story of the "dark and stormy night" when she wrote Frankenstein in celebration of the novel's 200th anniversary.

Fremont Public Library
Thu, Oct 11, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library
Fri, Oct 12, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

The Regent Center
Fri, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
This library-sponsored book discussion for seniors is held the second Friday of the month at the Regent Center. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Fremont Public Library
Sat, Oct 13, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library
Sun, Oct 14, All day
Travel back in time through this exhibit of women’s dresses and accessories from the Civil War period, displayed on the library’s first floor.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Mon, Oct 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This just-the-facts program from educator Karen Chan will show you how to determine the types of loans you have and the rules that apply to each, including repayment, consolidating, and default. 

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Wed, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join art historian Michelle Mishur as we explore Gustav Klimt's works of arts, such as "The Woman in Gold."

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Thu, Oct 18, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Join us for a free featured film every month. No registration required!

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Mon, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Historian Barry Bradford returns with a brand new program on the best music of Broadway, past and present. He'll be joined by Chicago soloist Cameron Faith Baron, performing new and classic hits.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Tue, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Regardless of your career field, you control your brand image. Analyze & practice perfecting your professional image in this interactive workshop. Please wear an interview outfit!

Fremont Public Library - Study Room 2
Tue, Oct 23, 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Join with your fellow writers to share your work and improve your writing. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in a study room.

Fremont Public Library - Meeting Room A & B
Tue, Oct 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn basic search and rescue information and be informed about advanced water and air search techniques.

Wed, Oct 24, 7:30pm - 11:55pm
Enter the lottery to purchase tickets to see Hamilton. Click for details and to enter the lottery.