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30 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 9

Blink 

Relax. Listen. Talk. Connect

Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
645 South River Street (Illinois Route 25)

General Admission: $5.00 (cash only)

Doors open at 5:30 pm; show starts at 7:00 pm

Food by [pending] (cash only)
Beverages by Island View Banquets (cash only) 

Featured Presentations 

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The Fine Art of Paper Conservation

BY RUSS MAKI
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."

In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.

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Belly Buttons: An Unexpected Portal to Miracles

BY JOHN LAMPERIS
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

The birth of a blind child followed by the birth of a sighted child provided a miraculous discovery for John N. Lamperis, the father of both, who was not only present at their births, but assisted in making their belly buttons. While sharing his journey, John tells humorous anecdotes of his frustration with his oldest daughter’s attire, which revealed his creation—that is, the belly button—and describes the joy in knowing that, sighted or not, each of children is a blessing.

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Who's Afraid of Physics?

BY SEYDA IPEK
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

“I hated physics in high school!” is the one phrase Şeyda İpek hears most often when she tells people she is a physicist. As Şeyda tells her story about becoming a physicist, her path wends its way through ancient Egypt, Peter Pan fandom, and UFOs before she realizes her love for physics.

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History Happens Here

BY DAN HOEFLER
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

Join Dan Hoefler & Tony Winter of the Batavia Historical Society on a tour of the Batavia Depot Museum, which is housed in the oldest surviving Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad depot in the United States. Discover how the depot was transformed from an abandoned building to a nationally known museum, take a tour of the museum, and learn the details of a planned expansion project.

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Bitcoin: Down The Rabbit Hole

BY ADAM HENNESSY
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

In 2009, a programmer or group of programmer, under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, presented to the world a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system—a solution to frictionless settlement that has the power to change money as the world knows it. Adam Hennessy, a pioneer in the cryptocurrency arena and a Bitcoin “miner,” explores the components of cryptocurrency as he seeks to spark curiosity and perhaps even some “digital-gold fever” with this primer about Bitcoin.

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In the Shadow of The Beatles: Growing Up in Liverpool

BY JOHN GLENN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

Growing up in Liverpool, England—which makes him a Liverpudlian—John E. Glenn lived his teenage years in the shadow of The Beatles. At a time and place of great musical significance, the Mersey Sound unfolded as a driving force behind the British Invasion of the United States music scene in the 1960s and beyond. John traces the geography and history of Liverpool as a globally leaning maritime city, noting that The Beatles were uniquely gifted, yet a logical outcome of the city’s diversity, passion, and location. He suggests that the Fab Four could not have conquered the world if not born in the perhaps-unlikely environs of the great world city known as Liverpool.

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The Road Song Challenge

BY SCOTT CORBIN
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

On behalf of The Jank Guitar Store, Scott Corbin presents “The Road” song contest, which encourages and rewards excellence of creative expression. The contest not only gives young people of the Tri-Cities (Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles, Illinois) an outlet for their creative aspirations, it also showcases the region’s amazing talent, as contestants interpret the song “The Road” by Casely and The Jank through a musical cover, musical remix, or dance performance.

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#EnjoyAurora: Tourism in the Aurora Area

BY JAMES CARDIS
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

James Cardis describes tourism in the Aurora Area, a unique collection of ten communities and their attendant attractions, sports facilities, and meeting sites, anchored by Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois. James encourages everyone to consider a “staycation” in their hometowns, visiting the outstanding places to see and taking advantage of a variety of fun things to do in the Aurora Area, just forty miles west of Chicago.

 

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The Fine Art of Paper Conservation


 
"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."
In 
"The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.

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About the City's Organizers

  • George H Scheetz

    George H. Scheetz has over 38 years’ experience as a professional librarian, first as a reference librarian and, most recently, for over 30 years, as the chief executive officer of three different public libraries in Sioux City, Champaign, and Batavia. He earned his Master of Science in Library Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests include (but are not limited to) books, especially the works of Philip José Farmer and Thorne Smith; placenames; Rotary International; his cats; The Addams Family; words that end in –gry; local history; and his spousal equivalent. A skilled copy-editor, he is known, now and again, to judge others by their grammar. On April 23, he celebrates Georgemas. He lives in Batavia and has two adult children.

  • Ken Mandat

    Guitarist/Music Instructor ay Hix Bros Music