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Election questions answered

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are you worried about the outcome of the 2008 Presidential Election?

Do you find yourself concerned about the complexity of voting, and wonder if the Electoral College will end up choosing our president yet again?

On Friday at 1 p.m., Dr. Randall D. Smith of the University of Chicago will be presenting a lecture and "Schoolhouse Rock" video illustrating the history and role of the Electoral College in American Politics.

Smith teaches American politics, American history and international relations at University of Illinois at Chicago (UI-C), and was a visiting professor at Depauw University last academic year.

An engaging and informative speaker, Smith will simplify the nature of the Electoral College and help sort out what it means when they say, "I'm going to send your vote to College!"

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

For more information, contact Rajean Gallagher at rajeang@putnam.lib.in.us or 653-2755, Ext. 113.

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Where will this event be held?

-- Posted by CdaleResident on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, at 1:17 AM

Love to go. Should I call to find out where this will be?

-- Posted by mad-mom on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, at 10:54 AM

Hi, I'm sorry I didn't find the questions here sooner.

Almost all of the library events (other than children's) are held in the Kiwanis Room at the library. Dr. Smith's event was no exception. If they are to be held in another area, we usually note that in the press release that we send to the Banner Graphic, etc.

My apologies for assuming that everyone knew the location of this event, it seems from the questions here that shouldn't be assumed-- this is something I'll specify in the press releases from now on!

Additionally, if you are ever wanting to know what's going on at the library, we have a great blog and calendar that you can access through our website at:


Or feel free to contact the person listed in the article, we want everyone to enjoy the programs at the library!

Rajean Gallagher

Program Coordinator

Putnam County Public Library


-- Posted by Rajean on Fri, Oct 24, 2008, at 5:43 PM

'Smaller Gov Now', the event was not about how to push a button or pull a lever, it was about the Electoral College and its impact on the presidential election.

-- Posted by Rajean on Fri, Oct 24, 2008, at 5:46 PM

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