Living History Portrayals Feature Barbara Walters, John Stetson -BYLN-

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"There are two kinds of people in this world " How often have you heard someone begin with that phrase? Well, add me to the list. There are two kinds of people in this world: those who hear the word "history" and yawn, and those whose ears perk up.

Dare I say theres a way of melding the two?

Even skeptics can often be swayed when history is transformed into real people with real transgressions, conflicts, tears, fears and triumphs through the magic of living history portrayals. Since we cant always hear from the people who experienced the long-ago events, the Schaumburg Township District Library schedules programs with talented actors who bring our famous (and sometimes infamous) politicians, scientists, movie stars and others to life.

Two such programs are coming up soon. Please remember to register by calling (847) 923-3347 if you plan to attend.

Come and meet the "real" Barbara Walters by attending "Barbara Walters Audition" from 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Rasmussen South Room. Find out how this celebrated interviewer cut through the glass ceiling and managed to be on the cutting edge of television performance for 40 years.

Was she just lucky or did she create her "luck" with hard work and chutzpah? And how did she get that first big interview with Barbra Streisand and her live-in hairdresser?

Youre going to learn some intimate details about this woman who was the first female on prime time news, and be treated to "Barbara" singing a parody of "My Way. …