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George H Scheetz

Librarian / Executive Director, Batavia Public Library District in Batavia (Illinois) United States

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.

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Batavia

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

From the ancient Batavi of Tacitus to identifying with the Batavians during the Renaissance in the Low Countries… from developing the Batavian myth during the Dutch revolt to disseminating a carefully cultivated Batavian identity during the Dutch Golden Age… and from dispersing the name “Batavia” around the world to the world of popular culture—George H. Scheetz presents a hitchhiker’s guide to Batavia.

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Batavia @ Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW)
May 16, 2019

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Batavia @ Riverview Banquets Batavia
Oct 01, 2015