I absolutely love what I do and I am delighted to see that it shows! Thank you so much for the praise: 

"We are always thrilled to host Anette at Fremont Public Library. Our patrons find her presentations riveting, and her lecture style is warm, engaging, and thorough with just the right touch of humor. For a busy library programmer, Anette is a dream to work with: she responds quickly to messages, shows up on time and fully prepared, and--most importantly--leaves the audience buzzing for more." --Rachael Rezek, Community Services Librarian, Fremont Public Library District


“Anette is a fantastic instructor!   Her knowledge and enthusiasm keeps her audience engaged, educated, and entertained. She's a favorite of our lifelong learners and a great asset to our program.” --Dori Sullens,  Director, Continuing Education McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

“Residents of Lake Forest Place look for programs that feed their brains and Anette’s presentations do just that.  Always current with information, great visuals and a passionate delivery, Anette Isaacs delivers wonderful programs.  With a varied list of lectures you could easily bring Anette back numerous times during the year to lecture. From a Program Director’s perspective she is an organized presenter and easy to work with.” -- Libby Christianson, Director Community Programs Lake Forest Place in Lake Forest, IL

“Anette is a charming and engaging speaker, an excellent choice, especially on German history and culture. I highly recommended her and we look forward to having her back at the Oswego Public Library.” -- Don Eckles, Assistant Head of Adult Services Oswego Public Library 

The Chicago Columbia Club is a German speaking woman's club founded in 1893 and has organized cultural events continuously for the last 125 years. Anette Isaacs has been the featured speaker at two of our monthly meetings. Her topics related to German history, culture and current events are a great fit for us. Anette is a native German speaker and has translated her really well researched lectures for her presentations. She is easy to listen to, has a wonderful entertaining delivery and we always learn new things through her talks. Her lectures are extremely well attended by our members and we already look forward to to her next lecture!”--The board of the Chicago Columbia Club

“For a library programmer, Anette Isaacs is an ideal presenter. The narrative and visuals are always excellent. The humor that she sometimes incorporates into her presentations is an added benefit. Our patrons compliment her interesting and unique programs.  Anette is the consummate professional; it is always a pleasure to work with her.” --Christine Posinger Programming Librarian Des Plaines Public Library

 “I have hired Anette 3 times for presentations to The Wagner Society of America and to the Evanston Chapter of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Guild.   On each occasion her presentations were insightful, well organized, and delightful.  Both groups plan to re-engage her.”  --William R. T. Smith, Wagner Society of America

“The Patty Turner Center Men’s Club, a one hundred member organization that meets every Tuesday morning, has developed a reputation for hosting only the highest quality speakers on art, music, history, science, technology, and other subjects of general interest.  Ms. Isaacs is one of our favorite returning lecturers, in part due to her skill as an engaging public speaker, but mostly because she is a credible authority on Germany, Europe’s most populous country and arguably its most economically successful and influential.  We look forward to having her back for many more of her fascinating presentations.” --John Maxson Patty Turner Center Men’s Club, Deerfield, IL   

Anette Isaacs has spoken at Friendship Village for the past several years. Her most recent talk, Reflections on 250 Years of German-American Relations, drew a large crowd with many of our residents staying after to speak to her personally as they enjoyed it so much! Her programs are professional, interesting and educational, broadening our knowledge of the world.” --Jeannette Magdaleno, Manager of Life Long Learning and Volunteer Services Friendship Village of Schaumburg, IL

"Anette has presented many times at Dickinson Hall, the Lake Forest Lake Bluff Senior Center. Her deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for her wide array topics is infectious, and participants walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the subject matter. Anette is organized, always professional and a joy to work with". –Jill Becker, Director Lake Forest Lake Bluff Senior Center in Lake Forest, IL  

“Anette Isaacs has presented programs to the Men's Club of the North Shore Senior Center at least eight times, and each one has been outstanding.  She has spoken to capacity audiences of men and women with great persuasion and with video that compliments her subject matter.  She has conveyed new information on subjects that we thought we already understood, but each presentation made us think and added to our knowledge.  We highly recommend Anette Isaacs.” -- Don Packard, Men's Club Program Committee, North Shore Senior Center, Northfield, IL 

“Thank you for telling the story: The Woman Behind the Teddy Bear: The Story of Margarete Steiff.  This gripping story was a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn about this amazing, clever, creative and inspiring woman and the enduring beloved toy she created.” 

--Marci K. Buerger Adult Program Coordinator Mount Prospect Public Library (2015)

“Thank you for presenting Here I Stand!  The Life and Times of Martin Luther.  This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn about the personal life of this legendary religious figure in the era in which he thrived. There were 108 people in attendance, which not only reflects the intense interest in this subject  but your fine ability to provide the story within the context of the time.” 

--Marci K. Buerger Adult Program Coordinator Mount Prospect Public Library (2017)


“Anette Isaacs has presented a number of interesting and thought-provoking programs at our library. She is a patron favorite. Her programs are always filled to capacity. Her topics are timely, well researched, and of broad appeal. She is always developing new and pertinent German topics, and she is a pleasure to work with.” --Jan Oblinger, former Director of Programs, Fremont Public Library, Mundelein, Il


“As a popular instructor in our Lifelong Learning Program, Anette Isaacs’ presentations have significantly contributed to our understanding of German Current Events, History and Culture. Our participants find her  well-researched programs straightforward and engaging.” --Joan Waxman Lifelong Learning Program Manager at North Shore Senior Center in Northfield, IL 

“Anette's expertise and enthusiasm make her presentations absolutely come to life. She thoughtfully approaches core questions in history for a public audience. Members of the Des Plaines History Center ask me to invite her back again and again!” -Philip Mohr, Senior Curator Des Plaines History Center


  "Anette Isaacs has been a favorite speaker at the Chicago YIVO Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture for many years.  She is interesting, informative, and very knowledgeable.   We are always excited to have her as part of the Festival and the audience loves her. --Fran Dvorkin, YIVO Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture Chair

“Like Anette, I am an immigrant who came to the U.S. as bride of an American citizen. Eager to learn all I could I got a job at a university, and ever since, I got hooked on attending lectures. I have listened to many excellent professors and speakers over the more than 40 years I´ve lived in the U.S. and Anette´s lectures rank among the highest. With her lectures there is always the element of discovery. The topics she thoroughly researches are always out of the ordinary, fascinating, entertaining and long-lasting. I still can remember a lot of the information from many of her lectures since they are also very useful. If I have little time and many courses to choose from, I will always choose one of her lectures to attend, too good to miss!” –Adriana Rosado – Bonewitz, Lifelong Learning Student at the College of Lake County in Vernon Hills, IL 


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