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Books Between Bites compares Lincoln, Obama styles

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Submitted by Batavia Public Library

On Thursday, Oct. 17, Batavia's monthly noontime book program, "Books Between Bites," welcomes Batavian Dan Van Haften to discuss the book he cowrote titled "Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason."

The free monthly book discussion series is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.

Van Haften and co-author David Hirsch discovered Abraham Lincoln's systematic writing structure, revealed in their 2010 book "Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason." Their second book, "Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and the Structure of Reason," demonstrates how President Obama has embraced Lincoln's structure.

The book shows precisely how President Obama duplicates the structure Abraham Lincoln used in the Gettysburg Address (and in virtually all of Lincoln's great speeches.) Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The public is invited to attend this free program in the large community room on the main level of the Batavia Public Library. Parking is available in the lot just south and adjacent to the library.

People are invited to bring their lunch and eat as they enjoy the program and discussion. Lunch items, beverages and baked goods can be purchased at Chapters Coffeehouse & Cafe, just inside the library and adjacent to the meeting room.

To preorder for pickup just before the program, call (630) 406-8005.

For information about Books Between Bites, visit or call (630) 482-9157. The complete schedule can be found on the website, and printed season schedules are available at Batavia Public Library in the entry hall kiosk.

The Nov. 21 program has changed and will now feature author Jennifer Rae and her book "Kessen's Kronikles: The Adventures of a Cross Country Canine" and the story of a retired therapy dog.