Five Must Read Books About Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7 pm
Join David M. Oberg, Executive Director, Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, as he discusses his five must-read books about Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln by David Herbert Donald; Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin; Herndon's Lincoln by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik; Lincoln: An Ethical Biography by William Lee Miller; and, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years by Carl Sandburg.
One Book, One Community
Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter an alternative history novel is available now to read in preparation for this adult book discussion. In this twist of events, Abraham Lincoln escapes assassination by John Wilkes Booth only to face impeachment, and Abigail Canner, a young black woman involved in his defense, helps investigate the murder of the president's counsel.
Friday Night Film Series & After-Hours Film Discussion for Adults
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek starring, Eddie Bracken, Berry Hutton, William Demarest, and Diana Lynn directed by Preston Struges, is a 1944 comedy classic. Daring and with a plot line almost unheard of at the time of its release, this slapstick comedy is about a small town girl (Betty Hutton) who attends a wild party during World War II, gets drunk, gets pregnant, and marries a soldier she has only met once. How did this film get past the Production Code? Film will be shown on the big screen and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Lincoln, Lincoln, I've been thinkin'…about all the fun you can have at the Grayslake Library Youth Department during National Library Week. Come visit and hang out in our log cabin. Have your picture taken with President Lincoln and have a READ poster made! And stop by our craft table to create something special. Don't forget to enter our raffle for a special kite contest.
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