Brown Bag series to host 'Mrs. Lincoln In Love' Feb. 20 in Naperville

  • Hear some of Abraham Lincoln's love letters to his wife, Mary Todd, in "Mrs. Lincoln in Love" during Naperville Public Library's "Brown Bag Lectures" on Thursday, Feb. 20.

    Hear some of Abraham Lincoln's love letters to his wife, Mary Todd, in "Mrs. Lincoln in Love" during Naperville Public Library's "Brown Bag Lectures" on Thursday, Feb. 20. Courtesy of Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Brady-Handy Collection

 
 
Posted2/7/2020 7:57 PM

The Naperville Public Library offers a lunchtime lecture series.

Bring a sack lunch to the library's lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m., and then stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m.

 

The lecture topic is different each month ranging from art, history, culture, timely relevance and first-person portrayals. The library will provide coffee and dessert.

Brown Bag Lectures meet twice per month at 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. There is no registration required to attend these programs.

The next program will be "Mrs. Lincoln In Love" on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the meeting room A/B.

Settled comfortably in the Executive Mansion in January of 1862, Mrs. Lincoln, portrayed by Laura Keyes, reflects on the loves of her life while visiting with ladies during an afternoon tea. Listen as she shares some of Mr. Lincoln's love letters to her. No registration required.

On Thursday, March 5, the topic will be "Florence Nightingale." Megan Wells brings to life the famous Florence who was so much more than the Lady of the Lamp. Against all odds, with a determination uncharacteristic of women in the 1800s, Florence Nightingale fought for the right to serve.

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On Thursday March 19, learn about "Patrick and the Saints of the Emerald Isle." Listen as Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, tell the tales of his life, as well as other Irish saints including St. Brigid, St. Columba and more. This is a first-person portrayal by Terry Lynch of HFK Presents.

Historian Jim Gibbons will talk about the "War in the South Pacific, the Battle of Okinawa" on Thursday, April 2. The Battle of Okinawa, one of the bloodies battle of the War in the South Pacific, lasted for 82 days in 1945 and resulted in the heavy loss of life for Japanese and American forces as well as Okinawans. He will discuss the events that took place before, during and after the battle, as well as details of the War of the South Pacific and explain why the battle was significant to American history.

For information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.

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