Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Land of Lincoln Events Scheduled!

The Alliance Library System and the SL Librarians have announced several events in conjunction with the Land of Lincoln experience. Contact Lorelei Junot or Maxito Ricardo in-world for details and LM's.

*The Land of Lincoln planning group will meet Tuesday December 11 at 5 pm SLT on Land of Lincoln at the new London punch exhibit and book club room.

*Join the Land of Lincoln Book Club facilitated by Maxito Ricardo.
Each month, this group will read a book about an aspect of Lincoln's life, his family, and his work.

Each session will start at 6 pm SLT and will be held at the London Punch exhibit and Lincoln reading room.

*The first book group session will be held January 15. "One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War" by John Waugh will be discussed.

* The February discussion will be held February 12 (Lincoln's birthday). The book to be discussed is "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

*On March 12, "The Madness of Mary Lincoln" by James Emerson will be discussed.

*On April 10, the book for discussion is "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" by James Swanson.

*On May 12, the book for discussion is "The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln." by James Oakes.

*"The Case of Abraham Lincoln" by Julie Fenster is the book for June 12.

Contact Maxito Ricardo (SL) with any questions.

1 comment:

History Buff said...

American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael Kauffman is an excellent book to read for understanding of Booth and his motives for killing President Lincoln. Mr. Kauffman leads the very popular Booth escape route tour and the depth of his knowledge about the subject is unsurpassed. I had the pleasure of going on that tour a few years ago. I understand The History Channel will present a program on Booth's escape on Dec 23 and Mr. Kauffman will be featured, along with Doris Kerns Goodwin.