The Silt Branch Library is one of 150 libraries nationwide that will be hosting ”Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.” Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community through this 5-part reading and discussion series. Discussions will be held every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. between October 13 and November 17 (no program will be held on October 20). Sarah Swedberg, Ph.D, Associate Professor of American History at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, will provide background lectures and will lead the conversations on selected readings. All participants will receive a free ticket to watch ʺLincoln” at Rifle’s Brenden Theatre. This Steven Speilberg blockbuster opens on November 16. Participants must preregister to participate by going online at www.gcpld.org or calling the library at 876-5500. This discussion series is limited to 25. After registering, participants can pick up the program packet which includes “March” by Geraldine Brooks, “America’s War” anthology, and “Crossroads of Freedom” by James McPherson at the Silt or Rifle Branch Libraries (The current Silt Branch Library will be closing on September 10 and reopening in the adjacent new library facility on October 6). This series was developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support provided by the Colorado Humanities Council.
Civil War Discussion Series at the Silt Branch Library
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