Briefly from Around the State

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Where History Is Happening

Women of the Civil War
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The women of the civil war era did not command on the battlefield yet their participation in the conflict impacted its outcome and radically changed their lives and the future of women in America. Join Jim Weren for this captivating presentation featuring his own illustrations and fascinating narrative, all in honor of Women’s History Month. Bloomingdale Public Library.


Lincoln's Chicago
Now Open
Monday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m.

Lincoln was a frequent visitor to Chicago; The city became his second home and political headquarters during his rise to prominence. This gallery features portraits of Lincoln’s contemporaries with lithograph views of Chicago created in the 1860s. The pairings provide a glimpse of the city that Lincoln knew—a dynamic young metropolis on the verge of greatness.


Songs of the Civil War
Thursday, April 7, 7:00 PM

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, the History Singers will perform and discuss the music of the time at the Woodridge Public Library. In those days before electronic forms of communication (except telegraph), music was used to stir patriotic fervor, sustain morale, regulate camp life, and even report news in the midst of the chaos of battle. Registration is requested. You can register online, by phone or in person.For further information call the Adult/Young Adult Department Reference Desk at 630-487-2577or email askus@woodridgelibrary.org

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