The Natrona County Public Library (NCPL) will hold a discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America” by Garry Wills, Monday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” on view at NCPL during regular library hours throughout the month of August. To participate in the book discussion, stop by the reference desk on 2nd floor to pick up a copy of the book. Call 577-READ (7323) for more information.
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. This traveling exhibition for libraries was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, and has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War” is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.