The Library is pleased to host Civil War 150, a national traveling exhibit, on display from Monday, February 3 to Tuesday, February 25.  We are one of fifty sites nation-wide selected to host the exhibit.

Developed from letters, personal accounts and images, the display shows how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war, and the role of a president in wartime.

The Library is sponsoring free programs in conection with the exhibit.  The kickoff program, "America's "Terrible Swift Sword": The Civil War at 150 Years", will be presented by Dr. Thomas Agostini, SDSU associate professor of history, on Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm.

On Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm, join the discussion of the book, For Cause and Comrades; Why Men Fought in the Civil War.  Books are available in the Library's collection.

Local Civil War re-enactor Louise Coull will present "Life on the Home Front" on Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm.

The novel, My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira, will be discussed on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 pm.  This is the story of a midwife who dreams of being a surgeon and travels to Washington, DC to tend the Civil War wounded. 

On Thursday, February 20 at 7 pm, Ride into History, an historic performance touring troupe, will present in character "Fighting Beside My Brother".  There were a number of women who disguised themselves to fight with the men during the Civil War.

The Civil War 150 programming will wrap up with a showing of the movie, Lincoln, on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm.

Developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America, this exhibit was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Books added in May

Dinner Made Simple: 35 Everyday Ingredients, 350 Easy Recipes
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Dominated
Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran
The Bridge Ladies
The House of Dreams: A Novel
Korean Food Made Simple
The Devil You Know
Mission Hill
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers
Keep You Close
The Atomic Weight of Love
The Yoga of Max's Discontent
I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love
That Darkness
Eleven Hours
Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015
The Untamed Earl
The Sport of Kings: A Novel

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Closed Sundays in August

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