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Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War
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Reading and Discussion Series

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Learn more about the legacy of the American Civil War and emancipation, 150 years later. through a series of lectures, discussions, and special events at Ames Public Library.

Let's Talk About It

This spring's Let's Talk About It book group will focus on different aspects of the Civil War and emancipation in five reading and discussion sessions. Discussions are one Monday of each month at 6:30pm.

  • January 23 - Part I: Imagining War
  • February 27 - Part II: Choosing Sides
  • March 26 - Part III: Making Sense of Shiloh
  • April 23 - Part IV: The Shape of War
  • May 7 - Part V: War and Freedom

Please Note: There are no more copies of the readings available for loan. However, there is a copy of America's War available for use inside the Library.


For more information, visit the Library’s Information Desk or call (515) 239-5656.

Related Links:

List of Readings for the Discussions >>

Essay on the Theme and Materials >>

Civil War Books and Movies at the Library >>

Presentations and More


Presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association in partnership with the Ames Historical Society, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, Humanities Iowa, and Story County Genealogical Society.