Reading and Discussion Series
Today is 9/27/2016
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.
- January 8 at 2pm, Ames Public Library
Point/Counterpoint: Was the Civil War Necessary?
- February 21 at 7pm, Ames Public Library
Reel Connections Free Film: Glory
- February 28 at 7pm, Ames City Auditorium
Iowa in the Civil War
- March 7at 7pm, Ames Public Library
Feminist Critics of Slavery
- April 1 at 2pm, Ames Public Library
Walt Whitman Live!
- April 9: 10am-8pm
April 10: 10am-8pm and
April 11: 10am-6pm
in front of Ames Public Library
History on the Move: The Fiery Trial
- April 22 at 2pm, Ames Public Library
APL Unplugged: Songs of the Civil War
- May 12 at 2pm, Ames Public Library
A Soldier’s Life, 1861-1865
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.