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Dr. Warren to lead Civil War series at Moline Library

December  12, 2011

Augustana's Dr. Stephen Warren, professor of history, will lead an upcoming series of reading and discussion groups called "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War."

The Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., will host the five-part series. It is one of 65 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Local support is provided by Quad-Cities Civil War Roundtable.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss the legacy of the Civil War with fellow community members and with the help of a well-qualified scholar," said Bob Conklin, series director and adult services librarian.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 12, the group discussion events will be held once a month at the Moline Public Library on the following works:

March by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin, 2006)

Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2002)

America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, an anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biography, and short stories, edited by national project scholar Edward L. Ayers and co-published by NEH and ALA.

For details or to register and obtain copies of all program materials, visit the second-floor reference desk or call (309) 524-2470. Library hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. It is closed on Sunday.

Dr. Warren has taught American history from the Revolution through the Civil War. He earned his doctorate in American history from Indiana University.