Discussion series on Civil War coming to library
A national reading and discussion series about the Civil War will visit the Westerville Public Library on four Saturdays this fall.
"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War" sessions are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, Oct. 6, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.
The series, which is organized by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, will feature discussions led by award-winning American military historian, author and Ohio State professor Mark Grimsley.
Books that will be discussed during the series are America's War by Edward L. Ayers, Crossroads of Freedom by James McPherson and March by Geraldine Brooks.
Packets containing those books are available at the library to those who register for the series.
Following the series, there will be a special presentation by Brooks, a Wall Street Journal war correspondent, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Otterbein University's Riley Auditorium.
Brooks will discuss her novels and the process of creating historical fiction. She will focus on her book March, which contemplates the chaos of the Civil War.
Brooks will have a book signing and meet-and-greet following her presentation. Seating for the event is limited; registration opens Oct. 1.
For more information on the series, or to register, call the library's Local History Center at 614-882-7277 ext. 5010, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.