So far, the reception for the traveling exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, has been outstanding. As soon as the first three-sided panel went up last week at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., people of all ages gathered around reading, commenting, sharing.

So far, the reception for the traveling exhibit, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, has been outstanding. As soon as the first three-sided panel went up last week at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., people of all ages gathered around reading, commenting, sharing.

With the Abraham Lincoln exhibit comes a number of special programs planned especially to complement it. Next week, programming kicks into high gear with the start of a Wednesday night lecture series that will be held at Old Worthington Library.

For five weeks, Wednesday Nights with Lincoln will highlight interesting people and issues of the Civil War era. All sessions start at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Mark Reinhart, author of Abraham Lincoln on Screen, will take you on a whirlwind tour of the film and television portrayals of the 16th president through the decades.

Learn more about the major role Ohio and Ohioans played in assisting runaway slaves on their dangerous journey to freedom on Sept. 23 from Cathy Nelson, founder of the historical research organization Friends of Freedom Society.

Civil War reenactor Mark Holbrook will bring "Lincoln's cameraman," Mathew Brady, to life on Sept. 30, sharing the photographer's iconic pictures and the stories behind them.

Actors Tom Hanks and George Clooney are both related to Lincoln; could you be, too? On Oct. 7, genealogy teacher Diane Runyon will share her tips and techniques for digging into your family's 19th century history.

In April 1865, Lincoln's funeral train stopped in Ohio on its way to his home in Illinois. John Haas, manuscript curator at the Ohio History Connection, will share the story of this event on Oct. 14, as well as the Ohio connection to the trial of the conspirators in Lincoln's assassination.

For a complete list of the library's Lincoln exhibit-related activities, visit worthingtonlibraries.org/calendar.

Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.