The Civil War In Our Backyard

Private Cyrus T. Wesley, a USCT from Cecil County, is buried at Griffith A.U.M.P Church near Pleasant Hill

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War through unique programs and learning opportunities this year the Cecil County Public Library!  From September 2011 through May 2012, all CCPL branches will feature events and activities centered around the greatest conflict in our nation’s history.  From reenactments to special programs on the role of women and local African Americans in the war, not to mention children’s activities and book discussions with local authors, there’s something for everyone—and everywhere!

Upcoming events for January 2012:

Children’s Program:  “The Life of a Civil War Soldier.”  Learn what life was like for a soldier during the Civil War. Explore the time period through clothing, music, and every day activities that were common-place during the Civil War.   For students in grades 3-6; registration is required.

Wednesday, January 11th at 3pm at the Chesapeake City Branch Library

Saturday, January 14th at 1pm at the Perryville Branch Library

Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm at the Elkton Central Library

Saturday, January 21st at 2pm at the Cecilton Branch Library

Book Discussion:  “Crossroads of Freedom” with David Healey, Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm at the Elkton Central Library

Robert E. Lee with Christy Reynolds, Monday, January 23rd at 6:30pm at the Chesapeake City Branch Library

Book Discussion:  “Sharpshooters” with author David Healey, Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm at the Cecilton Branch Library

For more information on this series, please check with your local library or visit our website at www.cecil.ebranch.info.

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