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Word from the Library … Historic exhibit arrives

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

Jill Rael

Jillian Rael


library director

As usual we have a lot happening at the Library. Immediately on the horizon we will be installing the Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812 exhibit on loan to us from the Tennessee State Museum until October 16.

Beginning Aug. 23, this exhibit will be open to the public, and on Aug. 24 we are expecting about 100 members of the General Society War of 1812 to tour the exhibit as part of their national conference being held in Franklin. In keeping with our 1812 celebrations, our final installment of the Friends of the Library speaker series concludes on Aug. 27 at 6 PM. This panel discussion will feature Dr. Farris Beasley, Myers Brown of the state museum and Fred Prouty of the Tennessee Wars Commission, and will not be one to miss.

September 11 we welcome a team of archivists from the Tennessee State Library and Archives to the Library for our Looking Back: Tennessee in the Civil War event. The team will be on site from 10-3 to digitize and photograph Civil War related artifacts belonging to those willing to take part. This is an exciting event that will literally put Lincoln County on the map … the digital map, that is. Once completed these statewide events will create an online, interactive exhibit tracing Tennessee’s Civil War history county by county.

Appointments are required and may be made through the State Archives office, but you may call the Library for more information and contacts. Conservation advice and materials will also be available for those interested in caring for their items.

Looking ahead to October and November, I will say that we are working up another awesome Star Wars Reads Day and a Catching Fire release party. Stay tuned for more details.

In closing I would like to clear up a bit of confusion. The Library does indeed still have the paperbacks available for circulation-free loan. We removed them temporarily to make arrangements for circulating books, but we have restored them to their usual place. That being said, we need to replenish our stock! If you have paperbacks you would like to dispose of, feel free to bring them by the Library!