Civil War Scholar Presents "Lincoln at the Movies," Walnut Creek Library, Jan 31

To commemorate the historic Jan. 31, 1865, approval of the 13th Amendment by the U.S. House of Representatives, which abolished slavery, history professor and Civil War scholar Carl Guarneri will discuss Steven Spielberg's acclaimed movie "Lincoln."
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Jan. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- To commemorate the historic January 31, 1865, approval of the 13th Amendment by the United States House of Representatives, which formally abolished slavery, the Walnut Creek Library Foundation is set to host Saint Mary's College history professor and Civil War scholar Carl Guarneri, who will discuss Steven Spielberg's acclaimed movie "Lincoln" and expand on the film’s story lines.

Placing the film in the context of evolving historical interpretations of Lincoln, Guarneri will analyze the movie’s convincing portrayal of the president and other key Civil War characters. On the other hand, he plans to point out significant inaccuracies and omissions in Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner’s screenplay. A Q&A follows Guarneri’s presentation “Lincoln at the Movies.”

This free event will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7pm, in the Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Seating is limited and registration is required at, or by calling 925.977.3340. The Lincoln library programs have been overwhelmingly popular and registration closes quickly. Registrants must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to secure their reserved seat; seats still empty 10 minutes before the start of the program will be given to those on the Wait List. Parking is available at the library and at the nearby Broadway Garage, only one block away, at 1390 N. Broadway.

Lincoln at the Movies

Thursday, 1/31/13, 7pm

Oak View Room, WC Library

1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

Free; registration is required at, or 925.977.3340

This program is the sixth and final event in a month-long series of special events aligned with the national traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” on display at the Walnut Creek Library 12/14/12 – 2/8/13. Hosted locally by the WC Library Foundation, the exhibition is traveling to select cities and venues around the country through 2015. Walnut Creek is the first in the San Francisco Bay Area to host this extraordinary exhibit. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” offers an innovative perspective on President Abraham Lincoln and focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War.

The WCLF and Walnut Creek Library have partnered with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to bring this exhibit to Walnut Creek. The traveling exhibition is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the National Constitution Center.

For more information about the “Lincoln” exhibit and programs, visit
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