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Library to show 'Lincoln' on Saturday

Contributed To The Press • Updated Sep 21, 2015 at 5:08 PM

The Johnson City Public Library will show director Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film “Lincoln,” about President Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. The movie is free to attend.

Following the film, the library will host a panel discussion with Dr. Dinah Mayo-Bobee of East Tennessee State University, Tabetha Garman of Northeast State Community College, and Steve Baldwin, Community Development Director of Johnson City and a Civil War researcher. An open question-and answer-session with the audience will follow the discussion.

These discussions will explore issues raised by the movie, in connection with the traveling exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” which will be at the library through Oct. 16. Organized by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago, the exhibit is free to attend and open to the public during all hours of library operation.

The exhibition is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To learn more about these and other upcoming events, visit the library’s events calendar at www.jcpl.net/events, like the library’s Facebook page or follow on Twitter @JCPublicLibrary. For more information, call 423-434-4454.

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