Main Library Bernheim Gallery: Opening November 15
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
A new travelling exhibit at the Main Library examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is presented by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.
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Iroquois Library Community Gallery - January 2015
Artwork by Marty Edlin
The artworks selected for this show are depictions of scenes from imaginary books: a satirical comic book parody; crazy science fiction adventures; a children's book about a bleeding child ghost. This show presents a fictional world, a world where the adventures of a time-traveling ape are eagerly read; a world where a superhero has the transplanted brain of a sea turtle; a world where the ghost of a dead child is a favorite bedtime story. Like a puppy with blood stained fangs, these works smash together beauty with death, humor with violence - innocence with danger - just like fiction, and just like life.