Lincoln program July 23 at River Valley Library


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Posted Online: July 12, 2013, 2:05 pm
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Press release submitted by River Valley District Library.

PORT BYRON -- Max and Donna Daniels of Wheaton, Ill., will present "An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln; from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron.
The story takes placet in the White House near the end of the Civil War in April of 1865. The program is suitable for upper grade students (grades 5 and up) and adults and will be followed by a question and answer period. The performance is free but seating is limited, so call the library at 309-523-3440 or stop by the library to reserve a seat.

















 




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