Making Sense of the American Civil War

The Denver Public Library and Fresh City Life My Branch are proud to be among the 150 libraries nationwide hosting the 5-part discussion series Making Sense of the American Civil War.

This reading and discussion series will use books and scholar-led discussion as an entry into serious thought, discussion, and further reading. It will also offer an occasion to bring diverse groups together at the Library to examine the modern implications of the Civil War and emancipation. Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community. This series is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Thursdays, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch.

Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, and October 6 at 2 p.m. at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.

To register for the Ross-University Hills sessions, please call 720-865-0955 or email To register for the Blair-Caldwell sessions, please call 720-865-2401 or email

At registration, you will receive more information about the books being discussed.

Other upcoming events related to the Civil War include:

Civil War Movie Series at the Ross-University Hills Branch:

Saturday, September 15, 2 p.m.: Glory

Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.: Ken Burns' The Civil War

The Civil War at Riverside Cemetery, Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch. Learn about the Civil War history contained in Denver's own Riverside Cemetery. Presented by volunteers from the Fairmount Heritage Foundation.

Look for other Fresh City Life My Branch programs related to history, books, food, music, technology and crafts here.

Written by Becker on September 6, 2012

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