The Lake Forest Library will launch a new summer program for adults and teens – One Book/One City LF.
All Lake Forest residents are being invited to read Manhunt: the Twelve Day Hunt for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson. The book gives a fast-paced, hour-by-hour account of the search for John Wilkes Booth, told from multiple viewpoints.
The program begins June 1 and continues through Aug. 4, in conjunction with the library's Summer Reading Programs. Free copies of the book are available to the first 30 residents to register. Limit one per family.
Additional copies are available for check-out. A grand prize drawing for a Kindle will take place the first week of August.
Related programs include:
- A family presentation by Civil War re-enactors Bob and Jeff Johnson of the Eighth Illinois Calvary Reenactment Group at 1 p.m. June 16 in the Children’s Activity Room.
- Book discussions led by Judy Levin at 12:30 p.m. June 11 and 7 p.m. July 18 - both at the library, and 1 p.m. June 20 at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center.
- A lecture by Steve Roswurm, Lake Forest College professor, entitled "Lincoln: The South's Enemy?" scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 25.
Although registration and prizes are limited to Lake Forest residents, all programs are free and open to the public.