We are excited about a new regular segment that we will be presenting titled "This Week in History."
Our very own history-loving librarian Jim Ward will join us to discuss historical events that happen to take place around the same time...but years apart.
This week, Jim chats about the Titanic disaster, which took place on April 14-15th, 1912 and coincidentally the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on April 14, 1865 and died a day later.
Want to learn more about these historical events? Check out these great resources at your library:
A Night to Remember by Walter Lord
"Unsinkable" : The Full Story of RMS Titanic by Daniel Allen Butler
Titanic: The Complete Story (DVD)
The Assassin's Accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln by Kate Clifford Larson
The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L. O'Brien