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July 2019

Bloomington Public Library – Dale Evans on Dulcimer

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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While waiting for the trolley ride between Bloomington Library and other Festival sites, enjoy music played by local dulcimer musician Dale Evans. This program is part of Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 which will take place at multiple venues in the Bloomington-Normal area on July 19, 20, and 21. To learn more about programs being held at other sites during this Looking for Lincoln event, visit lincolnsfestival.net.

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Bloomington Public Library – Abraham Lincoln Railroad Man

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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From the beginning of his political career, Abraham Lincoln had interest in "internal improvements" which included railroads. His law practice worked both for and against railroads, the subject of many of his most important cases. He also had a large influence on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Join presenter Don Chamberlain at Bloomington Public Library as he brings this period of Lincoln's career to life with images in a PowerPoint presentation. This program is part of Lincoln’s Festival on…

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Bloomington Public Library – Mary Lincoln’s Photograph Album

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies, yet few people know her story. One piece in the myriad puzzle of her life is her personal photograph album, which she compiled over many years. This precious artifact tells not only Mary Lincoln's story, but that of the Lincoln family as well. Come to Bloomington Public Library to hear scholar Laura Keyes share the history of this personal item and see for yourself which photographs Mrs. Lincoln kept…

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Bloomington Public Library – Lincoln on Leadership

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Kevin Wood, will discuss his leadership values and style, i.e., "management by walking around" at Bloomington Library. Lincoln sought different points of view, learned from experience, shared both credit and blame, remained true to principles, and used effective communication. Time for a Q & A session and photos with “Lincoln” will follow the presentation. This program is part of Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 which will take place at multiple venues in the Bloomington-Normal area on…

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Bloomington Public Library – Music of Lincoln and the Civil War

July 21 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Enjoy mandolin renditions of songs about Lincoln and the American Civil War played by the local Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra at Bloomington Public Library. This program is part of Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 which will take place at multiple venues in the Bloomington-Normal area on July 19, 20, and 21. To learn more about programs being held at other sites during this Looking for Lincoln event, visit lincolnsfestival.net.

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Castle Theatre – Black Dirt Music Festival

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Black Dirt Music Festival is a one day urban music festival held in historic downtown Bloomington, IL. The event aims to bring diverse artists and attendees together to celebrate music and community in the heart of the heartland. The inaugural event will take place July 27, 2019 in the Rock Lot of the Castle Theatre. Artist Bios Backyard Tire Fire: Backyard is BACK! That's right, Edward David Anderson and his able co-conspirators return from hiatus to headline the inaugural Black…

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