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Author Beverly Lewis will Do a Book Signing on Tuesday, April 5 at 10 am at the Plain City Public Library.

On Tuesday, April 5, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will visit the Plain City Public Library for a book signing and discussion beginning at 10 am.

Ms. Lewis is on a 10 day, 22-stop book tour through Ohio and will be greeting fans as she promotes her new book The Atonement. Ms. Lewis is the person responsible for starting the “Amish fiction” genre with her 1997 book, The Shunning. Since then, she has sold over 20 million copies of her inspirational books.

For more information, visit the Library’s event page HERE or their Facebook event page HERE.

The Friends of the Plain City Public Library will have a limited number of The Atonement available for sale at the event. If you would like to order a copy in advance, download the order form HERE. Please drop the form off at the Library or mail it to 305 West Main Street, Plain City, with payment by March 14. You can also call 614-873-4912, ext. 121 for more information.

You do not have to purchase a book, however, to attend this FREE event.

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Ghost Stories for Grown-ups at the Plain City Library on Monday, October 26 from 7-9:30 pm.

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The Plain City Public Library will once again be hosting “Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups” on Monday, October 26 from 7 to 9:30 pm at the library on 305 West Main Street.

The Library will have light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Plain City Public Library and a mix of traditional and contemporary stories to be read aloud, accompanied by a slideshow of haunted places and fun trivia.

Please RSVP by emailing Chris Long at clong@plaincitylib.org or calling 614-873-4912, ext. 123.

Book Sale at the Plain City Public Library May 16-23.

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Join The Friends of the Plain City Public Library for a Book Sale on May 16-23 at the Library, 305 West Main Street.

The sale gets underway Saturday, May 16 at 10 am and will take place during normal library operating hours:

Library Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: Closed

There will be a Special Pre-Sale for Friends of the Library members on Thursday, May 14 from 6-8 pm.

For more information, visit the Library’s web site: HERE.

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Visit With Abe Lincoln Interpreter on April 16 at 7 pm at the Plain City Public Library.

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On Thursday, April 16 at 7 pmthe Plain City Public Library and the Friends of the Plain City Public Library will host an Abraham Lincoln interpreter to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s death and the funeral train that passed through Plain City in 1865.

Mr. Robert Brugler will present an educational look at the life of the beloved president.

The library is located at 305 West Main Street in Plain City.

Several Activities Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Death and Funeral Train Passing Through Plain City.

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On April 29, 1865, 150 years ago, the train carrying Abraham Lincoln’s body passed through Plain City (named Pleasant Valley at that time) between 8:45-9 pm. To commemorate this epic event, several programs will take place in Plain City, as well as around Ohio. Lincoln who died on April 15, 1865 was a much beloved president and it is estimated that one-third of the population of the United States witnessed the passing of the former president aboard his funeral train between April 21, when the train left Washington, and May 2, when it arrived in Springfield, Illinois for his burial.

A 2015 replica Lincoln Funeral Train has been made and will follow the same journey the original train took in 1865. To find out more about the 2015 Funeral Train and its route through Ohio, go HERE.

To find out more about the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train on Facebook, go HERE.

The Plain City Public Library and the Friends of the Plain City Public Library will host three events highlighting Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. For more information on the events, go HERE.

The Library’s three events are summarized below. All three events take place at the Library, 305 West Main Street, Plain City.

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On Thursday April 16 at 7 pm, Mr. Robert Brugler will present an educational look at the life of the beloved president. He will perform as Abraham Lincoln himself.

On Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm, there will be a Maker’s Workshop for Kids: Drums and Guitars. Music will be mixed with history in this workshop where kids will create a toy instrument and learn a song that was popular during the Civil War.

On Wednesday, April 29 at 7 pm, musician Steve Ball will perform American Civil War music on an authentic 1860’s guitar.

To learn more about Steve Ball, go HERE.

Immediately following the Steve Ball Civil War Concert at the Library, the Plain City Historical Society will host a program at the former railroad station site between 8-9 pm on Wednesday, April 29 at 250 Maple Street in Plain City. The ceremony will include bagpiper Drew Lear, local VFW and American Legion Honor Guard, as well as an address from retired Lt. General Charles E. Stenner. There will be a moment of silence at 8:45 pm (the time of the train’s arrival), followed by an Honor Guard rifle salute and the playing of “Taps” by trumpeter, Doug Weakley. To find out more, go HERE.

Check out the flyer below for information on all of the events in Plain City.

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Additionally, if you miss Robert Brugler portraying Abe Lincoln at the library, you can listen to another Lincoln historian on Tuesday, May 26 at the Plain City Historical Society’s monthly meeting at 7 pm at 111 West Main Street in Plain City.

On April 30 from noon to 1:30 pm, Scott Trostel, author of The Lincoln Funeral Train will speak at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus about his research on the Funeral Train. To learn more, go HERE.

2015 also marks the Civil War’s 150th Anniversary. A web site and Facebook page have been set up by the Ohio Historical Society to remind Ohioans of this important date and give information on upcoming lectures and events.

To visit the Ohio Civil War 150 web site, go HERE and to visit their Facebook page, go HERE.

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