Civil War MonthCelebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the

Civil War at the library with events and activities all month long!


Family Open House

 Bring the family to learn about the Civil War!  Fun activities,  Civil War era games, crafts, music and more will bring the war to life.

Plus, meet Civil War soldier reenactors and hear about life during the war. 



  Monday, 4/6: Movie Marathon! We will show three movies at 10AM, 12:30 and 3PM. Snacks provided.
Tuesday, 4/7: Civil War 150 Family Open House,
 2-4PM.  (more details on page 2)
Wednesday, 4/8: LEGO Club for all ages,

1-3PM. Build to your imagination’s content!
Thursday, 4/9: DIY Day for all ages, 1-3PM.

Get crafty with spring-themed projects and fun.


Health Insurance That Really Works: Monday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.  

Uninsured or newly insured? Curious about insurance options?

Not sure how to compare plans or confused about things like
copays, pharmacy plans or out-of-pocket expenses?

Join Nestor Ohin from Kentucky Health Cooperative in this free session
designed to help take the confusion out of Health Insurance.




Lincoln Assassination: Tuesday, 4/14 at 6:30PM
Exactly 150 years ago on this night, Abraham Lincoln went to the theatre and never returned home. The shot that killed him is only a part of the story! Hear about the conspirators who murdered the President and the thrilling escape and manhunt for his famous assassin.


 Finding Your Civil War Soldier: Thursday, 4/16 at 10AM AND 6:30PM
Learn how to find your war-era ancestors, including who they were and where they served. Genealogist Phyllis McLaughlin will offer this session twice for your convenience.
Trimble County During the Civil War: Saturday, 4/18 at 10:30AM
How did the war impact Trimble County? What was happening here and along the Ohio River between 1861 and 1865? Historian Diane P. Coon will discuss Trimble County’s Civil War experience.
Kentucky & The Underground Railroad: Thursday, 4/23 at 6:30PM
Author Stephan Brown from Louisville will discuss the role that border state Kentucky played in the Underground Railroad. He will also present his new book, Promise Moon, which is a
fictional account of a slave’s journey to freedom.
Civil War Book Talk: Tuesday, 4/28 at 6:30PM
We will discuss A Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites. Copies are available at the library




Cemetery Walk

Trimble County residents served in both the Union and Confederate armies during the
American Civil War.  Many veterans are now buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford.  
For the month of April, library staff have marked the graves of those veterans with a special “Civil War 150” marker.  More information about these men, including a map and full list of the veterans, is available at the library.  If you know a Civil War veteran we missed, please let us know!




The Trimble County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting date and time has changed. The board will now meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
at the library located at 35 Equity Drive, Bedford, KY 40006.
For more information, please call the Library Director, Lisa Wegner, at 502-255-7362.






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