Mary Todd Lincoln faced difficult challenges in her lifetime. The audience gathered at Genoa Public Library didn’t expect another one to occur last month. Laura F. Keyes, a historical interpreter and polished re-enactor of Mary Todd Lincoln, was involved in a minor car accident en route to her performance at the library. She is rescheduled to present at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Keyes is a historical interpreter who portrays the tragic and compelling life of Mrs. Lincoln. The presentation is set on April 14, 1865, as Mrs. Lincoln prepares for an evening with her husband and friends at the theater.
Keyes’ presentation has been meticulously developed and promises to make the audience feel as if they’re hearing directly from Abraham Lincoln’s wife. After the 45-minute program there will be a Q-and-A session. The presentation is recommended for ages 7 and older. To learn more about the presenter, visit www.laurafkeyes.com.
Along with this event, Genoa Public Library provides every month a free family movie, a women’s craft night, a book club and an after school Lego Club. On a weekly basis, the library offers a sign language class, preschool story time and computer training for novices and intermediate users.
For more information, call 815-784-2627 or visit www.genoalibrary.org.