Imagine you’re at the White House in 1865 . . .

Mary Lincoln

The Friends of the Paris Library invite you to Mrs. Lincoln’s Salon at 6:00pm on September 28 in the Edgar County Bank Community Room. The program is about 45 minutes, followed by a question and answer period. 

On April 4th, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his youngest son Tad are at City Point; Robert, the eldest, is with General Grant in pursuit of Robert E Lee. Mary Todd Lincoln is alone in the Executive Mansion. . . in the Blue Room. You are welcomed into Mrs. Lincoln’s Salon, to reminisce about her childhood, her days in Springfield and her children as she celebrates Tad’s 12th birthday, and the end of the Civil War.

Drawing from her own letters to friends, family and political figures of the era, Mrs. Lincoln’s Salon paints a picture of Mary Lincoln that is both sympathetic and truthful. 

Debra Ann Miller is a professional actress, vocalist and voice-over talent with over 30 years of experience as a performer for live audiences, television and film. Debra has balanced her career between commercial and educational theater since graduating from Michigan State University in 1981.  Since 1997, she has toured the country as one of our nation’s more controversial First Ladies, Mary Todd Lincoln, at such places as the University of West Virginia, the Gerald R Ford and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libraries and Museums, and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Adult Coloring Night

Crayones de cera

Why should kids have all the fun?  Adult Coloring Night returns on September 8. Join us 6:00-7:30pm that evening in the library’s meeting room . Colored pencils and coloring pages will be furnished or you are welcome to bring your own.

Adult Coloring Night is now a regularly scheduled event on the second Thursday of each month.