All month, a personal, engaging and hard-to-get exhibit is at the main branch of Oak Park Public Library – Abraham Lincoln: A Man of his Time, A Man for all Times.
The show of artwork, lectures, a film festival and clever meet-and-greets with historical interpreters runs through Jan. 27. The main exhibit is in the lobby. The events listed here, all at no charge, are in the Veterans Room, on the second floor. 834 Lake St., 383-8200.
Wednesday, Jan. 7: It’s a toe-tapping connection to history at 7 p.m. as Chris Vallillo, an award-winning singer and songwriter from Macomb, Ill., finds folk music to narrate parts of Abe Lincoln’s story.
Thursday, Jan. 8: Of course, there’s shopping related to Lincoln-rare, historical, specialty items that you need an expert in museum goods to detail. In to tell us about Abe memorabilia is Daniel Weinberg, owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. At 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 11: We get to check in on the President and Mrs. Lincoln for an afternoon, a reflective one, with a Wheaton couple who are historical interpreters. At 2 p.m., Max and Donna Daniels star in a one-act play set in an April afternoon in 1865-after the Civil War and before the fateful departure for Ford’s Theatre.