The Little Falls Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming reading and discussion series, “The Civil War: A Military History,” as presented by the writer and historian Giacomo Calabria. Sessions will be conducted Saturdays, October 15th, October 29th, November 5th, and November 19th, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM in the Library’s Community Room. The Community Room space is handicap accessible. The event is free and open to the public, but registration for the classes is required. To register, you can stop in to sign up at the library’s front information desk during the library’s regular business hours or call 315-823-1542.

The Civil War: A Military History’s programming will largely focus on texts related to the Civil War and address racial issues and societal divisions from 1861 to 1865. The referenced texts will include, among others, excerpts from Lincoln’s Inaugural Address, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, The Emancipation Proclamation, and Grant’s Memoirs.

The program will be presented by Giacomo Calabria. Mr. Calabria is a Humanities New York scholar and author of numerous and diverse articles and stories, including “Abraham Lincoln’s Steampunk Presidency” and “The Political Science of the Game of Thrones.” Mr. Calabria has presented programs at the Little Falls Public Library in the past, which were entertaining, educational, and well-received. This series should be no exception.

For more information on this and other upcoming library events, you can visit the Little Falls Public Library’s website at, check out the library’s Facebook homepage at, or contact by phone at 315-823-1542. The Little Falls Public Library appreciates this opportunity to share local history and culture with the community!