Vail Library hosts free documentary |

Vail Library hosts free documentary

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

The Town of Vail Public Library will be hosting an advanced screening of the upcoming PBS program, “Looking for Lincoln” on Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion of the program.

2009 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. To commemorate the occasion, Congress created the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to plan ways to reflect on Lincoln and his legacy in his time and in ours. The Colorado Lincoln Bicentennial Commission received permission to offer advanced screenings of the hour-long PBS program, “Looking for Lincoln,” which will air statewide on Feb. 11. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the program.

“This evening will provide the chance to share ideas with others, a stimulus to watch the entire PBS documentary with family and friends, and an incentive to make 2009 a year of thinking about Lincoln and his legacy,” said Lori Ann Barnes, town librarian.

“Looking for Lincoln” explores how Abraham Lincoln, the man, became Lincoln the legend. The film explores how this Illinois politician became the leader of a “team of rivals,” managed a war unprecedented in scope and human cost, and emerged as the “Great Emancipator” and the “Savior of the nation.” After his death, Lincoln’s legend evolved over the years, reshaping him into a figure that each generation of Americans has needed him to be.

For more information, call the Town of Vail Public Library at 970-479-2187 or visit

What: Showing of “Looking for Lincoln” documentary

Where: Town of Vail Public Library, Vail

When: Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information: Call 970-479-2187 or visit

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