The University of Delaware Library will co-sponsor a program marking the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and in conjunction with the exhibition “Abraham Lincoln: A Bicentennial Celebration” on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. in the Reserve Room of the Morris Library. The program will consist of readings of important Abraham Lincoln pieces by English Department and Theatre Department students at the University of Delaware and will be followed by a reception. The program is open to the public and there is no charge for the event. To request a printed invitation [www2.lib.udel.edu/new/2009Lincoln%20Event%20Invite.html], one can send email to . Those persons who are interested in attending may RSVP by Friday, February 13, 2009 via email at  or call 302-831-2231.
In addition to the University of Delaware Library, the program also has the support of the Office of the Provost, the English Department, the College of Arts & Sciences, the History Department, the Theatre Department, and the Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events.The exhibition “Abraham Lincoln: A Bicentennial Celebration” is on view in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery of the Morris Library of the University of Delaware through Friday, June 5, 2009. The exhibition which was co-curated by Timothy Murray, Head of Special Collections Department, and Iris Snyder, Associate Librarian, Special Collections Department was drawn from the Library's extensive Lincoln Collection of documents, books, photographs, and memorabilia and focuses on all aspects of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. An online version of the Lincoln exhibit will soon be available at [www.udel.edu/library/ud/spec/].