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Anaheim Celebrates the Lincoln Bicentennial
ANAHEIM, CA - (February 6, 2009) - WHAT:
Throughout the city, Anaheim libraries will celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with story times and crafts, as well as a special public forum featuring Lincoln Scholar Dr. Ronald Rietveld.  The Lincoln Bicentennial is being celebrated throughout the country, and this special occasion gives the City of Anaheim the opportunity to examine the Lincoln legacy.

Lincoln story times and Lincoln-related crafts for children to make will be offered at the following Anaheim libraries --

Central, Euclid and Haskett Libraries: Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Sunkist Library: Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
East Anaheim Library: Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.
Canyon Hills Library: Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

The Canyon Hills Library will also feature a history program with Dr. Reitveld on Feb. 23.  The program will begin at 6:15 p.m. with a musical trio playing selections from the Civil War era.  At 7 p.m. Dr. Rietveld will speak on his years as a Lincoln researcher and the emancipation of the slaves.  Dr. Rietveld is an advisor to the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Committee and Professor of History Emeritus, California State University, Fullerton.   He is the finder of the only existing photograph of President Lincoln in his death, and was 14-years-old and well-acquainted with Lincoln’s history at the time of the discovery.
For library contact and address information, please visit www.anaheim.net.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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