Watertown Friends of the Library 2021 Fall Programs

Monday, September 20th, 2021, 7:00pm

             "The Trial of the Lincoln Conspirators"

Scott Schroeder is a native of South Dakota ( Watertown and Milbank) and an independent historian and researcher.  His special interests are topics related to the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln being of particular interest.  This presentation will focus on the trial of eight of the nine individuals who would be charged in the conspiracy surrounding Lincoln's murder.  This trial has become one of the most famous, talked about, studied and controversial in American history.  It will give a narrative summary of the trial itself as well as the events leading up to and following the trial proceedings.  It also discusses several of the lingering controversies and debates that surround it.


Monday, October 18th, 2021, 7:00pm

            "O, To Be in England"

Lois Hart, a former collegiate educator from Watertown, will share and discuss stories from English history.


Monday, November 1st, 2021, 7:00pm

"What's Happening at the Mexican Border?  Current Policies Affecting Refugees and those Seeking Asylum".

Sister Teresa Ann Wolf, OSB, retired director of the Glacial Lakes Multicultural Center will relate her visits to the Mexican border and what is happening currently with immigration into the United States.

There is no cost for attending these programs.  Programs are held in the Community Room of the Watertown Regional Library, 160 6th St NE at 7:00pm