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March 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Coming to the Annual Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, March 20th

Close Community Room

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Considered one of the nation's foremost Lincoln actors, Richard F. (Fritz) Klein makes Lincoln and his period of history come alive. Klein was born in 1948 and raised in Southern California. He graduated from Concordia College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1970 and began acting as a hobby in 1975. The first time he was asked to portray Abraham Lincoln was in 1976 at a municipal celebration of the nation's bicentennial. He began acting full-time in 1980. Since then, the role has taken him to some 35 states for film and television, on stage, and as a motivational speaker.He now resides in Springfield, Illinois with his wife and family, where he performs for some of the city's 500,000 annual visitors. From there he also travels to points across the nation on tours, and by special invitation.


Please join the Friends of the Library for a short business meeting, followed by this phenomenal entertainment. Use this great opportunity to join the Friends of the Library. Memberships will be available at the door. Refreshments will be served