The River Falls Public Library's gallery held an opening reception Feb. 3 for its Civil War, which coincides with the reading of Michael Shaara's book "The Killer Angels" during the citywide River Falls Reads program running through March 10. Area re-enactors representing the Prescott Guards, Company B of the 6th Wisconsin, dressed in period uniforms, answered visitors' questions about the display, performed a presentation of arms and demonstrated how they used to prepare the cannon for firing.

Miniature war game enthusiast and community college instructor David Page talked war battles, and George Hanson and Phil Klacan played music from the era. Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Civil War exhibit is one of many activities planned during the River Falls Reads program. Learn more about the program by picking up a brochure or visiting the library's web site