Ohioan Lucy Pier Stevens was visiting family in Texas when the Civil War broke out. As a Northerner stranded in the South, she documented Civil War life in her extremely detailed diaries. Vicki Adams Tongate, author of a book on this rare diary, will discuss Lucy’s written private thoughts in the Allen Public Library Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on October 10. Come hear how this journal offers a unique perspective on daily life and the ties that transcended sectional loyalties during America’s most divisive conflict. Visit AllenLibrary.org for details.