Summer Reading Club

To Feed an Army: Food and Nutrition in the Civil War

Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly said that “an army marches on its stomach,” and this remark proved very true during the Civil War. Feeding hundreds of thousands of men was one of the greatest logistical challenges for both sides during four years of war. Learn what the rank and file of Civil War armies ate while on campaign and how soldiers might keep and prepare their food in the field. The monotony of army food was not only boring, it was seriously detrimental to one’s health, leading many soldiers to creatively supplement modest government-issued rations.

Stability Ball Seminar with Frederick Sport and Health

Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join certified personal trainer Larissa Barbee for a seminar to learn ways to improve posture, strength, endurance and reduce back pain from at home or work with just one piece of equipment: a stability ball! Bring your own ball if you have one.

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