Presented by THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY as part of its 2012 McLellan/O'Donnell Living History Series. Cultural commentator, National Humanities Medal recipient, and Rhodes Scholar Clay Jenkinson presents a simulated debate between two of our greatest presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. A co-founder of the contemporary Chautauqua movement, a forum for public discussion about the ideas and lives of key figures in American history, Clay Jenkinson offers a three-part performancein costume as presidents Jefferson and Roosevelt debating and discussing; taking questions from audience members; and then, back 'out of character,' taking questions from a more scholarly, historical plane. Book and DVD sales and a booksigning are included as part of the day's festivities. His most recent book is For the Love of North Dakota and Other Essays: Sundays with Clay in the Bismarck Tribune (Dakota Institute). Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Doors open at 11:15 a.m. For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636. Please note that in past years these appearances have filled rapidly, so early arrival is suggested.