Tonight’s installment of RUI: Reading Under the Influence, the Reader‘s 2009 pick for best reading series, is focused on the theme of Abraham Lincoln (!). The featured readers are Patrick Somerville (The Cradle), recipient of the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award; Time Out Chicago books editor Jonathan Messinger; and RUI regulars Rob Duffer and Amy Guth. RUI is usually $3, but it’s free tonight thanks to a CPL partnership.

RUI: Reading Under the Influence, 7-9 PM, Sheffield’s, 3258 N. Sheffield