The Public Broadcasting Station will premiere a new medical drama that is set in Alexandria during the Civil War. Come celebrate the PBS series www.alexandria.lib.va.us and Alexandria’s local history with a special series of speakers and events. The next events at the library will include a “Medicinal Alcohol in the Civil War” talk by Dr. Guy Hasegawa, a noted Civil War medicine scholar, on Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. The series will also include a tea event by Laurie Bell, a certified tea specialist, on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Central Library. Participants must register for the tea event. The series began on Jan. 9 and will last until Feb. 16. For more information, call 703-746-1751 or visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us to see a listing of other events for “Mercy Street”.