Big and Small, Books for All

Now through Sun, March 25, 2018 9:00 A.M. Add to your calendar
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Big and Small, Books for All

From October 23, 2017 to March 24, 2018

This family-oriented exhibition features extraordinary books selected for their extreme sizes and unusual shapes. Visitors of all ages can interact with special artifacts and explore ideas of the form, function, and meaning of the book as a physical object. Hundreds of items will be on display, including a 4,000-year-old Sumerian tablet that is smaller than a bar of soap, a handwritten medieval music book taller than a toddler, an Armenian prayer scroll longer than an alligator, and tiny books barely the size of a pencil eraser.

Special events include after-hours programs in the Rare Book Department, like Teeny Tiny Tuesdays and Way-Too-Big Wednesdays; fun food experiences in the Culinary Literacy Center; and miniature bookmaking programs at neighborhood libraries for children, teens and adults.

Adult Young Adult School Age Toddler Senior Exhibitions Family Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Special Collections Big and Small, Books for All

Rare Book Department
Third Floor

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Upcoming Events at Rare Book Department

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Upcoming Exhibitions Events

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018