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History of the Book

Tue, September 26, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

The Free Library's Traveling Treasures program is a one-hour,hands-on exploration of book history.  Participants will be encouraged to touch and feel rare materials, as they explore books from around the world, and learn how they have changed over 5,000 years.  For tweens and up.

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Big and Small, Books for All

Now through Mon, October 23, 2017 9:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

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,…

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Miniature Album Workshop

Mon, November 13, 2017 4:30 P.M.
Greater Olney Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in any direction and have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop, led by Valeria Kremser, children will make miniature album using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. This program…

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History of the Book: from Cuneiform Tablet to Computer Tablets

Wed, December 6, 2017 3:30 P.M.
David Cohen Ogontz Library

What is a book? Explore books from around the world, and learn how they have changed over 5,000 years of human history. Explore Traveling Treasures -  a hands-on, touring special collection of rare artifacts. The featured objects are from our Rare Book Department.  This one-hour…

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