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Miniature Wearable Books

Sat, November 25, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional 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 the workshop we will sew two miniature blank case bindings that we will then make into a pair of earrings or two pendants with cords. All supplies will be provided.

Adult Young Adult Senior Arts and Crafts Programs Workshops and Enrichment Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections arts & crafts Book Arts Big and Small, Books for All

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: John Bidwell

Tue, December 5, 2017 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach

John Bidwell and Derick Dreher explore the literary legacy of financier and collector J.P. Morgan, his formidable librarian Belle Da Costa Greene, and our own Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach– who we’ve recently discovered were more connected than previously thought. Featuring slides and…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Rosenbach Museum & Library In Conversation with the Rosenbach

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…

Young Adult School Age Workshops and Enrichment Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Traveling Treasures

Miniature Pocket Albums with Valeria Kremser

Tue, March 6, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

A miniature book is a book smaller than 3 inches in size. These tiny books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. In this workshop children will make miniature pocket albums using traditional book binding techniques. All supplies will be provided. Big and Small, Books For…

School Age Arts and Crafts Programs Family Programs Workshops and Enrichment Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections arts & crafts Big and Small, Books for All

Big and Small, Books for All

Now through Sun, March 25, 2018 9:00 A.M.
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…

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