Tagged Rare Books Manuscripts and Digital Collections

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rare Book Department: The Judaica Collection.

Come and explore the Rare Book Department's small but signifcant Judaica Collection. Highlights of the collection will include a manusucript written in the beginning of the Spanish Inquisition, as well as…

We Are What We Eat: An Exhibition from Special Collections

The Free Library’s exhibition, We Are What We Eat , explores the intersection of food, community, and identity. With recipes and cooking techniques passed down through generations, culinary heritage helps preserve flavors and…

We Are What We Eat: Curator-Led Exhibition Tour

The Free Library’s newest exhibition, We Are What We Eat, explores the intersection of food, community, and identity. With recipes and cooking techniques passed down through generations, culinary heritage helps preserve flavors…

The Library of the Wizard Earl - Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Rare Book Department

A storied English aristocratic family, living in a palatial home that was once an abbey, struggles to maintain their household in the face of 20th century financial realities. On April 23rd and 24th 1928, this PBS plotline unfolded in…

Sugar Don't Go On Grits: An Archival Look at The Great Migration's Effect on How We Eat

How Black is sweet cornbread? Do WE put marshmallows on sweet potato casserole? Sugar Don't Go On Grits: An Archival Look at The Great Migration's Effect on How We Eat  will be a conversational space dedicated to retracing…

We Are What We Eat: Curator-Led Exhibition Tour

The Free Library’s newest exhibition, We Are What We Eat, explores the intersection of food, community, and identity. With recipes and cooking techniques passed down through generations, culinary heritage helps preserve flavors…

Spotlight: Objects from Special Collections

Curators and library staff actively work to acquire special collections materials for the Free Library; sometimes items are purchased, some are donated, and occasionally they are transferred from other libraries or collections. Special…

Into the Night

After the sun sets, celestial bodies—like the moon and stars—fill the night sky, while cities glow with an array of artificial light. The night is a time when nocturnal activities—by both people and creatures—…

Into the Night

After the sun sets, celestial bodies—like the moon and stars—fill the night sky, while cities glow with an array of artificial light. The night is a time when nocturnal activities—by both people and creatures—…

Into the Night

After the sun sets, celestial bodies—like the moon and stars—fill the night sky, while cities glow with an array of artificial light. The night is a time when nocturnal activities—by both people and creatures—…

Spotlight: Objects from Special Collections

Curators and library staff actively work to acquire special collections materials for the Free Library; sometimes items are purchased, some are donated, and occasionally they are transferred from other libraries or collections. Special…

Spotlight: Objects from Special Collections

Curators and library staff actively work to acquire special collections materials for the Free Library; sometimes items are purchased, some are donated, and occasionally they are transferred from other libraries or collections. Special…

Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons | Old School Love: And Why it Works

Walk this way for an evening with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, frontman for the mega-influential hip-hop trio Run-DMC. Regarded as the driving force behind ushering rap into the mainstream, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime…

Robert Darnton | A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution

Cultural historian Robert Darnton is the author The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History . His many other books include The Business of Enlightenment , Berlin Journal , The Case for Books , and The Devil in…

Medieval Manuscripts

Are you interested in learning more about the history of people who lived in Europe between 500 and 1500 A.D.? Below you can find helpful information for your research or check out our Medieval Manuscript Digital Collection with over…