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E.g., 03/30/2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015
Love on Paper

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, spanning the centuries and the globe – especially when expressed on paper. That’s precisely why the Newberry’s Love on Paper displays such an eclectic array of collection items, ranging from proclamations and pictures to cynical put-downs and comical send-ups of love.

Monday, March 16, 2015 to Friday, June 12, 2015
Exploration 2015 : The 29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artists’ books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in various media and styles, from classical to contemporary.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Donec in ipso formetur Christus: the Emblem Books of Jan David, S.J.

4 pm

What is an emblem? What features distinguish the Jesuit emblem? Between 1600 and 1610, Jan David, a renowned preacher, rector of the Jesuit College in Ghent (1594-1602), and prominent member of the Provincia Belgica, composed a series of innovative emblem books that quickly became touchstones of emblematic usage in the Low Countries.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Lincoln in Limbo : A Drama by Robert Bray, Directed by Peter Garino

10 am

This play is a fantasy of imagination and emotion, as if taking place in the shadow-mind of Abraham Lincoln between the time he was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, and when he was pronounced dead the following morning. Within the scenes, Lincoln is sometimes impersonating himself, sometimes having events control him, sometimes both at once.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Newberry Colloquium : Second Annual Edible Book Festival

4 pm

Please join us at the Colloquium on April 8 for the Second Annual Edible Book Festival at the Newberry!

What is the “Edible Books Festival,” you ask?

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Ephemeral by Design: Organizing the Everyday

Ephemera are traces of the everyday—materials, usually printed, designed to be read or consumed in some way and then discarded. From bus tickets to party invitations, dance cards to advertisements, these items form the texture of social and commercial exchange.

Friday, April 10, 2015 to Friday, July 3, 2015
Chicago's Great 20th-Century Bookman : The Newberry Career of James M. Wells (1917 - 2014)

James M. Wells served as custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing throughout his 33-year career at the Newberry, also serving as associate librarian and then vice president, and as the first George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Early Modern Studies Program
Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period

9 am to 3 pm

Please register by 10 am Friday, April 10

This symposium aims to explore the complexities of Latin America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, grappling with the multiple perspectives of the many Indigenous and European cultures involved in this time of contact and conflict.

This is a hybrid program, with two scholarly sessions in the morning and a public keynote address in the afternoon.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Imperfect Perfect Game: Baseball Writing in America : Conversations at the Newberry

6 pm

There’s a special affinity between baseball and the writers who cover it. In the 20th century, baseball accounted for some of the most colorful and conscientious sports journalism. How does baseball inspire such representation in the media? Has the quality of baseball writing changed? Two great sports writers, Lester Munson and John Schulian, will step up to the plate to discuss these...