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Library Exhibits


Exhibit Name: The Book of Hours Exhibit
Dates: Oct 15, 2014 - Jan 15, 2014

Medieval manuscripts are among the greatest glories of Western civilization. The word ‘manuscript’ literally means ‘written by hand’.  The book of hours is a Christian devotional book popular in the Middle Ages.  It is the most common type of surviving medieval illuminated manuscript.  

While each manuscript book of hours is unique, most contain a similar collection of texts, prayers and psalms, often decorated for Christian devotion.  The exhibit is open to the public free during normal library hours and will run until January 15, 2014.

    






Exhibit Name: The Rebecca Ramos Natural History Book Collection
Dates: Sep 15, 2014 - Dec 15, 2014

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The Rebecca Ramos Natural History Book Collection contains, among its approximately one hundred titles, works of some of the more well-known as well as lessor known 19th century naturalists and nature illustrators.
 

From a signed limited edition of Tory Peterson's Audubon's Birds of America to John Lettsom's The Naturalists and Traveler's Companion (1799) and from Bewick's 1804 edition of History of British Birds to a set of select turn of the 20th century Biggle Farm Library books, the collection covers nearly all aspects of nature from the aquatic to flora and fauna.

 

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore nature’s wonders through the eyes of 19th century naturalists and illustrators with these unique offerings!

 




We hope you enjoy the new exhibits! 

 


All exhibits are open to the PC Community and the General Public for free.

For library hours call 401-865-2242.

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