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Treasures of American history featured in Princeton exhibition – Opening Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

From a first-hand account of Colonial life in Jamestown to a wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth following President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, a Princeton University Libraryexhibition opening Friday, Feb. 22, will trace the American experience from 1607 to 1865.

Times of Trenton Highlights 18th Century Handel Acquisition

Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an eighteenth-century scribal score of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Berenice, copied by a contemporary Handel copyist (“S2”) from the composer’s autograph manuscript.

Curator’s Tour of “First X, Then Y, Now Z” — January 12, 2013 @ 3 pm

Please join John Delaney, Curator of Maps, for a tour of the cur­rent exhibit in the main exhi­bi­tion gallery at Fire­stone Library, “First X, Then Y, Now Z: Land­mark The­matic Maps”.   The tour will meet in the main exhi­bi­tion gallery …

RBSC Firestone December Holiday Hours

Dulles Reading Room CLOSED Monday and Tuesday December 24 and 25 OPEN Wednesday to Friday December 26 to 28 CLOSED Monday and Tuesday December 31 to January 1 Regular Reading Room Hours Monday to Friday, 9-4:45 pm Galleries (Main, Milberg, Cotsen) …

Truly Grimm – Storytelling on Sunday, December 9th in Cotsen

The Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library invites you to a storytelling by Susan Danoff ’75 & Tara McGowan ‘90 in honor of the Bicentary of the publication of Grimms’ Fairy Tales on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:30pm in …

Art Walk is on Thursday, December 6th from 5-8 pm – Come see this exhibit at Firestone!

Come see this exhibit at Firestone in the Milberg Gallery – “The Elec­tion for Woodrow Wilson’s Amer­ica”. And this exhibit in the Main Gallery – “First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps” .

Come join the PLAS Lecture by Javier Guerrero on Tuesday, December 4th – 12pm – 216 Burr Hall

In this presentation, Javier Guerrero examines the relationship between archive and plasticity through an exploration of the archive of the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, housed at the Firestone Library.

RBSC Firestone Holiday Hours

GALLERIES (Main, Milberg, and Cotsen) Wednesday, 11/21/12 9-5 pm Thursday, 11/22/12 CLOSED Friday, 11/23/12 12-5 pm (Normal hours will resume for the galleries on Saturday, 11/24/12 and Sunday, 11/25/12 from 12-5 pm.) DULLES READING ROOM Wednesday, 11/21/12 9-4:45 pm Thur

Curator’s Tour of “First X, Then Y, Now Z” – December 2, 2012 @ 2 pm

Please join LETC and John Delaney for a tour of the current exhibit in the main exhibition gallery at Firestone Library, “First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps”.   We will meet in the main exhibition gallery at Firestone.

New Cotsen Publication: “Paint Like Peter Rabbit”

There’s a new pamphlet available free of charge to visitors of the gallery of the Cotsen Children’s Library.  It’s a coloring book designed by Mark Argetsinger that reproduces eight illustrations from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit Painting Book(London: Frederick Warne &am

Cotsen Library is in the New York Times – Beatrix Potter Letters Exhibited at the Morgan Library

By Edward Rothstein Published: November 1, 2012 The New York Times, Art & Design Section It was such a long time ago; and in another world,” Beatrix Potter writes, in a handwriting not all that different from the one she …

2012-2013 Adler Book Collecting Prize – Deadline for entries has been EXTENDED: Monday, November 12, 2012

The Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize is endowed from the estate of Elmer Adler, who for many years encouraged the collecting of books by Princeton undergraduates.

Dulles Reading Room will be Open on Friday, November 2nd

The Dulles Read­ing Room in Rare Books and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions will be OPEN on Friday, November 2, 2012.  Please con­sult the Library web­site for further updates.

Dulles Reading Room Remains Closed on Thursday,11/1/12

Although campus and Firestone Library are open, the Dulles Read­ing Room in Rare Books and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions will remain closed on Thursday November 1, 2012 due to power out­ages related to Hur­ri­cane Sandy.  Please con­sult the Library web­site for infor­ma­tion ab

Dulles Reading Room in Firestone Library Closed, Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Dulles Reading Room in Rare Books and Special Collections will be closed on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 due to power outages related to Hurricane Sandy.  Please consult the Library website for information about hours for Wednesday.