Rare Book & Manuscript Library Events
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RBML's fall exhibit featuring the University of Illinois Library's extensive Conde de Montemar letters collection, as well as other rare and fascinating books about the 16th-Century Spanish conquest and colonization of Perú.
Curious about Marcel Proust? Prof. François Proulx (FRIT) and RBML curator Caroline Szylowicz will mark the 100th anniversary of his death with an exploration of his books, manuscripts and letters. Come share — or discover — favorite characters, passages, and anecdotes.
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Curators Ruthann E. Mowry and Dr. Cait Coker will host this live, interactive presentation of materials documenting the history of European witchcraft. Bring your questions as we discuss witch trial records and accounts in their historical context and our contemporary parallels.
Drop by the RBML on Reading day between 3 and 5pm to view some rare book favorites, enjoy a few refreshments, and print your own holiday card on our tabletop proofing press! Then, make your way over to the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab, located at 1301 S. Goodwin Ave., to print text inside your card using their letterpress equipment!