Category Archives: Libravore

The Center for Book Arts upcoming events Spring 2014

Birds of a feather announcements: The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and … Continue reading

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The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie at Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch 3/2/14 1 PM

The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Join biographer David Nasaw in this Kahn Humanities Lecture as he shares the story of how Andrew Carnegie amassed his fortune and why he committed so much of it to building almost 2,000 public libraries … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events : Talk and Tour of the Costume Collection @ FIT with Lynn Sallaberry

When: Tuesday, April 8th @ 10:30AM Where:   Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Seventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City 10001-5992  View a map Cost:  Members $.00               Non-members $10   Program description:  Costume Tour at the Museum … Continue reading

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Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage February 4, 2014 – May 18, 2014

Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage  February 4, 2014 – May 18, 2014 This exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community of Iraq in a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Handwritten Resume 1482 | Open Culture

in History | January 22nd, 2014 3 Comments We know that Michelangelo wrote grocery lists; now we have evidence that Leonardo wrote resumes. “Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented … Continue reading

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Inside the Grolier Club, an Upper East Side Private Club Dedicated to the Book Arts | Untapped Cities

Nestled among the beautiful townhouses of the Upper East Side is the Grolier Club, a private club dedicated to the book arts. Founded in 1884 and named for the great French Renaissance bibliophile Jean Grolier, the club hosts eight exhibitions … Continue reading

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The User Is (Still) Not Broken There are disruptions everywhere—formats, distribution, and technology—but the one constant that gets forgotten is people By Bryan Kenney | Jan 27, 2014

Back in 2006, Karen Schneider, now university librarian at Oakland, Calif.’s Holy Names University, published “The User Is Not Broken: A Meme Masquerading as a Manifesto” on her blog, the Free Range Librarian. The post, as radical as it was … Continue reading

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