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The Ancient Art Of Paper Marbling, Once A Kept Secret

  The ancient art of paper marbling as used in the binding of books. Elizabeth Frengel, Curator of Rare Books at the University of Chicago, shows samples of marbling seen around the world, a process which was once kept secret. The earliest surviving specimens of marble paper date from the 12th century believed to have Read more…

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Free Books With Every Meal At The Traveler Restaurant

On NYBERG, a gem of a place near Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the border village of Mashapaug in the town of Union, Connecticut. Union has a population of 839 at last count. One of its landmarks is the Traveler Restaurant where you get free used books, three of them with every meal you eat there…no really. For the last Read more…

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Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

It’s the largest rare book library in the world with no windows, and it’s right under our noses at Yale University. Have you been to The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library? You don’t have to be a Yalie to walk in the door. If you haven’t been, or it’s been a awhile since you’ve spent Read more…

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Record Your Music at Danbury’s Library For Free!

Need a recording studio for free? Well guess what, the Danbury Library just put one in and as long as you have a library card you can use it. You can do up to two, three hour sessions a month. For all of you who dream of one day becoming a national recording artist and Read more…

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Put A Little Free Library In Your Town

Do you know about the Little Free Libraries that have been established around the world? There are about 50-thousand of them and counting. Rose Buckens of Morris and Jo Ann Jaacks of Litchfield are busy putting these mini cabinet-like libraries all over their community and soon there will be more than 30 of them. They’re in front Read more…

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Beautiful Quilts To Be Displayed in Kent, Connecticut

Art Quilter Exhibits at Kent Memorial Library (Kent, Connecticut) – Kent fiber artist, Karen Eckmeier will be exhibiting her work in an exhibit titled, Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes, at the Kent Memorial Library beginning September 1 until October 31, 2016. Eckmeier, also known as The Quilted Lizard, is an award-winning art quilter, international teacher, author, Read more…

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Memorial Day Book Sale In Kent

POPULAR BOOK SALE WILL OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT KENT MEMORIAL LIBRARY The Kent Memorial Library will kick off its extravagant annual book sale on Memorial Day Weekend! The sale will begin on Friday, May 27 (no early birds) and continue through Monday, May 30. Memorial Day weekend hours will be Friday: 12-5, Saturday: 10-5, Read more…

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A Library Frozen In Time

At the Young Men’s Institute Library in New Haven, Connecticut hearing “shhhhhhhhhh” would be quite appropriate. You see, this gem of a place tucked into the downtown area of the Elm City is the state’s oldest living literary institution and one of the last remaining membership libraries in North America. Who knew? Well I didn’t, Read more…

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