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Rare Books events at Jubilee Library

Jubilee (Dancing rabbits 27.2.16) - Copy - CopyRare Books & Special Collections Events – Upcoming events at Jubilee Library: 

Talk One: 

The Decameron is a collection of short stories famous for their humour, sexual  explicitness, and anti-clericism, and one of the most influential works in the history of European literature.

This talk by Dr Rhiannon Daniels, who is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Bristol, will explore the ways in which publishing this text was marketed and read in sixteenth-century Italy within the newly established culture of print. Jubilee Library holds a number
of Renaissance editions of the Decameron which will be available
to view.

Dr Rhiannon Daniels is the author of Boccaccio and the Book:
Production and Reading in Italy 1340-1520 (2009) and co-editor
of The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio (2015)
Saturday, 5th March 2016
11.30-12.30
£3

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Talk Two:

An Illustrated History of a Renaissance Bestseller Introduction to the Rare Books
& Special Collections:

Talk, Tour & Display of some of the ‘Treasures’ held in the Library Collections – 45,000 rare and unique works given to the Library by past residents of Brighton
Saturday, 27th February 2016
11.30-12.30
£3

Jubilee (Decameron 5.3.16)2 - Copy - Copy

Taking place at:

TONY MILLER RARE BOOKS READING ROOM
UPPER FLOOR
JUBILEE LIBRARY
JUBILEE STREET
BRIGHTON, BN1 1GE

THE ROOM IS ACCESSIBLE BY LIFT AND SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS

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Hove in WWI

A big thank you to Margaret Curson of the Brighton and Hove Libraries Service Rare Books Archive for her fascinating talk about the archives and special collection related to World War One at Hove Library in December 2015.
This event was part of our monthly Conversation Cafe session, as part of the Fabrica run Boys on the Plaque project, and funded by the Heritage Lottery.


We really enjoyed looking through some rare and special resources at this library, complete with its’ own WWI War memorial.
The annexe at Hove Library was once a smoking balcony for readers at the library, but a behest in the early part of the 20th century, allowed for the room to be re-built as part of Hove Library proper.

Brighton and Hove in WWI -Conversation Cafe Wednesday December 9th 2015.

Bton seafront.jpgThis month, we’ll be meeting for our WWI themed Conversation Cafe at Hove Library.
We’ll be hosting an event with Margaret Curson of the Rare Books Archive and discussing other city based WWI memorials amongst other things.
Refreshments will be provided free of charge. All welcome!
Wednesday December 9th 2.30-4.30pm- Meeting at Hove Library, Church Road, Hove BN3. 

Future sessions in 2016 are as follows – All welcome:
·        
January 13th – Meet at Jubilee Library
Group session to discuss our own families in WWI, with personal experiences, photos and memories. Look at WWI book A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie.
 
·         February 10th – Meet at Jubilee Library
Dr Chris Kempshall of WWI in East Sussex project will speak to the group.
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