Monday, February 18, 2013

Book sale and Founder's Day lecture at the Huntington

2013 Founder's Day Lecture
"A Library of Last Resort:
The Huntington in the 21st Century"
Thursday, February 21, 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Henry E. Huntington in his New York library, ca. 1917.
Henry E. Huntington in his New York library, ca. 1917.
Seats are still available for this year's Founder's Day Lecture on Thursday, February 21, at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. in Friends' Hall. Attendance is free and the lecture is open to the public; however, tickets are required. A champagne reception will follow each lecture.

David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Library, will share an overview and brief history of the library and the current trends in public and academic libraries. In the general move to digital resources, The Huntington is now distinguished as a “library of last resort” where researchers have access to original materials like rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and maps, as well as our own digital resources. In addition, he will address the role of the research library as a physical place for scholars to meet and exchange ideas.

Reserve your free tickets online (a maximum of 5) for the 3 p.m. afternoon lectureor the 7:30 p.m. evening lecture, or call 800-838-3006. 
02/15 - 02/18 Presidents' Day Special at the Huntington Bookstore & More
Expand your own library! In honor of Presidents' Day, this weekend only, receive an extra 20% off of American History books (Members receive an additional 20% on top of their Members' discount). This discount is good Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18, and includes books on California and local history. 
Huntington staff member R.B. Haselden examines a manuscript before the digital age.
The 90,000 sq. ft. Munger Research Center doubled the size of the Library, and includes facilities for conservation, preservation, and digital imaging.

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