Fantastic Finds features unusual and rare books at Pequot

Fantastic Finds, a free and open to the public monthly event starts on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at 10:45 a.m. On the first Friday of every month up to five items from Pequot Library’s treasure trove of rare books and manuscripts will be revealed, opened from a sealed box! The materials will be discussed and questions answered. The public gets a unique opportunity to experience antique books and items and to learn why they are significant in this day of digital communication. Materials may be thematic or seasonal, and will always be engaging. These stimulating programs are held in the Reading Room.

Rare, leather-bound Charles Dickens book in Pequot Library's Special Collections

Rare, leather-bound Charles Dickens book in Pequot Library’s Special Collections

Each program will be led by Pequot Library’s Executive Director Heather-Marie Montilla. Ms. Montilla says, “It is our Special Collections that make this remarkable institution truly unique.” These Collections include a vast array of more than 30,000 items and, together, they form an incredibly rich and vibrant portrait of the literary, religious, political, military, musical, and cultural life of America and the world. This is one of the most important, concentrated, and impeccably selected set of collections of its kind in the country. Come be enriched by the treasures!

Save the dates for upcoming Fantastic Finds 2016: Friday, March 4, 2016; Friday, April 1, 2016; Friday, May, 6, 2016, all at 10:45 a.m. Images in photographs are samples from Pequot Library’s Special Collections and may not be included in the items revealed.

Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

St. Gregory's Letter, antique illuminated book in Pequot Library's Special Collections.

St. Gregory’s Letter, antique illuminated book in Pequot Library’s Special Collections.

Original typeset manuscript of Margaret Mitchell's international best-seller, Gone with the Wind, from Pequot Library's Special Collections.

Original typeset manuscript of Margaret Mitchell’s international best-seller, Gone with the Wind, from Pequot Library’s Special Collections.

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