Rabbits in Boxes

As physical objects, children’s books are notoriously at-risk. Books and ephemera that were originally published for children usually ended up in the possession of… children, not surprisingly. And whatever their other merits, children aren’t typically known for their careful attention to the health and well-being of their toys and books.

That’s why a collection like our Edith Wetmore Collection…

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Original artwork by local Providence artist and tattooer Mike Brousseau for our upcoming Lovecraft Readathon on August 23, 7-10pm.
PPL and RI Historical Society are co-hosting a birthday celebration for HP and inviting you to take part in live readings of his short stories and poetry. We’ll also have musical performances from amazing RI bands. Plus you’ll be able to buy some swag with this awesome artwork inspired by “The Tomb”. Buy your tickets at www.lovecraftreadathon.com! (at Providence Public Library)

Original artwork by local Providence artist and tattooer Mike Brousseau for our upcoming Lovecraft Readathon on August 23, 7-10pm.

PPL and RI Historical Society are co-hosting a birthday celebration for HP and inviting you to take part in live readings of his short stories and poetry. We’ll also have musical performances from amazing RI bands. Plus you’ll be able to buy some swag with this awesome artwork inspired by “The Tomb”. Buy your tickets at www.lovecraftreadathon.com! (at Providence Public Library)

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boonelibrary:

And we don’t charge you $10 a month (Unless you bring back everything very late).

Thanks Jimmy Fallon for reminding folks of what libraries have been doing for years and years!  See the whole clip from his July 18, 2014 and watch at 1:25 for the library shout out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr9vSaIh8dg&list=UU8-Th83bH_thdKZDJCrn88g#t=106

boonelibrary:

And we don’t charge you $10 a month (Unless you bring back everything very late).

Thanks Jimmy Fallon for reminding folks of what libraries have been doing for years and years!  See the whole clip from his July 18, 2014 and watch at 1:25 for the library shout out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr9vSaIh8dg&list=UU8-Th83bH_thdKZDJCrn88g#t=106

"A Booke containing such Beasts as are most usefull for such as practice Drawing, Graveing, Armes Painting, Chaseing and for several other occasions." Designed by F. Barlow, printed in 1664.  (at Providence Public Library)
A request this morning in Special Collections lead our librarian to search for images of unicorns.  And out came this beauty of a book printed in 1664 and “Sould by John Overton at ye White Horse Without Newgate where you may have severall Books for ye same uses.”  
Designed by Francis Barlow who was a London painter and illustrator in the late 17th century.  This was intended as a drawing guide for illustration, engraving, painting coats of arms, and chasing (a method of ornamental decoration similar to chiseling or etching into metal).  
 

"A Booke containing such Beasts as are most usefull for such as practice Drawing, Graveing, Armes Painting, Chaseing and for several other occasions." Designed by F. Barlow, printed in 1664.  (at Providence Public Library)

A request this morning in Special Collections lead our librarian to search for images of unicorns.  And out came this beauty of a book printed in 1664 and “Sould by John Overton at ye White Horse Without Newgate where you may have severall Books for ye same uses.”  

Designed by Francis Barlow who was a London painter and illustrator in the late 17th century.  This was intended as a drawing guide for illustration, engraving, painting coats of arms, and chasing (a method of ornamental decoration similar to chiseling or etching into metal).  

 

First R I INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING EXPO to be Held
AUGUST 2 & 3 at Providence Public Library!

The first annual Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo), a weekend-long free festival celebrating self-published comics, books and zines, will take place on Saturday August 2 & Sunday August 3  from 12 PM to 6 PM at Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street in downtown Providence.
The only event of its kind in Rhode Island, RIPExpo celebrates a diverse community of underground and small press artists on both a local and international scale. Writers and artists from all over North America will join local creators to share their work and ideas in a vibrant live forum. Vendors will have a variety of books, comics, prints and affordable artwork for sale to the public.
Artists’ talks and panel discussions featuring special guests and artists from across the country will take place onsite all weekend.  A full programming schedule, including film screenings, exhibitions and social events, will be announced on the website as the festival approaches.
Special guests include celebrated Providence-based artists, cartoonist Mickey Zacchilli and Mothers News editor Jacob Khepler. Out-of town featured guests include Lale Westvind (New York), Leah Wishnia (New York), Suzy X (New York) and Sophie Yanow (Montreal).
RIPExpo is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Providence Public Library!
For more information or press material, please contact:
Mimi, Chrzanowski, Cybele Collins, Cathy G Johnson and Dailen Williams, Core Organizers - ripepvd@gmail.com

Full EXPO program details: www.ripexpo.com

First R I INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING EXPO to be Held

AUGUST 2 & 3 at Providence Public Library!

The first annual Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo), a weekend-long free festival celebrating self-published comics, books and zines, will take place on Saturday August 2 & Sunday August 3  from 12 PM to 6 PM at Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street in downtown Providence.

The only event of its kind in Rhode Island, RIPExpo celebrates a diverse community of underground and small press artists on both a local and international scale. Writers and artists from all over North America will join local creators to share their work and ideas in a vibrant live forum. Vendors will have a variety of books, comics, prints and affordable artwork for sale to the public.

Artists’ talks and panel discussions featuring special guests and artists from across the country will take place onsite all weekend.  A full programming schedule, including film screenings, exhibitions and social events, will be announced on the website as the festival approaches.

Special guests include celebrated Providence-based artists, cartoonist Mickey Zacchilli and Mothers News editor Jacob Khepler. Out-of town featured guests include Lale Westvind (New York), Leah Wishnia (New York), Suzy X (New York) and Sophie Yanow (Montreal).

RIPExpo is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Providence Public Library!

For more information or press material, please contact:

Mimi, Chrzanowski, Cybele Collins, Cathy G Johnson and Dailen Williams, Core Organizers - ripepvd@gmail.com

Full EXPO program details: www.ripexpo.com

Miss Anne Handley, head of the circulation department at the Providence Public Library, 1946.  Pre-addition the library was getting tight on space and librarians were just working in the middle of the stacks!  #providence #library #libraries #rhodeisland #rhodeislandhistory #librarians #stacks #shelfie #books #bookporn (at Providence Public Library)

Miss Anne Handley, head of the circulation department at the Providence Public Library, 1946. Pre-addition the library was getting tight on space and librarians were just working in the middle of the stacks! #providence #library #libraries #rhodeisland #rhodeislandhistory #librarians #stacks #shelfie #books #bookporn (at Providence Public Library)

Charles E. Johnson and friend at Easton’s Beach in Newport, circa 1920s. Mr. Johnson was father to actor Van Johnson and was a plumber in Newport. Check out all those kids wearing full suits to the beach! #newport #rhodeisland #rhodeislandhistory #beach #vintagebathingsuit #acrobatics #1920s (at Providence Public Library)

Charles E. Johnson and friend at Easton’s Beach in Newport, circa 1920s. Mr. Johnson was father to actor Van Johnson and was a plumber in Newport. Check out all those kids wearing full suits to the beach! #newport #rhodeisland #rhodeislandhistory #beach #vintagebathingsuit #acrobatics #1920s (at Providence Public Library)