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April 18, 2013

Fiction Addiction Book Club at UIUC

by Ni'Shell Johnson

On April 4, 2013 Centennial Library book club visited the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library. This event was a joint field trip with the Jefferson Middle School Library club. Students learned about the care and collection of rare books from curator Caroline Szylowics. Students examined artist’s books-an artist’s book is a work of art as well as a book and is hand made, unique, and produced in any size, shape, or media- and early graphic novels. In March book club members and advanced photography students received a two hour workshop on making artist’s books by nationally recognized artist Bea Nettles. Some of Ms. Nettle’s Books are owned by the Rare Book Library.

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