Upcoming Calendar

In New York/East Coast:

Wednesday, September 25 in Philadelphia. Afternoon visit to The Rosenbach Library and The Library Company of Philadelphia. Lecture by J. Kevin Graffagnino, ATBL Advisory Council member and Director of the University of Michigan’s William L. Clements Library on “The Pioneer Americanists: Early Collectors, Dealers, and Bibliographers” at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, September 26 in Philadelphia. Visits to the American Philosophical Society, Science History Institute and Philadelphia Athenaeum.

Friday, September 27 at 10 am. Tour of the Winterthur garden, museum, and library, sponsored by the Clements Library.  Prints, Currier & Ives collection, glass, costumes from the TV show, The Crown, and conservation lab. $65 includes admission and buffet lunch. Winterthur, Delaware.

Thursday, October 24 at 6:15 pm. Lecture by British Library curator Adrian Edwards on “King George III” with reception following at the General Society Library of New York. This event is co-sponsored by the Royal Oak Foundation and the ATBL. Tickets for ATBL and Grolier Club members will be at the discounted rate of $30.

The Inaugural David N. Redden Lecture given by Dr. Werner Gundersheimer, Former Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library at The Grolier Club on Monday, October 28, 2019, at 6 pm with reception following. RSVP required. Update: WAITLIST ONLY. Lecture will be available to stream live online.


In London:

Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition at the British Library, April 26, 2019, through August 27, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion exhibition at the British Library, June 7, 2019, through September 8, 2019



Recent Events in 2018

The Douglas W. Bryant Lecture given by Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Eccles Centre of American Studies, British Library.

Chairman’s Council Visit to British Library, London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. June 23 – July 3, 2019

10th Breslauer Lecture by R. Dyke Benjamin on “The Formation of a Private Collection for the Public Good: John Ruskin and his Transatlantic Inspiration” on Friday,
April 5, 2019, at 5:30 pm. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

How Maps Made America” lecture by Susan Schulten at the British Library, November 13, 2018

Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the New-York Historical Society,
October 5, 2018, through January 27, 2019

9th Breslauer Lecture by Edward L. Widmer on “Pilgrim’s Progress: Lincoln’s Life in and Around Books” at The Kosciuszko Foundation, October 16, 2018

James Cook: The Voyages exhibition at the British Library, April 27, 2018, through August 28, 2018

June 10-15, 2018– Chairman’s Council Visit to British Library, London and Oxford — Wallace Collection Library, Westminster Abbey, Christ Church, Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum, Pembroke College

Tour of the Metropolitan Opera Archives, May 9, 2018

Tour of the Rubin Museum of Art, May 2, 2018

Trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Athenaeum, American Philosophical Society, Science History Institute Othmer Library, and Library Company of Philadelphia, April 26-27, 2018

Tour of the Bard Graduate Center exhibition, The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity, with curator Georgios Budalis, March 1, 2018

Events in 2017

Lecture by Christopher de Hamel on the Library of Saint Thomas Becket at The Grolier Club, October 26, 2017

Tour of the The Morgan Library & Museum exhibition, Magnificent Gems: Medieval Treasure Bindings, October 18, 2017

Lunch at The Morgan Dining Room, October 18, 2017

Tour of the Frick Museum Library, October 17, 2017

Tour of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts, October 16, 2017

Russian Revolution: Hopes, Tragedy, Myths exhibition at the British Library, April 28, 2017, through August 29, 2017

Chairman’s Council Trip to London and Manchester, May 14-19, 2017

Tour of the National Geographic Society, Washington D.C., April 12, 2017

Phil Hatfield at The Explorers’ Club, NYC, April 11, 2017

The Eighth Breslauer Lecture,  “My Life in Libraries:  Collections, Characters, and Collaborators” by Winston Tabb, Librarian, Johns Hopkins University, The Grolier Club, NYC, March 15, 2017

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line exhibition at the British Library, November 4, 2016, through March 1, 2017

Events in 2016

The Battle of Brooklyn exhibition at the New-York Historical Society with Jean Ashton, Library Director Emerita, November 30

Carnegie Hall Archives and Rose Museum tour, November 16

Private tour of National Archives, October 20

25th Anniversary Celebration of the Eccles Centre for American Studies hosted by Board member Gwendolyn van Paasschen, October 19

Tour of The Peabody Room at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, October 19

25th Anniversary Celebration of the Eccles Centre for American Studies hosted by David and Jeannette Redden, October 17

ATBL Annual Meeting at the Century Association, October 17

Shakespeare in Ten Acts exhibition at the British Library — through September 6, 2016

Douglas W. Bryant Lecture, British Library Conference Centre, May 16

J. Kevin Graffagnino at The Grolier Club, May 9

Opening of Shakespeare in Ten Acts exhibition at The British Library, April 14th

Chairman’s Council Trip to Dublin, Armagh Northern Ireland, Cambridge and London, April 10-16

Brooklyn Museum Library, March 31

Folger Shakespeare Library and Library of Congress in DC, March 14 and 15

The Pforzheimer Collection at the NYPL, March 7, 5 pm

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