Upcoming Calendar

In New York/East Coast:

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at 1pm. The 3rd Annual David N. Redden Lecture featuring E. Ward and Carolyn Smith at the Grolier Club in NYC. Online webinar.

In London:

Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights exhibition at the British Library opened on October 23, 2020, and will run through August 1, 2021.

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens exhibition at the British Library will open in October 2021.

Please check the British Library website for updated hours and safety policies.


Recent Events in 2020

Virtual Tour of Johns Hopkins University Libraries, May 26, 2021. Watch video here.

Events in 2020

The 2nd Annual David N. Redden Lecture, “England and the United States: A Bibliophile’s ‘Special Relationship,'” by William T. Buice III. October 27, 2020. Watch video here.

Virtual Tour of Yale Libraries including the Beinecke and Walpole Libraries and the Elizabethan Club. October 6, 2020.

*CANCELLED* May 22-29, 2020. Annual Chairman’s Council Visit to the British Library.

*CANCELLED* May 22, 2020. The Douglas W. Bryant Lecture at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.

*CANCELLED*  May 4 & 5, 2020. Visit to Baltimore area libraries and museums, including Johns Hopkins University Libraries hosted by Advisory Council Member Winston Tabb; Baltimore Museum of Art; Walters Art Library; and Edgar Allan Poe House.

*CANCELLED* April 2, 2020, 6:15 pm, “The Pleasures of the Age: Entertainment in Georgian England,” by British Library Curator Tania Kirk. Lecture and reception co-hosted by the Royal Oak Foundation and the American Trust for the British Library. $35 for ATBL members. The General Society of New York, 20 W. 44th St.  Also on
*CANCELLED* April 7, 2020, 6 pm Reception and 6:30 pm Lecture repeated at the Union League Club of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St. $30 for ATBL members.

*CANCELLED* March 16 & 17, 2020. Visit to Yale University libraries and museums; Center for British Art; Elizabethan Club.

Events in 2019

The Inaugural David N. Redden Lecture given by Dr. Werner Gundersheimer, Former Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library at The Grolier Club. October 28, 2019

Lecture by British Library curator Adrian Edwards on “King George III” co-sponsored by the Royal Oak Foundation and ATBL. October 24, 2019

Tour of the Winterthur garden, museum, and library, sponsored by the Clements Library. September 27, 2019 in Delaware

The Library Company of Philadelphia. Lecture by J. Kevin Graffagnino. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Philadelphia

The Douglas W. Bryant Lecture given by Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  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, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Events in 2018

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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