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Selected images from the Lilly Library, Image of a New Zealand Chief, 1773, Sample book for monastic scribes, 1450, Poster for The Lilly Library

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Lecture: Annual Friends of the Lilly Library meeting with a talk by Dr. David Brenneman, Thursday, November 19, 5:30 p.m.

Exhibition: Max Eastman's Century: A Lilly Library Themester Exhibition, September 9 - November 21, 2015, Lilly Library Lincoln Room

Exhibition: Sam Loyd: Puzzle King, October 12 - December 20, 2015, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Exhibition: Rational Amusements: Nineteenth-Century Puzzles, October 12 - December 20, 2015, Lilly Library Slocum Room

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Friends of the Lilly Library Fund: Gifts made to the Friends of the Lilly Library Fund are used for acquisitions made by the Lilly Library or special projects, such as events, lectures and conservation projects.

Recent posts from the blog: LILLY LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES

Sam Loyd, Puzzle King: Exhibition and Talk by Will Shortz
Did you miss the talk by Puzzlemaster Will Shortz at the Lilly Library on November 5th? Don’t worry! Here’s your chance to be a virtual guest in our beautiful library. You can view and listen to the full presentation by Mr. Shortz here. This fall in the Main Gallery we are proud to present an […]

The Nadine Gordimer Manuscript Collection
Among the Lilly Library’s many notable literary manuscripts collections are the papers of South African author Nadine Gordimer. You can view the finding aid for this collection here. Gordimer, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, was born on November 20, 1923 in the small East Rand mining town of Springs. Her mother, Hannah (“Nan”) Myers, came […]

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