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Library Exhibitions

Illustration by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Prairie

Rare Book Exhibition

October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Free Library Talk:
Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was inspired by her natural surroundings. The prairie lands her family lived on and farmed provided her with a rich knowledge of plants and crops. This exhibition features Marta McDowell’s book The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder and showcases original works from the rare book collection including prairie plant illustrations by naturalist Helen Sharp that are published in the book.

Waud Exhibition
Waud Collection

Miniature Storybook Figures

November 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

During Wonderland Express, visit the Lenhardt Library to view the Waud collection of miniature storybook figures, hand-stitched in felt. Read the story behind the Waud miniatures.

Picturing Tropical Orchids
Picturing Tropical Orchids

Rare Book Exhibition

January 18 – March 24, 2019
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Free Library Talk:
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Picturing Tropical Orchids: from the Rare Book Collection will feature beautifully hand-colored engravings of orchids found in tropical rainforests, cloud forests, and a particular orchid originally found in South America by botanical explorers Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and Aimé Bonpland (1773-1858) in 1834.

Spice Rack
Spice Rack

Flora’s Flavor

March 29 – June 2, 2019
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Free Library Talk:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Featuring beautiful illustrations of plants known for their spices.

Pollinator Paradise in Print
Pollinator Paradise in Print

June 7 – September 15, 2019
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Free Library Talk:
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2 p.m.

View beautiful illustrations of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.

Bartram’s Garden
Bartram’s Garden

In Words and Wood

September 20, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Regenstein Center, Lenhardt Library

Free Library Talk:
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Exhibition features handcrafted artist boxes and objects, made from the wood of fallen trees at Bartram’s Garden, in combination with original poetry.