Activity: Newberry Library Exhibit

We often travel far and wide
But really truth will oft reside
Beneath your sometimes clueless hide
Which takes your wanderings in stride

Surprised to find a paucity
When she first came to Newberry
A woman by the name “Jenny”
Then urged this esteemed library

To showcase works of yesteryear
(From 10,000 books, I hear)
For reasons she made very clear:
Children’s lit to her is dear

Note: Chicago’s Newberry Library has a brand new exhibit!

Artifacts of Childhood: 700 Years of Children’s Books opens this Saturday (9/27/08) courtesy curators Jenny Schwartzberg and Paul Gehl.

More information here.

There’s also a children’s lit lecture series – for adults – and activities – for the kiddos – including:

Workshop for Kids: Story/Book

Saturday, November 1, 12:30 pm – 3:00 p.m.
Workshop leaders: Esther Hershenhorn and Lisa Cinelli
For ages 7 to 11

Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Bearden

Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A story reading and collage book-making workshop for ages 5 to 8
Author and Workshop Leader: Claire Hartfield


The Shakespeare Project of Chicago’s 50-Minute Hamlet*
Saturday, January 10, 10:00 am

Contact the museum for more info at (312) 255-3700 or


4 Comments on Activity: Newberry Library Exhibit

  1. Oh my! Thank you so much Nadine! Do come by and say hello when you come to see the exhibit.Jenny

  2. I am very impressed by your rhyming skill!

  3. From one mom to anotherI appreciate the propsWhen I review booksI pull out all the stops(In other words, thanks!)

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