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Art of Pop-Up Books Is Topic of Oct. 29 Program

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Books That Pop
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m. Exhibit viewing | Main Lobby
5:30 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

Pop-up or movable books combine art, paper engineering, and storytelling in an intricately crafted object in a way that engages readers of all ages. Everyone loves the surprise of the “pop” or the action on the next page.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, a discussion on the art and educational value of pop-up books will be held at the Wilson Special Collections Library.

Rebecca Vargha, head librarian at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library, will share highlights of the library’s pop-up collection, including a rare copy of The Aquarium, which dates to the early 1880s. She will then moderate a discussion with three private collectors of pop-up books: Sterling Hennis; Charles Waldren; and Ann Montanaro Staples, founder of The Movable Book Society.

The 5:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees will be able to view a display of books from the SILS Library and the private collections of the panelists.

The event is sponsored by the SILS Library and the Friends of the Library.

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