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Join RBML as we celebrate the acquisition of the Tennyson Library of Crochet. There will be an exhibit on the first floor of the library and in the Marshall Gallery, in addition to a variety of great events.
The collection has been donated to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library by Gilbert Witte, long-time employee of the University Library. Named the Tennyson Library of Crochet for Witte’s great-grandmother Flora Emily Tennyson, the collection documents the history and practice of the craft through journals, patterns, samples, and manuals. The Tennyson Library of Crochet consists of over 7,000 items in all, ranging in date from 1843 to the present.
Crochet class for children (age 8 and above, 8 children total, click here to register) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Marshall Gallery.
Crochet class for adults (Click here to register) from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery.
Reception, including ugly sweater contest, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery.