4 – 5 pm
Towner Fellows’ Lounge
As Halloween approaches, our thoughts turn to ghoulish tales and ghostly legends. Please join us at this week’s colloquium, when Library Assistants from the Newberry’s General Reading Room and Special Collections Reading Room will enlighten and entertain us with spooky images and scary texts culled from the collection. Halloween treats will be served. Costumes are welcome, but optional.
The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.