Event—Events for Donors

Associates Day

Library of Games: A Brief History of Amusement, Distraction, Gambling, Divination, Cards, Chance, and More, from the Medieval to the Modern

We are playing around with our special event for Newberry Associates. Join us on a Saturday afternoon for a program that explores the history of games and highlights some little-known Newberry treasures. Suzanne Karr Schmidt, George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and avid Renaissance Gamer, will be your guide and croupier for Library of Games as we look at historical attitudes on whether playing games is a harmless way to pass the time or a sure path to idleness and ruin. Reproductions of games from the Newberry’s collection will be available for those who want try their hand and press their luck.

Take time before or after the presentation to tour our remodeled first floor, catch our whale of an exhibit on Herman Melville, visit the Rosenberg Bookshop for a special 20% discount, or take advantage of our newly extended reading room hours.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Jo Anne Moore at moorej@newberry.org by March 29, 2019.

To learn more about the Newberry Associates program or to become a member, please contact Luke Herman at hermanl@newberry.org.