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Reading Rooms

The library reading rooms will be closed Friday, December 9.

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm

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Exhibition Galleries

Admission is always free

Tuesday – Thursday
10am – 7pm

Friday and Saturday
10am – 5pm

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Bookshop

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm

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Event—Exhibition

A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print

Sep 09-Dec 30, 2022

Handwriting didn't disappear with the invention of the printing press. Or the typewriter. Or the Internet. It evolved.

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About the Newberry

Founded in 1887, the Newberry is one of Chicago’s most historic cultural institutions.

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