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Friday, October 31, 2014
Founders' Building Hours: 7:30 am - 10 pm
Founders' Reference Desk: 9 am - 5 pm
All Locations Hours
815-753-1995

Founders Memorial Library Exhibits - October/November 2014

"You Are What You Eat: Cookbooks as ingredients to shape identity and community"

The Regional History Center has a new exhibit on display in the first floor lobby of Founders Memorial Library featuring historical cookbooks, recipes, and ephemera from its collections. Cookbooks and recipes often reveal more than just a list of ingredients. Ethnic recipes help preserve a cultural heritage and demonstrate different cultures that exist in an area. Passing along a favorite family recipe helps keep the memory of family members alive. The exhibit explores how cookbooks have created a sense of identity in the northern Illinois region. The exhibit, which is being curated in conjunction with American Archives Month and the 50th anniversary of the University Archives, will be on display through November 15, 2014. Please join us Thursday, October 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for the exhibit reception.

Contact person: Danielle Spalenka, (815) 753-9394

Rare Books and Special Collections exhibit- 4th floor
"The Big Read: Fantasy Fiction"

An exhibit in conjunction with DeKalb Public Library and The Big Read, featuring selections of fantasy fiction from the collections in Rare Books and Special Collections
Contact: Angela Schroeder, (815) 753-8091.

Southeast Asia Collection exhibits- 4th floor
"Ancestry Transcending the Oceans: An Exhibition of Madagascar & its Cultural Ties to Southeast Asia"
An exhibit curated by Anthonie Tumpag an M.A student of Anthropology. The exhibit features cultural items he acquired during a summer 2014 study abroad program. The exhibit aims to showcase the "similarities between the Malagasy of Madagascar and various maritime peoples of Southeast Asia."

Contact: Joanna Kulma, 815-753-1819.