Forthcoming Events

The 15th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thursday April 26, at 7 p.m.*
*Please note new start time
Community Room, Lillian H. Smith branch
Judith Dawson

“The Whimsy and Amusement of Early Children’s Advertising Booklets”

Judith Dawson Ephemera
Join us for an evening celebrating vintage advertisements featuring children and children’s stories that have become sought-after collectibles: purchase premiums, enticing little booklets, jingles and cards.

The traditional very brief Friends’ AGM will precede the lecture.





Exhibits at Osborne


The Adventures of Red Riding Hood
Link to exhibit blog
March 10 to June 2, 2018




Ready, Set, Go!: Play and Sports in Children’s Books
June 9 to September 1, 2018
This exhibit explores the topic of sports and games in children’s literature, from Healthful Sports for Young Ladies (1822) and School-Boys’ Diversions (1823) to modern picture books, games and original illustrations.
(Illustration from The Bumper Book for Girls. London: Thomas Nelson, 1924.)

Bumper Book for Girls

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