Books at Hand: A Tactile Pop-Up

Mar 18, 2024

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

University of Iowa Main Library, Group Area D, Learning Commons

125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

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A hand cradling a very small book in its palm.

Join the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and Archives and the Main Library Gallery for a chance to interact with historic books and the materials that make them. From parchment and papyrus samples to real medieval manuscripts, learn more about these types of items and how to handle them during this pop-up event. Drop in any time between 1-3 p.m. at Group Area D in the Main Library's Learning Commons.

After spending some time with historic materials at this event, stop over to the Main Library Gallery to see the spring 2024 exhibition, Making the Book, Past and Present. All are welcome and admission is always free.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at