Pop-up book exhibition

South Windsor - posted Nov, 27 2013

SOUTH WINDSOR - Wood Memorial Library & Museum is hosting a special exhibit of Movables and Pop-Up Books from the collection of Francis Gagliardi. The exhibit runs through Jan. 9, in the Gallery in the Wood. Gagliardi, of Plainville, has been collecting these hand engineered books since 1967 and now has amassed a collection of over 900 books published between 1930’s to present. He recently retired as associate director of the Burritt Library at CCSU. There will be a special reception at Wood on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m., where he will describe the process of building a pop-up, discuss his collection and talk about the various artists and organizations of this art form. Popcorn and soda will be served. For more information call 860-289-1783, email wood.memorial.lib@sbcglobal.net or visit the library. Wood Memorial Library is located at 783 Main St., South Windsor. Regular library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Monday and Thursday with extended hours during the Gingerbread Fest, also at the library through Dec. 15. For more information about Wood, visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.

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