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    Science History Institute

    315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    • Friday September 13th 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    • Friday October 11th 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    • Friday November 8th 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    • Friday December 13th 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Curious about the treasures held in our Othmer Library? Want to see the books and archives that researchers travel around the world to investigate at the Science History Institute?

    Join the librarians and curators from the Othmer Library as they share highlights from our collections.

    September 13 | Friday the 13th
    Join our curator of rare books for some spine-tingling selections of occult books from the Othmer Library.

    October 11 | Library Pop-Up: Lions and Manticores and Dragons, Oh My!
    Join our librarians as they explore the many beasts that appear in the Othmer Library’s collections.

    November 8 | Library Pop-Up: Into the Woods
    Join the Othmer librarians for a fun and educational walk in the autumnal forest.

    December 13 | Library Pop-Up: Notes on Art
    Take an in-depth look at the notes on artistic techniques and paint recipes found in the margins and flyleaves of a few rare books in our collections.

    Accessibility Information

    All events held on-site at the Science History Institute are accessible to people who use wheelchairs and other forms of mobility assistance. A wheelchair-accessible pedestrian gate is available at our parking-lot entrance on 3rd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets. The pedestrian gate is unlocked during regular business hours and for events. If you’re traveling by car, drive up to the parking-lot gate, which will open automatically during regular business hours and events. You may park in any open spot marked “Visitor” or in one of two spots reserved for persons with disabilities. To enter the building, call our receptionist via the intercom at the East Entrance for visitors and staff.

    Elevators are located throughout the building and wheelchair accessible restrooms and water fountains are available on each floor.

    Service animals are always welcome at Science History Institute events.

    When ASL interpreters are already scheduled for an event, it will be noted in the event description. Events held in our Ullyot and Haas conference rooms are equipped with a limited number of assistive listening devices. For more information or to request additional assistance with ASL interpretation, captioning, listening devices, or any other specific needs for joining us, please contact the event organizer at least 5-7 business days before the event.

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