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Library Programs

 

 Library Experience 

Students work together towards a thoughtful understanding of how materials from the past reveal what life was like during the time in which they were created. This 90-minute, volunteer-facilitated experience supports students to practice critical thinking skills through close looking and collaborative meaning making within the library galleries. Stops in the library might span from the map of 16th century explorer to a 1664 tome celebrating the invention of the microscope to a series of Civil War photographs. Students leave with an understanding of how to persevere through thought and with a deeper sense of their own connection to history. K-12 appropriate.

 

Accommodates: 60 students maximum (subject to change)
Offered on: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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 Cross-Collections Experience 

Students will enjoy selections from our expansive art collections, library and gardens to explore how and why people collect. During this 90-minute, volunteer-facilitated experience, students are guided through close looking, critical thinking and collaborative meaning-making. Selections on the tour rotate regularly and are according to volunteer expertise – students might step in to the world of Henry and Arabella Huntington, explore the connection between nature and culture, or consider collecting through the lens of science discovery! Students will connect with the Huntington’s collections and leave with a sense of how collecting remains relevant today. K-12 appropriate.

 

Accommodates: 180 students maximum (subject to change)
Offered on: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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 Paper, Pens & Prose

This program introduces students to the way in which the first books were produced, how paper and inks were made, and what scribes used in writing. Students will see original manuscripts and the Gutenberg Bible. A classroom activity will follow in which students try calligraphy, illumination, and bookbinding.

 

Grade Levels: 4 – 9
Accommodates: 40 students maximum
Offered on: Thursdays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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