The Library has new exhibits for you to explore!
The Most Shocking and Horrible Murders display highlights the “True Crime” Murder Pamphlets in the Collection of the National Library of Medicine. From their webside:
EVER SINCE THE INVENTION OF moveable type in the mid-1400s, the public’s appetite for tales of shocking murders —“true crime” —has been an enduring aspect of the market for printed material. For more than five centuries, murder pamphlets have been hawked on street corners, town squares, taverns, coffeehouses, news stands, and book shops. Typically, a local printer would put together a pamphlet that claimed to be a true account of a murder, consisting of a narrative, trial transcript, and/or written confession of the murderer before his or her execution.
Click here to go to this History of Medicine website.
And while you’re on the 3rd floor, if you haven’t looked at the Inventions: Extending the Boundaries in the main wall case, take a moment and learn about inventions, patents, copyright and some of the famous products invented here in Idaho!
Both display cases 4 and 5 have new exhibits
Newbery Awards: Celebrating 90 years of Quality in Children’s Literature showcases the history of this prestigious award in case no. 4. Winners and some of the winning books are here for you to learn about.
Why Are Books Banned and Challenged? is the exhibit in case no. 5. We continue Banned Book Week (Sept. 30 – Oct.6) and explore censorship in depth.
The Perry Swisher Writing Out Loud Manuscript Collection Exhibit will be up through the end of October.
Our main display case celebrates the 56th Presidential Election: Tippercanoe and Lincoln, Wilson, Rossevelt, and Reagan Too campaign button exhibit.
You will also find the Official Bannock County Sample Ballot, General November 6th, 2012 and the Idaho Directory of Public Officials posted for you to review.