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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. appearing at Main Library October 11th

The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library’s Oct. 11 Open House will be made very special by the presence of famed letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. This event, from 4-6 p.m. in Rooms 220 and 246 in the Main Library, is free and open to the public.

From 4-5 p.m., the esteemed artisan will discuss his work and answer audience questions in Room 220 of the Main Library; a special exhibit of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s Kennedy holdings will be on view in the space for viewers’ enjoyment.

Then, from 5-6 p.m., guests will move down the hall to Room 246 to make a keepsake print (while materials last); enjoy toothsome refreshments in the genial atmosphere of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library; and purchase, if they wish, their very own Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. prints. The sale of Kennedy prints will be on a cash-and-carry basis.

A former AT&T systems analyst, Kennedy is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s top-ranked Printmaking MFA program. He is the subject of the documentary Proceed and Be Bold!

The Main Library is located at 1408 W. Gregory Drive in Urbana, IL.

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