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April Dinner

Wednesday, April 18, Union League Club

Mark Samuels Lasner

“A Passion for Victoriana”

Mark Samuels Lasner, authority on and collector of materials from the Victorian era, on “Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection.” This was the largest and most transformative gift given to the University of Delaware Library.

April dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering, 5-6 pm, Program and book signing, 6 pm; dinner to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, April 16. Cancellations or no shows made after that time will require payment. To reserve call 312-255- 3710 or caxtonclub@newberry.org.

Caxton Club members may register and pay in advance online. No online cancellations.

May Luncheon

Friday, May 11, Union League Club

J. Kevin Graffagnino

“The Pioneer Americanists”

One of our most popular speakers is coming back! Kevin Graffagnino, Director of the Clements Library at the University of Michigan, will offer a captivating look at the lives and careers of eight generations of outstanding Americanists prior to 1900.

His generously-illustrated presentation will feature books, manuscripts and pictorial material about noteworthy specialists who created and nurtured the Americana field from the late 17th through the 19th Centuries. Drawing on rarities from the remarkable collections of the Clements, Graffagnino will offer a panoramic window on the early story of Americana appreciation, collecting and description.

Graffagnino started an antiquarian book business to help pay his way through college. History degrees in hand, he's held a variety of curatorial and administrative positions at universities and state historical societies.

Make your May luncheon reservation today!

May luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $35. Reservations or cancellations by noon Wednesday for Friday lunch (no-shows will be billed for the meal). No charge for attendance without the meal, but please reserve. Call 312 255 3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

Caxton Club members may register and pay in advance online. No online cancellations.