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Archive: 2012

  1. See you next year!

    The Library closes today for the Christmas break and reopens again on January 2nd. We look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year and leave you with...

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  2. Ambassador, you are spoiling us!

    This is only one of the unofficial captions for this year’s Library Christmas card… others included, ‘What? You know I’m allergic to eggs!’ and other less printable suggestions. Whatever your...

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  3. Christmas and New Year Closing

    The Library will close at the usual time next Thursday 20th and will remain closed until Wednesday 2nd January at 9am. We wish all our followers, readers, visitors and friends...

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  4. The man who knew everything

      This wonderfully crazy illustration is taken from one of the many works by Athanasius Kircher held by the Library. Described as ‘the last man who knew everything’, Kircher was...

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  5. Our Paintings

    All the oil paintings held at Chetham’s Library are now available to view online on the BBC Your Paintings website! Your Paintings is an ambitious collaboration between the Public Catalogue...

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  6. Hallelujah!

    It was a Happy Tuesday yesterday, as Shaun Ryder from the Happy Mondays visited the Library filming his new series for the History Channel about extra-terrestrial activity. ‘Shaun Ryder on...

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  7. Politics and the Power of Print

    We’re pleased to welcome delegates to the Book History Research Network Study Day here at the Library today. The seminar is entitled ‘Politics and the Power of Print’ and those...

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  8. Brave women

    This week we commemorate the 145th anniversary of the first vote cast by a woman in a British parliamentary election. Lily Maxwell, a shop-owner from Manchester, was added to the...

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