We are very pleased here at Minerva PL to announce that “John Adams Unbound,” a national traveling exhibition which explores the personal library of one of our founding fathers, opens at the Minerva Public Library on Saturday, March 21, 2009 for its only stop in Ohio.
Adams’ personal library-a collection of 3,500 books willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts-provides first-hand insight in to how John Adams shaped American history and how he in turn was shaped by his lifelong dedication to reading and books. Visitors to the exhibit will witness one of our founding fathers wrestling with intellectual and political ideas at every stage in his long life-as a boy, university student, Boston lawyer, revolutionary leader, diplomat, President, and citizen of the early American republic.
The Boston Public Library and the American Library Association organized the exhibit with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.
The Minerva Public Library is offering a variety of free programs, including talks by local scholars, a “Bookcollecting 101″ program, and a visit from Abigail Adams, in connection with the exhibit. Please call 330-868-4101 for details, or visit www.minerva.lib.oh.us. “John Adams Unbound” will be on display at the library until May 6, 2009.
Director, Minerva Public Library
677 Lynnwood Dr.
Minerva OH 44657