Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday April 04, 2017

Our third annual Updike Award Ceremony celebrates the best in historically-informed type design by students. Join us as we crown our prize winner and hear a lecture from an expert in the field. This year's speaker is

Submitted by jgoffin on Saturday June 04, 2016

Join us for a celebration of the aspiring type designers who have used our collection as a source of inspiration to create new typefaces.

Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday October 27, 2015

Join us as Ken Botnick describes the process of his five-year Diderot Project:

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday June 17, 2015

Valerie Browne Lester is an independent scholar, writer, and translator living in the Boston area. She is the author of Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin (1995), which is a history of Pan American told in

Submitted by jgoffin on Tuesday June 03, 2014

Submitted by jgoffin on Friday January 10, 2014

This February, the Providence Public Library will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death Giambattista Bodoni, one of history's most important typographers and printers. Bodoni was born in 1740 in the city of Saluzzo, in what is now Italy.

Submitted by jgoffin on Friday January 10, 2014

This lecture is the opening event for the Library's exhibition of materials relating to Giambattista Bodoni, the important typographer and printer who died in Parma in 1813.