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Mondays at Beinecke Gallery Talk & Tea

A weekly series of insightful, engaging, informal talks on materials from the Beinecke Library’s collections and exhibitions, followed by tea on the library mezzanine. Mondays at Beinecke talks take place during the academic year; note: no talks during recesses.
Speakers this semester include:
September 9: Kevin Repp, curator of modern European books & manuscripts, on fall exhibition, “Beyond Words”

Mondays at Beinecke Gallery Talk & Tea

A weekly series of informal talks followed by tea on the library mezzanine during the academic year. This semester’s talks will feature discussions related to the exhibition, Bibliomania.


April 22: Lawrence Manley, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English, Yale

April 29: a very special event marking the opening of the Tom Davis Papers for research

Past speakers this semester:

An Afternoon with Darrell Bourque, former Louisiana Poet Laureate

Yale French North American Studies, together with the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, is pleased to welcome Darrell Bourque to Yale for a poetry reading and discussion. Bourque is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a former Louisiana Poet Laureate, and the recipient of the Louisiana Book Festival’s 2014 Writer of the Year Award.

Saturday Introductory Tour of Beinecke Library

All are welcome to an introductory tour of the Beinecke Library, its mission, history, architecture, collections, and services. A member of the Beinecke Library staff generally leads the Saturday introductory tour. Reservations are not required.
A reminder the Beinecke Library’s ground floor and mezzanine public exhibition areas are always free and open to all, seven days a week. Please visit the library’s website at for more information on hours and exhibitions and to explore the library online.

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