May 6th 2023

DIY Pop-Up Books

@ Newberry Library

60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610

Opening Saturday, May 6th, from 10AM - 11:15AM

This program is free and open to all. Advance registration required. Register here:

The magic of movable books is in the transformation of the page through flaps, dials, and images that—quite literally—spring to life. In this interactive maker event, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of this literary art and have a chance to construct your own pop-up creations.

This program is being held in conjunction with the Newberry exhibition Pop-Up Books through the Ages, generously supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Professor James H. Marrow and Dr. Emily Rose, Alan Templeton, Diane and Richard Weinberg, and The Movable Book Society.


Suzanne Karr Schmidt is the Newberry’s George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and curator of the exhibition, Pop-Up Books through the Ages.

Hannah Batsel is a book artist, writer, and illustrator based in Chicago. Her handmade artist book work, in addition to her picture book, A is for Another Rabbit, can be found in library and museum collections around the country.

Shawn Sheehy is a Chicago-based paper engineer, book artist, and workshop instructor.
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This program is free and open to all. Advance registration required.

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