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Summer Reading Challengers are invited to join the DiMenna-Nyselius Library staff for a tour of Yale University's Beinecke Library on Tuesday August 8th. Registration is limited and required. Comfortable shoes suggested. Parking information.

10:15am - Meet in front of Sterling Memorial Library (130 Wall Street, New Haven) and time to explore the inside of Yale’s largest library and one of the University’s most iconic building. We will walk from Sterling to Beinecke as a group or you can meet us in front of the Beinecke at 10:55am

11:00am - 12:00pm - Tour of Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (121 Wall Street, New Haven)

Please avoid bringing food and drink on the tour, general Beinecke visitor guidelines here: https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/exhibitions-visiting/hours-andotherdetails

OPTIONAL afternoon activities:

Walk to Grey Matter Books (used and rare book shop)

Lunch suggestions (lunch on your own/with fellow Challengers):

  • Book Trader Cafe  (used bookstore, order food at the counter)
  • Atticus Bookstore Cafe (bookstore, order food at counter or sit down service)
  • Claire's Corner Copia  (well-known vegetarian cafe, order at the counter)
  • Pistachio Cafe 2 - Chapel St. location (middle-eastern fusion lunch and AMAZING desserts)
  • Panera
  • More dining options.

Visit the Yale University Art Gallery (free admission)

Due to parking and the location of the various places above, this event involves a lot of walking. Questions? Email Lisa Thornell at lthornell@fairfield.edu

Interior of the Beinecke Library

Exterior of the Beinecke Library

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
10:15am - 12:00pm

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Lisa Thornell