Visitors get an intimate look at architectural drawings from Frank Lloyd Wright's 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio.

“People love the idea of being able to see behind the scenes,” said Leigh Tarullo, Curator of Special Collections.

That's why we're hosting a series of open houses in Special Collections every Friday in February. "I'm excited to show off our spaces as well as our collections," Tarullo said.

Fridays in February Open Houses

Fridays, Feb. 2–23, 2–4 pm, Main Library Special Collections. Drop in to see highlights including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wasmuth Portfolio, Ernest Hemingway’s high school papers, Grand Army of the Republic volumes, and early photographs of Oak Park by Philander Barclay. No registration necessary; drop in anytime between 2 and 4 pm.

Also coming in February: Help us #ColorOurCollections! Stop in to color in the Idea Box or take coloring pages to decorate at home starting in February.

Mark your calendars for May...

Frank Lloyd Wright Open Houses

Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19, 2:30–4:30 pm, Main Library Special Collections. Drop in to see rare Frank Lloyd Wright items including Wasmuth Portfolio prints, original correspondence, photographs, and other Wright-related ephemera. No registration necessary; drop in anytime between 2 and 4 pm.