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Arts Partners of Central Illinois

This week, Jen Gordon showcases the Citywide Celebration of Women in the Arts with two special guests.  First, we'll chat with Kristan McKinsey, director of the Illinois Women Artists Project about the life, legacy and works of creative women artists. We'll also learn more about project's upcoming symposium at Bradley University

A central Illinois museum that honors those who served in the Korean War has closed.

The Rockford Public Library is giving kids the chance to wipe out any fines for overdue materials by checking out more books and returning them on time.

Dime Novels Are Finding A New Audience In The Digital Age

Mar 6, 2017

Dime novels are short works of fiction from the 19th century. While humble in name, these long-forgotten classics have brought in around a million dollars in funding for Northern Illinois University curators.

 

Significant grants to digitize these works have allowed Northern Illinois University to open a portal to the past. Lynne Thomas is the curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at NIU. She's been working on a project to digitize a large set of dime novels from the Beadle and Adams collection.

The University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum plans an exhibition of medieval manuscripts starting this month.  The museum says the exhibit "Making and Breaking Medieval Manuscripts" will display primarily books from the 13th through 16th centuries originally adorned with hand-drawn illustrations. In many cases those illustrations remain but some are missing those pages.