“Tools of the Book Conservator’s Art”

The Houston Public Library’s restoration craftsmen turn the page

Take a look at the instruments and materials used by the Houston Public Library’s restoration craftsmen in the exhibit “Tools of the Book Conservator’s Art.” See how they painstakingly pry, peel and paste the old, and often rare, books in the library’s collections in an effort to give them new life. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Through August 4. Central Library, Julia Ideson Building, 500 Mc-Kin-ney. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.hpl.lib.tx.us. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: July 28. Continues through Aug. 4, 2008
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