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Coming Events


Regular programs in 2016-2017 are to be held at the Thurber Center,
91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH
at 7:30 PM with socializing beginning at 7:00 PM,
unless otherwise noted

Parking is available behind the Thurber Center
as well as in the State Auto lot off of N. 11th Street.

For more information, please call 614-299-9985.


See First Saturday Programs



Thursday, September 8, 2016: Sidney Berger, The Ann C. Pingree Director of Decorated Papers.See event flyer

Thursday, October 13, 2016: Ulises Zevallos-Aguilar, Associate Professor, Latin American Literature and Cultures at The Ohio State University will speak on Incan documents.

Thursday, November 10, 2016: Ronald Smeltzer, Director of Princeton Emeritus of the Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA), presents The Astonishing World Bibliophiles & Collectors presents “Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine: Four Centuries of Achievement”.

Thursday, January 12, 2017: Aldus Society members share their book-related passions.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - History of Text Series: Graeme Boone, Professor of Music & Director, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University will speak on music manuscripts.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Ravneberg Lecture: Speaking on printmaking, Sergio Soave, Professor of Art, College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University will be this month’s presenter.

Thursday, April 13, 2017: To be announced.


Thursday, May 11, 2017: Discussing the purchase of books via auctions is Antiques Roadshow appraiser and Senior Vice President and International Senior Books Specialist at Sotheby's, Selby Kiffer.



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First Saturday Programs

Aldus members and their guests are invited to “First Saturday” programs, which are held at 10:00 AM in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department (Room 105) at the Thompson Library at Ohio State University. Please see the OSU web site for directions.

Eric Johnson, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at OSU, provides this opportunity to see, touch, and discuss the many interesting holdings in one of OSU's special collections.  Recent topics have been Victorian novels, and treasures from the Albrecht History of Architecture Library. 

First Saturday programs are a special membership “bonus” for Aldus members. If you have any special collecting interests and would like to have Eric Johnson share related items in OSU’s Rare Books and Manuscripts collection at one of these programs, please contact him at

Next First Saturday To Be Determined


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To see what kinds of programs the Aldus Society has presented previously,
please visit our Past Programs page for a complete list.



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