The main entrance to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is now open. Van Pelt Library and the Fisher Fine Arts Library are currently open to Penn Card holders, Penn affiliates, and certain visitors. See our Service Alerts for details.

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  • Workshop
July 24, 2024

Letterpress Printing Orientation & Training

This is a prerequisite orientation for working on independent projects at Common Press. Registration is required.


  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Common Press
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
Marian Anderson & James DePreist
  • Workshop
July 25, 2024

Coffee with a Codex: James DePreist and Marian Anderson

On July 25, Head of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library & Eugene Ormandy Music & Media Center Liza Vick will bring out a poetry chapbook by conductor James DePreist, paired with a handwritten letter from DePreist to his aunt, contralto Marian Anderson.

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Online
Open to the Public
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  • Workshop
July 26, 2024

Letterpress-printed Business Cards Workshop

For people who have taken the Intro to Letterpress Workshop in the past 2 years. Design and print your own business or calling cards with text of your choice. 

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Common Press, basement of Fisher Fine Arts Library
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff

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