Monday, October 18, 2021

The Southlake Public Library Presents Fact, Fiction and the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America

We know ‘a picture is worth a thousand words,’ but a book can capture an entire time period.

In the upcoming exhibition, Fact, Fiction and the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America you will learn how the availability of books and the spread of literacy profoundly influenced the discovery of the New World and how books also determined what people looked for.

The exhibit will be on display at the Southlake Public Library from October 4-29.

On display will be several panel topics that include: the spread of literacy, the invention of printing, printing in the New World, maps and narratives, missionaries and much more.

The exhibition will cover famous explorers and how they defined their encounters.

Fact, Fiction and the New World is organized by Texas Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with support from T. L. L. Temple Foundation.

This program was made possible with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Photo provided by Humanities Texas.