Upcoming Lecture

New Lyceum Lecture Series: Pondering Paper-2,000 Years Young

Wednesday, November 12
7 p.m.

Noted author Nicholas A. Basbanes will examine how paper has influenced and revolutionized civilization since its invention during the Han Dynasty in China (206 BC-220 AD). Basbanes will share interesting stories about paper, such as the National Security Agency’s secret documents being pulped by cryptologists and recycled into pizza boxes and the story of the paper mill that has been the exclusive supplier of paper for American currency since 1879. The lecture is sponsored by the Batavia Public Library Foundation.
Registration required.

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