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Ex Libris

April 1 @ 12:00 am May 31 @ 11:59 pm EDT

Ex Libris is a traveling exhibit from the Guild of American Papercutters that celebrates books and reading. The exhibit includes 25 hand-cut paper bookplate designs. Traditionally, bookplates are small, decorative cards adhered to the inside cover or first page of a book. The owner’s name would be written or printed on the bookplate. Often the phrase Ex Libris, Latin for “From the library of” would be included in the design. Each artwork represents an artist’s take on the bookplate motif, and is made of single or multiple layers of hand-cut paper mounted to a backing. The traveling exhibit was secured by local member of the Guild of American Papercutters, Heather Clements. Featured artists: Mindy Shapiro, Sarah Madison, Linda Harrill Peck, Petrina Case, Bianca Levan, Dave Jenkins, June Gengler, Kirstin Ineich, Linda Emmerson, Kathryn V. White, Jerise Fogel, Christine M. Cushing, David Reichard, and Kathy Trexel Reed.

The Bay County Public Library is located at 898 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL. Library hours are Monday – Wednesday (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and Thursday – Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The library will be closed on April 15th for Good Friday and May 30th for Memorial Day. For more information about the Bay County Public Library, visit or call the library at 850-522-2100.