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Tolkien’s Beginnings

Explore J.R.R. Tolkien and his lesser-known works from his childhood years, through World War I, and up to the publication of his classic children’s book The Hobbit in 1937.

Presented by Archivist Laura Schmidt from the Marion E. Wade Center.

And for your tiny Tolkien fans…

Join staff for your own Tolkien-themed activities including coloring, cartoons, scavenger hunt, and craft during the presentation.

Ages: All
Fee: $3/adult; children and members* free


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Photo of Tolkien books by Tim Sackton https://www.flickr.com/photos/sackton/