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    Library to celebrate Rare Book Week

    Jul 10, 2013

    To celebrate Melbourne Rare Book Week (July 18-28), the MCC Library is holding three opportunities for the public to view treasures from the Library's rare book collection, as the librarians share some insights into our sports publishing history.

    The sessions will be held on Monday July 22 (12.30pm-1.15pm), Tuesday July 23 (12.30pm-1.15pm) and Thursday July 25 (12.30pm-1.15pm), in the MCC Library, on Level 3 of the Members Reserve at the MCG.

    Bookings are essential for entry by the general public.

    Please contact the library on library@mcc.org.au or (03) 9657 8876 for further details.

    For more on Melbourne Rare Book Week, see www.rarebookweek.com.