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Scrapbooks

The library houses a wonderful array of scrapbooks ranging from children's handstitched volumes from the Victorian era through to comprehensive cuttings books on the plays of Shakespeare.

Christmas card album cover

Victorian Scrapbooks Gallery

A gallery showcasing the different styles of Victorian scrapbooks found in the Early and Fine Printing Collection.  
Cover of a child's scrapbook created in the late nineteenth century

Parker Family Scrapbook

A scrapbook of Christmas and other greetings cards collected by one of the children of the Parker Family of Tickenhill Manor c1870-1900.
Victorian scrapbook page featuring Valentine, New Year and Christmas cards

More information about Victorian Scrapbooks

The popularity of compiling scrapbooks reached its peak in the second half of the nineteenth century with the advent of commercial colour printing.

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Summer Activities for Children in Birmingham Libraries

Fri 29 August 2014, 9:00am

Willy Wonka

September Film Club - Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

Sun 07 September 2014, 2:00pm

Malala Yousafzai

Malala

Sun 14 September 2014, 2:00pm

The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd

Meet Bestselling Writer Sue Monk Kidd

Thu 25 September 2014, 7:00pm

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