Library Pop-Up: Lions and Manticores and Dragons, Oh My!

Library Pop-Up
Friday, October 11, 2019
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Adventure awaits those daring enough to undertake the beast quest!


Engraving of dragon eating his own tail

“Emblema XIV: Hic est Draco caudam suam devorans” (Emblem 14: This is the Dragon that devours his own tail), an engraving from Atalanta fugiens, 1618.

Science History Institute

Join our librarians as they explore the many beasts, real and mythical, that appear in the Othmer Library’s rare and modern book collections. Create beast-themed crafts to take home!

About Library Pop-Ups

Library Pop-Ups offer visitors an opportunity to see the books and archives researchers travel around the world to investigate at the Science History Institute. Held in our museum between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, our librarians and curators from the Othmer Library will share highlights from our collections through fun, theme-oriented activities and programs.

This event is free, and no registration is required. For more information contact Alexis Pedrick at 215.873.8293 or