African dinosaurs invade library

Gail Borden Public Library (Elgin, IL) hosts Giants: African Dinosaurs, starting after Labor Day. The exhibit, created by paleontologist Paul Sereno's Project Exploration and presented with financial support from the local casino, runs from September 6 through December 30. It includes full-size fossil casts of several species and other displays. I saw an expanded version of "Giants" at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory in 2003. Pretty cool.

This will be at least the third time that Afrovenator, a largish carnivore, has been in a library: A replica was on display at University of Chicago's Crerar Library and at CPL's Harold Washington Library Center in the early or mid 1990s.

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Unofficial blog

FYI, there's an unofficial blog about the exhibit.

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