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.


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

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