Though the Oxford English Dictionary states that the word ‘mask’ is of uncertain origin, we offer a particular look at several books on the subject of masks and its origins.
There are ceremonial and ritual masks, theatrical masks, festival and carnival masks, functional masks, and an infinite variety of other masks to view.
Throughout history people have used masks as a form of disguise or persona, but masks have multiple uses and functions.
We hope you'll browse and even check out some of the assembled offerings about the mysterious, captivating, and visually spectacular world of masks. They're on display now at the Library Circulation Desk through the month of October.
P.S. Don’t forget Halloween!