The first installment of the Pequot Library’s monthly program to show off rare books and manuscripts from its special collections has been postponed by Friday’s snow storm.

“Fantastic Finds,” because of the inclement weather, will now launch a week later on Feb. 12 at 10:45 a.m. in the Reading Room of the library, 720 Pequot Ave., and continue on successive first Fridays of the month. The program is free and open to the public.

The program will feature materials from the library’s “treasure trove” of rarely seen inventory, which will revealed “from a sealed box,” according to library publicity.

Heather-Marie Montilla, the Pequot’s executive director, will lead each program, and answer questions about the materials selected for display.

The Pequot Library’s special collections include more than 30,000 items that provide a “rich and vibrant portrait of the literary, religious, political, military, musical and cultural life of America and the world.

“This is one of the most important, concentrated and impeccably selected set of collections of its kind in the country,” the library publicity release states.

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