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Don't miss the third annual Book Paper Scissors Artists' Book Fair at the Parkway Central Library on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—it's free and open to the public! This festive event features prints, artists' books, handmade paper, zines, origami, blank books, paper sculpture, and jewelry for sale by more than 30 artists. If it's paper-based art, it's here! Come and buy, or just be inspired! You will find many affordable and interesting gifts for everyone on your holiday gift list, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Free Library.

During the event, you can also learn to make a pochoir holiday card for a special someone with book artists Kay Healy and Greg Pizzoli. Pochoir, a French stenciling technique, was often used to color prints and books, especially in the early 1900s. Each participant will learn the technique and create their own handmade pochoir greeting. The kid-friendly (age 5 and up) workshops will be held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room in the Children's Department on the ground floor.

See you there!

 

Tags: Events at the Library, artists' books

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Fri, December 11, 2009
I have been looking for handmade for a long time but yet to find a serious distributor who has a variety of handmade paper from around the world.
PaperCraft - Seattle, WA
Fri, December 11, 2009
Do you know about the BookArts-L listserv and the www.philobiblon.com website? On the website is a long list of suppliers and if you join the listserv you can ask questions like this and have it go out to 2400 book arts folks from around the world. Folks are very generous about helping people with questions. Here's the link to the suppliers page http://www.philobiblon.com/suppliers.shtml . Scroll down and you'll see a long list of websites to check out. There are also instructions for joining the listserv. Hope that helps.
Karen - Free Library
Thu, February 04, 2010
The whole t.v channels show an injured person being tended to at Hotel Villa Creole in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation. The International Red Cross says a third of Haiti's 9 million people may need emergency aid and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the damage to emerge from Tuesday's earthquake.
Angela Brookss - New York
Thu, March 11, 2010
Thanks for the information!
wissenIQ - Germany
Tue, April 20, 2010
Love the site, thanks
Paul - Spain
Mon, May 10, 2010
How do I get blue print for a building.
Sadelle - Philadelphia
Fri, May 21, 2010
This is a great place to have nice information that really helps us a lot.
jin - arizona
Tue, June 01, 2010
Thanks for the info!
Red Graffix
Sat, June 12, 2010
this type of free book fair encourage to students to read some good books and through this way the knowledge of student and people are increase. i think this type of fair or good steps are shown in future. Houston - usa
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