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Book Paper Scissors Artists' Book Fair

Sat, November 19, 2011 10:00 A.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

This festive book fair features prints, artists' books, handmade paper, zines, origami, blank books, paper sculpture, and jewelry, all made by local artists. If it's paper-based art, it's here!

Free book-making workshops for all ages will also be offered at the Library the day of the fair. Space is limited - please email to reserve your spot for the morning workshop.

For Adults and Teens:
Hidden Books
11 am-Noon, Room 108. Walk-ins possible if space is available.
Within every sheet of paper is a hidden book lying in wait. We will discover how to make several of these single sheet structures. You'll leave with samples and the know-how to embed your own content into these functional, quick books!

For Kids and Families:
2-3 pm, Room 108. Walk-ins are invited!
Making pop-ups is easy - just cut, fold, and pop! We will explore paper engineering techniques to make cards that jump off the page! Students will learn the basics, including v-fold, layers, and simple tabs, to make your own personalized pop-up creations. Animate holiday cards, build abstract kinetic cards, and more. This workshop is for all ages and levels of experience.


FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Center for the Book and the Art Department of the Free Library.


Art Department
Room 208

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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