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Celebrate Library Love & Make a Zine! Handmade Crafternoon: May 7, 2011


This Saturday's Handmade Crafternoon is going to be a celebration of Library love!  On Saturday, May 7th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm, we'll welcome Ayun Halliday, author of the Zinester’s Guide to New York City; and Karen Gisonny, a fabulous librarian who wrangles the Library's amazing zine collection.

And with their help (along with some inspiration from the Library's collection of zines and books we'll have out to show you), we'll try our hand at making our own zines. Worry that you don't know what the subject of your zine should be? Here's an idea: In honor of our landmark building's 100th birthday, make a zine that celebrates what you love about the Library—so bring along your ideas about what the Library means to you. And if you'd like, your completed zine can be entered into the Library's collection after the event!  We'll tell you how that day.  

And even though Maura and I take the summers off from Handmade Crafternoons (we'll start the series up again in September), I'll have a few other ideas about summer DIY fun at the Library to share—so join us on Saturday if you'd like to be the first to know what we're scheming.

Here are the all-important details on Saturday's event:

  • This is a FREE event and there's no advance registration required.  The seating will be first-come-first-served, and we'll open the doors at 1:45pm.  We have space for a total of 96 crafters.
  • Where: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (on the Second Floor, Room 227)
  • When: Saturday, May 7th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm (doors open at 1:45pm)
  • Want to get your own copy of the Zinester's Guide to New York City? Stop by the Library Shop in person or visit online to get yours before or after our event!



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Hi -- I was at the map

Hi -- I was at the map workshop in the fall and just loved it, but haven't been able to find an email list or any way to stay on top of the crafternoon events. I'm bummed to keep missing them......Any advice? Thanks

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