for the Book
Uniting communities of readers, writers, artists, and book lovers through year-round programs and partnership initiatives
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Join us for Block Night on Wednesday, December 06 at 5:30 PM at the Center. Membership is not necessary for Block Night! Everyone interested in the arts and crafts of book/printmaking are welcome to attend.
Using book board, decorative paper, and book cloth, participants will learn basic box construction and make a 5 x 7 hinged lid box. This durable and sturdy construction both sits on its base and stands upright on a bookshelf; it is perfect for housing mementos, jewelry, ephemera, and more. Participants will explore options for decorating the box and learn how to calculate measurements to make custom size boxes.
Join us for an introduction to letterpress as you make 15 simple holiday greeting cards from our movable type. Come with an idea for no more than 20 words, look through our dingbats, or select a preprinted image to create your design. You’ll experience the basics of type composition, get help printing on the press, and leave with the cards you can put to immediate use.
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Working across the Commonwealth to unite communities of readers, writers, artists, and book lovers.
We provide year-round programs and partnership initiatives. The Center recognizes the enduring power of literature, storytelling, and the book arts to engage in public dialogue and promote intercultural understanding.