Guests are welcome to our meetings, but please note that for project-based programs, members will receive supplied program materials first. Guests are welcome to participate if there are extra materials.
(1) June 3 program: "Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink books" made by Glo Cantwell, Karen Woolsey, and Annie Hooten. Ideas, materials, attaching, conceptual processes. More ideas than you can shake a stick at! (To continue the cliches). IF you have odd materials you want to use, and don't know how, come get ideas. If you have materials you want to share, we always welcome new stuff to play with! Please come!
(2) No meeting on July 1 (Independence Day weekend). Our next meeting will be on August 5th (Topic TBA).
(3) And we need more volunteers for officer and chairs and committees to keep Libros running next year! What are you willing to do, what do you want to happen? Attendance has been down, so we need YOUR input as to what you want to have for programs and activities that interest you. Hint: those who attend get to decide, as in any organization. We have 2017-18 volunteers for Treasurer, State Fair chair, Library show chair, archivist. That means we need You to step up if we are to continue in any fashion. Please email or phone or text me if you are thinking about any position or committee.
Remember that we have books and DVDs to borrow at each meeting! If there is a particular book you'd like to borrow, please contact Glo Cantwell before the meeting (see sidebar to the right for details and a downloadable list by title and author).
LIBROS meets at the Manzano Mesa Center on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 12 noon (unless noted). Note that we are now meeting at the West Social Hall until further notice.
The Center is located at:
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Updated December 2015
Don’t leave home without your bookbinding kit! Remember that many of our meetings are “hands-on” and the best way to learn new techniques is to try them yourself!
This year, LIBROS is offering a number of "Just Do It" special interest groups for members only. Groups will meet outside of the regular monthly LIBROS meetings to give members an opportunity to explore book structures, content, box making, and more. Each group will decide how often and where to meet.
In the past, LIBROS has held monthly exchanges of Matchbox books and ATC card exchanges. In addition, we will add a Mail Art exchange. Members can participate as often as they choose.
(List Updated October 2015)
We have a collection of over 100 books, magazines, collaborative books, CDs, and DVDs for loan! There’s a wealth of information just waiting for you to use. I will have a few varied titles at each meeting for you to peruse and/or borrow. I will need your name and phone number on the card that is in the item you wish to use. The charge will be $1.00 a month (payable upon check out) for ONE month. If you wish to keep your book another month, there will be an additional charge of $1.00, but you must return it by the time that month is over, or 2 months maximum in your hands. This is in consideration of your fellow LIBROS members.
When you peruse the list, you’ll be amazed at the breadth of the Bookbinding/Book Arts information available to you! If you have books about which you are passionate, let me know the titles so we might be able to add them to our library. Your rental fees go toward acquisition. If you have suggestions or questions about the Library, please contact me at – Glo Cantwell