LIBROS Calendar

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.

Social hour is from 9:00 to 10:00, followed by our regular meeting, which begins at 10:00. Please be prompt for the class, as we will start right after the regular business meeting.

Programs run from August – June. There is no scheduled meeting in July.

We meet at Manzano Mesa Multi-Generational Center (see Meeting Location to the right for details).

For All Programs

Free Table: Anything art related that you would like to clean out and share with the club is always welcome.  

Sale Table: We are starting a sale table available to members to sell small amounts of unwanted or used art supplies. This is not for finished art pieces, just an ongoing white elephant thing for those who may be cleaning out their studios year round. But please bring things in in small increments. We cannot accommodate a whole studio! 10% of sales shall be donated to LIBROS.

Show and Tell Table: We love to encourage sharing our current works. We have a talented group of people who work in all sorts of mediums that are pulled together in book or box form. Pieces don’t have to be finished. You can also bring things in to discuss for help or inspiration. We will start this portion of the meeting early so make sure to show up on time!

Please feel free to email or call Mita with any questions,
Mita Saldana, 505-281-5737

CALENDAR 2022–2023

Check your Newsletter emails for details.

December 3, 2022, 9am-Noon

Holiday Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange

St. Michaels & All Angels Church, 601 Montano NW (just west of 4th St.)
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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As you know, this is the last meeting of 2022, which ends with our annual Holiday Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange.


  • 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Social hour
  • 10:00 a.m.: Potluck and general meeting begins
  • Announcements 
  • Collaborative book information
  • White Elephant Gift Exchange—If you are unsure as to what a white elephant gift exchange is, please check your email for details.
  • Social time
  • 11:30 begin to clean up so that we are out by noon.

If you wish to bring a dish for the potluck, we would be delighted. Libros is providing the paper products and tablecloths. We will also have a table set up if you wish to bring show-and-tell items and/or freebie items.

Check your email for more details and a supply list.

2023 Upcoming Events & Programs TBA

January 7, 2023, Julianna Coles: Introduction to Altered Books

February 4, 2023, Julie Wagner: TBA. Valentine MAIL EXCHANGE, to be coordinated by Nicole White, details to come. In addition, 

  • We will establish a nominating committee to elect new officers. Three members will be leaving their positions: President, Vice President and Secretary. If you have an interest in any of these positions, please let any of our current board members know.
  • We will be discussing next month's collaborative book

March 4, 2023Collaborative Book assembly. We will spend the time assembling the book. This book requires a slipcase, which will be completed at the April meeting.

April 1 2023, Box assembly for collaborative book: Mita Saldaña.

May 6, 2023, TBA. This is also the time we have our Annual Board Meeting (with all members) to vote in new board members. We do request that as many members as possible be present for the voting. 

July 1, 2023, No regular meeting. Field trip to Gypsy Raven.

Studio/Gallery in Mountainair, NM. Details to come 


LIBROS meets on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 1pm (unless noted).

Social hour is from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., followed by our regular meeting, which begins at 10:00. Please be prompt for the class, as we will start right after the regular business meeting.

Our NEW meeting location as of November 2022:

St. Michaels & All Angels Church
601 Montano NW
(just west of 4th St.)
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Members receive a detailed email Newsletter with upcoming programs, Zoom links, and materials required listings. So Join today!


Bookbinding Kit (PDF)

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!

Book Lending Library
Library List by Title (PDF)
Library List by Author (PDF)
Collaborative Books (PDF)

Lists updated 9-2018.

Debbie Finfrock is the current Librarian.

LIBROS has 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. We will have a few varied titles at each meeting for you to peruse and/or borrow. 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! Your rental fees go toward acquisition.

Click the links below to see a few of the available books in various categories: