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.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Mark-Makingby Karen Woolsey and Esther Feske 

Ever wonder about mark-making? Afraid to try it for fear that you’ll lose that awesome painting or that fantastic journal spread? Karen and Esther will be showing different ways to add marks to your artwork. 

Esther will be doing demos only, as her techniques are pretty messy. She plans to bring a big box to do some demos inside (to catch overspray). No materials or supplies from members are needed for this portion.

Karen’s take on mark-making, while similar to Esther’s, will be a bit different. She will be leading members in various exercises to find and design marks that are meaningful to you. We will be working with just white and black paper and mediums. Gold can also be added if you wish. 

Check your email for more details and a supply list.

October 1, 2022

Small Book, by Annie Hooten

Annie will be demonstrating a one-page decorative exercise that would then be torn down to make a smaller book. It would go well after the lesson in making marks.

November 5, 2022

Traveler’s Notebook, by Julie Filatoff

You will create a Traveler’s Notebook (TN), which you can use as a planner, sketchbook, journal, art journal, scrapbook, study guide, meal planner, recipe book, and so much more

December 3, 2022

Holiday Party

Details to come later...


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 current meeting location is the Manzano Mesa Center. The Center is located at:
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
[Google maps]

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: