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 in Albuquerque (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 2023–2024

Check your Newsletter emails for more details.

Saturday, September 2, 2023 @ 9:00am –  noon

Orizomegami, Japanese Paper Dyeing
Karen Woolsey

Note: Location returns to Manzano Mesa Center (address to the right) which requires $20 membership. Check your email newsletter for more details.

Orizomegami is an ancient Japanese paper craft that combines “origami’ paper folding and colored pigment dip-dyeing. Similar in concept to Shibori dyeing, Orizomegami creates fun and vibrant patterns on paper, instead of fabric, through careful and strategic folding techniques but utilizes multiple colors. The advantage of using multiple colors is apparent when considering the endless kaleidoscope of possibilities in color combinations for each pattern explored. Dyed papers can be used as gift wrap, book covers, collage, tags, cardmaking, scrapbooking, etc. I’m sure many of you did this as children, and it’s fun to revisit our childhood.

Karen Woolsey majored in Art in High School. She studied theater at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA, and was in several performances and even appeared on TV. The Air Force brought her family to New Mexico where she later studied Commercial Printing. She learned to make negatives in the darkroom, paste up and layout, typesetting and book production. Karen then worked for the USDA Forest Service as a Supervisor Office Manager, from which she retired. She is a Vietnam veteran and served in the US Air Force. She has a husband, two daughters, six grandchildren, two parakeets, some turtles and a whole gaggle of baby lizards and blue-tailed skinks.

2023 Upcoming LIBROS Events & Programs

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October 7, 2023. Junk Journal and Paper Making Workshop from Chauncy at on from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

November 4, 2023Garden Carousel Book presented by Ann Englehardt. 

December 2, 2023. Member Holiday Party.


Celebration of the Book – October 2023 to April 2024

Call for Entries – OPEN to LIBROS MEMBERS

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group will have several public exhibits during a six-month period to showcase the works of its members. Those scheduled to date include:

  • Santa Fe Main Library (October 2023)
  • Santa Fe Southside Library (October 2023)
  • Santa Fe LaFarge Library (October 2023)
  • Santa Fe Community College (March-April 2024)

During that period of time BAG will also hold a number of programs, workshops, and presentations. As part of the partnership agreement between BAG and LIBROS, LIBROS members have been invited to participate in these exhibits and events. More details and entry guidelines on the BAG website.



LIBROS meets on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 12 noon (unless noted).

Social hour is from 9–10am, followed by our regular meeting, which begins at 10.


Manzano Mesa Center
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: