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, March 2, 2024

Insecti – Libros Collaborative Book Construction

For the March 2, 2024 Libros meeting we will put together the Insecti themed Collaborative project. If you didn’t sign up to participate in the project you can bring your own pages and book board and learn how to put it all together. New skills are always fun to learn.

For the participants:

  • Bring your bookboard already covered (outside only).
  • You will receive your 40 pages from all the participants in a bundle. 
  • You will get a colophon with all participants listed in your bundle.

Once distributed to all participants, we will give some instruction as to how the book will come together. You will then have some time to collate the pages in the order you want them to appear. You will then affix the first page to the cover and keep affixing pages to the next one. The finished product will be a two sided leporello book!

Upcoming LIBROS Events & Programs

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

How to Make an Origami Box
with Charlotte Greene

Saturday, May 4, 2024

“They Had No Time To Say Goodbye”
with Rose Marie Prins

Saturday, June 1, 2024

How to Make a Pop-up Book
with Susan Clifford

Saturday, July 6, 2024

No Meeting.

Celebration of the Book Exhibit

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery opens the art exhibition Celebration of the Book, which features contemporary book art, with a free reception with refreshments from 4 pm to 6 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The exhibition continues through Friday, March 22.

All the artists represented in the exhibition are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group or LIBROS New Mexico Book Arts Guild. They use a wide range of materials, designs, and techniques to create original works of sculptural, two-dimensional, or multi-dimensional book art.

The exhibit and reception will close a six-month Celebration of the Book. To view a list of all events, visit https://santafebag.org/2023-2024-celebration-of-the-book-events/. To see all artwork, visit https://santafebag.org/exhibit-2023-celebration-of-the-book/.

Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel said, “SFCC is thrilled to host the final event for the Celebration of the Book. This will give everyone an opportunity to see the full exhibition and to meet the artists who have enriched our community. SFCC has a strong Printmaking and Book Arts program, where many of the featured artists developed their talents.”

The SFCC Visual Arts Gallery is at 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, and is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday  through Friday.

* LOCATION *

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

9:00–9:30 Social Time
9:30–10:00 Show & Tell
10:00 Meeting begins.

LOCATION as of AUGUST 2023:

Manzano Mesa Center
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
505-275-87123
[Google maps]

Members receive a detailed email Newsletter with upcoming programs, Zoom links, and materials required listings. So Join today!

Bookbinding Kit (PDF)

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: