Hands-on demonstrations of book arts, acting, fencing
18 September 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Main Library, North Plaza
Rain location: Just inside the Main Library’s north entrance
Free of charge, open to the public
Papermaking—Form your own sheet of paper from wet pulp, press it, and take it with you to dry at home. Handouts will be provided for more information about papermaking history and how to make it at home.
Printing—Print a small keepsake on a hand press similar to the presses that were used in Shakespeare’s time. The printed impression will be a piece of Shakespeare’s writing, with a bit of background on the Bard.
Bookbinding—Bind a simple pamphlet structure, using xerox copied Shakespeare text, and a handmade paper cover. Requires basic sewing with a (dull!) darning needle.
Visitors are welcome to take part in one, two, or all three activities!