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Help the Girl Scouts

Hello everyone, 

We are still seeking volunteers (members and non-members welcome) for this upcoming event. It’s a great way to introduce the craft of bookbinding to future generations. 

The New England chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for our Girl Scout event this year. Once again we will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. offering programs for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge while also offering a program for younger scouts.

The events will be held Saturday March 25th at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA. We will run a three-hour program for Cadettes in the morning from 9:00-12:00 and then have a two-hour program for younger girls from 1:00-3:00. You can volunteer for just one program or make a day out of it and do both!

For the Cadettes we will do an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. For the younger girls we will do some similar programming in a shorter time frame with only four rotations.

If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.

You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at bookandtile@att.net.

– Erin Fletcher, Chapter Chair

Board Shear for Sale (Montreal)

Board shear for sale in Montreal

New England Print and Paper Exchange

Join us for our first annual New England Chapter Print and Paper Exchange! Each participant will be asked to create an edition of up to 10 to 12 prints to send to other participating members. In return, you will receive the same number of unique prints from fellow members.

We can’t wait to start sharing and swapping your incredible creations this year – to participate, just sign up using the form below. Please note: you must be a NEGBW member to participate in this exchange.

Deadline for sign-up is FEBRUARY 12, 2017. Your list of recipients and their addresses will be emailed out before the end of February. You are responsible for covering the cost of creating your edition and for postage. We ask that you create something that can be sent successfully through the mail. Your editions should be postmarked no later than March 21, 2017.

–Optional Theme: Spring Equinox, but make anything that moves you

–Any method of creating is welcome! Just remember, you must be able to make an edition of the design.

–Please make sure your mailing address is up to date throughout the exchange so that you will be sure to receive the prints you exchanged for.

–Once you have completed your entry, please send a jpeg of 300dpi+ to negbwprograms@gmail.com to be included in an online exhibit to go up on the New England Chapter website.

And remember, please drop your edition off in the mail no later then March 21, 2017.

If the form below does not work for you, sign up for the exchange here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kate Levy at negbwprograms@gmail.com or Erin Fletcher at newenglandgbw@gmail.com.

Best,
Erin Fletcher
– – – – –
New England Chapter Chair

Volunteers wanted

Volunteers Wanted: Help Girl Scouts Earn Their Book Artist Badge

The New England chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for our Girl Scout event this year. Once again we will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. offering programs for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge while also offering a program for younger scouts.

The events will be held Saturday March 25th at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA. We will run a three-hour program for Cadettes in the morning from 9:00-12:00 and then have a two-hour program for younger girls from 1:00-3:00. You can volunteer for just one program or make a day out of it and do both!

For the Cadettes we will do an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. For the younger girls we will do some similar programming in a shorter time frame with only four rotations.

If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.

You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at bookandtile@att.net.

Join us at the 2nd Annual Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair!

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When: This Friday and Saturday, December 2nd (5-9pm) and 3rd (10am-5pm)
Where: Smith College Campus Center
           100 Elm Street (Route 9)
 
Vendors at the fair include NEGBW members Colin Urbina of Low Mountain Bindery, Erin Fletcher of Herringbone Bindery, Melanie Mowinski of 29 Press, Carol Blinn of Warwick Press, and the North Bennet Street School.
 
For more information about the event and to view the events schedule, please visit the website here.

ABAA & RBS One Day Seminar – Thur Oct 27

We are very pleased to announce that the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and Rare Book School are again co-sponsoring a one-day seminar series at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA on Thursday, 27 October 2016 (just prior to the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair). These seminars have been designed to be of interest to book collectors, booksellers, and librarians, but signup is open to anyone with an interest in the topics covered. The cost to attend the seminar series is $500. Seminar instructors will be Terry Belanger, Don Lindgren, Nina Musinsky, Todd Pattison, and David Whitesell.
As space is limited, registration for the seminar series will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the signup process, you will be asked to rank your choices for each concurrent session, and these will be assigned until each seminar has reached capacity. We encourage “early bird” signup before 5 October, to improve your chances of getting a seat in your top-choice seminars. Participants will also receive a complimentary pass to the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair.
See the event page at http://rarebookschool.org/seminar-series-2016/ for a full schedule, seminar descriptions, and a link to the signup form.

We hope to see you in Boston! If you have any questions, please contact:

Jeremy Dibbell

Director of Communications & Outreach

Rare Book School

jeremy.dibbell@virginia.edu

434-243-7077

Public Lecture

sm-foredgefrost_tutorMembers of the New England chapter of GBW might find this of interest. North Bennet Street School is hosting a public lecture: The Curious Art of the Secret Fore-edge Painting by English artist Martin Frost.

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00-7:30 pm
at North Bennet Street School
150 North Street
Boston, 02109

Register at the NBSS website.