Saturday, April 27th - Self Preservation: Paper Edition @ Read/Write
Sunday, April 28th - Rock, Paper, Scissors: Book Sale + Benefit @ Empty Bottle
Sunday, May 5th - NEW Volunteer Orientation @ Read/Write
Wednesday, May 15th — May Volunteer Meeting @ Read/Write
Friday, June 7th - Never The Same: A Grassroots Archiving Symposium @ Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago
Celebrate Preservation Week by learning how to keep your paper in one piece!
Join us for the next installment in our Self Preservation Series. Steven Szegedi, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Dominican University, will lead an interactive workshop on all things paper. We will explore the history of paper, methods of production, and how to go about cleaning, repairing, and preserving your paper artifacts.
This workshop is open to all - from creators to the curious. If you're a Crafterday regular or planning to attend our Rock Paper Scissors Benefit, this workshop would be a great place to learn how to take care of the paper treasures you've made or purchased.
We plan to start at 2pm, with some post-paper social time around 4pm.
Read/Write Library hosts our FIRST EVER benefit book sale!
Peruse books, magazines, zines, ephemera and all manner of print donated over the years — but for one reason or another never fit our Chicago-centric collection. We want your used books and periodicals, too! (Find out how to contribute to the sale below.)
Music by: YOU! Yes, YOU! Post your favorite song by a Chicago band or artist on the event wall below and we'll add it to the playlist!
The afternoon also features paper crafting and activities (and we're adding more soon!):
- Book and paper letter crafts with The Letter Writers Alliance! http://16sparrows.typepad.com/letterwritersalliance/
- Paper hat and mask-making to be documented in a Glitter Guts Photobooth! http://glitterguts.com/
- Paperkraftwerk Table by Read/Write Library volunteers
And fun with Mystery Bags!
- $5 "Mystery Bags!" A bunch of cool stuff (media and craft), in one big paper bag!
- Try your luck at Double-or-Nothing Rochambeau! Take on a Read/Write Volunteer in Rock, Paper, Scissors for a chance to get your Mystery Bag for free — or $10. Start warming up your reflexes now!
- Mystery Bag Lightning Round! In the last 30 minutes, fill your own Mystery Bag for $5!
$5 admission, all proceeds benefit Read/Write Library, a 501c3 nonprofit working to raise the visibility of all storytellers and community media makers in Chicago's history. http://www.readwritelibrary.org/
Want to donate your books and periodicals for the cause? Bring your contributions to our Humboldt Park home (914 N. California, Walton Entrance) during our open hours: Tues 6-9pm and Fri, Sat, Sun 1-5pm by April 27th. Anything you bring that DOES fit our collection will be kept and cataloged! Have a large donation? We can pick it up! Email email@example.com
April NEW Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, May 5th
Want to volunteer at Read/Write Library? Come out to learn about our Working Groups, staffing and other ways to get involved! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or ask questions!
April Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday, April 15th
Returning volunteers (yes, you count if you come out on the 5th!), come for updates from the Working Groups and find one to join if you haven't already! Help us plan upcoming events and the future of Read/Write!
Never The Same: A Grassroots Archiving Symposium
Friday, June 7th
@ Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
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Local archiving roundtable with representatives from:
Bronzeville Historical Society
Experimental Sound Studio
Chicago Women's Liberation Union archive