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Saturday May 17th - Hello, Dahlia! Paper Rose Making Program at Central

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
paper flowers

Spring is a time of new beginnings and rebirth, when birds sing and flowers bloom. What a perfect season then to give new life to some of our discarded materials! There comes a point in every book’s life when it has been read one too many times; the pages begin to slip, the binding to crack or the cover to bend. At this point we must sadly remove them from the collection.  But paper crafts offer us the opportunity to give these materials a second life as art. The pages from these items can be transformed into beautiful paper roses through a little cutting, folding and gluing.



If you’re anything like me, crafts may seem intimidating. The seemingly simple patterns always go awry.



But I promise you this one is different! Incredibly easy and forgiving, anyone not afraid to get a little glue on their hands can definitely conquer this design!  We will have book pages, sheet music, comic book pages, maps, and old colorful library flyers available for use.


So join us this Saturday, May 17th, at 12:30pm in the Rotunda at the Central Library to learn how to turn book pages into book bouquets.